Hickey Ricardo

Hickey Ricardo


Pronouns: she/her/hers



Board of Directors

In what year did you start playing roller derby?


Is there a story behind your name?

I love Lucy is one of my favorite shows, and Lucille Ball is an icon. Plus her relationship with Desi Arnaz always reminded me of my parents when I was younger.

Did you have any previous athletic or skating background before starting roller derby?

Roller derby is my first sport. Although I did dance for 15 years.

Tell us about your gear!

Getting a visor with my helmet was one of the best gear decisions I’ve ever made! I used to regularly get hit in the nose/face and even got a concussion during the game from another player’s helmet making contact with my face.

We all end up in the penalty box at some point. Which penalty is your favorite and why?

I definitely don’t have a favorite penalty but the one I get called on the most is forearm because I use my upper arms to track jammers while blocking.

What’s your favorite Orlando theme park ride?

Rise of the Resistance in Galaxy’s Edge.

What’s your favorite Orlando activity that isn’t a theme park?

Eating! There’s so many amazing restaurants in Orlando. Besides that, all of the independent markets that occur on weekends where small businesses gather.

Everyone loves restaurant recommendations. Which Orlando area restaurant would you tell people to check out?

There’s way too many to choose from, and it really depends on the type of food you want. Some of my favorites are Soco, Juju, Maxine’s on shine, and Thai house.

Into which Hogwarts house would you be sorted?