Thursday, March 7, 2013

On the Beat with Val Capone of the Windy City Rollers

The first season for the Windy City Rollers, Chicago's premiere all-female flat track derby league, was in 2005.  Val Capone is an original and she is still one of the stars of Hell's Belles.
Val is definitely a Chicago girl.  You need to look no further than her name and her number 89 (for Coach Mike Ditka).  As a youngster growing up in the Wrigleyville neighborhood, Val discovered roller derby on television.  In her twenties, she joined the Windy City Rollers and has been rolling ever since.
Ace interviewer Scott Beatty interviewed Val after a recent night at WCR.  Val talked about her name, her dedication to roller derby, comparisons to wrestling and more.
We are so impressed with these women.  Roller derby is like a full-time job, without the pay.  These women spend countless hours every week practicing, answering emails, talking business, working out and playing.  It is a rough schedule, which demands a passion for the sport.  There is no other way.  As you will see in Val's interview (and the others to follow), Val's commitment to roller derby is obvious.
We really appreciate Val's time and the folks at WCR for making this coverage possible.  We encourage everyone to check them out online and then in person.  After one night there, I am already looking forward to going back.
After you watch our interview, please go to, the Windy City Rollers Facebook page and follow WCR on twitter to learn more and get updates.  You can also find Val Capone on Facebook.

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