Bucket List #55: Women’s Roller Derby

Posted April 10, 2012 by jimhigley

Leave it to my family to blend Easter with Women’s Roller Derby. Maybe not a traditional religious experience – but boy was it fun!

Hands-down, the best part of our family’s Easter holiday getaway to Nebraska was spending time with lots of family that the kids and I haven’t seen in far too long. It was good stuff. Great stuff.

But a close second – at least in terms of experiences – was our field trip to Women’s Roller Derby in Lincoln, Nebraska! If you haven’t been, I highly recommend that you put it on your bucket list of life experiences. Why? I’m not sure I can tell you. Just like I can’t tell you how the scoring really works. Nor can I tell you why the idiot behind my son decided to pour beer all over his back. All that said, it was an experience I’m glad I had. And I certainly won’t  forget.

Lincoln’s team, the No Coast Derby Girls is (according to their website) “a skater owned and operated non-profit organization built on the foundation that through hard work, determination, and dedication anything is possible…even the resurrection of roller derby! We are one of a growing number of all-female flat track roller derby leagues across the nation and are a proud member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.”

Perhaps the “resurrection” part of their mission statement somehow tied into our Easter experience.

Regardless, they certainly put on a good show. Even their names (including Anna Wrexx-It and Kelly Ripa-Nipalov as examples) were entertaining.

And you thought Nebraska only had Cornhusker football.