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Join WCR at Batting for Boobies this Sunday, Oct. 13, at Slugger's World Class Sports Bar in Wrigleyville as they team up with the Busted Foundation, an organization that raises money to directly offset costs for breast cancer patients a...
Join WCR at Batting for Boobies this Sunday, Oct. 13, at Slugger's World Class Sports Bar in Wrigleyville as they team up with the Busted Foundation, an organization that raises money to directly offset costs for breast cancer patients and survivors. Sluggers is donating the use of the entire upstairs with two bars, four batting cages (one for WCR!), arcade games including pop-a-shot and skeeball, live music and its famous dueling pianos. Although adult beverages will be served, including special pink Jello shots, the entire family is welcome to spend an afternoon at this lively event. Click here for more info and for ticket information.
about 3 hours ago
The Hellions had a blast last Sunday getting dolled up and taking head shots for some of our newest skaters. For those of you who don’t know, Short Temper isn’t just a fabulous derby player – she is also an excellent ph...
The Hellions had a blast last Sunday getting dolled up and taking head shots for some of our newest skaters. For those of you who don’t know, Short Temper isn’t just a fabulous derby player – she is also an excellent photographer! This season has been a fantastic growing season for the league as we have recruited 10+ fantastic new skaters, many of which will make their bout-debut this Saturday, October 12th against the Babes of Wrath at Rollarama. Be sure to visit our “Active” skaters page to read up on all of your favorite Hellions and Herculadies and get to know these fantastic ladies. Are you interested in becoming a Hellion and joining one of the fastest growing sports in America? Be sure to check out our last recruitment event of the season on Sunday, October 13th from 7-9 at Rollarama and learn how roller derby can change your life!
about 23 hours ago
Ghouls Gone Wild: October 20th Bout Details That’s right, it is going to be one crazy evening of Ghoulish fun to help support GLSEN and their Safe Space program.  The ApocaLips have taken a win this season and the DracuLadies have...
Ghouls Gone Wild: October 20th Bout Details That’s right, it is going to be one crazy evening of Ghoulish fun to help support GLSEN and their Safe Space program.  The ApocaLips have taken a win this season and the DracuLadies have two, take a guess who wants to take this one. Join us rink side for $10 or upgrade to a seat rental for $5 dollars at the door to watch the carnage in comfort. Visit Brown Paper Tickets to buy your tickets online now! Event: Ghouls Gone Wild Date: October 20th 2013 Time: Doors at 6PM Crazy at 7PM Place: Hyde Park Roller Magic 4178 Albany Post Road Hyde Park NY 12538 Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets About Our featured Charity GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network mission is to ensure that every member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Every Student Deserves a Safe Space GLSEN’s Safe Space Kit is a collection of resources for educators to create a positive learning environment for LGBT students. It contains a 42-page guide that provides concrete strategies for supporting LGBT students, including how to educate about anti-LGBT bias. It also comes with Safe Space stickers and posters to help students identify supportive educators. GLSEN Hudson Valley offers training specific to the creating Safe Spaces to schools throughout the Hudson Valley. Visit their website at glsen.org for more information and ways to get involved.
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Bay Area, Atlanta and Rat City round out the participants in Milwaukee. Toronto Roller Derby’s CN Power continued the compelling international story at the 2013 WFTDA playoffs tangling with Melbourne, Australia’s, Victorian Roller Derby ...
Bay Area, Atlanta and Rat City round out the participants in Milwaukee. Toronto Roller Derby’s CN Power continued the compelling international story at the 2013 WFTDA playoffs tangling with Melbourne, Australia’s, Victorian Roller Derby in the fifth place game at the final divisional tournament. Although CN Power ran out of steam in the second half of the game, the narrative for the weekend had already been set. It began with a major upset over Sacred City on Friday, followed by a stunning game against perennial powerhouse Atlanta before another tough upset over Boston assured Toronto of a surprising top six finish. It was yet another remarkable finish for one of the three Canadian teams in WFTDA’s Division 1, and arguably, the best performance by a Canadian team at this year’s Big Five. Montreal finished 4th in their division, but did so mostly based on a fairly clear path to the final four on account of their 2nd seed in the tournament. Word on the track is that Montreal was probably closer to the 6th or even 7th best team in their division (with Rose City, at least, and even Arch Rival performing better than they did). Terminal City’s performance was also one for the ages: stunning upsets over Tampa and New Hampshire guaranteeing a three-spot jump on their ranking. But Toronto went one further with the win over Boston, and their performance in a loss against Atlanta was arguably the best game played by a Canadian team during this year’s playoffs. Read Lex Talionis’s Sacred vs. Toronto game recap for Derby News Network (featuring photos by Donalee Eiri). It has been a remarkable turn around for Toronto this season, but one that has been coming for some time, and one that shouldn’t be too much of a surprise for the astute followers of the Canadian game. Over the past three years Toronto Roller Derby has worked hard to develop its base, and is now a league brimming with talent at every level. The farm team D-VAS has consistently finished in the final four of every version of the Fresh and Furious tournament. Similarly, since a 2-3-4 finish at the 2011 Beast of the East, ToRD house league teams have been consistently near the top of that tournament as well, with at least one team in the top three in the last three years. Finally, ToRD’s travel B Team, the Bay Street Bruisers, have been turning heads as well, especially since a 2012 RDAC Eastern Championship tournament victory. They have gone 8-1 in 2013 against consistently solid competition on both sides of the border, are clearly the top B Team in the country, and have even earned a spot in the discussion of the top teams in the country. So with such a strong and well-developed base propping it up, this CN Power turn around has been in the works. Read Beck Wise’s Atlanta vs. Toronto game recap for DNN (featuring photos by Donalee Eiri). After a somewhat inconsistent start to the year (for a example, a phenomenal performance in a loss to mighty Ohio was followed by a stunning upset loss to Rideau Valley at this year’s Quad City Chaos), CN Power slowly began to turn it around and build toward this weekend’s peak performance. Arguably, it all started with a thrilling showdown against rivals the New Skids on the Block in Montreal in April. A game that saw them compete for about 40 minutes, before the big-game experience of Montreal kicked in and the Skids pulled away late. That was followed by a tight game against another much higher ranked opponent in Cincinnati, and finally the playoff-clinching 2-point victory against Bleeding Heartland. As a team, Toronto has flown under the radar for the past few seasons, lacking the visibility that Montreal and Vancouver have enjoyed, but after this weekend, it has to be believed that this will no longer be the case. Toronto’s depth pushed it to success this weekend, but there were outstanding individual performances as well. At the top of the heap were Nasher the Smasher and Dyna Hurtcha. Long one of Toronto’s top blockers, Nas
8 days ago
SALEM, OR--The Women's Flat Track Derby Association drew the Championships bracket at the close of the last Division 1 Playoff. The four playoff winners--Gotham, Bay Area, Texas and Denver--have all earnt a first-round bye, while se...
SALEM, OR--The Women's Flat Track Derby Association drew the Championships bracket at the close of the last Division 1 Playoff. The four playoff winners--Gotham, Bay Area, Texas and Denver--have all earnt a first-round bye, while second- and third-place winners face a play-in round. read more
9 days ago
SALEM, OR--Bay Area were firmly in control from the outset, putting up a commanding 95-1 lead during the first quarter, and while Atlanta were able to gather themselves and control their penalties in the latter part of the game, that ear...
SALEM, OR--Bay Area were firmly in control from the outset, putting up a commanding 95-1 lead during the first quarter, and while Atlanta were able to gather themselves and control their penalties in the latter part of the game, that early lead proved insurmountable and Bay Area secured a first-round bye at November's WFTDA Championships with a 233-106 win. read more
9 days ago
SALEM, OR--Rat City (#3) took to the track against (#4) Detroit in the 3rd place playoff at Salem, with both teams hungry to take the win and head to Championships in Milwaukee next month. read more
SALEM, OR--Rat City (#3) took to the track against (#4) Detroit in the 3rd place playoff at Salem, with both teams hungry to take the win and head to Championships in Milwaukee next month. read more
9 days ago
The Hellions want YOU (yes, you) to join us! Are you interested in roller derby? Tempted to strap on a pair of skates and see what you’re made of? Or maybe you are interested in becoming one of the many officials who make roller de...
The Hellions want YOU (yes, you) to join us! Are you interested in roller derby? Tempted to strap on a pair of skates and see what you’re made of? Or maybe you are interested in becoming one of the many officials who make roller derby possible? Join us on Sunday, October 13th from 7-9PM at Rollarama in Schenectady and learn everything you need to know about getting involved. *NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY*  Just bring yourself and a positive attitude and we will teach you everything you need to know! WHAT? The Hellions of Troy’s last recruitment event of the 2013 season. WHERE? Rollarama Skating Center at 2710 Hamburg Street in Schenectady WHEN? Sunday, October 13th from 7-9PM WHY? Why not? Flat track roller derby is the fastest growing sport in America – join the roller derby revolution and become part of a community that will change your life for the better. Women over 18 can join as skaters. Both men and women over 18 can join as referees, officials, and volunteers. If you have an awesome attitude, the Hellions have a place for you! Comment on this post for more information or contact us at hellionsrecruitment@gmail.com
9 days ago
SALEM, OR--The all-international fifth-place bout was spectacularly evenly matched in the first half, with several lead changes and a halftime score of 75 apiece. But the Australian side ran away with it in the second half, outpacing Tor...
SALEM, OR--The all-international fifth-place bout was spectacularly evenly matched in the first half, with several lead changes and a halftime score of 75 apiece. But the Australian side ran away with it in the second half, outpacing Toronto 133-49--with those points mostly limited to power jams--to take the win 208-124. read more
9 days ago
The penultimate consolation game at Salem was for 7th place, with #6 Boston taking on #7 Sacred. Boston had just come off a loss to #10 Toronto the day before, while Sacred lost to #8 Victorian. While Sacred put up a good fight to start,...
The penultimate consolation game at Salem was for 7th place, with #6 Boston taking on #7 Sacred. Boston had just come off a loss to #10 Toronto the day before, while Sacred lost to #8 Victorian. While Sacred put up a good fight to start, penalties and foul outs mounted; Boston came away with the win – 309-151. read more
9 days ago