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Derby After Dark: Roc Stars vs. Hammer City

Roc Derby - Monday, December 05, 2016

As the 2017 Season approaches we are reflecting back on some of last season's bouts. In this episode of Derby After Dark, the Roc Stars take on Hammer City in their Home Opener of 2016. 

Derby After Dark SE02 Ep02-HD 720p from 33U Productions, LLC on Vimeo.

Fall CO-ED Scrimmage!

Roc Derby - Friday, September 30, 2016

Join us for our CO-ED Fall Scrimmage on Sunday, October 9th from 2pm - 4pm at the House of Bruise! It's only $5 for spectators and for participating non-RCRD skaters. As a fan, this is a perfect opportunity to catch some off-season derby action for cheap, as a skater - this is a great opportunity to skate with folks that you may not usually get a chance to skate with!

SKATERS:
Please fill out the google form by 10/7 if you plan on skating! If for some reason this form is giving you trouble, send our Facebook page a direct message with your derby name, legal name, WFTDA insurance number, and league affiliation.

SPECTATORS:
Just show up to the House of Bruise to watch!

***Skaters: you MUST fill out the form or send us a private message by 10/7. Please try to do this ASAP if you are interested***

2016 Season - More Bouts

Roc Derby - Monday, March 21, 2016

2016 Season - Even More Bouts!!

The 2016 season is already under way, but we've still been hard at work adding more bouts to our schedule! Here's 5 more dates you can add to your calendar!!

Announcing Three More Home Games!

May 7th at the Genesee Valley Park Sports Complex (GVP), come see our next Double Header when Providence Roller Derby comes to town:
Our Roc Stars take on the Rhode Island Riveters in game 1, and then our B-Sides go head to head against the Killah Bees!

June 4th at GVP, the Black Diamond Rollers will visit from Elmira:
Come see our B-Sides take on BDR's Dolls of Destruction!

August 20th at GVP, Enchanted Mountain Roller Derby makes the trip from Olean:
Our B-Sides will go head to head against EMRD's Hellbilly Heartbreakers!

We also have two more away bouts to announce!

May 22 in Downington, PA against Brandywine Roller Derby:
Roc Stars vs the Belligerents
B-Sides vs the Brawlers

July 16 in Ithaca, NY against the Ithaca League of Women Rollers:
Roc Stars vs the SufferJets

Be sure to check out the full schedule here! We hope to see you all in the stands!!

International Womens Day

Roc Derby - Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Happy International Women's Day!!

Celebrated all over the world, International Women's Day recognizes and honors women's achievements, promotes women's rights and advocates for gender equality. This year, the UN's official theme is Step it Up for Gender Equality, shining a light on the fight for equal rights for women across the globe, be it in the workplace, in politics or just in daily life.

Roller Derby is a shining example of these ideals. Since its resurgence in the early 2000s, modern roller derby has been spearheaded by strong, independent women. It has also taken a stand in the fight for gender equality - not just for women, but for all people, regardless of their gender identity. In fact, roller derby's primary governing body, WFTDA, recently updated their gender policy to be more inclusive, allowing skaters to self-identify, broadening its rules to allow gender-expansive people to skate and pledging to make sure all its leagues provide environment that is welcoming and inclusive to all genders.

If you've been reading our weekly #RCRDSkaterSpotlight stories, you may have noticed a theme in why so many of our skaters love Roller Derby. All of our members recognize the bond that develops among derby players - the feeling of acceptance, of being part of a family. This feeling exists even though our members come from such diverse backgrounds and lifestyles. RCRD finds its members in every walk of life, from college students to professionals to stay-at-home Moms, from artists and musicians to video gamers to hikers and even bikers. We have skaters who have been life-long athletes and others who joined just to try something new and get in shape, skaters who can wear a size 0 and others who pop culture would deem "overweight". Despite the diversity, there is a sense of acceptance - that everyone is equal, regardless of their hobbies, age, gender identity, body type or natural ability. All that matters is how they perform on the track.

This acceptance is not unique to our league. Across the world, roller derby leagues grow around that same sense of family and equality. Roc City Roller Derby is proud of its skaters and of all the women across the world who have fought so hard to make Roller Derby what it is today - a giant international family.

So from our family to yours, have a wonderful International Women's Day!






2016 Season Sneak Peak

Roc Derby - Saturday, January 30, 2016

2016 Season Sneak Peak!

We're busy putting the finishing touches on our 2016 schedule, but we already have a handful of bouts for you to check out!

First and foremost is our 2016 Home Opener!!

March 19 at the Bill Grey's IcePlex, come watch this Dazzling Derby Double Header:
Our Roc Stars take on the Hammer City Roller Girl's Eh! Team to start the evening, and then our B-Sides go head to head against Ithaca's BlueStockings!

We also have several away bouts locked in, with more on the way!

March 6 at Riverworks in Buffalo, NY, against QCRG:
Roc Stars vs the Lake Effect Furies
B-Sides vs the Subzero Sirens

March 12 in Cincinnati, OH against CRG:
Roc Stars vs the Black Sheep
B-Sides vs Violent Lambs

April 2 in Portland, ME against MRD:
Roc Stars vs Port Authorities

April 30 in Cleveland, OH against Burning River:
Roc Stars vs Burning River All-Stars
B-Sides vs HazMat Crew

May 13-15 in Kitchener, ON (CA) at Beaver Fever:
The Roc Stars have entered the Beaver Fever tournament and will play 3 bouts over the weekend!

June 11 in Columbus, OH against the Ohio Roller Girls:
Roc Stars vs Ohio Roller Girls All-Stars
B-Sides vs Gang Green

Stay tuned as we announce more over the coming weeks..

RCRD Presents - Summer SLAM!

Roc Derby - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Saturday, June 13...

RCRD Presents:

Summer SLAM!

Come watch our Roc Stars take on Queen City's Lake Effect Furies in our last home bout of the season!

Game 2 will be between two of our Home Teams, as the 5-H8-5's look to protect their undefeated season against the Rottenchesters!

Pre-sale tickets are available now, both online or from your friendly neighborhood RCRD member:
$10 for General Admission (will be $12 at the door)
$5 for Kids (ages 5-12)
Children under 5 admitted for free!

If you're 18 or over and want to sit track-side, just bring a chair!
Track-side space is limited, so get there early to stake your claim - DOORS OPEN @ 5pm!

NOTE: This game will be played at the Genesee Valley Sports Complex - the same building as the Ice Rink, which has been drained for the summer.

Tickets Available Here!

Join the event on Facebook!

RCRD Presents - Crash Course

Roc Derby - Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Saturday, May 16...

RCRD Presents:

CRASH COURSE!

Come watch our very own B-Sides take on Port City Roller Derby's Breakwall Bombshells in this Derby Double-Header!

Game 2 will be between two of our Home Teams, as the Midtown Maulers go head-to-head with the 5-H8-5's!

Pre-sale tickets are available now, both online or from your friendly neighborhood RCRD member:
$10 for General Admission (will be $12 at the door)
$5 for Kids (ages 5-12)
Children under 5 admitted for free!

If you're 18 or over and want to sit track-side, just bring a chair!
Track-side space is limited, so get there early to stake your claim - DOORS OPEN @ 5pm!

Tickets Available Here!

Join the event on Facebook!

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!

THANKS, D&C!

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: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/sports/columnist/2015/03/18/roller-derby-rochester-women-roc-city-roller-derby/24950379/

Saturday, November 22nd RCRD Fundraiser at Charlie's

Roc Derby - Saturday, February 08, 2014

Saturday, February 22 10a-2p
Charlie's 
1843 Empire Blvd in Webster
Stop by for lunch and a portion of sales go towards RCRD!  
https://www.facebook.com/charlieswebsterny


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!

AND SO MUCH MORE!

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?  http://www.rocderby.com/bout-tickets/rcrd-season-tickets

Any questions, just e-mail the Ticket Queen at rcrd.tickets@gmail.com.

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