1 Gillie O’Tene

1. What do you like to do for fun?

I like to hang out with my kids,read, watch movies and plot to take over the world in my spare time.

2. How long have you been skating? Any form/type/skate, etc. 

I’ve been skating since I was a small fry, I got my first skates when I was 3 or 4, and my sister and I got skates for Christmas every year.  The ones with the big furry pom poms. I spent a lot of time in the rink when I was growing up and I also worked in a rink when I was in my 20’s.  It was a fun second job for me.  I’ve been playing derby since 2010.

3. What is your favorite part of roller derby?

My favorite part of derby is the game itself, playing and developing various skills.  The game is constantly changing so the skills and strategies are constantly changing so it stays exciting.  Also, the camaraderie and friendships that come along with being a part of such an amazing team filled with extraordinary women and men are extremely valuable also.

4. What other sports do you enjoy, favorite sports team? 

I started playing softball when I was 7, and volleyball in middle school, and played both through my time in the military playing for my base teams. I like watching both pro and college football. I’m a Clemson/UNC Tarheels/Florida Gator’s fan and I like whoever is playing against Dallas in pro.

5. What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I’m also a ninja…shhhhhhh….it’s a secret.