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HK47 wrote:Sorry, but I'm going to nitpick ... on the types of skating page The Roller Derby (capitalized) started in the 1930s (before that there were only endurance races colloquially referred to as 'derby') and the modern iteration of flat track roller derby (not capitalized) started in 2002.
HK47 wrote:Teams are not called leagues, a league can consist of one or more teams and many places in the UK have 2 or 3 teams in a league (London Roller Girls has a whole bunch).
HK47 wrote:Also, no reference to figure skating (quad and inline), rink hockey, or the myriad of roller dance styles
JasonN wrote:HK47 wrote:Teams are not called leagues, a league can consist of one or more teams and many places in the UK have 2 or 3 teams in a league (London Roller Girls has a whole bunch).
I know, but non-derby people get confused over this and assume a roller derby league like the London Roller Girls is a "team" because that's how it works in football, rugby, hockey, etc.
Mine or Jason's? I think the distinction is how many football or hockey teams play themselves competitively? Because the moment you have more than 1 team in a roller derby league they start playing one another.Phil wrote:umm what? I have no knowledge of Roller Derby (or admittedly football, rugby or hockey) but your statement sounds very confusing to me
Le sigh ... I realize that my profile picture is a bit dark and fuzzy, but I'm a bit insulted that you think I'm a guy.JasonN wrote:Read the article he was criticising
SteRit wrote:Hi. I am thinking of taking my skates to Nottingham and skating up and down the Holme Pierrepoint rowing cycle track. If anyone wants to join in, then I will be there from about half tenish.
I will be coming from Manchester so if the weather forecast looks a bit dodgy for Saturday, I probably will not come. However, so far it is fine.
Sparky wrote:Acidedge wrote:indoors at Sutton Bonnington, if you're interested, SteRit.
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