Tuesday, February 10, 2015

On the Beat with Trouble Helix of the Windy City Rollers

I was really looking forward to the third set of games for the Windy City Rollers.  The first game of the night was a battle of the undefeated Hell's Belles and The Fury, who were also undefeated.
Hell's Belles came out victorious 235-110.  Obviously, one team had to win, but I am surprised by the margin of victory.  The Fury is a very good team.  Hell's Belles jumped out to a quick, big lead and they never looked back.  Still, I watched the game and it seemed a lot closer.
With the win, Hell's Belles moved into sole possession of first place.  This is very important as the teams gear up for their next night of action on March 28.  They have to be considered the favorites to win the Ivy King Cup, but anything can happen.
After her big win, we talked to Trouble Helix of Hell's Belles.  Trouble Helix is one of the veteran skaters on the Belles.  Wearing number #260, she first skated with the team in 2012 and has been an excellent player since then.
We talked to Trouble Helix about her path to roller derby, the origin of her name and much more.  Like the rest of the women athletes of the Windy City Rollers, TH was a lot of fun.
She also helped us understand the game a bit better with her explanation for why a skater ends a jam.  This is probably the most popular question we get asked.
It's either that or if roller derby is real.  The answer is that this roller derby is a real sport.  Aside from their colorful names, the rest is legit.  The WCR is full of dedicated, athletic women who want to win each game.  They also want to be selected for the All-Star teams.  Combine all of that and add their fan-friendliness and you get a fantastic night out.
We will be featuring more interviews right here over the next couple days.  We are grateful for another fun night of roller derby action.  We appreciate the hospitality shown to us and we encourage everyone to check out the WCR at WindyCityRollers.com.

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