A Short Introduction to Roller Derby

What is roller derby?

So you’re new to roller derby. Great! Let me take the time to officially welcome you to the world’s fastest growing sport and quite possibly the most fun thing you could do with your life. Whether or not you’ve discovered derby through a friend, going to a local bout, or even watching Whip It, we’re just glad you finally found us. Roller derby may have gotten its start in the mid-thirties, but it has changed quite a lot since then, and it can be frustrating to try to understand the plethora of rules involved.
So how do you describe roller derby? Well besides being flawless, […]

ROCK Celebrates Mother's Day

In honor of Mother’s Day, we have compiled a list of all the moms on the team.  It is important for all mothers to have a part of their life that is 100% ‘for them’ and these mothers take the cake.  They are able to balance home life with the rigors of derby training, both physically and mentally.  How would you feel if your mother played roller derby when you were a kid?  If you are a parent, how do you go about finding the time for yourself?  Read on to learn more about our awesome ROCK moms! […]

How well do you know Lexington?

ROCK is proud to be featured in this Lexington travel guide by Hip Green Scene.  Take a peek and find out all the wonderful things our hometown has to offer!


The rolling green hills and rambling black fences of Lexington, Kentucky horse country are legendary. While we heartily recommend whiling away an afternoon at Keeneland placing bets on your favorite filly, there’s more to Lex than equines. The NoLi Night Market, for instance, draws urbanites from nearby neighborhoods and downtown with its food truck parade, handmade goods by local makers, and live music under the stars (plus a few strings of twinkly lights). You might be lured by all the action downtown, and we don’t blame you, but be sure to scope out the surrounding areas like the Historic Western Suburb, Woodland Triangle, and North Lime. There’s plenty we love in the Coolavin Park area too, not the least of which are pick-up games of bike polo across from County Club and West Sixth Brewery. Of particular note, the once gritty Distillery District is coming into its own. You won’t want to miss the beloved dessertery Crank & Boom’s first brick and mortar in one of the district’s restored warehouses. Some cities just need a little coaxing to reveal their sweet spots–stick with us–and if someone asks you if you bleed blue, just say yes. […]

Spring is Here!

St Patrick’s Day weekend is my favorite weekend of the year.  Not only do I absolutely love the holiday, but to me it is a signals of the arrival of spring.  The days are getting longer and I’ve survived the annual ‘spring forward’ of Daylight Savings.  The days are getting warmer as well.  The heavy jackets are being retired until fall and it feels like a great burden has been lifted.  Lexington is coming alive again and nobody is more excited than I am. […]

September Boot Camps & Tryouts

  ROCK Bootcamps and Tryouts are coming up in September. Details are as follows: The Rollergirls of Central Kentucky are recruiting dedicated and determined teammates. If you’re interested in learning more about roller derby and ROCK, we invite you to attend our upcoming events. Dates for bootcamp: Saturday, Sept. 13th 9am to noonSunday, Sept. 14th 1pm Read more about September Boot Camps & Tryouts[…]

Buy Your Pre-Sale Tickets Online

All of our home season bout tickets are available for pre-sale online through BrownPaperTickets.com, including the full season pass. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/557613 (season ticket) http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/552046 (vs. DCRG-May 31st) http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/675482 (vs. Glass City Rollers- June 28) http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/676608 (vs. Beckley Area Derby-July 26th) http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/676612 (vs. Terroz of Tiny Town- August 9th) http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/676623 (vs. Floral City Derby-August 23rd)  

June 28 Home Bout: ROCK vs. Glass City Rollers

ROCK takes on the Glass City Rollers, June 28th in Lexington. TICKET PRICES:$10 in advance via Brown Paper Tickets or ask your local ROCK rollergirl. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/675482$12 at the door (13+) $5 Kids ages 7-12 (Kids under 6 free) Groups: 11-50 $8 each 50+ $7 each Special discounts (only available at the door, with valid ID, Read more about June 28 Home Bout: ROCK vs. Glass City Rollers[…]