Skater Spotlight – Adelaide Slammit
17. December 2014 23:14
Photo Credit: Andy Crenshaw
Derby Name: Adelaide Slammit
Derby Number: 615
Occupation: Arts administration
Interests: Family, arts and culture, politics, learning something new
Hobbies: Derby, volunteering in the community, family field trips with my husband and two kids
Most memorable experience: Becoming parents on our 5th wedding anniversary.
After some complications from surgery on both my feet, my doctor told me that the goal would be for me to walk without a brace and that I would never run again. Five years later I played softball for my college. My derby name is a reference to a musical theatre song that’s about getting sick from waiting around for it to be your time. Some of those complications I had as a teenager still bother me today, and my feet still can’t handle much running, but I can skate. And I’m not waiting around!
Advice to new skaters: Learn everything you can about roller derby, ask for feedback and work on those areas you need to improve, and don’t let anyone else decide your limitations.