If you’re a media representative and would like to talk to KDG, please get in touch with our media contact, Boney L’Ass. Here’s a sample of the media attention that the Kingston Derby Girls have received… we’re doing our best to keep up, and will be adding to this page often.
We were “SNAP’d” at Carnival Carnage … check it out here.
Six Questions: league co-founder Skate at Home Mom on the past, present and future of derby in Kingston.
“Your favourite derby girls” are featured in a great photo spread of the Kingston-Peterborough bout… check it out here.
Nice little summary of roller derby’s return to the Memorial Centre (and to Kingston’s public eye!).
Derby demystified: Sinderollas captains Polly Slamory and Yo! Shanity Slam talk to Ben in the Pen about the Kingston derby scene and KDG’s upcoming season opener.
Kingston Derby Girls are ready to roll tonight “Season two will be faster, more professional… and just as fun.” Nice article by Labiba Haque previewing the first bout of the year on June 17.
Wrestling, hockey, and NASCAR all rolled into one. “In my opinion, there is some of each in roller derby, which is very quickly gaining popularity in these quarters. In fact, the Kingston Derby Girls, now in their second season, are making some serious noise in Kingston.”
Rolling to victory. A summary of our first bout against an out of town team, Peterborough Roller Derby. Final score: 261 for our Disloyalists, 42 for Peterborough. Nice work, ladies!
Me and Hollie Go-Fight-ly “I am utterly and completely in awe of the Kingston Derby Girls. Over the past few months I’ve found myself frequenting their website, imagining my own legs and feet inside those black and pink striped knee socks and colourful, retro roller skates.”
The Derby Girls Kingston Life magazine’s feature spread on the KDG! Roller derby is “something I was craving. I think it’s something Kingston was craving,” says Manic Breeze, 24. “I don’t see this being a short[-term] thing. I see myself playing this for years,” she adds later. “I want to be able to build a community of derby friends. It is a fiercely strong group of women, and I want to have us be more than a sports team.”
Young Fitness Inc.
Roller Derby Hits Kingston, and Kingston Hits Back! This double-page centre spread in Minor Hockey News, written by our own Roxy Renegade, features a great array of photos as well as a quick history lesson on the the roots of derby.
Back to Cruel: SNAP Kingston reviews our first exhibition bout, which “had crowds lined up to the street at the Memorial Centre for a chance to see the Roller Derby Girls in action.” There’s a great image gallery of some of the memorable moments from B2C and some great shots of the teammates before and after the game!
98.9 The Drive
Don’t Mess With the Kingston Derby GirlsWe put roller skates on Jenn-O from 98.9 The Drive, renamed her “Not-So-Sweet-Pea” for her pea-sized head that didn’t fill the helmet, and took her out for a whirl! Don’t miss the blog entry, photos, and radio clip here!
Kingston This Week
Derby Girls Lace Up Their Skates An article about the league’s first few months! A piece of history, covering the beginnings of the league and the search for a place to skate. Reading this brings back fond memories of our first practices skating together and getting ready for our first bout. ”I am extremely nervous about the bout. We aren’t used to skating in front of people and it is a really big thing to plan,” admits Little Orphan-Maker Annie.
CFRC 101.9 FM
The derby girls have also been interviewed by Ben the Pen and Dinah J on CFRC 101.9 FM. Our chat with Dinah J on Primordial Soup was so popular that it was rebroadcast later to make sure no one missed out! We can’t wait to chat with some of our favourite radio hosts again.