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RCRD in the News - March 2015

Roc Derby - Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Rochester's Democrat & Chronicle has done a wonderful story on RCRD, which can be found on their website, here!

It's a great look at who we are and what we do, with a bit of our history, a description of how the game is played and a few interviews with some of our members, which offer insight to why we play. Be sure to check it out!


Special thanks to Victoria Freile, who not only wrote the piece, but also donned a pair of skates, helmet and pads to refresh her childhood skating skills! You can read her personal thoughts on the experience, as well as her memories of skating as a kid, here.

Direct Link to the article:


Roc Derby - Friday, January 09, 2015

The 2015 Travel & Home Season schedule is out! These dates may change, and new ones may be added, so Check Here for the most current schedule!



3/21/15Haters vs. Rotties / RocStars vs. CT Rollergirls

4/18/15 >Now 4/19/15Rotties vs. Maulers / B-Sides vs. SCAR

5/16/15: Maulers vs. Haters B-Sides vs. Port City

6/13/15: TBD


3/7/15: RocStars @ Queen City (Buffalo, NY)

3/22/15RocStars & B-Sides @ DC (played in Buffalo, NY)

3/28/15RocStars & B-Sides @ Providence (Providence, RI)

4/11/15RocStars @ Tri-City (Waterloo, ON, CA)

4/25-26/15: RocStars @ Southern Discomfort (Columbia, SC)

5/8-10/15: B-Sides @ Beaver Fever (Waterloo, ON, CA)

5/9/15RocStars @ Ithaca (Ithaca, NY)

6/6/15B-Sides @ Enchanted Mountain (Olean, NY)

6/27/15RocStars @ Killamazoo (Kalamazoo, MI)

7/11/15: RocStars @ NEO (Akron, OH)

Remember, these dates may change, so Check Here for the most current schedule!

Saturday, November 22nd RCRD Fundraiser at Charlie's

Roc Derby - Saturday, February 08, 2014

Saturday, February 22 10a-2p
1843 Empire Blvd in Webster
Stop by for lunch and a portion of sales go towards RCRD!

2013-14 Season Passes Now Available

Roc Derby - Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Attention, awesome RCRD fans: 2013-14 Season Passes are available NOW!

 What does a Season Pass get you?

  1. - Guaranteed admission to all nine home bouts of the 2013-14 season!
  2. - Early entry to the bouts!
  3. - Exclusive RCRD merchandise!
  4. - Two free general admission tickets for your friends!
  5. - The undying love and devotion of everyone involved with Roc City Roller Derby!
  6. - All the exclamation points you can eat!


Suicide Season Passes are $162, and General Admission Season Passes are $81 -  a 10% savings over normal prices!

Where can you go to take advantage of this awesome deal?

Any questions, just e-mail the Ticket Queen at

RCRD featured in 2013 ROC Pride Games

Roc Derby - Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Rochester is gearing up for ROC Pride 2013, and something new is being added to the mix: this July, Rochester will host the first annual ROC Pride Games, a weekend full of LGBT-friendly sporting events. And highlights of the ROC Pride games include special July 19 and July 20 roller derby bouts, both featuring Roc City Roller Derby!

Roller derby is no stranger to the LGBT community. With teams like the Vagine Regime, roller derby’s first queer team, and full blogs dedicated to roller derby-related LGBT causes, this sport has paved the way for acceptance. Roller derby’s governing body, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), has been in the forefront for transgender inclusion in women’s sports. “Being in these games made sense for Roc City Roller Derby,” says Justine Pruss, president of Roc City Roller Derby and a skater and coach who goes by P.F. Bangs on the track. “Roller derby is an open and accepting community, and we want to showcase our own league’s acceptance of all lifestyles during ROC Pride.”

RCRD’s participation in the ROC Pride games is comprised of three action-packed bouts. On Friday, July 19, its the Ruby Red Skates team vs the Yellow Brick Rollers -- both teams comprised of RCRD skaters -- in a ROC Pride spotlight event titled “Somewhere Over the Painbow: Friends of Dorothy.” Doors open at 7 p.m. and the expo match begins at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, July 20, RCRD Roc Stars and B-Sides take on the Green Mountain Derby Dames (Vermont) and the Crown City Rollerz (Cortland), respectively, in "Somewhere Over the Painbow: Wizard of Oz-some". “Green Mountain is a fierce team. This is sure to be the Roc Star’s best bout of the season,” says Asa Clubs, coach of the Roc Stars. Doors open at 5 p.m., with the first whistle at 6 p.m.


All of RCRD's ROC Pride games will be held at the Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex on MCC’s Brighton Campus and will benefit the Gay Alliance of Genesee Valley.

Tickets are now available for purchase.

RCRD Announces New Home: Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex

Roc Derby - Friday, April 05, 2013
Roc City Roller Derby is excited to share that we have new venue for this Spring's home bouts: the Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex! We can't wait until April 13, 2013 and our first official bout in our new home. We hope you'll help us roll out the welcome mat at "Pac Attack!"

2013 Travel Season Dates Announced

Roc Derby - Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Roc City Roller Derby is pleased to announce its Spring 2013 Travel Season dates*:

  • 2/23AWAY:  Roc Stars @ Dominion Derby Girls (VA Beach, VA)

  • 3/23 HOME at RIT Gordon Field House: Roc Stars vs. Hellions of Troy;  B-Sides vs. NHRD Queen City Cherry Bombs
  • 4/13 HOME: Roc Stars vs. CNY All-Stars
  • 4/20 AWAY: Roc Stars & B-Sides @ CT Rollergirls (New Haven, CT)


  • 5/4 HOME: B-Sides vs. SCAR
  • 5/11 AWAY: B-Sides @ CNY Wonder Brawlers (Utica, NY)
  • 5/11 AWAY RocStars @ Ithaca Sufferjets (Ithaca, NY)
  • 5/25 AWAY: B-Sides @ Port City Roller Derby (Oswego, NY)
  • 6/15 HOME: Roc Stars & B-Sides vs. Hudson Valley Horrors Roller Derby

 Season passes are available here.

*All dates subject to change.

February 18th 2012 | Year of the Dragon | Dome Arena

Roc Derby - Friday, January 27, 2012
Year Of The Dragon
Saturday February 18th
Doors at 5pm 
6pm: B-Sides vs Word (Worcester, MA) 
Proceeds to benefit: 
Catholic Charities Community Services 
Halftime Band: Roarshark

2012 Travel Season Seating Chart

Roc Derby - Friday, January 27, 2012
Check out the new seating chart for the 2012 Travel Season! We offer three levels of seating:
A. Suicide Seats: aka "First Row," on the floor & closest to the track. Only ages 18+ in these seats, please.
B. Floor Seats: NEW! aka "Second Row," still on the floor directly behind Suicide Seats.
C. General Admission: aka "Bleacher Seats," up off the floor with more of a broad, "bird's eye" view.
Tickets are available here color coded by location!

2012 Extended Travel Season Tickets Now Available

Roc Derby - Monday, November 28, 2011

The excitement of the Roc City Roller Derby Travel Season is continuing on! 

Spring 2012 Extended Travel Season 

Saturday Feb 18th - double-header
Location: Dome Arena

March 24th - Roc Stars
Location: RIT

April 14th - double-header
Location: Dome Arena

May 19th - B-Sides
Location: Dome Arena

June 2nd - double-header
Location: Dome Arena

RCRD will be bringing rougher and tougher opponents, and now is your chance to catch every minute of roller derby action! Season Passes for the extended travel spring season will get you into 5 bouts from February to June. (Dates and Locations TBA). 

Passes will be available for pickup at our first bout February 18th.

The home season, featuring our 3 home teams --The 5-H8-5's, Rottenchesters, and Midtown Maulers--will return in September."