Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hellions Living Social Deal: Frequently Asked Questions

How to use your Living Social Voucher at any one (1) of our 2013 Home Bout Dates and more Frequently Asked Questions

 + Present LivingSocial voucher at the door to redeem. You can print the voucher yourself or present a smartphone with the LivingSocial app. We will have a list of people who purchased the voucher at the door.

+ Living Socials are good for any one home bout: April 13, October 12, or November 9. Admission to the September 21 Annual Charity Home bout is FREE for all spectators.  If you purchased multiple vouchers, you will be able to use one each per bout.

+ Doors open at 7pm. First whistle at 8pm. Bouts are about 1.5 hours long.

+ Bouts have not historically sold out, but come early to get a good seat. We offer trackside seating (first come, first serve) and standing room. Fans can also bring their own chairs to guarantee seating.

+ If you purchased a Merch credit with your voucher, that credit is only good for Hellions merch (not Rollarama snack bar).

+ Have more questions? Contact us: or by giving us a call: 518-578-4730

Thank you to all who purchased a Hellions of Troy Roller Derby ticket voucher is March 2013!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Check out men's roller derby in Albany tonight

Can't make it to the Hellions bout in Rochester this weekend? It's ok - I forgive you, I guess... but you can make it up by checking out the Capital District Men's Roller Derby (aka Capital District Trauma Authority (CDTA)) bout this weekend at the Washington Avenue Armory.  This bout is a double header with the Albany All Stars, who are taking on the women's team from Connecticut.

While the Hellions are taking on Roc City in a WFTDA sanctioned bout, CDTA will take on Connecticut’s Death Quads for some MRDA action!

The last time CDTA went head to head the Death Quads (ranked 13 in MRDA as of Feb 2013), the Death Quads come out victorious over the Trauma Authority (ranked 15 in MRDA as of Feb 2013).  CDTA is looking for a home win this time around.

The bout will take place at Washington Ave Armory in Albany this Saturday March 23rd.  Doors open at 5 p.m., with the first whistle starting the bout at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and $4 for kids under 12.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hellions head out to Rochester for a roller derby weekend

This weekend we are headed out to Rochester to take on Roc City Roller Derby.  It's a double header bout, more roller derby than you can shake a stick at!

Roc City B-Sides vs. NHRD Queen City Cherry Bombs @ 6:00 PM 
Roc Stars vs. Hellions of Troy @ 8:00 PM
Gordon Field House @ RIT -- Doors @ 5:00 PM

I totally love their bout art work!

Our last full length bout against Roc City was in 2011 against their B-Team , a close game! Hellions 85 - Roc City 92.  This time we're sending the Hellions for a sanction bout, which will count towards our WFTDA ranking.

I actually missed that game that year (I think I was on vacation?).  The last time I was in Rochester was for roller derby was for a newbie scrimmage with the Utica Roller Girls in 2010!  I think it was one of my first away scrimmages.  I specifically remember being afraid of one of their really tall skaters, GWAR (who still plays, I see).  I described her as "7 feet tall" in my blog post about the scrimmage, hahaha.  We will see if that is actually the case.

That weekend I drove out to Rochester with Kitty P and Reading Rambo and we stayed at Kitty's house.  The next day we went to the Lilac Festival.  It's one of my most fond roller derby field trip memories.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Derby roadtrip to see Mid-Hudson Misfits

Me, Lilly, and Jez
On Friday night I took a little roadtrip to Oneonta with Jezibelle N Hell and her kiddo Lilly (aka my sidekick) to check out the Mid-Hudson Misfits first game ever!  They were hosted by the Oneonta Roller Derby's Derailing Darlings.  I've been out to their venue (Interskate 88) a couple other times for their bouts, including their first one against Central New York (CNY).  I really love all the strings of lights they hang from the ceiling at the venue!

The bout was fun - not a very fast level of play, but I still saw team work and basic strategy.  Oneonta was pretty aggressive with their hits and their jammers liked to go one-on-one with the other jammer.  The Misfits were down by about 70 points at halftime, but they started the second half strong.  Oneonta wasn't ready to give up their big lead, though.  I recall Squirrel Jam having a crazy awesome power jam - it was awesome!!  There were definitely a couple confusing points with too many people in the box.

The Misfits came to our practice a couple weeks ago to scrimmage, so there were lots of faces I recognized on the track.

Squirrel Jam, Ophelia Knockers, Tetta Vendetta, Square Broot

I have known Square Broot (I love her name!!) and Ophelia Knockers since I started playing roller derby!  I was really happy to see them play!  I also saw Miranda Wrights back on skates (yay!) and hung out with Pushup Zebra and Hispanic Attack.

The only bummer was the ride home -- snowstorm!!  Some people say Jezibelle is a crazy driver...but she definitely knows how to drive in the snow.  But then once the snow was clear - I'll admit... she's pretty crazy.  Overall, great roadtrip down I-88!
ahhh -- snow storm! (or are we going warp speed?)

And lastly... enough of my crappy iphone photos... make sure to check out Hispanic Attack's photos on facebook!
Photo by Hispanic Attack

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Roller Derby Living Social Deal!

Did you see this in your inbox this morning?  The Hellions of Troy are offering a LivingSocial deal this week!  Check it out here:

It's a great deal -- basically two for one tickets or you can save by getting a deal with a merchandise voucher (good for any Hellions of Troy gear - like t-shirts (not valid at Rollarama's snack bar - sorry!)

  • $15 ($30 value) for two adult roller derby tickets and $10 to spend on merchandise 
  • $10 ($20 value) for two adult roller derby tickets 
  • $8 ($16 value) for two kids' roller derby tickets and $10 to spend on merchandise 
  • $3 ($6 value) for two kids' roller derby tickets

Next Home Bout: Saturday April 13

Mark your calendars! A month from now we'll be back at Rollarama Skating Center for an action packed Saturday night!  Our B Team, the Herculadies, take on our friends from Plattsburgh - the North Country Lumber Jills!

The Herculadies came out on top the last time our teams met in a full length bout, last year on June 16 (Herculadies 157 - Lumber Jills 12).  The teams are well matched and the Jills are a super super fun team to play (and even more fun at the afterparty!!!)  Hope to see you April 13!

Going to our bout?  Say so on Facebook!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Photos from March 2 bout

Check out some photos from our March 2 season opener against the Green Mountain Derby Dames (Burlington, VT).  I was actually home sick with the flu for this bout - bummer :(

Hellions and Green Mountain lined up to start a jam.
Photo by Sean Childs

Baby Nuclear lined up as the Hellions jammer, sporting a hockey helmet and bandana - intimidating!
Photo by Sean Childs
Check out more photos by Sean Childs on his facebook:

Another photographer, Bob Donlon also took some shots are our bout.  You can view his photos on his smugmug page:

While we didn't win the bout, it was still a good time and a learning experience for the Hellions.  We had a packed house -- a great start to our season!  Thank you to everyone for coming out. 

Lastly, one special thing about this bout: it was our first WFTDA sanctioned bout! When we play other charter teams from WFTDA leagues we are able to be ranked amongst the other WFTDA leagues in the world.  I think we need to play one more ranked bout before we are eligible for rankings.  Anyway, even though we lost, it was really awesome to see our name on the WFTDA website after the bout.
Final score: Green Mountain 228 - HoTRD 110.