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    2021-04-21

Keeping up with roller derby during the pandemic

There’s no surprise that Gothenburg Roller Derby, just like many other sports teams and organizations, has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Following both guidelines from the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, as well as the Swedish Public Health Agency, both our travel team Aqwarriors and our rookie group are on an on-track hiatus.
 
Although we may be growing impatient to get back to our normal training routines and play against other teams, we of course recognize and respect the fact that the spread of infection is still going on. So while we for a decrease of Covid cases both on a regional and worldwide level, as well as the vaccine rollout to be accessible to everyone, we have a whole spring and summer season ahead of us – meaning skating outdoors as the streets get cleared of that classic Gothenburg snow, rolling to the sea together, and practicing our skills in skate parks. 
 
During the winter and autumn season, after all practices were suspended due to increasing number of infections in the region, our members have kept busy. We’ve trained together over Zoom, had digital meetings and after-works, our rookies initiated a recurring Tuesday night hang-out, we’ve learned about rules with our officials, and many other things. We also elected a new board for 2021. 
 
Once restrictions get lifted and we can move up into a tier that allows us to do so, we look forward to welcoming new skaters to our league. Are you interested in roller derby and want to join our rookie group? Please visit our I want in page via the Contact tab on top of this page.
 
So until we can get back to indoor on-track training, keep an eye out for us around Gothenburg. We hope to see you all again soon!

 

    2020-01-12

Gothenburg Aqwarriors went to Västerås to play our last game in Division 1. We played against Norrköping Roller Derby B-team and won 166-107.
With this win we became the winners of Division 1 this season! 
What a great way to start this new season!!

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Tonight we had our first practice of the season! Outside in the evening sun, it was magical. We all left the track with new endorphins and sore toes. We hope that the summer brings us lots of nights like this together. 💚🖤🛼 #gbgrd #rollerderby

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