Roller derby in Europe put its best skate forward December 4-6 during the first-ever European Roller Derby Organizational Conference (EROC), hosted by Bear City Roller Derby.
The 10 attending leagues – Amsterdam Derby Dames, Auld Reekie Roller Girls, Barock City Roller Derby, Bear City Roller Derby, Central City Roller Girls, Copenhagen Roller Derby, Essen Devil Dolls, Gent GoGo Girls, Meatgrinders Bremen and Stuttgart Valley Roller Girlz – came together for a weekend full of derby-related discussion, touching on everything from the 2010 game schedule to league dynamics.
And of course, no roller derby event would be complete without a game. Sunday’s black and white scrimmage, which gave skaters an opportunity to mix it up on the track, was yet another reminder of why we love this game so much athleticism, fun and community.
Bear City can’t thank league representatives enough for making the trip out to Berlin and for bringing their passion for this amazing sport to the discussion sessions. The weekend wouldn’t have been such a success without its participants!