Derby Skater Profile – Lace N’ Arsenic
Derby Team: Varsity Brawlers (LADD Home Team) LA Ri-ettes (LADD All Star Team)
Occupation: Contracts Administrator
How long have you been skating? Just over 3 years
Why did you get involved in roller derby? Because I’ve always loved sports and there really isn’t that much out there for women to play in anymore. Not past college at least. Intraleague sports were just not competitive or strict enough for me and this provided the perfect balance.
How often do you practice? 3 – 4 times a week
What pads do you use? 187 wrist guards and elbow pads, Skabb knee pads.
What helmet do you use? S One skate helmet – they are our sponsor
What skates do you use? Riedell 965’s with a reactor plate.
Where did your derby name come from? My real name is Laci and I liked the balance my name struck – sweet and girly combined with poison.
What is your Favourite part about being a roller girl? The commraderie I’ve developed with my league mates and teammates.
Any tips for up and coming derby superstars? Be patient and work your ass off. If you stop thinking of yourself as an up and coming and start thinking of yourself as an athlete in training, you’ll realize that things will come to you if you practice hard enough and put in the work. Don’t compare yourself to other skaters – it will only create envy and unrealistic expectations. Be your own best, not the best of someone else’s shadow.