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Sk8 City Sirens are the area's newest junior roller derby team Sk8 City Sirens are the area's newest junior roller derby team

Long gone are the days when girls asked about sports, and were told they could only be cheerleaders.  

These days, nothing is off limits.

It's something proven by a growing new sport in our area, roller derby.  

"The girls really do dominate," says team mom Gena Bilbo.

Domination is the goal for the Sk8 City Sirens.

"Gets your blood pumping, all that adrenaline," said Emily Ostendorf, AKA "Adoll Hipster".

"Its like I'm flying with the air in my face," said " Ozalynn Davis, AKA "Quietus"

Girls 10-17 years old, most of whom had never skated before, now jumping at the chance to try something new.

"It is a lot of fun and it's a little bit different," explained Bilbo. "It's a little bit edgy."

"You get to be your own person, you get to make up your person and you get to kick the crap out of people," said Osterndorf.

The physicality is key to this team, hitting and falling part of the game, and part of the fun.

"We have 3 sets of sisters," smiled the team mom. "So they get a lot of their fighting out on the rink. So its pretty good."

"It just feels good," laughed Emily. "Like you've accomplished something that you are supposed to and you know your team might win now because you've gotten people out of the way."

They may look sweet, but when they get on the track, its all business.

Especially when it comes to facing off with another team.

"And when you knock one of them down? What is that going to feel like?"

"I can't brag," said Ozalynn. "But its going to happen. Its going to be the best feeling ever."

Until game day, practice makes perfect. Fast skaters now fast friends who feel a little cooler with every spin around the track.
 
"You don't want to be boring," smiled Ozalynn. "And Derby makes you not boring."

There are actually two junior derby teams in the area, and the SK8 City Sirens are looking for more members.

The team is holding an open house from noon to 2 PM this Sunday, June 23 at Sk8 City in Pooler.  

The team says you don't even have to skate to come by.  

Just be willing to learn and have fun.

For more information, log on to:

www.sk8citysirens.com

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