Happy February GSORD fans! We are now entering into our bouting season and first up is our Gate City bout this upcoming Sunday. Please note that it is on Sunday the 16th of February, NOT on Saturday like our usual bouts. The venue is also different, we are playing at the Greensboro Sportsplex. The doors will open at 12 and the bout begins at 1 pm. Tickets can be bought at the door as usual, or in advance at Seven Sagas Tattoos and Cycles de Oro, or from us GSORD skaters personally. We will be bouting the Motley Brew, so be sure to come out and see us play! This is also your last opportunity to buy merchandise with our old logo, get them before they are all gone! There is nothing like owning ALL the GSORD merchandise and showing how dedicated you are!
As an preview to our first bout of the season, we wanted to introduce you to our new Gate City All-Stars team. They are led by coaches Helluva Hooker and Grandmaster Bash. The amazing of team of women include: Frosty Snowmean (Captain), Schoolya Childs (Captain), General Sew, Annie Lastwords, Betty Switch, Jess the Ripper, Butternut Squasher, Carnegie Brawl, Flirtini, Hitter Miss, Ka$h Honey, Whip-O SnapHer, Glitt-R-Done, Buster Licious, Moloko Violet, Pepperspray Pattie, Ellie Mae Crammit, A-Ha Gabor, Alexandroid, and Emma Ture.
So what are the new captains like? We will let them tell you themselves! First up is Frosty Snowmean:
Frosty as described by Schoolya: “My co-captain is the kind of person you want by your side always...she's extremely talented, a relentless fighter, and the hardest most dedicated worker I've ever met.”
Your goals for your team this season: I'd like us to master toe stop usage and up our defensive walls.
Favorite move on skates: My favorite move on skates is a transition around an opponent.
Best derby memory: My family watching me play.
Worst derby memory: Thigh cramps after a bout.
Best advice for new skaters: Skate as much as you can, and repeat moves over and over again until you are satisfied.
And here is Schoolya Childs:
Schoolya as described by Frosty: “Schoolya is great at identifying positive attributes in everyone. She is a leader. Pre-game talks are pumped up with her intensity.”
Your goals for your team this season: My goals for the team this season are to establish that solid team bond ... I want us as a group to push one another beyond what we believe we are capable of as individuals.
Favorite move on skates: My favorite move on skates is a well-timed solid block.
Best derby memory: Too hard to choose.
Worst derby memory: Anytime I get sent to the sin bin, aka penalty box.
Best advice for new skaters: Attitude is everything. Get your mental game right and everything else will follow. Use your failures and falls as fuel. Have fun embracing your inner bad ass!
Come join us at the bout on Sunday, and stay tuned for our post-bout post on Monday the 17th!
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