It sucks to see your partner stressed out about things that don’t seem very important, but let’s be clear: they are important to her.Even though she seems stressed and irritated at times, she loves her league and loves this sport.
If she’s not already, your girl is about to get into the best shape of her life. Get 30 to 80 assertive, confident and ambitious women in a room together working on a project, and there’s bound to be a little tension.
Most roller derby players eat, sleep and breathe the sport, and if you’re not willing to go to a bout or an after party or rip tickets once in a while, you might not be with the right woman.
On the other hand, she should be willing to give a little on her end, too.
Sweaty hugs at the end of the bout are just a bonus.
If you’re going to be attending a lot of bouts, it’s going be much more entertaining if you know the rules.
If she’s on a typical roller derby schedule, she’ll be practicing about 2x per week (sometimes more) evenings and/or weekends, bouting about once a month during the season plus occasional away games, and working out when she’s not skating.