Rose City Rollers
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Rose City Rollers News Blast
December 2010 Newsletter
Vol 5 Issue 12

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In This Issue:

Featured Events
Bouting Events
Community Involvement
Sponsor of the Month
Upcoming Events
Opportunities with RCR

Happy Holidays, Rose City Roller Fans! Get your Rockstar and General Admission passes for the 2011 Season in the Rose City Rollers online store. All season pass prices are ON SPECIAL through 12/25/10- so get yours before Christmas to receive the reduced price! Prices will return to the normal, full price after December 25th. Season passes make a GREAT gift that keeps on giving throughout the year!

What do you get with your season pass? Entry to 20 regular season bouts PLUS admission to the 2011 WFTDA Western Regional Tournament!! You'll also receive special invites to RCR events and a limited edition t-shirt - get your season pass at the RCR store today!

2011 Season Dates (well at least most of them)
  • 1/15 Season Opener Scramble @ Memorial Coliseum
  • 1/29 Home Season Game 1 (GNR/BNB) @ The Hangar
  • 2/4 Portland (WOJ) vs. Detroit Derby Girls @ The Hangar
  • 2/5 Home Season Game 2 (HR/HH) @ The Hangar
  • 3/19 Home Season Game 3 (HR/GNR) @ The Hangar
  • 4/2 Home Season Game 4 (HH/BNB)@ The Hangar
  • 4/23 Portland vs. Rat City Rollergirls' Home Teams @ Memorial Coliseum
  • 5/13 Portland (AOA) vs. Salt City Derby Girls @ The Hangar
  • 5/14 Home Season Game 5 (HR/BNB) @ The Hangar
  • 5/20 Portland (WOJ) vs. Texas Rollergirls @ The Hangar at Oaks Park (P6)
  • 5/21 Home Season Game 6 (HH/GNR) @ The Hangar
  • 6/3-4 Semi-Final's Scrambles @ The Hangar
  • 6/18 RCR 2011 Championships @ The Expo Center
  • 8/13 Portland (WOJ) vs. Boston Derby Dames @ The Hangar
  • 8/27 Portland (AOA) vs. Treasure Valley Rollergirls @ The Hangar
  • 9/23-25 2011 WFTDA Western Regional Tournament @ Memorial Coliseum
  • 11/5 Portland (AOA) vs. TBD @ The Hangar
  • 12/2-3 Rose City Rookie Bouts @ The Hangar

What's NEW in 2011:

New Venue Promises Lots of Excitement!

The 2011 RCR season brings exciting new changes! Some bouts will continue to be held at the Hangar at Oaks Park and the Expo Center while others will be held at our NEW venue -- the Memorial Coliseum! The new location is centrally located and easily accessible by public transportation (Rose Quarter TC MAX station). This indoor arena features a traditional coliseum set up with chaired seating for both Rockstar and VIP ticket holders, and stadium seating for general admission. To review the seating options at the Memorial Coliseum, click here.

Two things to note: parking will be 13 bucks - so park off-site or take transit and there will not be floor seating - but those two things aside, we're hoping you love the new venue!

2011 WFTDA Western Regionals - Bridgetown Brawl

The Rose City Rollers are proud to host the 2011 Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Western Regional Tournament Sept 23-25 at the Memorial Coliseum!!! The weekend will feature the top 10 teams of the Western Region, with the top 3 teams advancing to the Championships.

Win $500!! Hey artists, RCR's needs a logo for The Bridgetown Brawl. Click here for all the logo design competition details.

Featured Events


Floor it!

Floor it!

C'mon FANS! The Rose City Rollers need your help to get a new track for the 2011 season. Your $20 contribution will keep the action and our skaters on the track and out of the sick bay.

Our goal - $30,000.00. We CAN do it--but we need help from you!

DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!!!!!

Contribute $20 or more today to the Rose City Rollers Floor it! campaign, and have your name proudly displayed on the giant poster hung at the bouts as well as on the RCR website. Other giving opportunities are available as well. By clicking here, you'll help us get one step further to a flying start in 2011.

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Fresh Meat Tryouts

Sunday, December 19th 6:15 pm at Oaks Park Hangar

If you are an aspiring derby girl, BE THERE on Sunday, December 19th at 6:15 pm for the official tryouts for the RCR Fresh Meat Program at the Hangar. These tryouts and pre-tryout bootcamps are typically held every 3-6 months. For more information, use the Contact Us form and choose Fresh Meat or have a look at our tryouts FAQ here. Another option if you want to prepare for tryouts, is the RCR Wreckers recreational team. Good Luck!

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RCR Night Out with the Portland Trail Blazers

January 11, 2011 at the Rose Garden Arena

Attention derby fans and addicts! Join the Rose City Rollers on January 11th to watch the Portland Trailblazers take on the New York Knicks! Hang out with your favorite skaters in RCR's reserved section and look for some great giveaways while you cheer on your other home team!

The game begins at 7pm at the Rose Garden Arena. Buy your reserved-section tickets online through the link at password: roller derby. See you there!

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Bouting Events

Rose City Newbies

Rose City Newbies vs. Cherry City Derby Girls

Friday, December 3rd 8pm(doors at 7pm) at Oaks Park Hangar

Newly drafted Guns N Rollers team up with the High Rollers to make the Rolling Stoners, as they take on the Cherry City Derby Girls, a new squad from Salem. Tickets here.

Rose City Newbies vs. Southern Oregon Rollergirls
High Rollers vs. Emerald City Rollergirls

Saturday, December 4th 6pm(doors at 5pm), Double Header! at Oaks Park Hangar

The evening's festivities also include the unveiling of a memorial to Bunny Lepowski, a beloved RCR and High Roller who passed away last season.

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Community Involvement


Chow Down with Us! - High Rollers Fundraiser

Saturday, December 11th 5-8pm at Burgerville, Hawthorne location

On Saturday, December 11th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Burgerville will donate 10% of their proceeds on all the delicious food sold during this time, directly to the High Rollers! We want AS MANY RCR players and you, our fans to join us for all of the burgers, shakes and fries you can stomach. Bring your friends and family! More details here.


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GNR Christmas Extravaganza

Saturday, December 11th 9pm-2am at The Water Heater

Ugly Sweaters and Holiday Cheer

Don't miss the Guns n Roller Xmas party on December 11 at The Water Heater! Bring a can of food for the Oregon Food Bank and get $2 off admission (regularly $7 but $5 with a can of food). Come decked in your ugliest Christmas Sweater. Dance to the DJ spinning awesome 80's music. Games, trivia, raffle with fantastic prizes! CASH ONLY!


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2011 WOJ Derby Workshop Series
What a Line-Up!

Multiple dates

All workshops are run by Wheels of Justice skaters with all proceeds going towards WoJ travel expenses.

  • Each workshops are 2 hours long and cost just $20.00 each.
  • Purchase an all workshop pass for ONLY $100.00 - This price gets you one workshop for FREE!
  • 2 workshops will be held on each day - one from 3pm - 5pm for Fresh Meat and more beginner skaters. The other from 5pm -7pm for rostered home team skaters.
  • Skaters from out-of-town are also encouraged to come.

Boot Camp Dates and Schedule
  • January 22 - Speed and Form
  • February 26 - Footwork and Agility
  • March 12 - Blocking Skills
  • April 19 - Jamming
  • May 28 - Strategy and Teamwork
  • June 11 - Pivot and Communication

INTERESTED??? Contact "Scratcher In The Eye" at to pre-register today.

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Orthopedic and Fracture Clinic

The Orthopedic and Fracture Clinic has been a long-time COMA-level sponsor of the Rose City Rollers.

Since its founding, over 75 years ago, doctors at the Orthopedics & Fracture Clinic have cared for more than 500,000 patients. While technology has changed since 1933, the Mission of the Orthopedic & Fracture Clinic remains the same: "To provide skilled, effective and compassionate orthopedic care, and to maintain the tradition of commitment to the highest professional standards of orthopedic surgery."

The team is fortunate to have Payton A. Haynes, MBA, ATC, OTC - Physician Extender & Athletic Trainer from the OFC on board for any medical issues that may occur. Payton provides coverage for Wednesday scrimmages, home team and all-star team bouts, emergency planning and procedures working with other medical personnel and visiting teams. Payton evaluates injuries and manages appropriate treatment with within OFC. He also coordinates team physician coverage for sanctioned bouts.

Some of the most common derby injuries include:

Knee Ligament and Cartilage, Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (aka Runner's knee), Bursitis in the Shoulder, Knee, and Hip, Shoulder Separations, Fractures (Fingers, Wrist, and Ankle/Lower Leg) and thigh muscle contusions (bruises) and strains, most commonly quadriceps, groin, and hamstrings.

The Orthopedic and Fracture Clinic is located at:
11782 SW Barnes Rd., Portland, OR 97225
Tel: 503-214-5200

Thank you OFC for being a sponsor of the Rose City Rollers and for helping optimize our players peak performance!

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Upcoming Events

Looking Forward:

  • Dec. 1st - 25th RCR Season Tickets on special sale pricing!
  • Dec. 11th High Rollers Fundraiser at Burgerville
  • Dec. 11th Guns N Rollers Fundraiser at The Water Heater
  • Dec. 19th Fresh Meat Tryouts
  • Jan. 11th RCR Night Out with the Blazers

Learn More on the Events page.

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Volunteer Opportunities with RCR

The Rose City Rollers need you! Rose City is currently looking for volunteers to keep our fast-paced, skater owned and operated 501c3 non-profit organization running smoothly. Check out job opportunities here or email us at Not only will you be earning the adoration of 100+ derby girls, but you'll be building valuable resume skills and will receive a tax deduction for your time.


Sponsorship Opportunities with RCR

The Rose City Rollers are proud to offer local businesses a tremendous opportunity to align their brand with Portland's fastest growing all-female sport - roller derby. RCR's fifth season of bringing derby to the masses will offer unprecedented exposure to niche markets for Portland brands. Get in on the action! Check out sponsorship packages and a promo video here or email us at

Charitable Opportunities

We will soon be accepting applications for 2011 charities. Stay tuned to for details on how to apply.

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WFTDA Logo About Rose City Rollers

The Rose City Rollers develop women of attitude, athleticism and passion to play a hard-hitting sport of speed and skill. As pioneers in the rebirth of roller derby RCR continues to foster its growth. The league's goals are to serve our community by empowering women and girls, providing entertainment for our fans and supporting charitable causes. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, formed in 2004, and a founding member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association.

For more information visit

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