Iowa City’s youth roller derby league emboldens kids of all kinds

Kids of all genders and backgrounds gather at the center of the Grant Wood Elementary school gym, laughing and greeting their friends, only stopping when volunteers announce it is time to circle up. “Collide A Scope! Danimal! Bruz-A-Lot! Rainbow Assassin!” Introductions before practice are necessary for the I.C. Bruisers junior roller derby league. Its free price tag and welcoming environment bring in new skaters from the Iowa City area each week. […]

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Old Capitol City Roller Girls mark fifth anniversary


If you’re looking for something to spruce up your weekend activities, Iowa City’s very own roller derby is something to see. The Old Capitol City Roller Girls will be playing Saturday, October 19 at the Coralville Marriott. As an added bonus, this event marks the team’s fifth anniversary, so there has never been a better […]

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A-List: Old Capitol City Roller Girls Host First Responders Appreciation Night Sat. March 9

Old Capitol City All-Stars vs Fargo Moorhead Northern Pains Saturday, March 9 7 p.m. (doors at 6:15) The Old Capitol City Roller Girls are back in action! Roll on down to the Coralville Marriott Convention Center as the All-Stars host the Northern Pains from the Fargo Moorhead Derby Girls of North Dakota. Get rowdy with […]

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Iowa City Weekender: 5/6-9

Greetings Weekenders! Those of you that enjoyed Cinco de Mayo festivities anoche are well aware that this weekend is already in full swing. Big thanks to The Sullivan Gang for stopping by Little Village Live and getting Wednesday night off to a great start. CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO FROM THEIR PERFORMANCE Find more tunes […]

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Dangerous Curves

Photos by Ofer Sivan I am in a large, crowded and noisy room watching a group of women on roller skates delivering powerful and cringe-inducing hits to one another and taking spills that no amount of protective padding–store bought or God-given–could ever fully protect them from. By day, they are college professors and paramedics and […]

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