Windy City Rollers: 2024 Home Season

Barry Dredze
4our on the Floor
Published in
8 min readMar 4, 2024

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Windy City Rollers home teams started their 2024 home season opener on December 9, 2023, as the Double Crossers began defending their 2023 Ivy King Cup Championship against the The Fury. (Photo by the author)

Roller derby is such a team sport that both teams play offense and defense at the same time for the entire game.

The sport began in 1935, debuting at the Chicago Coliseum as the first Transcontinental Roller Derby with a series of flat-out races between two people, often a man vs a woman, on roller skates. In 1935, that woman was Ivy King (more about her in a moment). Roller derby remains essentially…

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Barry Dredze
4our on the Floor

Just another mortal, tweaking my cognitive map on the fly.