Lolli Chop: Skater of the YEAR!!
Lolli Chop started out as a little figurine skater when she was only six years old. Although the figure skating wasn’t really what she was going for, she did it for six years. After this career she stored her roller skates for quite a while. It was only fifteen years later that she rediscovered her passion for roller skating. She stumbled upon the oh so exciting sport “roller derby” on google and the rest as we say…is history.
Lolli Chop founded the OLRD. She came up with the idea to start a team in Antwerp, roamed the internet to find other girls who were interested to go and play roller derby, found a location to train hard and began forming a team. It’s needless to say that roller derby and her team in particular mean the world to her.
Today she turns twenty-nine – although she looks no older then twenty-six – and this is the perfect occasion to put her in the spotlights. (Yezz Lolli, we know you don’t like it so much when we draw attention to you, but we’re doing it anyway.)
As a skater, Lolli Chop is driven and pushes herself towards greatness…. She reads about derby, watches tutorials, trains hard, goes to bouts whenever she can and if she can’t make it al the way across the earth for a game, she’ll watch it on the internet. She is more than dedicated to the sport and it shows. Lolli Chop can jam, she can block and she is an amazing pivot. She masters her skills and sets an example to us all. When out there with her derby-wife An C Hammer, nothing or no one can stop them. No wonder she’s our team Captain!
She may look like Snow White at first sight, but when on the track she will devour you like the wolf did with little red riding hood’s granny
As a person, Lolli Chop is even greater. She has an amazing personality and her perseverance and dedication are remarkable. Lolli strives for perfection and will not rest until the result is completely satisfying. She’s an independent young woman who puts heart and soul into her work, family and friends, her sport and love live. She’s also pretty emotional, funny, caring, and did I mention “good looking”? 😉 Choppie (as I like to call her) has learnt to be a great team player over the last year. She shares her knowledge and is always prepared to learn from others. Her motivational speeches will become legendary, as soon as she gets over the fear of talking when there’s a crowd watching her. In a mostly “all women’s team” things don’t always go serene or smooth, but we all know that we can rely on each other when needed. And I for one hope that Lolli Chop knows that all of our girls are here for her, like she is always there for us!
We love you Choppie and we hope you have an amazing and derby-filled birthday!! Enjoy every little bit of it, because you deserve it!!
“Oh Captain, our Captain”
Happy Rollin’ Birthday sweetheart!
We are so happy we got to know you and we were able to do different things together with our leagues. You are a fierce but sweet lady and we are all so happy you founded the Dolls.
Have a great birthday in London!!
Hugs and love from Amsterdam
Happy birthday, Hyvää syntymäpäivää! Your team must be glad to have a girl like you: you are one of the friendliest interleagues I´ve met so far.
Keep up the good work and stay golden!
Well .. HAPPY DERBIRTHDAY!
I wish you one derby- full year , and the many others to come!
We all know you deserve even much more 🙂
My birthday wish to you may be short, but you know how large and big my derbylove and gratitude is towards you 😉
With this, I wish you again a happy birthday, and that with every candle you blow away, a derby wish of yours comes true .
♪We wish you a happy birthday ♪
♪ We wish you a happy birthday ♪
♪We wish you a happy birthday ♪
♪And a hell of a bout!!! ♪
En een dikke merci voor alles, het is super om bij de One Love Roller Dolls te spelen!!!!
Happy Bday baby, and thanks for letting me skate again 🙂
Ook een woordje van ‘de mammie’ mag niet ontbreken he Bol? Waar is de tijd dat je nog een ‘bolleke’ was ? De foto-albums liegen er niet over. Maar naast de foto’s en tekeningen zit je natuurlijk diep in mijn hart, zelfs met sommige scherpe kantjes, maar dat maakt je nu net uniek he. Mijn allerliefste schat, een gelukkige verjaardag toegewenst door papa en mijzelf en een heeeeeeeeeeeeeel dikke knuffel !!!!!!!!!!! We love you
Odette Dendas a.k.a. Lolli Chop’s mom
A huge Superdeluxemegahappy B-day to my derbywife Lolli Chop! ❤ hugz n Kisses!
An C Hammer
One Love Roller Dolls
We met at EROC & it was the first time I saw tiny Lolli 🙂
But I remember this memorable evening very well. We talked Frenglish perfectly, to finish the night in a kebab-place at East Berlin 🙂 Looking forward to seeing you in London or anywhere in Europe 🙂
Happy Birthday Lolli Chop !!!! Joyeux anniversaire Lolli Chop !!!!
We wouldn’t be here without you
We wouldn’t have met so much friends without you
We wouldn’t have so much fun without you
And we wouldn’t kick so much ass without you!!!
You are irreplaceable!
you sweet, sweet stick of roller derby goodness. It’s great to train with you, better to know you and I look forward to the day that I get to see you on the track again!
Have a wonderful birthday!
Lots of love,
Dear Lolli Chop,
About how we met: It was a very cold meeting. Freezing to be more precise. Despite the 3 hour slippery ride from Amsterdam to Antwerp, through cold and snow, and some of our girls being sick after the shoot in the freezing parking lot, the MTV shooting was loads of fun!
Cold? As Limpin’ Lilly pointed out at the end of the day: “Look, the snow that fell inside at the beginning of the day, still hasn’t melted…” (!) 🙂
But: the acquaintance with the Antwerp Derby girls and especially Lolli Chop, was a very heartwarming adventure 🙂
I am very proud we got to be invited to such a “cool” happening, that we got to skate with the One Love Roller Dolls and that I got to meet you, Lollichop.
Then there were some scrimmages, bootcamps, trainings, Friends and Family Days. All of the meetings with Lollichop (and with the rest of the Antwerp girls also :-)) were awesome fun filled adventures.
And Lollichop herself? Boy, does the girl look lovely, smile cute and hit hard! The perfect example of a nice derby girl 🙂
Despite of the difficult things on your way, you manage to keep smiling and spread the derby love in your own cute cuddling joyful way.
You are a very special, loving girl and I hope we get to meet a lot and have much more weird/fun/exciting happenings!
Hi Lovely Chop !
NRG wish you a Happy Birthday and a great year full of derbylooove !
We hope to see you again soon.
My dear girl Lolli Chop.
On behalf of the Rockcity Rollers I wish you a very happy birthday. You are the first person ever to invite us for a mixed training and we never felt more welcome than that first time in Antwerp. I can’t imagine you having a bad day ever, because you run the team with so much love and enthusiasm. And you even have more love to give to all the teams across Europe. Always with a smile. We hope to receive much more cuddles from you in the future and remain learning from your PMA!
Lots of love,
you know the true meaning of sharing the derbylove!
I don’t even think I got to celebrate your previous bday with you, but here we are, 1 year later and look at us now (full of wrinkles and bruises ;p). A lot can happen in one year, a lot has happened in 1 year and a lot of those things are mainly thanks to you. For me personally you’ve made it possible to find a sport I truly adore, where I can be myself and live out my biggest frustrations (hence the wanting to be a n°4 ;p). You make me feel like being part of a team and I can’t help but feel proud of all the things we’ve accomplished (all of us Dolls!). You like to be in control (some things don’t change over the years ;p), but from now on you can take that as a compliment. Because we simply wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you. Passionate, dedicated, loving and caring, but oooh so fierce on skates. Daaaaaaamn girl, those signature moves of you sure make me flirt with that -out-of-bounds-line (I said ‘flirt’, not going out!) #ghehe. You’re one of the most versatile skaters on our team and not only am I proud of OLRD, I’m proud of you (even if it’s not my place, I STILL AM! :p). You took some big steps this year and it looks like 2011 might be your year, our year, taking over THE WOOORLD #evil laugh! I hope you know I’m truly grateful for every single little thing that you do for me, for us and we’re gonna make sure you’ll have the best time this weekend (VIP BABY!). Because that’s how we roll, derbystyle!
One Love Roller Dolls
Voor ons ben je onmisbaar. Als het nodig is vinden we misschien wel iemand anders die in uw plaats kan rolschaatsen. Misschien is er ook nog wel iemand te vinden die even slim de groep kan leiden. Iemand die de boel georganiseerd houdt, alles in de gaten houdt en opvolgt, tja als het moet kunnen we dat wel.
Maar die glimlach van je, die ons zegt ‘ik ben een vriendin waar je kan op rekenen’. Hoe zouden we zonder kunnen?
One Love Roller Dolls – coach