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June 2010 Newsletter
Vol 5 Issue 6

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Featured Events
Bouting Events
Upcoming Events
Opportunities with RCR

Who are you rooting for, Rose City? With the home season coming to a close this month, stakes are high. Since January, we've watched each bout come down to the wire. The semi-finals and championship place our favorite teams head to head for the title. It's anyone's guess who will come out on top. If you need a little help deciding where to place your bets, check out our blog for a rundown of each of our home teams here. Or, weigh in on our fan forum page here.

The best part about season 5, dear Rose City fans, is that it doesn't end on June 19th at the Championship. We've packed in twice as much bouting action this year! Come back to the Oaks Park Hangar this summer for all-star bouts between the Wheels of Justice, the Gotham Girls, Rat City, and the Bay Area, and for Derby Daze, an entire weekend of derby fun.

Make sure to check out the newest addition to our website, featuring a skater of the month. Get to know Cher the Pain and Sol Train!

Featured Events


Rose Buds Junior Derby Summer Camp

Mon.-Fri, July 12-16th 10am-2pm at Oaks Park Hangar

It's time for summer camp! Not your usual week of kumbaya, camp Rose City Rollers style is for any girl interested in learning roller derby and for current junior roller derby skaters.
With a focus on basic skills, drills, strategy, teamwork, exercise, nutrition and more, your 12-17 year old will be taught by Rosebuds coaches and Rose City guest skaters.Bring current and valid USARS insurance and skates, mouth guard and pads. At $50 a skater, it's a steal! Check back for more info here.

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Pre-Meat Bootcamp

Thursday, July 15th 6:30-8:30pm at Oaks Park Hangar

Wanna be a rollergirl? Learn to skate with the Rose City Rollers July 15 - August 8, 2010. More details in the Tryouts area under Pre-Meat Bootcamp Summer 2010. Make sure you pre-register and then join us July 15th to start your days of makin' meat (Fresh Meat, of course).

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Fresh Meat Tryouts

Thursday, Aug. 12th 6:15-8:30pm at Oaks Park Hangar

Wanna play for the Rose City Rollers? Show us what you got! This is your opportunity to join our competitive training program! Details about our tryout process and all you need to know about becoming a Rose City Roller derby skater is on our Tryouts FAQ page. Be at the hangar early enough to get your paperwork filled out and your gear on!

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Bouting Events

RCR Season 5

Season 5 Semifinal 1

Friday, Jun. 4th 8pm at Oaks Park Hangar

First Place Heartless Heathers take on fourth place Guns N Rollers. Can GNR upset the Heathers' cadaver cart to earn a spot in the Championship bout? Tickets are $14.00 for General Admission. Doors open at 7pm, bout starts at 8pm.

Season 5 Semifinal 2

Saturday, Jun. 5th 6pm at Oaks Park Hangar

Second Place High Rollers will face off against third place Break Neck Betties at the Hangar. This one is sure to have you on the edge of your seat! Tickets are $14.00 for General Admission. Doors open at 5pm, bout starts at 6pm.


Saturday, Jun. 19th 5:45pm at Portland Expo Center

This is it, what you've been waiting for all season - the Championship Bout! Who will come out on top with bragging rights for Season 5? See not only the top two teams battle for the glory, but the consolation bout between the underdogs, scrapping it out for 3rd and 4th. No team will leave without a ranking! Tickets are $16.00 for General Admission. Doors open at 5pm, bout starts at 5:45pm. Get your tickets soon, here.

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Wheels of Justice at the East Coast Extravaganza

Fri.-Sun., Jun. 25-27th in Feasterville, PA

Founded in 2007 by Philly Roller Girls, the East Coast Derby Extravaganza is a large-scale women's flat track roller derby event featuring a weekend full of competition among teams from across the US and Canada. Two rinks will house full-length, regulation bouts between all-star teams of WFTDA member leagues, while one additional rink will host half-hour challenge bouts between travel teams not participating in WFTDA action, as well as home teams and Extravaganza-special teams composed of players from across the derby world. That's three rinks of simultaneous derby action! If you find yourself on the East Coast this summer and want to cheer on the Wheels of Justice, purchase tickets HERE.

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Community Involvement


Rock 'N' Roll for Choice Skate-a-thon

Saturday, Jun. 26th 6-8pm at Mount Scott Skating Rink

Join fellow Planned Parenthood supporters, members of the Rose City Rollers and DJ Tigerstripes for a night of skating, music, food and cool raffle prizes. Open to all ages! $12.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door will get you skate rental, food and raffle entry. Mount Scott Skating Rink is located at 5530 SE 72nd Ave. To purchase tickets, go here.

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Roll with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Sunday, Jun. 27th 5-7pm at Oaks Park Roller Rink

Skate for another great cause! The Rose City Rollers have teamed up with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to bring you this event. $15 gets you skates, one slice of pizza, a 12 oz. soda, and your name in a door prize drawing. Purchase tickets here or at the Championship bout at the Portland Expo Center on June 19th.

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Derby Daze 2010

Aug 27-29th at Oaks Park Hangar

Mark your calendar! We're planning this summer's jam-packed derby weekend retreat right here at the Oaks Park Hangar. Don't miss the bouts on Saturday: the Axles of Annihilation will be strutting their stuff and Atomic City will take on Lava City. Sign up for updates and find out more information here.

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Upcoming Events


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

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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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