“Skate It Off” – A 6 Week Fitness Programme

Bored of the gym? Want to try something different?

Limited spaces available for our 6 Week Skate and Fitness Programme – Only £25!

* Learn basic skate skills including balance, stops, falls, turns, forward and backward skating, stepping, weaving, jumping and more

*Improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, muscle tone and agility

*Can form part of your wider weight loss/fitness programme
Skates and protective equipment available for free hire

*Receive high quality coaching by our travel team skater coaches and mentors with regular personalised feedback

*Opportunity at the end of the 6 sessions to continue with the minimum skills programme, and join the league as a skater or official!

Starts Monday 1st October and every Monday after that for a further 5 weeks.

All sessions are held 7-9pm at Moseley School Health and Fitness Centre, Springfield Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 4LR

Booking is imperative – please sign up to reserve your place as spaces are strictly limited. Kit hire must be reserved in advance as failure to do so can disappoint. Full payment is required to confirm your place. Over 18’s only, open to all genders.

You must email ccrkitrequest@gmail.com to reserve any equipment you need, and to arrange payment!

If you’re not sure if you want to commit just yet, check out our free taster event on 29th September where you can have a go and see what you think!

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Winter is coming: CCR head north to play Sheffield Steel Rollergirls

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This weekend the Central City Roller Girls go head to head with Sheffield Steel Rollergirls in what is set to be an enthralling match up. The teams last met on the track over two years ago, when CCR took the win. But that was then, this is now – line ups have changed, the rules have changed, the game of Roller Derby has changed. Historically, both teams have always been fairly evenly matched with little points differential in the final scores but how will these two teams match up now?

A-Team player Tinchy Slider reflects: “Sheffield have had a fair few games recently with equal losses and wins, so I think it’s going to be an unpredictable one. It’s been a while since we last played Sheffield – at the time I was cheering from the sidelines as I wasn’t yet on the team. Lots has changed since then, in Derby generally and for CCR. We’ve had a busy bouting schedule recently so we’re working together a lot and that’s really starting to show on track. With this being the A team’s last game of 2013, we’re going to be giving it our all and pulling together everything we’ve learnt so far this season.”

This will be CCR’s third game in as many weeks, with a win against Paris Rollergirls, and a loss against the Brighton rockers, they will be seeking to finish 2013 on a win. Sheffield will no doubt also be gunning for the win. Either way, Tincy words echo our own thoughts when she says “I’m most definitively looking forward to it!”

Join us at Ponds Forge, Sheffield for this anticipated match up. Doors open at 2pm, and it costs £5 to get in. If you can’t be there, join us on twitter: @The_CCR.

CCR Ragers beat Severn Roller Torrent 150-128

In their third game since starting to bout in April 2012, CCR’s C team, the Raging Belles scored their third victory in a row on Saturday 27th November, when they took on Severn Roller Torrent (SRT).

SRT took an early lead after their jammer got through the pack and called the jam off early, and then continued to lead for the first few jams. Ragers scored 2 but SRT racked up the points to 29, with their blockers making tight walls, and SRT jammers zipping through the inside line with ease.

The Ragers started to close the gap when they were given a power jam, with CCR’s jammer brining the score to 28 CCR and 50 to SRT. SRT’s jammer was sent to the box three times in a row, which the Ragers exploited and the score went to 47-50.

Halftime saw CCR 61 and SRT on 71 and the CCR Ragers must have had a most excellent team talk and snack time, as they came back strongly, switching between slow solid walls and opportunistic offence, racking up 129 points to SRT’s 79.

SRT didn’t let go lightly, and met CCR with equal tactical awareness and grit, and as both teams jammers swapped seats a few times in the box, the score was 34 to CCR and 111 to SRT. After a jam where a CCR blocker hit the SRT jammer so hard that her panty flew off, the game ended 150 CCR Ragers – 128 SRT.

Thank you to SRT who were excellent opponents, and keep your peepers peeled for an announcement on the next upcoming Ragers game.

Photo credit – Floyd King