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Looking forward:

  • 3/4-4/6 WOJ at Wild West Showdown II in Bremerton, WA
  • 3/10 Home Team Draft
  • 3/12 WOJ Workshop - blocking skills
  • 3/18 Break Neck Betties vs. Tacoma's Femme Fiannas
  • 3/19 Guns N' Rollers vs. High Rollers
  • 4/1 Guns N' Rollers' Fundraiser Bout @ The Hangar
  • 4/2 Heartless Heathers vs. Break Neck Betties
  • 4/7-5/5 Fresh Meat Boot Camp
  • 4/23 Portland vs. Rat City Rollergirls' Home Teams @ Memorial Coliseum
  • 4/24 High Rollers' Breakfast Fundraiser

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In this issue:
Rose City Rollers

This month, as we spring forward in time, it's a month of serious derby action! This weekend, The Wheels of Justice will represent RCR at the Wild West Showdown II in Bremerton, Washington to kick off the March bouting action. Later this month, three hometown brawls will take place, featuring the Break Neck Betties vs. Tacoma's Dockyard Derby Dames, Guns N' Rollers vs. High Rollers and a Rosebuds intraleague bout.


Wheels of Justice at Wild West Showdown II

Friday-Sunday, March 4-6 @ Kitsap Sun Pavilion, Bremerton, WA - This wild and crazy event will feature 24 regional WFTDA leagues, including our beloved Wheels of Justice, battling it out every hour on the hour on two tracks for three consecutive days. Get your tickets NOW or watch the live stream on Derby News Network(DNN).

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Break Neck Betties vs. Tacoma's Dockyard Derby Dames

Friday, March 18th, 8pm(doors @ 7pm) @ The Hangar at Oaks Park - RCR's Break Neck Betties take on one of Tacoma's Dockyard Derby Dames home teams, Femme Fianna, in an informal scrimmage that promises to be every bit as hard-hitting and action-packed as a regular bout.
$7 at the door as a donation, no advance ticket sales.

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Open Scrimmage

Saturday, March 19, 10am-1pm @ The Hangar at Oaks Park - This event is a fundraiser - We need new training equipment. The pickup scrimmage is open to skaters of all skill levels over the age of 18. Join the action - just five bucks to watch or play (you must have proof of WFTDA or USARS insurance to scrimmage). If any of you would like to help ref/ jam time/volunteer- you get in for free! Women play from 10am -1:00 pm; with co-ed action from 1:00 -2:00 pm. Participants -- bring two T-shirts -- one black and one white.

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Guns N' Rollers vs. High Rollers

Saturday, March 19, 6pm(doors @ 5) @ The Hangar at Oaks Park - Guns N’ Rollers have some fresh blood on their team and they’re ready to rumble. Check out Intraleague Bout #3 this weekend as they take on the green and gold ladies of the High Rollers.
Buy your tickets here before they sell out! General admission tickets are $14.00, Rockstar guaranteed seating is SOLD OUT.

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Rosebuds Season Opener

Sunday, March 20th, 3pm(doors @ 2) @ The Hangar at Oaks Park  - The Rosebuds will be having their first home team bouts (two 30 minute bouts). Undead Avengers vs. Death Scar Derby Dolls & Rainbow Bites vs. Little Red Riveters.
$5 at the door, no advance ticket sales.<

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Guns N' Rollers Fundraiser Bout

Friday, April 1st, 8pm(doors @ 7) @ The Hangar at Oaks Park  - Don't miss the Guns N' Rollers' exhibition scrimmage against "Overbeaters Anonymous", a mix of heavyweights and hard hitters from Washington leagues like Rainy City, Slaughter Co, Dockyard, and Bellingham.
$7 at the door as a donation, no advance ticket sales.

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Rose City vs. Rat City

Saturday, April 23rd, 5:45pm(doors @ 5) @ Memorial Coliseum - Don't miss the next colossal derby event as the Heartless Heathers, Break Neck Betties, Guns N' Rollers and High Rollers take on the teams of Seattle's Rat City. Be warned...Sibling Rivalry II on our home turf could get ugly. Let's pack the house with Portland love. Get your tickets now before it’s too late.

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2011 Season

Season Passes - Get 'Em While They're Hot! - Rockstar and General Admission passes for the 2011 Season are available NOW through the Rose City Rollers online store.
With this year's season pass you gain entry to RCR's 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
  • 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/Boston/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 Roller Dolls @ The Hangar
  • 12/2-3 Rose City Rookie Bouts @ The Hangar

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Bridgetown Brawl - WFTDA Western Regional Tournament

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!!! Subscribe to the Bridgetown Brawl newsletter, ask and discuss on the RCR Fan Forum, and get tournament announcements on Facebook and Twitter.

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League News

March Draft - RCR's home teams will be on the hunt for their next stars from the Fresh Meat Training Program, ranging from returning veterans to rookies, on Thursday, March 10th! The number of open spots remains a mystery all the way up to Draft Day. Draft-eligible members from Fresh Meat have been training hard for months and are ready to take it to the next level. Keep an eye out for announcements of these future superstars in the RCR Fan Forum and in our April newsletter!
Floor it!
YEAHHHHH! The new track is AMAZING, and 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 to help us and be a part of RCR 2011 history!

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Wheels of Justice Derby Workshop Series

Saturday, March 12th, 3-5pm & 5-7pm @ The Hangar at Oaks Park - The 3rd of six boot camps the Wheels of Justice are hosting at the Hangar - Contact Scratcher in the Eye to register NOW!

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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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