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V.25 No.41 | 10/13/2016

Event Horizon

Come one, Come all

Saturday, Oct 15: Albuquerque Roller Derby Bout

The Albuquerque Roller Derby team goes against The Chupacabras from Los Alamos under a carnival theme. Enjoy face painting, local art, a bounce house for the kids and more.
V.25 No.8 | 02/25/2016
Brian Spencer

Event Horizon

Dem Derby Dames

Saturday, Mar 5: Duke City Roller Derby Home Season Opener

The first game of the season opener: the Marionettes take on the Juniors from the Northern sister league, the Los Alamos Derby Dames.
V.24 No.19 | 5/7/2015
Derby name: Big Wheels, Affiliation: Albuquerque Roller Derby, Position: Jammer
Eric Williams


Hell on Skates

Roller derby enters the new millennium

Roller derby is as adrenaline fueled as ever, but the sport is changing with the times.
Derby name: Author of Pain, Affiliation: Albuquerque Roller Derby, Position: Jammer/Blocker
Eric Williams


Roller Derby Primer

Brush up on your derby knowledge

Get up to speed before you hit the track.
V.20 No.31 | 8/4/2011

Alibi Picks

Roller Derby Extravaganza

Roller derby has taken the entire country by storm. Hell, even Drew Barrymore directed and starred in a movie about it. It has managed to build quite the devoted following here in Albuquerque as the Duke City Derby has made its new residence in the Albuquerque Convention Center. Today, Borders at ABQ Uptown (2240 Q Street NE) hosts a Roller Derby Extravaganza, an information session for those of us still wet behind the ears when it comes to skating around the oval track. Starting at 11 a.m., meet the players, find out how to join the league, play games and win prizes, and see a demonstration of how roller derby is done. For more information on DCD and a complete schedule of upcoming events, visit

V.20 No.20 | 5/19/2011
Mettapocalypse of D.I.A.
Eric Williams

Derby News

Round and Round and Round

How a girl, a guy and the guy’s father found happiness in roller derby

The younger Jon Helm posed this question to his 61-year-old dad: “How would you like us to be the only father-and-son co-anchors of a nationwide sports show?” Dad did not hesitate: “Why the hell not?” “Derby Insider” debuted in March on public access TV.
V.20 No.11 | 3/17/2011

Alibi Picks

Duke City Derby

Just because the tough-as-nails gals in Duke City Derby changed their location doesn't mean they've changed their game. Today starting at 6 p.m., a brand spankin' new season of DCD kicks off at the Albuquerque Convention Center (401 Second Street NW). Watch the HoBots take on DIA after the Santa Fe Disco Brawlers match up with the Taos Whiplashes. Tickets for the derby are $12 in advance through or $15 at the door. For more information and a complete season schedule, you can visit

V.19 No.33 | 8/19/2010
Khyber Oser

Derby Wars

That’s How They Roll

Ho-Bots and DoomsDames triumph in DCD doubleheader

When 14-year-old Marlo McCarter first saw a derby skater on TV this summer, she was so stoked that she started begging her mom and grandma to take her to see some live bouts.

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V.19 No.19 | 5/13/2010

Derby Wars

Whiplashes Roll in From Taos

Duke City Derby will open the 2010 season in yet another venue. The league has scheduled six matches in the Albuquerque Convention Center, starting with the season-opener on Saturday, May 15. Location isn't the only major change this season—in a bid to make matches more competitive, players on the league's three Albuquerque-based teams (Derby Intelligence Agency, DoomsDames and Ho-Bots) have been shuffled. Plus, a new team, hailing from Taos, will jump into the fray.

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DoomsDames skater 67 Stitchez and Led Zyppin of the Ho-Bots
Eric Williams

Derby News

By the Skaters, for the Skaters

Duke City Derby's skaters are at practice at the Heights Community Center a little early today. A photographer from ABQ Sports magazine is on hand to take photos, and even though he’s the one with the camera, it's the roller girls who direct the shoot. “We're all going to shake our faces,” a beskated player in the front row tells the photographer. “You'll have about a two-second window to take the picture.” Without further instruction, each skater madly shakes her head, and the photographer snaps away.

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V.18 No.34 | 8/20/2009
From a 2008 Duke City Derby game at the Taos Youth and Family Center.
Elisa Baker

Derby Wars

House Hunting

Prospects dim for finding an indoor Albuquerque venue this year, but the league remains resilient

When asked whether he feels confident Duke City Derby will find a venue, John Morningstar takes a several-second pause before answering.

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