Featured Cadet: Carol


Tells us a bit about yourself. Do you have kids, what is your career, do you have pets, etc.?

I have one son in his second year of college I work for the town of Riverhead for 15 years now I’m married for 23 I have two doggies I love thresher and lily


When did you join SIDR?

I think it was 1.5 years ago maybe longer lol


How did you first hear about us, and what led you to want to become an SIDR skater or Ref?

I saw you at live on 25 and thought wow I want to do that


What was your bootcamp recruitment experience like?

Challenging but exciting


What have you found to be the most challenging aspect of derby so far?

Believing in myself


What has derby done for you both physically and mentally?

Pushed me to limits I never knew I had made me try things I never thought I would be able to do


What are your derby goals?

My goals started from learning to skate to mastering to skate what I want is to prove to myself my hard work and dedication can get me to pass my skills so I can really play derby


What quote helps you to get through challenging times in order for your to push yourself to reach your goals?

You can do this


Based on your experience, what advice would you give someone who is brand new to derby?

Derby is a personal journey for each person your doing it for yourself and don’t give up its easy to get discouraged get out there throw your skates on and just have fun




Did Carol’s story inspire you to try roller derby?

We are having a recruitment bootcamp on September 8th – Skaters, Refs, and Officials wanted! Register here