Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Next home bout: Saturday June 4

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/169033

Schools out for summer! Celebrate the beginning of summer with the Hellions of Troy and the Skyland Roller Girls in the first home bout of the HoTRD summer season. The theme of the bout is “School’s out for Summer!”, so come dressed in your favorite sock-hop gear and ready to celebrate in true 1950s schools-out fashion.

We’re transcending several decades with this bout: a 1950s theme, a sport that became popular in the 1970s, and fans who will witness real-deal modern derby action.

Coming out of our Winter/Spring Season with five wins out of six bouts, we are excited to be hosting The Skyland Roller Girls, an established all-female flat track roller derby team based in the NJ Skylands Region. Half-time entertainment will be provided by The Sunny Side of the Street Band and we'll keep the party rolling after the bout with an after party down the street at D’Angelo’s Play by Play for food and drinks.

Lmbr Timber Onu
We'll be donating a portion of the profits from this bout to Lori Aid, to help Lori, aka Lmbr Timber Onu #88 of Emerald Coast Roller Derby, as she recovers from a severe domestic violence attack. For more information: http://www.facebook.com/LoriAid

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Hellions invade New Jersey

Drivin' down to NJ today!
Today we are heading down to New Jersey for a double header with Suburbia Roller Derby against The Garden State Rollergirls.  It's the Battle of the Bridge: NY vs. NJ!

It should be an easy ride downstate. It should be about a three hour drive.  The bout is a double header, so we'll be playing late and getting done late - so most of us are staying the night - Hellions party!!

This is the last game of our Winter*Spring 2011 Season, which ended up being 6 bouts in total instead of 5 (we played Utica in April).  We've had a great season so far and every team we played was amazing! We also introduced quite a few new girls this season.

With the end of this season, we're headed right into the summer season!  Our next home bout is Saturday, June 4 against the Skyland Roller Girls.

Friday, May 13, 2011

My one year bout-aversary

The bout flyer from last year - May 8, 2010.
I can't believe I missed my one year bout-aversary!! That is to say, my very first roller derby bout one year ago: May 8, 2011 against the Utica Rollergirls!

Since then, I have played so much derby! I joined the Hellions in September 2009 - I am almost a two year veteran of the team.

Looking back, I have played in 10 bouts total, plus Empire Skate Showdown on Long Island last September.  WOW! My "record" is four losses and six wins.  Not bad :)

Tomorrow, when we play Garden State, it will be my 11th bout.

One other interesting thing is that tomorrow, my boyfriend, "Massacre", who refs for the Hellions but also plays for the Capital District Men's Roller Derby league, will play in his first bout ever!