Rose City Rollers
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Rose City Rollers News Blast
May 2010 Newsletter
Vol 5 Issue 5

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Featured Events
Bouting Events
Upcoming Events
Opportunities with RCR

Semi-finals for the home teams are right around the corner, but in the meantime, we have some great travel team and junior derby bouts to look forward this month. Our all-stars, the Wheels of Justice, have moved up in the 1st quarter Western WFTDA rankings to 4th place! This month we'll see them bout against both #5, Rat City Rollergirls and #3, Rocky Mountain Rollergirls. Don't miss the action!

In other exciting news...Rose City has a new blog to check out (here) and Brutal Beauty, Tales of the Rose City Rollers, the Rose City Rollers documentary, has been sweeping up awards at film festivals! In the past two weeks, it's won Festival Director's Choice Award (Best of Show) at Indie Spirit Film Festival in Colorado and took top honors at Crossroads Film Festival in Mississippi. Big congrats to Chip Mabry and the Rose City Rollers!

Featured Events


Battle for the Coast

Sat. - Sun., May 1-2nd at Ventura County Fair Grounds

The Axles of Annihilation are participating in the 2010 Battle for the Coast roller derby tournament on May 1-2 in Ventura, CA.

This year's battle will feature 10 of the best teams from up and down the west coast in a two-level tournament. For additional details, click HERE.

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Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls Fundraiser

Thursday, May 6th 6pm at Buffalo Gap

RockNRock Camp for Girls Eat, drink, and be merry! The Rose City Rollers partner with Buffalo Gap to raise funds for Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls. From 6:00pm-8:30pm, 50% of the proceeds will go to the Girls' Rock Camp, and from 8:30 on, it's 10%. Live band, no cover! More information here.

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Bouting Events


Wheels of Justice vs. Rat City Rollergirls

Saturday, May 15th 5:45pm at Portland Expo Center

WOJ vs. Rat City

Sibling Rivalry! Rose City Rollers' Wheels of Justice host the Rat City Rollergirls of Seattle, Washington in a WFTDA sanctioned bout at the Portland Expo Center. Rat City is ranked 5th in the WFTDA Western Region and will be scrapping it out to try and beat Rose City. Tickets are $16 for General Admission, $20 for Rockstar guaranteed seating. Doors open at 5pm, bout starts at 5:45pm. Plus, look forward to a special scrimmage between a mixed-up group of Rose City players: Team Good Kids vs. Team Bad Kids.

Roll Out & Roll In

Sunday, May 16th 9:30-1:30pm at Kay's

ROLL OUT of bed & ROLL IN to Kay’s for breakfast with the Wheels of Justice! Join the Wheels from 9:30am to 1:30pm, just $12 gets you your choice of veggie biscuits and gravy or frittata, hashbrowns or cinnamon roll, and a PBR, bloody mary, or mimosa PLUS one raffle ticket! Prizes included signed Wheels of Justice pictures and a PBR Long Board, to name a few. Also prize for best pajamas!

Wheels of Justice vs. Rocky Mountain Rollergirls

Friday, May 21st 8pm at Oaks Park Hangar

Rose City Rollers' Wheels of Justice host the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls of Denver, Colorado in a WFTDA sanctioned bout on Friday, May 21 at 8:00pm in Portland, OR at the Oaks Park Hangar. Rocky Mountain Rollergirls are ranked 3rd in the WFTDA Western Region, so expect a close, edge-of-your-seat game! For more information and to buy tickets go here. Tickets are $14 for General Admission. Doors open at 7pm, bout starts at 8pm.

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Axles of Annihilation vs. Dropkick Donnas

Saturday , May 22nd 6pm at Skateland in Olympia, WA

The Axles of Annihilation, Rose City's Jr. All Star team, takes on one of Oly Roller's home teams, the Dropkick Donnas, in a double header at Skateland in Olympia, WA. Don't miss a minute of this one! Info here.

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Rose Buds vs. Kitsap Derby Brats

Sunday, May 23rd 1pm at Oaks Park Hangar

Come see Rose City Rollers' teen junior roller derby team, the RoseBuds, battle the Kitsap Derby Brats of Port Orchard, WA in an informal scrimmage - $5 at the door. Doors open at 12pm, event starts at 1pm. Concessions will be available.

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Community Involvement


Derby Daze 2010

Fri. - Sat., 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. Sign up for updates and find out more information here. DerbyDaze

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Upcoming Events


Learn More on the Events page.

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Featured Sponsor

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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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