Vancouver Island Upcoming Roller Derby Events
Please visit the events calendar to see all upcoming derby events on Vancouver Island.
2012 Upcoming Events
April 28th Victoria - Margarita Villains vs Anarchy Angels
May 5th Nanaimo- Nanaimo Nemeis Roller Girls vs the Brick House Betties
June 23rd Abbotsford - Reign Valley Vixens vs the Rink Minx
June 23rd Victoria - Belles of the Brawl vs Doomsday Bunnies
2012 Island Season Underway
After a number of open scrimmages held by the Brick House Betties, Pow!Town and the Alberni Valley Girls the first interleague scrimmage of the year was played in Cumberland between the Salish Sea Rollers Brick House Betties and the TCRG's Faster Pussycats. The final score weas 142-85 for the Visitors - Great game!
Salish Sea Rollers League formed
5 coastal teams have joined together to form the Salish Sea Rollers. These teams include the Rink Minx (Courtenay), The Committed (Saltspring Island), Pow!Town Roller Derby (Powell River), Nanaimo Nemesis (Nanaimo) and the Brick House Betties (Cumberland).
2011 Rookie Tournament in Nanaimo BC
The 1st Annual Vancouver Island Rookie Roller Derby Tournament is taking place at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. It will host six Rookie Roller Derby teams from across Vancouver Island and the mainland. Presented by Nanaimo Nemesis Roller Girls & Culture Craze. On July 2nd there will be four preliminary bouts, and on July 3rd the final bouts to determine the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. The first place team will win a $1000 Grand Prize and the second place team will win $500! Both days also feature many vendors, a beer garden, and a half time show with live music. On July2nd hear Nanaimo's own Foreign Influence. The Vancouver based band KROME will perform on July 3rd.
At 10 a.m. on July 2nd & 3rd patrons can line up for admittance. Doors open at 10:30. The ticket holders line-up will be admitted first. Rush seating only, and you may drop in and leave as you please throughout the day. Tickets are on sale in advance for the discounted cost of $12/single day or $20 for a two day pass only at the Port Theatre. The Nanaimo Nemesis Roller Girls are proud to support The United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island. Quote coupon code “United” at the time of purchase you will receive the two day pass for only $18! This offer expires on June 29th. Tickets bought at the door are $15 for one day. Are you brave of heart and crave an adrenalin rush? Bring your lawn chair to sit track side in the “Suicide Seating”!
The Nemesis are proud to have the support of the City of Nanaimo via Parks, Recreation and Culture and are also supported annually by Culture Craze, Divine Glow Tanning, Switchback Longboards, Pirate Chips & Rollergirl.ca.
May 28th - Harbour City Rollers VS Nanaimo Nemesis
June 4th - Open Scrimmage in Nanaimo hosted by the Harbour City rollers
June 11th - Terminal City Double Header at the PNE Forum
June 25th - Eves of Destruction Pride Bout
July 23/24 - Terminal City Roller Girls - Rookie rEvolution
July 23/24 - Rat City Rollergirls WFTDA Beginner Referee Course
May 14/15 - Back to back wins for the Harbour City Rollers
On May 14th the Harbour City Rollers played The Committed from Salt Spring Island. The players from both teams were evenly matched however the consistently strong pack tactics of the more experienced Harbour City Rollers led the to a strong 195 to 81 win.
On May 15th Courtenay's Rink Minx hosted the Harbour City Rollers at their 'Bout for Boobies' charity game. This was the teams 3rd match up of the season and the rivalry between the teams was evident from the first whistle. All the bouts between these two teams have been close and this match was no exception with Harbour City edging out a 92 to 83 Victory over the home team.
May 7th - Nanaimo Nemesis Vs. Eves of Destruction Rookies
May 28th is the next game in Nanaimo. It will be a rematch between the city's two derby teams, the Harbour City Rollers and the Nanaimo Nemesis. Don't miss it!
WFTDA Officiating Clinics Announced
If you are relatively new to roller derby officiating, the WFTDA Beginner Officiating Clinic will help you build upon the skills that you have already developed while skating with your home league, putting you on a path toward becoming a WFTDA Certified Official.
The July 23/24th course in Seattle is the likely the one that most Island referee's would choose to go to.
April 30th - Harbour City Rollers Vs. Rink Minx
The next game in Nanaimo is a scrimmage May 7th with the Nanaimo Nemesis taking on the Eves of Destruction Rookies.
April 24th - Nanaimo Nemesis Vs. Harbour City Rollers
The next game in Nanaimo is April 30th with the Harbour City Rollers taking on the Comox Valley's Rinx Minks.
Roller derby rolls into city
Nanaimo’s two roller derby teams finally get to crash into each other.
The Nanaimo Nemesis and the Harbour City Rollers get the Vancouver Island Roller Derby Rookie League season underway this Saturday (April 23) with a matchup at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.
Both teams played pre-season games in Comox this past weekend, with the Rollers falling to Cumberland’s Dodge City Rollers 131-113 on Saturday and the Nemesis losing to Comox’s Rink Minx 249-128 on Sunday.
This Saturday’s match at the NIC is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $5.
April 17th - Rink Minx Vs. Nanaimo Nemesis
The first bout of the season between the Merville Rink Minx and Nanaimo Nemesis ended in a high scoring 249 to 128 result. A number of major penalties on both sides made for a dynamic game. The Rink Minx's strong and agile jammers were able to dart through the pack as the less experienced Nemesis's worked to maintain pack discipline. However, the Nemesis also field some excellent jammer's and as the game progressed they had several excellent scoring runs.
April 16th - Dodge City Rollers Vs. Harbour City Rollers
The first Roller Derby match of the 2011 season proved to be a dynamic and hard fought game with Cumberland's Dodge City Roller win over Nanaimo's Harbour City Rollers. The fast surface at the Comox Sports Arena made for a high scoring and exciting bout.
The Dodge City Rollers came out hitting in the first half and were leading by over 20 points by half time. Several injuries depleted the Dodge City Roller roster and in the second half the energetic Harbour City Rollers came back strong. The final score was 131 to 113.
If you missed the first bout this weekend don't forget that the Valley's Rinx Minks and the Nanaimo Nemesis will be skating up tonight at the Comox Valley Sports Center at 5:00 pn
Upcoming bouts - Are you attending?
See you there!
Dodge City Rollers V. Harbour City Rollers - Venue Update
The Dodge City Rollers V. Harbour City Rollers game for April 16th, 2011 is at the CV Sports Center.
Eves of Destruction players / ref's and NSO's - Thank You from all of our teams!
This past weekend many of our teams players and referee's got a chance to work with the Eve's of Destructions players and referee's in an open scrimmage. It was an excellent opportunity for all the teams player's to meet each other and work together prior to the season's first bout's this weekend. Thank you for all the time and energy you put into this Eve's and thanks to Terminal City's Shameless for making the trip over.
Island Rookie League looking for referee's and NSO's
Are you interested in helping out with the world's fastest growing sport? Roller Derby cannot exist without referee's and non-skating officals to make it happen. Referee's on skates circle the track keeping the game safe and determining score. NSO's record the penalties and scores as well as handle the penalty box and time the bout. If you are interested in helping out the teams they can provide training and mentoring and get you in the game.
Let the season begin!
Eves of Destruction - Game and Open scrimmage
The first game for the Victoria Eves of Destruction will be on April 9th VS Port Scandalous.
On April 10th there will be a Rookie/Ref/Official Open Scrimmage brought to you by The Eves of Destruction Reffing Crew! Many of the players and officials particpating will be from this league. See you there!
CWRDA 2011 Bootcamp - May 20-22, 2011 Victoria, BC
This 3 day event in Victoria should not be missed. This year trainers include: Quadzilla, ReAnimateHer, Betty Ford Galaxy, Carmen Getsome, Wile E. Peyote, 8 Mean Wheeler, Mack the Mouth, Luludemon, and Hoochie. For the Refs/NSO’s: Miss Nomer, Hanging Chad, Dolemout and Noah Backtalk. Camp will run from 9 am to 4 pm each day. For more information go to the CWRDA Website