Friday, April 13, 2012

This Saturday: Capital District Men's Roller Derby home bout

Capital District Men's Roller Derby returns to the capital region (I mean, they never left, they've just been playing away bouts) TOMORROW in a double header with the Albany All Stars.  Albany closes down their 2011-2012 season with a bout against Roller Derby Manchester.

CDMRD takes on the Burlington Bomb Quads from Burlington, VT.

The last time CDMRD played at home was April 2011. Read my bout recap here:

See you this weekend at the Armory!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Photos from Hellions vs CNY March scrimmage

Last month, the Hellions invited Central New York Roller Derby over to Rollarama for a friendly scrimmage! We had a great time, and it's always inspiring to watch how well CNY's skater gel together.

Happily, Hispanic Attack also joined the ladies of CNY for their roadtrip, camera in hand! Here are some of my favorite shots from the evening by Upstate New York's premier roller derby photography.

Full set here:
Hispanic Attack on Flickr:
Hispanic Attack on Facebook:

Lehman Smothers and I attempt to hold back Farmer's Slaughter

Kitty made be little, but she takes up a lot of space on the track!

Shockratease on the jammer line against recent CNYRD transfer Addy Rawl.

Disharmony on last defense!

Epic Kate-tastrophe finds her way through the pack.  ZOOM!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Next home bout: Saturday April 28

Online tickets:
We played Providence Roller Derby's Killah Bees last March -- and we are ready for a rematch!

And here's something we are excited about: Nanny's Double Dutch League (recently featured on will be joining us for our halftime show!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Hellions at Troy Night Out

Last week, new Hellion Darla Vader organized a Hellions flyering crawl of Troy Night Out. First stop, of course: X's to O's Vegan Bakery.

Sweet treats:
It was a beautiful night in Troy, as always.  We made a ton of stops, including a stop at Anchor no 5 Boutique, where we ran into Kevin Marshall, who graciously took a stack of flyers from us - Troy WHAT.

We ended our night at with a visit to Collyde at Wheels and Gears on River Street. Great Troy Night Out!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hellions of Troy vs Assault City bout recap

This is the first thing I saw in the parking lot when I arrived at Rollarama before the bout on Saturday, March 17:

Hilarious! At that point I knew the girls from Assault City were going to help us have a great time that night.
Hellions warming up!
The Hellions hadn't played Assault City since 2009, but a few of us had been out to their mixed scrimmages in Syracuse. It was tough to know what to expect from this team, besides knowing they were fun girls.  Turns out, they were also tough skaters as well!

At the half, the Hellions were down 59 - 83. We managed to close the gap down to a final score of 160 Assault City to 154 Hellions. We picked it up the 2nd half but fell just a little short. Awesome game against our friends from Syracuse - looking forward to a rematch in July-on their turf this time!

Here are some of my favorite pictures from the bout by Hispanic Attack:

Epic Kate-tastrophe going in for the hit - right on the money.
Pork Slap jammin'.  Luci D. Dream calling lead jammer!
Hellions booking it to the front of the pack to stop the jammer.

Oh hi, it's me, Short Temper!

The Hellions take on Assault City again this summer on July 7 in Syracuse.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Would ya look at that!

The local derby-sphere is buzzin' because it was recently announced that the Capital District Trauma Authority is headed down to SUNY Purchase on April 21 to take on the New York Shock Exchange in a double header with Suburbia.  Taking a closer look at the poster... well hey!  Isn't that Lehman Smothers!  Yup yup yes it is!

Anyway, you know I'll be headed down to Purchase on 4/21 to catch the derby action. At 6pm, the guys from the New York Shock Exchange battle it out with the Capital District's Trauma Authority. Then at 7:30pm, the ladies of the Suburban Brawl host Bleeding Heartland (#13 in WFTDA's North Central region). Tough guys, fast girls, cupcakes, plenty of parking, and Purchase College's huge, shiny gym.

New Hellions head shots are now live on our website!

Earlier this year we had a super fun photo shoot with Dino Petrocelli at this studio in Albany. Special thanks to Stiletto Salon who spent the day with us helping to make us all look gorgeous!

2012 Hellions of Troy with photographer Dino Petrocelli
Photo by Dino, Hair/Makeup by Stiletto Salon
Head over to our website to check out everyone's new headshot, plus brand new bios for some of our new girls:

Here are some outtakes from the day (all photos from my phone, hair/makeup by Stiletto Salon):

Epic Kate-tastrophe and Darla Vader

Coach Roarshock
FunGor brought cookies - yum yum yum!
Me and Zandy! We spent all day purring and acting like cats.