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January 2011 Newsletter
Vol 6 Issue 1

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Featured Events
Bouting Events
Community and League Announcements
Upcoming Events
Sponsor of the Month
Opportunities with RCR
 

Happy New Year! 2011 is going to be FANTASTIC...and it begins with lots of exciting events with the Rose City Rollerssssssss!

Featured Events

 

RCR opens the new year with a BANG! - Season Opener

Saturday, January 15th 5:45pm(doors at 5pm) @ Memorial Coliseum

Don't miss the 2011 Rose City Rollers Home Team season opener!! All four home teams will face off in half-length bouts to determine the season's starting ranks. This scramble will be held at Portland's Memorial Coliseum, the RCR debut at the fabulous Rose Quarter venue.

Doors open at 5:00pm, event starts at 5:45pm.
Buy your tickets TODAY through RoseQuarter Ticketing. Click to purchase tickets online!

Season Opener Scramble

The Memorial Coliseum is centrally located and easily accessible by public trans (Rose Quarter TC MAX station). This indoor arena features a traditional coliseum set up with chaired seating for both Rockstar and VIP ticket holders, and stadium seating for general admission.
Parking is 13 bucks - so park off-site or take transit!

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RCR Night Out with the Portland Trail Blazers

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at the Rose Garden Arena

Attention derby fans! Join the Rose City Rollers on January 11th to watch the Portland Trailblazers take on the New York Knicks! Bring your friends and family and hang out with your favorite skaters in RCR's reserved section.

This is a FANTASTIC night for derby awareness:

  • We'll have RCR on skates promoting our organization, and handing out fliers for our upcoming season (let's fill up the Coliseum for our season opener!)
  • At halftime, they'll announce us over the loudspeaker and shoot RCR t-shirts out of the air cannon!
  • We will have a table on the concourse showing bout footage
The game begins at 7pm at the Rose Garden Arena.

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Keep on Rollin'! RCR Volunteer Mixer

Thursday, January 6th 6pm @ The Night Light Lounge

RCR Volunteer Mixer

Ever wonder how you can get involved with derby, without getting on skates? Find out about our amazing volunteer opportunities Jan. 6th at 6pm at the Night Light Lounge. To RSVP, to ask questions, or to find out what to do if you aren't 21, just email volunteer@rosecityrollers.com!

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Bouting Events

 

Heartless Heathers vs TBD - Scrimmage Fundraiser

Friday, January 28th 8pm @ Oaks Park Hangar

Heartless Heathers

The Heathers are hosting a Friday night scrimmage fundraiser. For just eight bucks at the door, the Heathers get a portion of ticket sales and you get some thrilling derby action. The cool part is that the teams are able to field their entire roster of skaters, so it's a unique chance for you to watch the whole team play. Check back here for updates.

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RCR Rosebuds vs. the Kitsap Derby Brats! - Come watch the future of roller derby!

Sunday, January 30th 3pm(doors at 2pm) @ Oaks Park Hangar

RCR Rosebuds vs. the Kitsap Derby Brats

Come check out Rose City Rollers' junior roller derby team, the RoseBuds as they take on the Kitsap Derby Brats of Port Orchard, WA in an informal scrimmage.
Doors open at 2pm, bout starts at 3pm at the Hangar at Oaks Amusement Park.
Come out and and support our younger derby stars for a small $5 donation at the door!

The RCR junior roller derby league, the Rosebuds, are the largest junior derby team in the world! The 'Buds now have fifty junior high and high school age derby girls. That's a lot of skaters.

Like RCR, the Rosebuds now have four home teams:

  • The Death Scar Derby Dolls
  • The Rainbow Bites
  • The Undead Avengers
  • The Little Red Riveters
The Rosebuds (rockin' orange and purple this season) are the junior travel team. The newest junior skaters are the Seedlings, the 'Buds Fresh Meat team. Come out and watch these talented girls play!

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Season 6 is HERE!

Season 6 dates

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)
  • 1/15 Season Opener Scramble @ Memorial Coliseum
  • 1/29 Home Season Game 1 (GNR/BNB) @ The Hangar
  • 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 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 are proud to host 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.

Congratulations to Robert Perry, the lucky winner of the Bridgetown Brawl logo competition!

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Community & League Announcements

 

Betties Annual Valentine's Day Party!!

Saturday, February 12th @ Kelly's Olympian

Betties, Burlesque & Booze!!!

Betties Vday Party

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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 get out to a flying start in 2011.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Introducing, Your New Rose City Rollers All Star Team!!

The newly selected 2011 RCR Wheels of Justice team include the best-of-the-best!

Blood Clottia, Cadillac, Devaskating Deva, Fire Crotch, Heidi Go Seek,
Honey Hellfire, JK Rolling, Layla Smackdown, Mel Mangles, Mick Swagger,
Mobi-wan Kanobi, Napalm Beth, Minstrel Psycho, Rhea DeRange, Scratcher in the Eye,
Smack Ya Sideways, Soulfearic Acid, Sully Skullkicker, Twat Rocket, White Flight!

This amazing group of athletes features some of the nation's top derby stars. We look forward to the Year of the Pegacorn!

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Eight New Draftees

In December, eight new skaters were drafted to the Rose City Rollers home teams!
  • The Break Neck Betties added Scald Eagle and Giv'er No Quarter.
  • The Guns and Rollers welcomed Mora Manipulator, Roller Eclipse, and Slaughtra to The Jungle.
  • The Heartless Heathers drafted Mercy and Bump'R Stick'R. Mercy is a transfer from Pacfic Roller Derby.
  • And last, but certainly not least, the High Rollers called up Rita Manual.
Congratulations ladies! We'll look forward to seeing you "rip it" this season.

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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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YWCA of Greater Portland


The YWCA of Greater Portland boasts a rich heritage of service and women's empowerment in our community. Through our Yolanda House domestic violence shelter, we partner with survivors to achieve security, self-sufficiency, and a renewed sense of hope. We continually work to help end domestic violence through personal advocacy and education. As part of the Domestic Violence community, we are saving lives and supporting women as they reclaim their dignity and freedom.

If you need anything over the next couple of days, please contact our Communications Coordinator, Colleen Kawahara, at colleenk@ywca-pdx.org or 503-294-7399.

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Upcoming Events

Looking Forward:

  • 1/11 RCR Night Out with the Blazers
  • 1/15 Season 6 Opening Bouts
  • 1/22 Wheels of Justice Boot Camp - Speed & Form
  • 1/28 Heartless Heathers vs. TBA Friday Scrimmage Fundraiser
  • 1/29 Season 6 Game 1 Guns N Rollers vs. Break Neck Betties
  • 1/30 Rosebuds vs. Kitsap Derby Brats

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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