Do you have cabin fever from being stuck inside? We have some chills and thrills, as well as some derby planned for February that will be sure to get you out of the house!
The SuperNOVAs WFTDA travel team will be kicking off it’s 2nd season this month as we host Southern Maryland Roller Derby on February 20th. It should be an exciting bout! When we travelled to Southern Maryland last season, it was a very close game with several lead changes and we were able to pull off the win by only 9 points. Please visit our event page for details.
In addition to skating, NOVA Roller Derby stays active in the community and enjoys partnering with nonprofit organizations to assist with events. This month we are helping with some fun events that help some great causes which will provide lots of chills and thrills!
Join us this Valentine’s Day weekend for a time of twisted love, while The Carvers and their Clowns and Dolls take you on a My Bloody Valentine trip through love-wrecked horrors. Shocktober’s My Bloody Valentine OPENS in FEARbruary for 3 blackout nights – February 12th, 13th and 14th! For 3 blackout nights, February 12-14th, Paxton Manor will open their doors for the second My Bloody Valentine. This event will be a Valentine twist on the Shocktober Halloween event in Leesburg, where you can visit a real Haunted Mansion if you are brave enough to enter. All proceeds from Shocktober events go to Paxton Campus, a Loudoun nonprofit that helps children and adults with disabilities. If you dare to come, please look out for NOVA Roller Derby, who will be assisting with the event.
If you want some chills without the thrills, you can join us on February 27th for our fourth annual Polar Plunge at Tim’s River Shore to benefit the Special Olympics of Virginia. Several of our skaters and members will be taking the plunge. If you would like to donate to this wonderful cause, please visit our team page. If you have never experienced a Polar Plunge, there is a lot of excitement to come out and watch even if you’re not participating. Many of the teams and plungers have dressed up in costume, and it’s fun to watch everyone take the Plunge into the icy Potomac.
Our motto at NOVA Roller Derby is to “Skate Hard, Give Back”, so we are always looking for unique ways to participate or contribute to our community.
Would you like to join our fantastic league? A new session of Essential Skills just started, and it’s not too late to join. If you have no derby experience or need to brush up on your skills, we will teach you all the basics required to be a derby skater. If you are interested in becoming a part of the derby community but don’t want to play the sport? We always welcome referees, NSOs, and volunteers to help at bouts. Our teams also welcome coach volunteers. Contact us for more information about these opportunities!