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February 2011 Newsletter
Vol 6 Issue 2

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Featured Events
Bouting Events
League Announcements
Upcoming Events
Opportunities with RCR
 

WARNING: RCR Derby Fever Expected to be Highly Contagious this Year!
Coliseum Crowd

2011 is off to a great start! We couldn't ask for a better turnout at our first-ever Rose City Rollers Home Team season opener! Over 4,000 people were in attendance for our Memorial Coliseum debut. And, of those in the audience, about 40% raised hands when asked whose first time it was at a bout. Hell yeah - that is phenomenal. The season opener was played in a scramble format, with four 30-minute bouts. Last season's standings determined which teams would play one another. The final outcome of the season opener was:

2011 Season 6 Standings:
1. High Rollers: 1-0
2. Break Neck Betties: .5-.5
3. Heartless Heathers: .5-.5
4. Guns N' Rollers: 0-1

The High Rollers may be ranked #1 at the moment, but the competition is fierce! You won't want to miss any of the action this year!
Heartless Heathers

Heartless Heathers Pummel the Thrill Kill Kittens at their Friday Night Scrimmage Fundraiser

The final score: Heathers - 180, Thrill Kill Kittens - 100. Thank you Cadavers, Cherry City Derby Girls (Salem, OR), and Cruzroom Bar for a kick-ass evening. Looking forward to February 5th when the Heathers take on the #1-ranked High Rollers!

Featured Events

 

Betties' 6th Annual Valentine's Day Party!!

Saturday, February 12th 9pm-12am @ Kelly's Olympian

Betties Vday Party

Break Neck Betties know how to throw a party, especially when it comes to dressing in red for our annual Betties Valentine's Day Party at Kelly's Olympian. Great food, drinks, bands, burlesque, and beautiful ladies are our trademarks. So all you hepcats and pretty kittens mark your calendars and and be there or be square!! Burlesque performances by Baby Le Strange and Hai Fleisch. Band performances by The Angry Orts, Search Party, and Night Surgeon

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Heathers' 6th Annual Anti-Valentine Party

Saturday, February 26th 8pm-1am @ DUMHO 1432 SE 2nd Ave (corner of SE 2nd and Hawthorne, near OMSI)

Heathers, Spanking and Dancing, oh my!
$7 suggested donation at the door. 21 and over.

A night to remember...or wish you didn't. Love 'em or leave 'em with a night with your favorite cold-hearted ladies, the Heartless Heathers, at DUMHO (short for Down Under the Madison Hawthorne Overpasses) for their 6th annual fundraiser. The party comes complete with a full bar, music, dancing on a skate-able floor and the notorious games and attractions that have made these parties go down in infamy - ala the Spanking Booth,'Kiss Off' Booth, Human Wheel of MISfortune and more!

Learn More on the Events page.

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Bouting Events

 

Wheels of Justice vs. Detroit Derby Girls

Friday, January 28th 8pm @ Oaks Park Hangar

On Friday, February 4th, RCR's All-Star travel team, The Wheels of Justice, take on the Detroit Derby Girls in a WFTDA sanctioned bout at the Hangar at Oaks Park! Rose City is ranked #4 in the fiercely competitive West region, and Detroit is ranked #4 in the North Central region, so this will be a clash of the titans. Fans, this is your chance to see derby played at a national caliber level!

Parking is free! Please note, sitting trackside puts you within feet of the action but also places you at higher risk of involvement in a skater collision. Arrive early enough to make seating arrangements you are comfortable with.

Tickets are $14.00 for General Admission. $20.00 for Rockstar guaranteed seating
ROCKSTAR SEATING is SOLD OUT. GA seating is still available!
Doors open at 7pm, the bout commences at 8pm.

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High Rollers vs. Heartless Heathers

Saturday, February 5th 6pm @ Oaks Park Hangar

The high-stakes High Rollers and the ice queens of the Heartless Heathers will battle it out in the second intra-league bout of the 2011 season. This 2011 season is sure to be filled with all the hard-hitting roller derby action fans have come to expect from Portland's toughest athletes. Most home league games are played at the Hangar at Oaks Park, where RCR fans enjoy in-your-face skating!

Parking will be free for this event! Please note, sitting alongside the track puts you within feet of the action and places you at higher risk of involvement in a skater collision. Arrive early enough to make seating arrangements you are comfortable with.

Tickets are $14.00 for General Admission. $20.00 for Rockstar guaranteed seating
Doors open at 5pm, bout starts at 6pm.

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RCR 4x4 vs. Rat City - Sibling Rivalry!

Saturday, February 19th 5:30-9pm @ Key Arena in Seattle, Wa

Saturday, February 19th, take a road trip up to Seattle to show your hometown pride at the RCR 4x4 vs. Rat City. Rose City's 4 home teams travel to Key Arena in Seattle to take on Rat City's 4 home teams. Teams will be playing based on their respective home team rankings from the 2010 season and include:

Derby Liberation Front vs. Break Neck Betties
Throttle Rockets vs. Guns n Rollers
Grave Danger vs. Heartless Heathers
Sockit Wenches vs. High Rollers

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster for $12-$45.25. Learn More and purchase tickets on the Events page.

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Season Passes - Get 'Em While They're Hot!

Rockstar and General Admission passes for the 2011 Season are avaiable NOW through the Rose City Rollers online store.

With this year's season pass you gain entry to 20 regular season bouts PLUS admission to the 2011 WFTDA Western Regional Tournament hosted right here in Portland!! 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)
  • 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
  • 8/13-15 Portland (WOJ) vs. Boston Derby Dames/AOA/Rat City/Oly Rollers @ 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. Rainy City @ The Hangar
  • 12/2-3 Rose City Rookie Bouts @ The Hangar

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PORTLAND - Home of the 2011 WFTDA Western Regionals!

September 23-25th @ Memorial Coliseum

Bridgetown Brawl

The Rose City Rollers will be hosting 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 WFTDA Championships.

More info coming soon!

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League Announcements

 

Floor it!


Floor it!



YEAHHHHH! The new track is on its way but "C'mon FANS". we still need your help! Contribute $20 or more today to the Rose City Rollers Floor it! campaign, and have your name proudly displayed on the ginormous poster hung at the bouts as well as on the RCR website. Get your family, co-workers and friends to sponsor a block of tiles! Just click here, and help us be a part ot RCR 2011 history!

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Three New Draftees

In a recent draft, the Guns N' Rollers picked up Guts and Bolts, Scald Eagle and Supa Sixpack while the Heartless Heathers added Wetback Attack to their lineup! Congratulations ladies!

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2011 WOJ Derby Workshop Series - What a Line-Up!
Multiple dates

2011 WOJ Boot Camp

Portland's Wheels of Justice are hosting 6 different boot camps January through June. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from these amazing skaters. Space is limited to 20 per camp so contact Scratcher In The Eye asap to register.

  • 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.

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Upcoming Events

Looking Forward:

  • 3/4-6 Wheels of Justic at Wild West Showdown II in Bremerton, WA
  • 3/10 Home Team Draft
  • 3/12 Wheels of Justice Workshop - Blocking Skills
  • 3/18 Break Neck Betties vs. Tacoma's Femme Fiannas
  • 3/19 Guns N' Rollers vs. High Rollers

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 volunteer@rosecityrollers.com. 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 sixth 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 sponsorship@rosecityrollers.com.

Charitable Opportunities

We will soon be accepting applications for 2011 charities. Stay tuned to www.rosecityrollers.com 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 www.rosecityrollers.com

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