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By Cutlass Supreme, Aug 5 2014 03:00PM

The West Kentucky Rockin' Rollers' Meet and Greet in front of The Vape House at 224 Broadway was a success. There were many adult and junior league skaters and volunteers who spent the evening meeting the public. They raised money and accepted donations for Martha's Vineyard as well as handed out flyers for their upcoming bout on August 16th. They also did a bit of recruiting for the adult and junior league.

By Cutlass Supreme, Jul 26 2014 04:14AM

July 18, 2014 - Article by Amanda Roberts of WPSD Local 6


Roller derby started all the way back in the 1930’s. In the 70’s it was a form of entertainment with women skating around in flashy outfits. The games already had predicted outcomes.


“Now it’s not that way at all. It's a growing sport and it should be recognized as such,” says West Kentucky Rockin’ Rollers member Stacey Mills.


Not until the 21st Century did roller derby get the recognition as a sport. The West Kentucky Rockin’ Rollers skate at Paducah’s Kingsway Skateland. Their league started in 2010.


The sport works like this… There are 5 members to a team. A jammer and 4 blockers. The jammer must skate past the other team’s blockers to score points for her team. The blockers try to take the jammer down.


The West Kentucky Rockin’ Rollers aren’t afraid of a few bumps and bruises. The ladies do have a softer side though. They claim the pushing and shoving has actually lead to some great friendships.


“The sisterhood really, getting to know everybody is fantastic. We have such a variety of women that play,” says Mills.


The Rockin’ Rollers also says it’s great exercise.


“You don’t have to be an athlete to do this. You will become an athlete, but you do not have to be one,” says the team’s co-president Jenny West. “You don’t have to be skinny, you don’t have to be tall, you don’t have to be short, you don’t have to be wide, you just have to be willing to put in the time and the effort that it takes.”


The team also donates to a variety of local charities.


The West Kentucky Rockin’ Rollers also have a junior league. Kids 17 and under can sign up to play. The kids have to sign an anti-bully promise before joining.

Bout Schedule

See our upcoming bout schedule for 2016 above.  Also, if you travel to nearby bouts and mixers to watch other teams play, you're likely to catch some of our talented skaters on the track. The occasional opportunity to  join forces with skaters from other teams is a fun, great way to grow as a skater, and also........one can never have "too much" roller derby in their life!  We appreciate the the wonderful support everyone has given WKRR over the past few years and look forward to seeing everyone this season. If your team is interested in scheduling a bout with the West Kentucky Rockin' Rollers, please contact Barba Fett  for information. *All HOME games will take place at Kingsway Skateland in Paducah, KY*

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Mention WKRR When You Dine at Buffalo Wild Wings

We are honored to participate in the Home Team Advantage program with Paducah's Buffalo Wild Wings! Dine at their James Sullivan Drive location on any date during 2017 to support the Rockin' Rollers. Its an easy, fun, and delicious way to do a good deed. Mention the West KY Rockin' Rollers derby team to your server when placing your order and a portion of total sales will be donated back to our team. Its just that easy! You're sure to leave with a full belly and a warm feeling in your heart.

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