Rose City Rollers
Rose City Rollers
Rose City Rollers News Blast
November 2010 Newsletter
Vol 5 Issue 11

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In This Issue:

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

Season 6 Rose City Rollers tickets just went on sale November 1st! These season tickets will no doubt, sell out! Hurry up and get yours today, simply by clicking here. This is the best way to ensure that you'll get in to see all of the action throughout the year, as well as special events (including parties, scrimmages, and fan opportunities).

Featured Events


Floor it!

We need new "turf" so our skaters can

Floor it!

Our track has just about had it. And roller derby is dangerous enough without having to worry about what's under your feet. RCR needs your help to get a new track for the 2011 season. Your contribution will keep the action and our skaters on the track and out of the sick bay.

Our goal - $30,000.00. No doubt we CAN do it--with help from you, our fans!

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

Are you an aspiring Derby Girl or know someone who is?

If you are, 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.

  • Skaters transferring from other roller derby leagues should contact us about their options and are welcome to take part in tryouts.
  • For more information, use the Contact Us form and choose Fresh Meat.
  • Due to overwhelming popularity, the 2010 Winter Bootcamp is already maxed out so if you want to prepare for tryouts, consider checking out the Wreckers recreational team.

*The Rose City Rollers' Fresh Meat training program prepares skaters for derby play at the competitive level by providing the skills and conditioning necessary to play for RCR teams. All RCR skaters must participate in the Fresh Meat program before they are considered for a league team draft. Skaters who survive progress through the Fresh Meat program are drafted to become the newest Rose City Rollers players.

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Bouting Events

Sure to be packed with thrills and spills! Don't miss the bouting debut of the next generation of RCR superstars as the newest members of Portland's four home teams play on two mixed teams. Our freshest faces from the Heathers, High Rollers and Guns n Rollers debut their skills on the track at the Hangar at Oaks Park. Three, super-fun Rose City Roller bouts make for an action-packed weekend!

Rose City Newbies vs. Cherry City Derby Girls

Friday, December 3rd 8pm at Oaks Park Hangar

On Friday night watch the 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.

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

Saturday, December 4th 6pm at Oaks Park Hangar

On Saturday, it's a wham/bang roller derby doubleheader! The first bout of the evening features the Heartbreakers team combo pairing the newest Breakneck Betties and Heartless Heathers against Medford's Southern Oregon Rollergirls. Second bout action kicks up with the High Rollers vs. the Andromedolls from Eugene.
Don't delay! These tickets are sure to sell out - get 'em here today!

Rose City Newbies

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Past Bouts


2010 Western Regionals

Rolling on the river
The Wheels of Justice competed at Western Regionals in Sacramento, putting up an amazing fight against some of the best teams in the nation.

  • WOJ defeated Rat City in the first round, but lost to the Oly Rollers in the second round.
  • WOJ missed an opportunity to advance to the Championship tournament losing to the Bay Area Derby Girls.
  • Tournament winners, Oly, Rocky Mountain and B.A.D. advance to the 2010 WFTDA Championship Tournament.
"#4 in the West Trumps #1, North Central" - Wheels of Justice vs Windy City Despite ending up 4th at the Western Regionals tournament, the Wheels of Justice came back to Portland in classy fashion.
  • WOJ took the victory from the #1 seed from the North Central region, the Windy City Rollers 134-89, proving they have what it takes to compete at the championship level.
Slaughter Country Roller Vixens End AoA's Winning Streak The Rose City Axles of Annihilation also closed out their season with a bout against the Slaughter County Roller Vixens of Kitsap Country Washington.
  • AoA had been unbeaten all season, going up against teams from all over the region and winning a few tournaments.
  • The Saints of Slaughter ended the Axles winning streak with a 137-126 victory.

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Community Involvement


2010 WFTDA Championship Tournament - A Viewing Party and Fundraiser for our own Wheels of Justice

Sunday, November 7th 11:30am at Kay's Lounge

Derby Fans! Come watch the 2010 WFTDA Championship Tournament with the Wheels of Justice! Yes it's FREE - Kays will open it's doors at 11:30 am. AND, did we mention it's free? First game begins at noon with the Championship bout commencing at 2:00 pm. Proceeds from the sale of a special beer, TBA will go to Wheels.


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Chow Down with Us! - High Rollers Fundraiser

Saturday, November 20th 5-8pm at Burgerville

On Saturday, November 20th 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 - Live music, hula hoopers, and our own Highhhhhh Rollers!


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Since the 1980s, Aflac has added many new insurance policies, including accident, short-term disability, hospital intensive care, hospital confinement indemnity, lump sum cancer, lump sum critical illness, specified health event, life, dental, and vision.

Aflac pays CASH directly to YOU to spend anyway you see fit. An Aflac Accident Policy will pay if you get hurt – 24/7

Want to learn more?

Our Aflac Agents will be happy to answer your questions. If you want to sign up – Great! If you don't – no hard sell - at least you'll know Quack. Email or call Portland agents:

Mary Thomas – 503-310-7083 or Katherine Ellegood – 503-890-6248

Thank you AFLAC for being a sponsor of the Rose City Rollers!

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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 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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