Everyone out there probably knows how much we love Roller Derby and the incredible community surrounding it. Over the last decade we’ve watched this sport grow from scrappy DIY beginnings to filling arenas across the country and we can’t be more proud to be such an integral part of the derby family. As part of this community we feel it’s our duty to get the word out about derby events and to encourage all our customers to support this incredible sport and all those involved in it. So, here’s my list of derby events happening in the next couple weeks. There’s even the first Roller Derby bout in Puerto Rico! Get out there and support your local derby teams! Tell ’em BPT sent you.
Friday, September 23
2011 Fall Down Mix Up – Castle Rock, Colorado 60 skaters, from leagues across Colorado coming together for this night of Mixed up derby fun. Kids 12 & under are always free. Don’t miss the after party at “Jerry Street Grill & Bar” where you can meet and mingle with your favorite derby girls!
Saturday, September 24
Arizona Derby Dames 2011 Banked Track Roller Derby Championship – Phoenix, Arizona
It’s season 6 for the Arizona Derby Dames all girl roller derby league. For 2011, the Arizona Derby Dames are again bringing banked track roller derby to Phoenix, Arizona.
Cheyanne Capidoll Stars vs. Laramie Naughty Pines Roller Derby – Cheyanne, Wyoming Cheyenne Capidoll Stars are bringing Laramie’s Naughty Pines to Cheyenne’s home rink for a wild evening of hits, fishnets, booty blocks and skinz. You do not want to miss this!!!
Cowtown Butchers vs. Sioux City Kornstalkers – Riverside, Missouri The boys in brown and red have some harvesting to do! Catch all the exciting Men’s Roller Derby Action in the final home bout of the year for the Cowtown Butchers at River Roll Skate Center in Riverside.
Desert Dolls Roller Derby – Joon Cleavers vs. Shotgun Shirleys – Phoenix, Arizona Don’t miss the Desert Dolls Roller Derby season opener and watch our newest team the Joon Cleavers hit the track for the first time against the Shotgun Shirleys.
Iron Range Maidens Smack to School Bout – Coleraine, Minnesota Come watch the Iron Range Maidens take on the Chippewa Valley Roller Girls, all the way from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Bridges Kinship Mentoring in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
Minnesota Men’s Roller Derby – Season 3, Bout 1 – Saint Paul, Minnesota Minnesota Men’s Roller Derby unveils a new 3rd team. Lead by veteran experience from both previous home squads, Team 3 looks to kick off the season with a big win vs the seasoned Destruction Workers squad.
O-Town Derby Dames vs A’Salt Creek Roller Girls – Ogden, Utah O-Town Derby Dames will take on the A’Salt Creek Roller Girls of Casper, Wyoming. This will be the first time O-Town will take on A’Salt Creek Roller Girls.
A’Salt Creek Roller Girls are the first league to begin roller derby in Casper.
Roller Derby Double Header – St. Peters, Missouri Women’s flat track roller derby is alive and well in and around the St. Louis area…and the fever is spreading.In the first bout watch members of the St. Chux Derby Chix All Star squad team up with other roller girls from all areas of Missouri and beyond. COMO Derby Dames, River Valley Roller Girls (AK), Springfield Roller Girls and Cape Gireardeau Roller Girls will participate in a great mash-up spectacular! Headlining this evening’s festivities you will see SCDC’s up and coming developmental team, the Hell’s Belles, go head to head with St. Louis ARRG’s third travel team, the Rookie Rivals.
Come out and enjoy an evening filled with hard hits, fishnets, fun and laughter.
San Diego Roller Derby – San Diego, California San Diego Roller Derby Starlettes vs. Ventura County.
The D-Town Crew vs. Slaughter House Derby Girls – Littleton, Colorado Be there as the D-Town Derby Crew takes on the Greeley Slaughterhouse Girls! These two teams will compete in for the first time at Fun City. Don’t miss out on a night of jam-packed fun with food, drinks and great halftime entertainment!
Bath City Roller Girls Home Opener – Mount Clemens, Michigan The Bath City Roller Girls take the track in their first bout of the season at their new home Gibraltar Trade Center North! Watch some hard hitting derby action as we proudly show off our fresh meat in their first bout.
Central Vermont Roller Derby & Burlington Bombers – Barre, Vermont Central Vermont Roller Derby Presents TWIN CITY RIOT VS Burlington Bombshells. Men’s Roller Derby Exhibition.
Chattanooga Roller Girl’s Fall Brawl – Chattanooga, Tennessee Chattanooga Roller Girls vs. Columbia Quad Squad.
Connecticut RollerGirls September Double Header! – Woodbridge, Connecticut Stepford Sabotage v. New Hampshire Roller Derby and Yankee Brutals v. Rideau Valley Roller Girls. All the roller derby action you can handle – two games for the price of one! Don’t miss it!
Gotham Girls Roller Derby League Level 1 – Bushwick, New York Learn to skate from the Gotham Girls Roller Derby coaches! If you are new to skating and roller derby, have been off skates for 12 months or longer, or are recovering from injury, this is the class for you. Classes will cover land drills for general fitness, roller skating basics, and intro roller derby skills. You must have your own skates, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, helmet, and mouthguard. No skating skills are necessary, but you must be able to make it around the track without holding on to walls or people. Women and men are welcome at this non contact class!
Hudson Valley Horrors – Hyde Park, New York Brrraaaaaiiiinnnnnsssss! The city has become overrun with the living dead and HVHRD invites you to witness the assault on the undead in “Zombie Assault,” HVHRD’s zomBsquad vs. Assault City’s Battery Brigade! Assault City will come locked and loaded to take down the brain eating zomB’s. Fail to destroy the brain and that may be your last mistake!
Legends of the Trip and Fall – Mount Pleasant, Michigan Central Michigan Roller Derby’s Mountain Town Mayhem are hosting the Brighton Roller Dollz for CMRD’s 2011-2012 SEASON OPENER and FIRST HOME BOUT!
Lehigh Valley Rollergirls vs. Star City – Schnecksville, Pennsylvania Don’t miss the action when the Special Vixens Unit (SVU) of the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls take on the Star City Roller Girls out of Roanoke, VA. The bout is at Independence Family Fun Center in Schnecksville.
Mass Attack Roller Derby presents Cutcakes vs. Bleeding Hearts – Taunton, Massachusetts This time it’s the bloodthirsty, malicious Bleeding Hearts, going up against the sickeningly sweet but cruel Cutcakes in what promises to be an intensely brutal game you won’t want to miss!
Slam In September – Battle Creek, Michigan Girls so tough, they eat nails and drink diesel! Roller derby at its finest! Don’t miss this double header. The first bout features the Battle Creek Cereal Killers in their first bout, taking on the Jack Town Derby Girls of Jackson. The second bout will feature their sister team the Black Heart Maidens of Barry County versus the Derby Dimes of Ann Arbor. This is entertainment at its finest! Spills, thrills, falls, and brawls! Bruises, contusions, black and blueses! Be there!
Stick A Fork In It! – Florence, Kentucky Come join the Black n’ Bluegrass Rollergirls for the last home bout of the season as they take on the Gem City Rollergirls and the Southern Illinois Rollergirls!
Tropic Terrors Derby league & Pinkys presentan: 1er torneo de Roller Derby en PR – Carolina, Puerto Rico Invitadas especiales Dixie Derby girls desde Huntsville Alabama en 1er torneo de Roller Derby en PR. En este evento estaran participando equipos locales y jugadores independientes.
Sunday, September 25
The Alamo City Rollergirls vs. Springfield All Stars – San Antonio, Texas The Alamo City Rollergirls Vs Springfield All Stars. Come and cheer on your Las Tejanas!
Detroit Derby Girls Motor City Disassembly Line vs. Naptown Warning Belles – Livonia, Michigan See the Detroit Derby Girls’ Motor City Disassembly Line take on the Naptown Warning Belles at Riverside Arena.
Richland County Regulators vs. Low Country Highrollers – Columbia, South Carolina
Richland County Regulators vs. Low Country Highrollers and Bad Compnay vs. Low Country Highrollers’ Bruised Betties.
Roller Derby Bout: TaTa Take Down III – Fort Meyers, Florida The Fort Myers Derby Girls will host their final home bout of the 2011 season at Bamboozles Skating & Events Center (formerly Generations Skating Center) against the Bradentucky Bombers. A portion of the proceeds from the bout will benefit the Lisabet Anna Buesing Foundation helping young, single mothers with breast cancer.
Schoolyard Brawl – Orlando, Florida Summer is over and the Orlando Psycho City Derby Girls are back and ready to brawl. Take a lesson at the school of hard knocks with the Arkham Assailants, the Serial Thrillers, and the Sunnyland Slammers and see who gets schooled! Only one team will rise to victory!
Image Courtesy of the Letters For George Blog.