“THE RHODE SHOW” STARTS RIGHT NOW. WILL: 15 YEARS OF PROVIDENCE ROLLER DERBY. HERE TO TELL US ABOUT THEIR UPCOMING CHAMPIONSHIP OUTTING IS THE DIRECTOR GETTING MEDICATIONS — OF COMMUNICATIONS, ASHLEY. THANK YOU FOR COMING IN. WE WERE TALKING BEFORE WE WENT ON THE AIR HOW WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER ROLLER DERBY WAS ON THE AIR ALL THE TIME. IT USED — THE TRACK WAS KIND OF ON A BANK. ? THAT IS HOW YOU LADIES CORRECT. WE ARE PART OF THE WOMEN’S FLAT TRACK ROLLER DERBY ASSOCIATION FOR 15 YEARS NOW. WILL: I HAVE SEEN ROLLER DERBY ON TV AND SEEING YOU OUT THERE. EXPLAIN WHAT ROLLER DERBY IS AND HOW IT WORKS. EVERY TIME YOU SEE ROLLER DERBY IT WILL GO FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND YOU WILL HAVE A JAM. TWO MINUTE INCREMENTS WHERE WE ARE MAKING CONTACT AND TRYING TO SCORE POINTS. FOUR BLOCKERS COLLECTED BLOCK ONE JAMMER. THE JAMMER IS LIKE THE QUARTERBACK IN FOOTBALL. YOU NEED HER TO GET THROUGH THAT PACK OF BLOCKERS TO DO A LAP. FOR EVERY LAP SHE DOES SHE WILL SCORE POINTS. WILL: YOU ARE JAMMING EVERYBODY OFF THE TRACK? THE BLOCKERS JOB IS TO STOP THE OPPOSING JAMMER FROM GETTING THROUGH. THEY HAVE TO MUSCLE THEIR WAY IN. THEY SPEND A LOT OF TIME ON THE GROUND. WILL: IT’S A GREAT WAY TO GET THE FRUSTRATION OUT. WHEN I HAVE A HEART ACHE, I LOVE TO TAKE THE TRACK. WILL: COMPANY ON EACH TEAM? WE HAVE ABOUT 17 ON EACH HOME TEAM. WILL: EVERYBODY IS OUT ON THE TRACK AT THE SAME TIME? NO, THAT WOULD BE TERRIFYING. WE HAVE FOUR BLOCKERS AND ONE JAMMER PER TEAM. WILL: WHEN DID PROVIDENCE ROLLER DERBY BEGIN? WE WERE FOUNDED IN 2004 BUT HAD OUR FIRST MATCH IN 2005. WE START OF THE OLD MONEY HONEYS. THEY WILL BE PLAYING TOMORROW IN OUR GAME. SCAR AND I ARE ON THE MOP SQUAD. — MOB SQUAD. WE ARE PLAYING AGAINST THE CENTRAL JERSEY ROLLER VIXENS. WILL: WHERE ARE THE IT IS HELD? DOWNTOWN PROVIDENCE ACROSS FROM KENNEDY PLAZA. WILL: YOU ARE CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF THE REALLY DAVEY ITSELF. WHAT IS GOING ON? WE HAD A BIG 15-YEAR FUND BOUT IN AUGUST. THAT WAS 80’S VERSUS 90’S. IT HAD 20 PAGES OF PICTURES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, FROM 2004 TO PRESENT. WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT HAVING PEOPLE COME OUT. WE HAVE KIDS FROM SEVEN TO 17 PLAYING. WE ARE HAPPY TO BE BACK IN PROVIDENCE. ONE OF THE COOLEST THINGS IS 15 YEARS MAY NOT SOUND LIKE A LONG TIME TO A LOT OF PEOPLE, BUT AFTER ORIGINAL ROLLER DERBY DIED OUT IT TOOK A WHILE FOR IT TO START. WOMEN’S FLAT TRACK ROLLER DERBY ASSOCIATION DID NOT REALLY KICK OFF UNTIL 2003. WE WERE ONE OF THE FOUNDING TEAMS OF A GROUP THAT NOW HAS OVER 400 ROLLER DERBY TEAMS AROUND THE WORLD. WILL: THAT’S GREAT. GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE TODAY. HAPPY 15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET

Celebrating 15 years of Providence Roller Derby
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