CCD skaters had a great time practicing at The Spot last night! We were very grateful not to have to skate in the freezing pre-snow weather! The owner was very gracious to make it available to us on a night they’re usually closed on. We did some footwork drills (with shoes as cones) and blocking drills. Plus we’re very excited about having a backup practice venue for Mondays and Tuesdays and not having to cancel practice automatically when there is inclement weather. Thanks again, TheSpot!!! (170 E Picacho Ave) ~Rockit #321
While The Venomous DiMilo retired from competitive skating before the 2019 season, the end of 2019 was the end of derby careers for several more of our skaters. Retired skaters include Bex, Spicy SheRa ChaCha, Twisted Sybil, Goldy Blocks, Malibully Barbie, and General Grant Slam. Emcee Dropping the Magic Mike hung up his mic, and our head coach/Sucias coach, Robbie Grant, retired as well.
It's an understatement to say that roller derby is tough. It's tough mentally and physically, and even though we get so much from this sport, we give up a great deal, too. We're thankful for the blood, sweat, tears, and broken bones that these people sacrificed to make CCD it what it is today.
The 2020 season starts on January 13th with Sucias tryouts, and league practices begin January 21st! (Fresh Meat/Chile Verde will start in the spring, date t.b.d.) We are always looking for new skaters and welcome transfer skaters to join us! Contact us for details.
Crossroads City Derby girls will be skating at La Placita (the beautiful mosaic area between Water and Main St) on July 8th at the Las Cruces Farmer's Market. Proceeds to benefit Project Mainstreet, Crossroads City Derby and the Strangeluvs. Crossroads City Derby will be selling merchandise (get your awesome CCD T-Shirts!) and tickets to our July 18th Double Header Summer Shredder!
September 26th & 27thTime: 7:30 PM
Teams: Red Chile vs. Green Chile
Games will consist of a mash up of Las Cruces CCD, El Paso EPRD, Alamo Derbal Remedy, and SCRG skaters.
Friday night: Women’s Scrimmage 7:30 PM
Saturday night: Coed Scrimmage 7:30 PM
All scrimmages will be played at the track behind the Meerscheidt Rec Center, 1600 E. Hadley, Las Cruces.
Entry into the games is free with paid admission to the Whole Enchilada Fiesta!
Two Roller Derby Events!
September 13th & September 20th
CCD Sucias vs El Paso Roller Derby Tex Pistols
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Crossroads City Derby Sucias vs
El Paso Roller Derby Tex Pistols
Doors open at 7 p.m.
Game starts at 8 p.m.Tickets $8
Save by paying $10 for this game and the September 20th game against the Pueblo Derby Devil Dollz – Jailhouse Jawbreakers!!
Kids 12 and under free entry with paying adult.
Meerscheidt Recreation Center (rink out back)
600 E. Hadley Ave, Las Cruces, NM
Tickets available at: The Bean, any CCD Member, or at Meerscheidt Recreation Center rink out back, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays 6:45-8:45 p.m.
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What’s Gonna Work?
Teamwork was the name of the game for Crossroads City Derby, as they piled into their vehicles on Friday, August 29, 2014, on a 685 mile journey to San Diego, California, for the 2nd Annual Labor Pains Invitational. Having placed third in the tournament the previous year, they weren’t coming all this way to bring home anything other than the first place trophy. But the teamwork was evident long before they laced up their skates and took to the track. In the number of skaters willing to drive the distance to represent their team, in the number of refs and NSOs volunteering their time to support the tournament, and even in the willingness of a car-full of skaters to turn back home to retrieve a necessary medical item for a skater who left earlier in the day, CCD takes care of their own.
Over the course of two days, six teams played a series of 30 minute bouts to determine the championship bracket. If a team was up by 100 points or more within the last five minutes of the bout, a mercy rule was in place to end the suffering of the losing team. It became the goal of CCD to “mercy rule” every team they skated against, and they nearly did. Starting Saturday morning with a 180-30 win over the San Diego Derby Dolls, and later that morning with a 173-29 win over Valley Heat Roller Derby, they were off to a good start in dominating the tournament. They spent the afternoon soaking in the California sunshine and the evening soaking in the hot tub to get ready for Sunday’s competition.
While the host team, San Diego Roller Derby, put up a good fight and Border City Rollergirls fielded their best skaters, both teams were defeated, 154-51 and 154-34, respectively. It wasn’t until the match up with the Bakersfield Rollergirls that CCD even played a full 30 minute bout. Bakersfield wasn’t ready to let CCD run away with it and held them to a respectable 92-63 in the final bout of the day. Knowing what they were going to be up against in the championship the next day, CCD retired for the evening to rest up, fuel up, and form a game plan.
With a reminder of their strengths from Jesus H. Coach, Monday found the team ready and determined to finish the tournament strong. They would need the teamwork they developed in dedicated practice and demonstrated in the tournament up to that point. Anyone present could see it when CCD stepped onto the track. It could be seen in the team warming up to Bohemian Rhapsody, skating circles around Coach, so fluidly and comfortably it was like a dance. It could be seen in the smile on Boozeberry Pie’s face when she was sent to the box for a revenge hit on a skater that dared take a cheap shot at her jammer. It could be seen in the determination of Spicy She Ra Chacha to call off the jam from the ground after being hit so hard she had a concussion. There were so many moments that teamwork would be the necessary ingredient for success, and every time CCD was ready to give it their all. With a final score of 234-135, Crossroads City Derby defeat Bakersfield Rollergirls to take first place in the 2nd Annual Labor Pains Invitational, beating every team they played. What’s gonna work? Teamwork! And it worked like a dream!
Maully Marine #1775
Our next Roller Derby Event!!
Featuring – Firecrackers vs. Punks
Saturday, June 28 – 8 P.M.
Doors open at 7 P.M.
Meerscheidt Recreation Center
1600 E. Hadley, Las Cruces, NM
Admission: $8 Advance/ $10 At Door
Tickets available at The Bean, Shear Talent Salon, Casa De Mi Alma, The Doll House Private Hair Studio or any CCD skater.
Kids 12 & under free entry with paying adult.
Partial proceeds to benefit our Tiny Warrior 6-year-old Jaeton Monroe’s battle against Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.
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One of the fundraising activities that CCD decided to do this year was to have a Papa John’s Pizza Night. “Why pizza?” you might ask, to which I reply, “Why NOT pizza?!” For starters, Papa John’s graciously offered to donate 15% of the proceeds for all orders that mentioned our league when ordering by phone or in person. Secondly, we derby girls had the chance to actually deliver pizzas! We worked at the two Las Cruces locations: Bataan Memorial and Solano Drive. My partner in derby-and-crime, Rx Bex #30mg, and I were one of the delivery teams at the Bataan location. In fact, we had quite an interesting time with our first delivery. We almost got lost because there were no street signs, and we almost forgot to give our lovely customer her soda. I have a new found respect for pizza delivery drivers everywhere because, believe me, it’s not as easy as it might look! Tip them BIG, people!
Later that evening, I was even allowed to make a pizza! I donned a Papa John’s cap, thoroughly washed my hands, and got to work making a “large works with extra cheese.” I had some expert guidance from Captain Howdy #.333, a fellow skater and actual Papa John’s employee. I sincerely hope that whoever ended up with that pizza tasted the derby love that went into making it!
While I was inside slinging pizza, we had some celebrity action going on out in front of the store. Our very own Goldy Blocks #3brs, who happened to be the featured skater on the bout poster that month, was signing autographs on the flyer-sized handouts (due to the prompting of her eldest daughter, Trauma Queen, of the junior derby league Minor Threat). Who says Roller Derby isn’t glamorous?!? Over at the Solano location, we had Spicy She-Rachacha #K90 and her son dancing and singing, “Come buy some pizza,” at the intersection to entice potential customers.
As a non-profit organization, we rely solely on volunteer work and fundraising, and would like to give a big shout-out and thank you to the people of Las Cruces for always supporting us. And also to all the employees at Papa John’s who put up with being overrun with Derby girls: thank you, thank you, and thank you!!
-Boozeberry Pie #750ml
I can remember the first road trip I ever took as a member of the Sucias. It was to Prescott, Arizona, and was exciting and surreal all in one. I couldn’t believe I was able to be part of such an incredible, strong group of women. Starting with traveling in a caravan together to our destination, then checking in to the hotel, and going out for dinner that night before the bout.
When we reached the NAZRD (Northeren AZ Roller Derby) venue, we pretty much fell in love with it. It reminded me of our very own venue here in Las Cruces. While the bout itself didn’t go quite as we expected, the sportsmanship displayed by both teams was some of the best I have ever come across in all my life as a player or coach in any sport. After our bout, while the next two teams played, one by one we each got a massage from a local masseuse, and she was AMAZING! Once the derby fun was over, we went to “get our grub on” and partake in other festivities. By the end of the night, I had made a trip to the hot tub, then passed out as soon as my head hit the pillow.
The trip back was a Glee sing along with Amy (a.k.a. Boozeberry Pie) and me. We stopped at In and Out Burger and ate “animal style” everything, which means “the works.” It’s always great to get away and play some derby, but I am always ready to come home to family and tell them about the little adventures I get to experience on these short weekend trips with the Sucias.
I’m currently on my third year as a Sucia, and the same feelings are still there. It’s still exciting and surreal. I can’t imagine a day of not making practice and working on our drills to make our team work as a unified force.
FEARLESS FOXY FIGHTER, #587
Three teams from 3 different cities will battle it out to win the Midpoint Melee!
Join us on March 8th! Door open at 1:00 PM! Contract your friendly Derby Girl or stop by one of our practices to buy your tickets! Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday 6:45 to 8:45 PM at the track behind Meerscheidt Rec Center.