Season 5; Home Bout 4 – October 15, 2016



October 15th, 2016

This is the last home bout of the season!

Doors open at 4:00 p.m.

Bout 1) 5:00 p.m. – Men’s Roller Derby Showcase hosted by Atlanta Men’s Roller Derby.  (These guys skate hard and FAST!)

Bout 2) 7:00 p.m. Peach State Psychos VS. Team Monster Mash! (Dress up to support your favorite team!!)

One ticket gets you in to see both bouts!
Tickets are $12 each online for ages 13 and up ($15 at the door).
VIP seats are $25 each.
Kids ages 6 – 12 are $8. Kids 5 and under get in free.

Cobb County Civic Center 548 South Marietta Parkway Marietta, Ga. 30060

Join us at the after party at Bella’s Pizzeria. There will be food, drinks, karaoke, and dancing with your favorite roller derby men and women!
3599 Atlanta Rd, Smyrna, GA 30080



Season 5: Home Bout 3 – July 9, 2016


The MARIETTA DERBY DARLINS face off against the Spartanburg Deadly Dolls out of Spartanburg, SC at 7:00 p.m. on July 9th, 2016 at Hot Wheels Skate Center, located at 228 Farm Ridge Dr NE, Woodstock, Ga. 30188.

This is the third home bout of the season for Peach State Roller Derby. Come cheer on your home town derby team!

Doors open at 6:15 p.m., Bout begins at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10 each online for ages 13 and up ($12 at the door). VIP tickets for $20! Kids ages 6 – 12 are $5. Kids 5 and under get in free.

Ticket Link:

Turbo Royale Skater Spotlight


What is your Derby Name and number? 

Turbo Royale #5

Which Team(s) do you work with?

MDD Home Team

Peach State All Stars

Your Most Memorable Experience?

Many come to mind being that it is my first season playing roller derby but two standout experiences include receiving MVP Jammer in my very first bout and getting two black eyes during an All Stars bout.

What’s your day job?

I just celebrated 15 years at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as a nurse and clinical  educator.

What are Your Hobbies and Interests?

Derby of course! When I’m in I’m all in. Can’t wait to teach my 3 year old, 6 year old…and Mr. Turbo how to skate.

What Got you into Derby?

Derby has crossed my mind on a few occasions over the years, especially because I always loved to skate as a kid, but the idea of playing roller derby seemed unrealistic…crazy…far-fetched. Until the day I came across a MDD bout flyer on the Marietta Square and decided to go for it! Why not – the only person stopping me – was me.

What do you enjoy most about Derby?

Being challenged, realizing I am competitive, feeling strong, getting stronger. Playing a team sport – derby being my first. Buying a pair of real skates, the skating rink and just skating again. Sharing this awesome experience with family and new friends!

Your Advice for New Skaters?

Do off-skate training outside of practice. Watch a lot of derby. Don’t be afraid to fail or let fear get in the way. Remember it’s roller derby – it’s not supposed to be easy!

Athletic Background prior to Derby?

I’ve always been into health and fitness but never participated in a competitive sport. However – I did have more than a few birthday parties at the rink, attended every school skate night and was a wrestling junkie as a kid…Road Warriors and The Rock N Roll Express were some of my favs! And that’s got to count for something!

MDD gets a new name – Peach State Roller Derby!

We’ve changed our name. Marietta Derby Darlins is now Peach State Roller Derby.  We feel that the new league name better represents our teams and skaters.  Peach State Roller Derby (PSRD) is comprised of three teams: Marietta Derby Darlins and Rome Rollergirls, serving as our Home Teams, and the PSRD ALLSTARS is our Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) competitive team.  PSRD will continue to offer events in the Marietta and Rome areas to bring roller derby to a wider audience in the Northwest suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia.  We are very excited for this change and believe it will foster growth and unity within our league.  Same great skaters, different name.  We are Peach State Roller Derby.

Peach State Roller Derby Beginner’s Skate Dates!

Thinking about being a rollergirl but not quite sure where to start? Come see us at a Beginners Skate! We’ll be out there to skate around and talk some derby to you. Bring your questions and a positive attitude – no gear or skates necessary!

Do you like derby but not sure you want to play? We’re also currently recruiting refs, NSOs, and other volunteers.

Also, please see our Facebook page for more information!

Heidi Gloom Skater Spotligtht

Derby name and #: Heidi Gloom  #111

Which team(s) do you work with?: Peach State Roller Derby All-Stars/ The Rome Rollergirls

Occupation outside of derby?:  Legal Assistant

​Hobbies and Inetersts?: I love reading. I would choose a good book over a movie any day.

Most Memorable Experience: I have so many great memories from the last four years honestly its hard to choose just one. I mean any after party with RRG is definitely memorable. But I would say my proudest moment was getting crowd favorite in Athens. MVP is a great accomplishment but getting pick by the fans of the opposing team; that to me was definitely a day to remember.

What do you enjoy most about derby: The bond I have built with my teammates. We have had our good days and bad but one thing I can always count on is we always have each other’s back. We are one big dysfunctional family. Also, the hitting; I can’t deny that I truly enjoy it. But the most enjoyable thing in derby is waking up the day after a bout and checking out all of my awesome faces that Blaine Cone has mastered catching on camera.

What got you into derby:  I went to support a friend who was fresh meat at the time. Honestly, at first I didn’t want to go, but after maybe five minutes I was hooked. I joined the Rome Rollergirls the following Tuesday.

Athletic background prior to derby: I grew up playing every sport the rec department offered

Advice for new skaters: Don’t give up. Never quit. Yell, grunt, cry, get mad, do whatever you have to but don’t give up. Skate through the pain, push through the doubt, be the skater only you can be. Believe me it’s all worth it in the end. If it gets too easy, push yourself harder. But the best advice I can give is find that one person that won’t let you quit, who is there to make you keep going, that person that when you don’t want to go to practice, you think to yourself, ‘is it really worth hearing their mouth?’, so you get your stuff and go. (JUST A GIRL I mean you)

Anything else that people might like to know about you or derby:  Wash your pads frequently and as I have said hundreds of times use vinegar for heaven’s sake!

PSRD All-Stars Vs. Muscogee Rollergirls Recap – August 1, 2015

The Peach State Roller Derby All-Stars brought their talents to Columbus, Ga. to bout against their rivals Muscogee Rollergirls on Saturday August 1st, 2015. The All-Stars came into the bout with confidence after a solid victory against Muscogee at the Jukes and Jams tournament in Atlanta. Muscogee was looking for redemption and the atmosphere was tense. The All-Stars got off to a strong start with impressive power blocking by Chaos, May Daye Faye, Vexing Violet, BiblioBlitzkrieg, RazeHer, T-McPain, Hiedi Gloom, Amber Graves of Slain, and Just A Girl. Impressive moves by Jammers Drag’n Tame Her, Eccentrica GiggleKicks, Yoda Lady Who, and Turbo Royale had Muscogee on their heels. With 10 minutes left in the first half, Muscogee rallied with strong blocking, controlling the All-Stars’ jammers and taking the lead for the first time right at the end of the half.

As the second half started, it was obvious that neither team was going to concede. Strong hits from both teams and quality jams kept this bout close. Both teams mirrored each other in their style of play and only determination was going to separate the two. About midway through the second half, the All-Stars blockers imposed their will and it started to take its toll on Muscogee. The All-Stars jammers continued their relentless scoring attack scoring with speed and vision. In the end, the combined effort and excellent team play of the All-Stars secured a statement victory of 169 to 134.

Coach Saul continues to improve the team bout after bout. With impressive victories at the Jukes and Jams tournament as well as this recent victory against Muscogee, the Peach State Roller Derby All-Stars are certainly a team to be reckoned with.

Congratulations to newly acquired jammer Turbo Royale for receiving the MVP jammer award and congratulations to T McPAIN for being named MVP blocker!