What it takes to roll with the Lansing Derby Vixens

After arriving an hour early to practice, the Lansing Derby Vixens are eager to get on the rink and begin skating. As the women laced up their skates and put on their safety equipment, they leave their everyday life and enter the Vixen world with their own unique derby name. Earning the right to use your derby name is part of the award for completing the Derby 101, a twelve-week training program and right to passage on the rink. The girls spend these weeks training and thinking of their derby name.  Mullicious Intent, Chelsea Chelsea Bang bang, Ida Stroya, and Annie Oxidant, are just a few. This is where beginner derby girls learn advanced skating, proper blocking and safe falling skills.  These skills can make or break a skater.