Voltairine de Sleyre

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Sleyre came to PRD in 2016 with some solid goals and she is checking her list off real quick! The mental and physical challenge, pushing oneself to learn new skills and the surprise of accomplishing things one didn’t know they were capable of doing keep Sleyre’s mind right. This is why she loves this sport so much!

She started playing roller derby in June 2010 and prior to joining PRD she was a skater with Shore Points Roller Derby out of New Jersey. During the off season her time was spent well, in our rather chilly warehouse regularly, staying strong for the up coming season. Involving derby with Cross Fit and biking over 100 miles a week is putting her on the right track to get plump! (Plump=strong and muscly, she says)
She lives the Barista and Bike Messenger life so the hustle is real! Keeping her diet and exercise regimented, maintaining a positive attitude and the extreme willingness to learn and improve make Sleyre one of the best league mates you’ll come across!
Congrats Sleyre you earned it, we look forward to the surprises and awesome work you’ll do this season!
We asked Sleyre a few questions – see what she has to say about derby and PRD!

Favorite/Signature Move: Sideways toe stop hops.
What do you like most about roller derby? How much it pushes you, physically and mentally.
Why did you start playing? Years ago a friend of mine told me she had just joined a league and she thought i would like it. I showed up to a practice and loved it, despite not knowing how the game worked or how to do a crossover. It was a great community and an awesome new challenge.
What surprised you about the sport? How much it has changed my life. I never thought i would get so into athletics and fitness in general. I can’t imagine life without derby at this point.
Why did you choose PRD? I wanted to grow as a skater and play high level derby. PRD has so many talented skaters that I feel so lucky to skate with.
Because of roller derby… I’m a stronger person in a few different ways, and I’m constantly setting new fitness and skills goals for myself. and i’m in the best shape i’ve ever been in, woohoo!