Rose City Rollers
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Rose City Rollers News Blast
February 2010 Newsletter
Vol 5 Issue 2

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Featured Events
Bouting Events
Opportunities with RCR
Upcoming Events

January was so much fun! Thanks to all of our fans, support staff and skaters! The release of Chip Mabry's Brutal Beauty: Tales of the Rose City Rollers was a smashing success and sold out at its Januray 9th release. Hollywood Theatre offered fans three encore screenings Jan 26-28th so you could get your fill. Still not satiated? Buy a copy of the DVD here.

Another sellout? Our 2010 season opener at the Portland Expo Center! The Break Neck Betties reigned supreme, but, as you know, that can change in a heartbeat. Don't miss the start of our hangar bouts this month!

WFTDA Survey
Who is Roller Derby? Who are our fans? Our skaters? And how do they compare with the rest of the derby world? The Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is rolling out their first-ever comprehensive online demographic survey of roller derby fans and skaters. Help WFTDA and the Rose City Rollers understand the modern roller derby audience. The survey will be launched on February 1, and will close on February 15. It only takes a minute so please stop by here to fill out the survey. Thanks for participating!

Featured Events


Volunteer Mixer

Friday, Feb. 5th 7:30pm at Nightlight Lounge

Volunteer Mixer

Come party! and learn about new volunteer opportunities with the Rose City Rollers at the Nightlight Lounge, 2100 SE Clinton Street, on Saturday, February 5th. If you have volunteered with us in the past and want to learn more about other volunteering opportunities, if you are brand new and want to get a better sense of who the Rose City Rollers are or if you just want to hang out and meet other volunteers and share your volunteering experiences with new volunteers, this is the event for you! Free food and drinks! Meet some of Rose City's leaders! RSVP to See you there!

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Bouting Events


Guns N Rollers vs. the High Rollers

Saturday, Feb. 13th 6pm at Oaks Park Hangar

Bouts 1 & 2

We're back at Oaks Park! This is the first full-length intra-league bout of the season at the Hangar at Oaks Park. High Rollers take on the Guns and Rollers. Such a close match at the Expo Center Season Opener, GNR narrowly won 72 to 67. Who will come out on top this time? Buy tickets here because it will surely sell out! Tickets are $14 for general admission. Doors open at 5pm, match starts at 6pm.

Heartless Heathers vs. Break Neck Betties

Saturday, Feb. 20th 6pm at Oaks Park Hangar

Second match at the hangar, but no less anticipated. The Betties came out on top at the Season Opener last month, beating the Heartless Heathers 78 to 41. It's the ice queens vs the rockabilly divas! Don't miss it! Tickets are $14 for general admission. Doors open at 5pm, bout starts at 6pm.

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Wild West Showdown in Kitsap County, WA

Fri. - Sun., Feb. 26th-28th 6pm at Kitsap County Fairgrounds

The Wheels of Justice are traveling to Bremerton, WA to participate in the Wild West Showdown 2010. This will be the first opportunity to rank in the 2010 season! Twenty four WFTDA leagues will be participating in this derby-filled weekend including last year's National stars, the Oly Rollers. Tickets are only $55 for the whole weekend! Take a trip to root for Rose City!

Wild West Showdown

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Community Involvement


Betties' VDay Party

Friday, Feb. 5th 9pm at Kelly's Olympian


Bands! Burlesque! Hot betties! Want a night of decadence and fun? Lavish yourself at Kelly's Olympian, 426 SW Washington St., to celebrate Valentine's Day in style. Burlesque shows starring: Baby Le'Strange and Itty Bitty Bang Bang. Music from Notes from Underground and Search Party. $5 at the door. Leave your reservations behind! Need more info? Go here.

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Heathers' Anti-VDay Party

Saturday, Feb. 6th 9pm at Hollywood Vintage


Sick of all that syrupy crap? Even out your weekend and come un-celebrate Valentine's day with the Heartless Heathers' annual ragin' anti-Valentine's Day party at Hollywood Vintage, located at 2757 NE Pacific St. (corner of NE 28th and Sandy)! Spanking booth, skateable floor, raffle, human wheel of misforune! Kegs of Ninkasi! Well drinks served up by your favorite Heathers. Send your EX an anti-VD message via video which will be posted on YouTube! Shake Joint, PF Flyers and live karaoke will round out the fun. Costumes are encouraged- the Heathers will be dressed to kill! Arrive before 11pm and get a free pair of sunglasses. $5, be there! More information here.

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Lebowski for Lepowski

Thursday, Feb. 25th 9pm at Laurelhurst Theater

Bathrobes required! The Laurelhurst Theater is featuring the Coen Brothers' film The Big Lebowski on the big screen Thursday, February 25th at 9pm as a tribute to the late Becky "Bunny Lepowski" Verhey and all proceeds go to the Verhey family. This is a time for the derby community to get together to have fun and honor Bunny and the movie she loved, as well as raise a small amount of funds to send to her family in Wisconsin. $5 suggested donation, must be 21+ to attend!

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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

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Upcoming Events


  • Mar. 12 Guns N Rollers scrimmage RCR Hangar
  • Mar. 13 High Rollers vs. Heathers, RCR Hangar
  • Mar. 26 Heathers vs. Emerald City, RCR Hangar
  • Mar. 27 Betties vs. Guns n Rollers, RCR Hangar
  • Apr. 10 Heathers vs. Guns n Rollers, RCR Hangar
  • Apr. 16 WOJ vs. Baltimore's Charm City Roller Girls, RCR Hangar
  • Apr. 17 Betties vs. High Rollers, RCR Hangar
  • May 15 "Sibling Rivalry Mayhem" WOJ vs. Rat City All-Stars and RCR Good Kids vs. Bad Kids, Expo Center
  • May 21 WOJ vs. Rocky Mountain, RCR Hangar
  • May 22 AOA vs. Olympia Prima Donnas at Oly
  • Jun. 4-5 Semifinals, RCR Hangar
  • Jun. 19 Championships, Expo Center

Learn More on the Events page.

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WFTDA Logo About Rose City Rollers

The Rose City Rollers are women of attitude, athleticism and passion playing a hard-hitting sport of speed and skill. They were pioneers in the rebirth of roller derby and continue to foster its growth.

Their goals are to serve their community by empowering women, providing entertainment for their fans and supporting charitable causes. They are a 501c3 non-profit formed in 2004, and a founding member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association.

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