Topricin: A Story from a Roller Girl Who Doesn’t Train Without It

It’s Friday night and I can barely lift my arms with out pain.  I spent two hours in a Just for Kicks conditioning class two nights ago.  You know how they say the 2nd day is the worst.  Well the first day wasn’t that great and I got a feeling tomorrow ain’t gonna be any better.


I’m not worried though because I have a giant pump of Topricin that graces my nightstand on a permanent basis.  I apply it morning and night after putting my body through the ringer.  Because it’s all natural I don’t have to worry about od’ing on it.  It can be used as often as I need.  And that need is often!

For Just About Any Injury

I am an avid Snowboarder, into Weight Training and I’ve been doing Roller Derby going into my fifth season now.  Roller Derby is how I became introduced to Topricin.  I am the Sponsorship Coordinator for the Hudson Valley Horrors Roller Derby League.  Topricin is now one of our biggest sponsors and boy are the Horrors and myself happy.  One could say I’ve suffered a few bumps and bruises in my last 4 years of derby.  Hell, the last 40 years of my life.  Bruised ribs, pulled hamstring, sprained thumb, sprained ankle, bruised shins, sprained pinky, whiplash and pulled groin just to name a few.  Not to mention countless incidents involving rink rash, skate bite, severe bruising and general muscle soreness.

Topricin has been by my side through all of this and more.  It’s like my Mother.  It genuinely cares about me and wants me to feel better.  Like how Mom would bring you Chicken Soup when you had a cold.  Topricin’s only desire is to take my pain, bruising and scrapes away and make me OK.  Sounds like a Mom right?

Topricin foot has found a special place in my heart too.  I use it before AND after skating.  It helps keep the foot issues from skating to a minimum.  I’ve used many other types of products but found they had a bad chemical smell, burned, could only be used a certain amount of times a day, left my skin greasy and/or smelly and sometimes didn’t even work.  With Topricin there is no smell, the amount of times I can use it in a day is unlimited and it goes on smooth and soaks right in.

Slam'n Sway breaks through the pack all because of Topricin

Topricin Really Works

And the best part of all is that it really works.  It helps make swelling go down, helps to heal up bruising faster, helps with joint and muscle pain.  No matter how much abuse (FUN) I put myself and my body through I always know Topricin will take care of me.  Just like Mom!

Horrors Take the GLSEN Sports Project Pledge

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Changing the Game: The GLSEN Sports Project

The Hudson Valley Horrors are proud to announce that we are the first women’s flat track roller derby league to be on board with the GLSEN Sports Project Team Respect Challenge!

We are a league of diversity much like all Roller Derby leagues. We accept and embrace all people to our sport willingly. Now we have the opportunity to be an example in our community and set a new standard for other leagues to follow.

Changing the Game: The GLSEN Sports Project is an education and advocacy initiative focused on addressing LGBT issues in K-12 school-based athletic and physical education programs. The Sport Project’s mission is to assist K-12 schools in creating and maintaining an athletic and physical education climate that is based on the core principles of respect, safety and equal access for all students, teachers and coaches regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression and integrating these efforts into overall school plans to ensure a safe, respectful school climate and culture.

Our entire league (and soon our Junior league, The Frightmares) have signed on to be Team mates for respect. We are proud to stand alongside organizations like the NBA, WNBA and the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS) in support of the GLSEN Sports Project’s cause.

What Does It Mean To Take The Team Respect Challenge?
• Making a strong public team commitment to live the values of respect and inclusion for all team members, across differences such as race, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or religion.
• Taking the Team Respect Challenge requires leadership and commitment from everyone on the team.
• Believing that Team Respect is a winning strategy: When all team members are respected, they perform to their highest potential.
• Treating all teammates with respect.
• Avoiding language that puts someone down because of differences such as race, sexual orientation,gender identity/expression or religion.
• Reminding teammates that name-calling and bullying are “not OK on our team.”
• Setting an example of Team Respect for opposing teams, fans and others in your community.

The Hudson Valley Horrors Roller Derby League is the first non-urban flat track women’s roller derby league in the world and is part of the grass-roots derby revival. We are owned by the skaters and are for the skaters!

We are proud member of the Women’s Flat track Derby Association since 2011.

Take the 2012 WFTDA Survey

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Help WFTDA Improve Your Roller Derby Experience!

The WFTDA is conducting their third annual demographic survey of skaters and fans.

The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is conducting two surveys to help them learn more about roller derby audiences. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with them. You can find the surveys at

If you are a fan, skater, or league partner, participate in the third annual demographic survey.  The WFTDA wants to know more about you and your opinions of the game; it’s your chance to be heard.

And if you are a skater or super-fan who watched the WFTDA tournament broadcasts or attended 2011 WFTDA tournaments in person, please also participate in the first tournaments and broadcasting survey. Help WFTDA plan to make the 2012 tournaments and broadcasts as successful as possible!

Both surveys will be open from Feb 1 through Feb 15th. Survey participants may optionally enter a drawing to win a WFTDA prize pack (a Ceramic Insulated Coffee Mug and a Gildan Soft Grey WFTDA Tee). Five winners from each survey will be selected at random after the surveys close and will be notified by email.

Thanks for helping make WFTDA roller derby even better!

The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is the international governing body for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby and a membership organization for leagues to collaborate and network. The WFTDA sets standards for rules, seasons, and safety, and determines guidelines for the national and international athletic competitions of member leagues. There are currently 133 WFTDA member leagues and 81 leagues in the WFTDA Apprentice program.

Frightmares Junior League Starts February 7th

Hudson Valley Horrors Frightmares Junior League

Join the Roller Derby Junior League

We welcome girls of all shapes and sizes to come out and join in the grass-roots derby revival that has become a global phenomenon! Roller Derby promotes a positive body image and encourages confidence!

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