How did you get into derby?
I loved roller derby since childhood. I was shown a Wanna Be ad in the 614, and it was over!
Who inspires you?
First and foremost my mother. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without her. (Subtle shout out!) My teammates are my derby heroines. There are A LOT of others..you know who you are, and I’m grateful on a daily basis for each and every one of you!
What is your sports background?
Volleyball, basketball, and track. Oddly, in track I was a sprinter and threw shot put..
How/why did you pick your derby name?
My sister came up with my name. It’s a double play on my legal name, Nicole. I like the connotation of “Cold and Deadly”, plus every grade school classmate with a head cold or allergies pronounced it “NiCOLD” anyways.
Do you have a favorite or signature move?
Not falling or hurting my teammates!!
How has derby impacted your life?
Wow..after rewriting this about 4 times, I just need to say it’s had positive effects on every level. Physically (with the exception of actual injuries!), mentally, emotionally, and socially, I have exponentially benefitted from a sport I adore.