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Cleveland Men’s Roller Derby will kick off an exciting new season at The Wheels of Revolution: Detroit Men’s Roller Derby on Saturday, March 26th.

Saturday, May 7th, the Guardians will start their home season hosting Baltimore’s Harm City Havoc!

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Complete Schedule:

@Detroit – March 26th

@Philadelphia Hooligans – April 16th

@Pittsburgh – April 30th

Home versus Baltimore Harm City Havoc – May 7th

Home Triple Header – Cleveland/Pittsburgh/Detroit – May 14th

@Pittsburgh Wheels of Steel Tournament – June 10th to 12th

@Cincinnati Battering Rams – June 25th

Home Triple Header – Cleveland/Cincinnati/New Jersey – July 23rd

Home Co-Ed Mixed Scrimmage – July 24th

@Kentucky – August 6th

Home Summer Affair – August 12th to 14th

@Baltimore Harm City Havoc – August 27th

@Marietta (unsanctioned) – October 22nd

Roller derby equipment options can be pretty overwhelming for a new or potential skater. Choosing the right equipment for you is important but how do you know where to start? I’ll try to give you some ideas of what to look for.

Your helmet is the piece of equipment that will be most likely to save your life, or at least maintain your quality of life if really horrible things happen. Your skates and your pads will help you prevent injury, but your helmet protects your brain. The rest of your body can heal, but once your brain gets busted it’s going to stay busted.

The three types of helmets that are commonly seen out on roller derby tracks are skateboard helmets, hockey helmets, and bicycle helmets. All three types have advantages and disadvantages. Let’s talk about all three categories.
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Hey there, derby fans! I’m Big Dan Hero (“Hero” for short) and I’m one of our skaters here at Cleveland Men’s Roller Derby. I’m going to be blogging here at CMRD every now and then to talk about derby-related stuff like rules, equipment, strategy, and community.

I grew up here in Cleveland and fell in love with roller derby in 2011. I grabbed a pair of skates, some pads, and a striped shirt and became a referee for a WFTDA league. I couldn’t keep the idea of seeing men’s derby in Northeast Ohio out of my head so once I finally got connected to the right enthusiastic dudes we started this thing we now know as CMRD.

My next post is going to be a crash course in basic derby gear so if you’re looking to join us but have no idea about what gear you need, stay tuned!

In the mean time, my section of our blog needs a name! Do you have any fun, silly, or witty ideas for what to call it? Leave your ideas in the comments below. If it’s awesome enough, I might just use your name!

 

Head_Leaning_reducedPut on some skates and join us at Rec O Rama Roller Derby¬†Wednesday at Brunswick Skate Station! $5 if you’re skating or no charge if you want to just stop by on foot and see what it is we do. Fun starts at 8:30pm!¬†We will be starting basics skills training this week for anyone interested in slapping on some pads and learning the basic requirements to skate with BRRG in its scrimmages.

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