How many laps of the Queanbeyan Velodrome do you think a Dishonour Roller can do? Find out and help the Dishonour Rollers fundraise when they hold a Roll-a-thon on Sunday June 16!
All are welcome to come to the velodrome from 10 am to cheer on the skaters as they take on the big banked track. You can sponsor a skater via the GoFundMe website – http://www.gofundme.com/31tyo0 – or by contacting a skater directly.
There will also be a cake stall and sausage sizzle at the Roll-a-thon for hungry skaters and supportive crowds!
Funds raised will help the Dishonour Rollers to cover travel, bout and training expenses. This year they will take on three other roller derby leagues at home bouts as well as participating in regional tournaments.
Take a radical ride back to the 80s with Varsity Derby League as we host a truly truly truly outrageous 1980s roller disco – the SK80s! – at Tuggeranong Basketball Stadium on June 29 at 6 pm.
Whether you lived through the 80s or were born during the 80s, the dance floor will be open to all roller and inline skaters to like, totally, show off their moves and have a chance to win some awesome prizes.
Skaters are highly encouraged to wear their best gear from the era and roll up for a night of all your favourite hits from the 1980s.
Tickets are only $10 plus booking fee via Oztix, free entry for children under 5! See you all there!
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The Dishonour Rollers will be taking part in Canberra’s biggest battle in 100 years SKATE-TURION hosted by CRDL. Hope to see you there!
Saturday 29 June is going to be a totally awesome ride to that most tubular of decades, the 1980s.
That’s right, get out your fluoro lycra, Varsity Derby League is hosting a THE SKEIGHTIES roller disco at Tuggeranong Basketball Stadium at 6 pm on 29 June. Roller and inline skaters of all ages are invited to skate the dance floor to the 80s’ greatest hits.
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For the first time, men in the ACT region will be able to train to play on a roller derby team of their own—not just as referees. Varsity Derby League (VDL), a Canberra-based flat track roller derby league,
men as well as women to play the fast and exciting contact sport of roller derby.
Potential new players—“fresh meat”—are invited to attend one or more free intake sessions on 12, 14 and 19 May 2013 to be held at Woden. The sessions are open to women and men over the age of 18. No previous skating experience is necessary, just a willingness to put in the work it takes to be a roller derby player.
“We’re really excited about this new member intake,” said Jill Wright (AKA Red Hot Jillie Pepper), VDL president. “We knew lots of blokes had gotten together on their own for scrimmages and training, so the league decided forming a men’s team would be a great opportunity for both us and them.”
While predominantly a women’s sport, men’s derby teams and leagues have increased in number over the past few years. “Merby”, as it’s sometimes called, is played on the same track with the same rules.
VDL is also seeking new members and volunteers to train as on-skates referees and non-skating officials. People who can’t or don’t want to participate as contact sport players can be involved with roller derby in this way.
The first free intake session will be held at 2.45 pm on Sunday 12 May at the Woden Indoor Basketball Courts, 13 Irving Street, Philip. New players will need quad roller skates suitable for derby (not figure skates) and protective gear – knee, elbow and wrist pads plus a helmet and mouth guard. Some equipment other than mouthguards may be available to borrow.
In other news, we have dates for wicked awesome bouts for the rest of 2013:
13 July – VDL vs South West Sydney Rockets
3 August – VDL vs Wagga Derby Dolls
26 October – VDL vs South Side Derby Dolls