DuPage Derby Dames Skate Full Speed Into May


Public Relations Contact:
Holly Vossel, aka Hollydaze, Head of Public Relations
Via Email: publicrelations@dupagederbydames.com

The DuPage Derby Dames are hitting their stride and picking up speed at every turn. Come and give them your best roar on Saturday, May 14, at Coachlite Roller Skate Center in Roselle. The Dames will host a must-see double header. The Dames’ Onslaught will skate against the Twin City Derby Girls Dead Ringers followed by the Dames’ Uproar challenging the Twin City Derby Girls Evil Twins.

Hailing from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, these Twin City teams hope to leave the Dames seeing double. The first bout of the evening, featuring Onslaught and the Dead Ringers, will be their first-ever matchup. Last year, when Evil Twins took on Uproar, they won narrowly by 20 points. This year promises to be another exciting matchup, with the Evil Twins ranked 103 and the Dames at 108 according to Flat Track Stats.

Watch some of the best action the sport has to offer. Fans wishing to cheer on Dames can find ticketing information http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2525749. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 in advance. Kids 8 and under are free. Must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.

Roll Into the Sonic Drive-In Fundraiser May 21st
Can’t get enough of your favorite roller derby league? Stop in the Sonic Drive-In at 590 S. Barrington Rd. in Streamwood, Illinois, on May 21 from noon to 6:00 p.m. You’ll receive carhop service from the Dames on skates! Mention the Dames before you order to show your support and 15% of the sales will go to the team to help with travel costs, training, and more.

Dames at the Michelob ULTRA Chicago Spring 13.1 & 10K
On May, 22, the Dames will be volunteering to promote fitness and athleticism in the community. As runners make their way through the Chicago lakefront course, the Dames will cheer them on and provide water at fluid station E.

Dames Show Ultimate Sportsmanship at the 2016 K-Town Shakedown Tournament
Uproar and Onslaught teams played in their biggest tournament ever April 29-May 1, 2016, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, at the 2016 K-Town Shakedown Tournament.

“Sportswomanship and classiness trumps all,” said Uproar captain Squid Pro Quo. “Win or lose, being on team with people you love where you can be your goofiest self is the best feeling.”

Each team competed three times over the intense three-day tournament. Uproar played Border City Brawlers (Windsor, Canada, ranked 206); San Fernando Valley Roller Derby, (California, ranked 93); and Cornfed Derby Dames (Muncie, Indiana, ranked 115). These were all teams Uproar had never played before.

Onslaught matched up against the hosting team, Killamazoo Derby Darlins Kill Squad (Kalamazoo, Michigan) and Brewcity Bruisers Battlestars (Milwaukee, Wisconsin). They also took on a tough bout against the Ann Arbor Derby Dimes Arbor Bruising Company (Michigan).

Shakedown Day One
Uproar exceeded their 3 to 1 odds against the Border City Brawlers on day one, delivering powerful hits consistently and keeping their defenses strong. Uproar won 315-92. Onslaught, though outranked by Ann Arbor Derby Dimes, had a photo finish ending to their first bout. Lead jammer Give ’Em L jumped the apex and called off the last jam—getting her team out of double-digits with 101 points. Final score, 101–378, Ann Arbor.

Shakedown Day Two
Onslaught came back early and killed the Killa Squad, winning 330–93. That evening, Uproar was matched against the San Fernando Valley Roller Derby. The two evenly matched teams fought point for point, but, ultimately, San Fernando won 168–133.

Shakedown Day Three
Onslaught danced and laughed their way into the hearts of the crowd. They played strong, but succumbed to the intoxicating force of the Brewcity Bruisers with a final score of 331–51.

“The biggest takeaway is that attitude is everything,” said Onslaught captain Pastore. “A loss can still be a win if we meet our smaller goals and have fun doing it. Positivity made this weekend special from start to finish.”

Spirits soared back again as Uproar poured out positive energy and powerful defensive blocking against the Cornfed Derby Dames. Early on, Cornfed looked ready to overtake the Dames’ head start, but the Dames rallied before halftime, streaking ahead 110 to 65 at the half. The Cornfed Derby Dames came back and won, final score, 189–172.

About the DuPage Derby Dames:
The DuPage Derby Dames, formed in 2010, is the premier flat track roller derby league in the suburbs of Chicago. The Dames’ mission is to provide the people of their community with an opportunity to get involved in the exciting, fast-paced sport that fosters respect and builds confidence.

The DuPage Derby Dames strive to promote athleticism and camaraderie among their skaters through competitive sport, regular practice, and do-it-yourself management. Every member exhibits behavior that brings honor and distinction to the league, the sport of roller derby, and the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). The league is completely member owned and operated.

All home bouts and regular practice sessions are held at Coachlite Skate
Center, 1291 Bryn Mawr Ave. Roselle, IL 60172, (630) 893-4480.