Junior Skater of the Month October 2015

HITALIAN GRRL
#873

How did you choose your derby name and number?
My derby name just came to me one night riding home from my Grandpa's house. He's Italian and just got back from a trip to Italy visiting relatives. My number is part of my Birthday. 

How long have you been skating?
I've been skating with the Jrs since June, but I skated on inline skates for a year before joining roller derby. 

How did you start playing roller derby?
My Mom joined and talks about it all the time. She had me go to a practice to check it out. 

Do you have any hobbies in addition to playing roller derby?
I like to sing and play with my cat. I also play volleyball for my school. 

What do you love best about roller derby? Most fun memory?
I like to slamming into people. I love derby cause I can slam into people without getting into trouble. So far my favorite memory is going to the track for the first time and helping everyone put down the rope and tape it to the track. That was the first time I saw roller derby live. 

What do your school friends and family think of you playing roller derby?
My friends think it's really cool. 

What would you tell other girls/kids if they asked you about roller derby? 
Roller Derby is the best sport EVER!

Have you travelled anywhere fun or far away to play with your team?
We went to San Diego. I skated on the half pipe and got to skate banked track for the first time. It was a lot of fun. 

Do you do anything fun with your teammates off skates?
We had a really fun birthday party and sleepover at Birdie's house.
My friends think it's really cool. 

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