Thanks for a great game River City Junior Roller Derby!!!!!

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All the skaters played hard today and had a great time! Three cheers for Derby and teamwork! Thanks, Thunderbirds Roller Derby!


The Thunderbirds look forward to skating with a local Girl Scout troop this Friday at for an introduction to derby starting at 6:00.

Several of our visitors even have derby names in mind:

Lauren Unicorn...
Grace the Gracefulest
Alexandra the Great
Clio the Curious
Brooklyn Brawler
Noodle on Wheels (Andreina)
Chloe Krashdashian OR Chloesaurus
The Amazing Amelia
Clara the Awesomest
Quinn the Awesome
Courageous Kennedy
Nayeli the Small

We'll see you all on the track soon! This will be a lot of fun!

Thunderbirds welcomes visitors who're interested in derby at every practice, Tuesday and Friday at 6:30... but many of our rental skates are reserved this week, especially the smaller sizes.

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We've been training hard and our team is ready for an exciting competitive season this Spring!

- River City Junior Derby in Louisville on February 10
- Hoosier Bruisers in Anderson on March 10
- Fort Wayne JV in Fort Wayne March 24...
- Home game with K-county on May 12

We're also going to continue to participate in monthly open scrimmages with IJRD!

If you're interested in junior derby, new skaters or returning skaters are welcome at any practice and it's not too late to join the team. We always have at least 2 coaches and plenty of track space; we can get you up to speed on skating skills & the basic rules fast. We also have skates and gear available for new skaters to borrow!

We practice at 1801 N Curry Pike, Bloomington, IN 47404 Tuesdays and Fridays. Structured team practice 6:30-7:30, open track for individual skill work and games 7:30-8:30.

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For anyone still shopping for mouth guards, this is a favorite for a lot of skaters.

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Do you know someone who's been thinking about junior derby? Head over to the Harmony School Extravaganza silent auction this Saturday from 12-4 to bid on this amazing Thunderbirds junior derby starter package including a month of Thunderbirds membership with free rental skates and gear, SISU mouthguard, assorted Thunderbirds merchandise and the Rollergirl graphic novel!

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Thanks to everyone who came to our open house! If you're interested in joining the team, just come to practice and we can get you signed up (6:30 to 7:30 on Tuesday and Friday) and/or send us a message on this page if you have any questions!

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This is extremely sad news. But if anyone needs derby stuff, the least we can do is give Vital some more business. If anyone wants to go up to Vital, let me know. I am out of town this weekend, but would be happy to coordinate a trip or pick up purchases for anyone who can't get to Indy.

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The time has come to make an announcement - Vital Skates is closing.

I'd like to thank the derby community, who are some of the best customers a retailer could... ever want, for your continued support of the store and for your generous praise of my work. This business exists on word of mouth and you have always been kind. The joy of delivering skates to people for six years gave me a chance to feel a little bit like Saint Nick. I appreciate your gratitude and your patronage.

By way of thanks there will be a liquidation sale October 14. Mark your calendars and get some cheap, high quality skates and accessories.

The last chance to special order skates will be Tuesday September 19th. Store hours will be normal for the last weeks of September (M-F 12 - 6 pm and Saturday 12 - 5), although it will be closed for the day on Wednesday September 20.

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Hey everyone! We had such a fun time on Tuesday with all of the skaters that showed up! If you missed that open house, come tomorrow to skate with us! Hope to see you all there ❤️

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Skating lessons at Western Skateland: Saturday mornings (10-11:30) September through May, $5/ skater, includes bottled water and a snack and rental skates. Lessons session has no lights, no music, and plenty of fun!

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