Front Pages


(page 1 of 5)

a roller derby participantLADIES: ROLL UP your fishnet stockings, hike up your skirt, bare your tattoo and lace up your roller skates—the Derby Dolls are hell-bent on making women’s professional roller derby a reality in San Diego. An offshoot of the Los Angeles Derby Dolls, the team’s 40 members strive to be “the fastest, most fearless ladies outfitted in fishnets.”

More striking than the Dolls’ uniform —described by member Erin Shems, a.k.a. Lizzie Thrasher, as “kinda punk, kinda rockabilly, kinda burlesque”—is the gutsy athleticism on display at any team practice or bout. Made up of professionals and moms in their late 20s to mid-30s, the team practices twice a week at Skateworld in Linda Vista. The 2007 season opens March 31 (bouts are also held at Skateworld).

“I love skating with such a talented group of women and playing this aggressive sport—it’s not your ‘normal’ woman’s sport,” says Shems. “You have a smile on your face the whole time you’re getting hit.”

For more information, visit the Web site:

Most Popular

  1. Best of San Diego Party
    The Best of San Diego Party features unlimited food samplings paired with wine, beer and cocktails plus live entertainment
  2. FIRST LOOK: The Patio on Goldfinch
    The Patio on Goldinch opens in Mission Hills with twin plant walls, aiming for LEED certification.
  3. The Best of Ensenada
  4. FIRST LOOK: Don Chido
    RMD Group and chef Antonio Friscia partner to open Don Chido in San Diego's Gaslamp
  5. The Ultimate Fourth of July Guide
    Festivals, food, and fireworks—the essential combination for celebrating Independence Day in San Diego. Here’s what’s happening around town this weekend.
  6. Culture and Cocktails Goes Nautical July 10th
    Seafaring photo booths, locally-sourced, Ballast Point Cocktails, a not-to-miss summer exhibition...interested yet?


Best of Ensenada 2013

Where to eat, drink, sleep & play

Hawaii: Island Fresh

A handy guide to Hawaii's farmers markets

Connect With Us: