Travel Team Name: Skate Free or Die All-Stars
Based In: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Year Founded: 2007
Joined WFTDA: 2010
Previous Playoff and Championship Appearances:Skate Free or Die (SFOD) is proud to be skating in their very first WFTDA playoff tournament.
2013 Season Record:
3/9/13 SFOD (99) @ Steel City "Steel Hurtin'" (219) (L)
3/10/13 SFOD (179) @ NEO Roller Derby (142) (W)
4/13/13 SFOD (208) vs. Rideau Valley Roller Girls (112) (W)
5/11/13 SFOD (199) @ Maine Roller Derby "Port Authorities" (120) (W)
6/8/13 SFOD (236) vs. Carolina Rollergirls (112) (W)
7/20/13 SFOD (154) vs. Gotham "Grand Central Terminators"(143) (W)
1212 Liv N. Fear
1911 Madame Scurrie
1967 Rage of Aquarius
1990 Cee N. Spots
207 Crueliette Lewis
21 Pammy Decker
26 Chika Chika Bam Bam
3333 Chicana Bruzya
341 N. Raging Grace
50 Ivanna B. Vicious
550 Tank’d Girl
6 mcKILLA Queen
9 Emma Donnelly (Captain)
9277 Lisbeth Slamintoher
B00M M-Eighty HD
PM5 Game Ovaries
Does your league have a motto, or words that it lives by? What is it / what are they? What does it mean to your league? Actually The Skate Free or Die All-Stars team has lived, skated, and breathed by the mantra "Hustle. Hit. Never quit. TOGETHER!" since the beginning of the 2012 season. It reminds each skater of the important components of play, as well as the foundation of the team strategy, that they do it TOGETHER. Each team member has a crucial role in the success of the whole. Skaters rise to the occasion and support the team when needed, thinking of what is best for the team in every action. The team had some injuries in the last 12 months and both jammers and blockers have stepped up to fill in the gaps, sometimes even mid-game. SFOD is also approaching this tournament with that same mentality with almost every member, rostered or not, travelling TOGETHER. Hustle, Hit, Never Quit, TOURNAMENT! TOGETHER!
Do you have any special cheers for any of your skaters?
Swirko: Hi-ho, Swirko!, Swirk-it!
Liv N. Fear: Honey badger don't care!
Game Ovaries: Ovie-ovie-o!!!
Has your league experienced any retirements, transfers or injuries in the past year that have made a substantial difference in your league’s play and performance?
In the 2013 season, SFOD welcomed transfers Katrina Swirko and Punky from the now-defunct Roller Derby Manchester (NH), as well as Rage of Aquarius from the Rock Coast Rollers (ME). All three have proved invaluable in filling out the hole left in the team's jammer rotation by the early-season injury of 2010 rookie Madame Scurrie. Scurrie was joined on the injury list by 2011 rookie, skilled blocker/pivot M-Eighty HD (a.k.a. Boom) for the entire season with the exception of the team's March bouts against both Steel City's Steel Hurtin' (PA) and NEO Roller Derby (OH). Skaters Tank’d Girl, an original founding member of NHRD, as well as captain Emma Donnelly (formerly Harlot Fevah) will be retiring from skating after this season.
Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary.