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Coach the Hammer City Roller Girls

December 3rd, 2015

We are looking for coaches who can subject our league to equal parts butt-kicking, love, and leadership. No roller derby experience? No problem! We all started off being like “what-the-what??” when it came to comprehending roller derby. With our support and guidance you will fall in love with derby in no time. And by “fall in love” we mean become totally obsessed with it like the rest of us. You will become ONE OF US.

Despite the silliness of this description, we are a serious league with serious aspirations but we need some help to bring them to fruition. For serious.

Derby is hard, mentally and physically. Coaches provide leadership that will prepare our teams for the butt-kicking that is derby. Coaches help make decisions by being the devil and/or angel on the shoulders of the Board of Directors and Captains. Coordinating a bunch of off-track stuff is hard, so coaches don’t have to do it, unless they want to. We’ve got committees for that, so you can focus on coaching stuff like:

  • Designing, running and managing league practices
  • Helping to select rosters and create line-ups
  • Keeping us cool as cucumbers with coaching prowess during scrimmages and bouts
  • Providing feedback to skaters so we can continue to level up
  • Traveling with the team to tournaments and bouts, sometimes in the States, mostly on weekends, when and if possible

Interested? Learn more here.

Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Night

October 2nd, 2015

October brings all the spooktacular fun for everyone. Come out and have rip roaring good time with Brad, Janet and the Frankenfurter gang, along with the Hammer City Roller Girls in our interactive viewing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Costumes are highly encouraged as is movie role play, shouting and dancing along with all the amazing music the movie has to offer.

Date: Oct 29th
Time: Doors at 8, movie at 9
Age: 19+
Cover: $10 or $8 with costume

Get a Prop bag with admission that includes a shout back list and fun items that will surely get you in the Halloween spirit.

Stick around after the movie for a pre-Halloween dance party.

RSVP on Facebook

Learn Roller Derby – Free Info Session September 28

September 2nd, 2015

We are intaking new skaters! Come to our relaxed, no-pressure, free Meet & Greet info session and learn more about the sport and meet skaters who have gone through our Derby 101 training program, which is the first step for beginners to become a Hammer City Roller Girl.

Bring a friend and bring all your questions. We’ll tell you all about our league, the game, the gear, and anything else you might possibly want to know. Plus, Lucid Lou from Twelve Thirty Four Skate Co. will be there to answer your gear questions and get you fitted up if you need it.

The on-skates program runs from October 14 – December 16, every Wednesday from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at Caledonia Fairgrounds.

No experience? No problem! Although a sports/skating background is helpful, our trainers will teach you the skating and derby skills you’ll need in a safe and supportive environment.

If you want to join Derby 101, attend this session, or have any questions, fill out this quick form and we’ll get back to you.

Learn more about Derby 101.

Brawl by the Bay – FREE Roller Derby September 6

August 27th, 2015

The Hammer City Roller Girls are closing up their historic #SeasonTen with a full-length, full-contact battle on the outdoor flat track.

Our league will divide into two squads and face off against each other. Watch our finest, fiercest, and freshest stars all mix it up. Don’t miss out on this very special bout!

Admission is FREE but we encourage fans to bring non-perishable food items, as we will be collecting to benefit local families.

We are roller derby. #WeAreHamilton

Sunday, September 6
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Hamilton Waterfront Pier 8 Skate Pad (behind Williams Fresh Café)
47 Discovery Drive/End of James Street North
Bring a lawn chair and arrive early to secure a spot

* Family friendly / Dog friendly
* Fan Shop: we will have HCRG swag for sale
* Free parking
* Concession stand

August 8: Final Double Header of the Season

July 23rd, 2015

Our historic 10th season of roller derby in Hamilton closes with a double header against Guelph’s Royal City Roller Girls and Toronto Roller Derby.

Hammer City Eh! Team vs. RCRG Bruteleggers
Hammer City Harlots vs. ToRD D-VAs

This all-Southern Ontario action takes place on Saturday, August 8 at Dave Andreychuk (Mountain) Arena, 25 Hester Street in Hamilton. Doors open at 5:00 pm with the first game at 6:00 pm and the second at 8:00 pm.

* The arena floor is licensed. Sit trackside with a beer in hand
* Concession stand will be open for food and drinks
* Bring a lawn chair to sit trackside for the best view
* Awesome HCRG swag for sale

Adults – $13 advance / $15 door | Kids 13 and under – Free

Get your tickets online and save $2 off the door price.

This is your last chance to see both teams in competitive action at home this year, so don’t miss it.

RSVP on Facebook.

Summer Slam July 5 – Free Roller Derby

June 18th, 2015

The Hammer City Roller Girls are turning up the heat with a sizzling summer slam to celebrate their 10th season.

Our skaters will divide into two squads and face off against each other in a full-length, full-contact roller derby battle on the outdoor flat track.

This game will pay tribute to the amazing city that’s been our home for nearly a decade – from the beautiful skate pad locale, to the team names, and to YOU, our fans! As our thank you for your continued support, admission to the game is FREE. We encourage you to bring non-perishable food items, as we will be collecting to benefit local families.

Watch our finest, fiercest, and freshest stars all mix it up. Don’t miss out on this very special bout!

We are roller derby. #WeAreHamilton

Sunday, July 5
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Hamilton Waterfront Pier 8 Skate Pad (behind Williams Fresh Café)
47 Discovery Drive/End of James Street North
Bring a lawn chair and arrive early to secure a spot

* Family friendly / Dog friendly
* Fan Shop: we will have HCRG swag for sale
* Free parking
* Concession stand

RSVP on Facebook

Join the Hammer City Roller Girls

June 15th, 2015

We are intaking new skaters! Come to our relaxed, no-pressure Meet & Greet and learn more about the sport and meet skaters who have gone through our Derby 101 training program, which is the first step for beginners to become a Hammer City Roller Girl.

Bring a friend and bring all your questions. We’ll tell you all about our league, the game, the gear, and anything else you might possibly want to know. Plus, stay to watch our league practice afterwards at 7:30.

The on-skates program runs from July 8-September 9, every Wednesday from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at Coronation Arena.

No experience? No problem! Although a sports/skating background is helpful, our trainers will teach you the skating and derby skills you’ll need in a safe and supportive environment.

Here’s what Lisa, a recent 101 graduate, had to say:
“For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to become a roller derby girl.  It’s been a whirlwind with lots of bumps, bruises, and falls, but the league members have been super supportive, even when I could barely stand up on my skates that first day. With lots of practice, hard work and coaching from the training team, I’ve made it into the league and I’m about to play my first game. My advice to anyone thinking of signing up for Derby 101: DO IT! You won’t regret it. Skating is FUN, playing derby with an amazing group of women is AWESOME!”

If you want to join Derby 101, attend this session, or have any questions, fill out this quick form and we’ll get back to you.

Learn more about Derby 101.

Next Home Double Header June 13

May 12th, 2015

Season Ten keeps rolling with a double header against Montreal Roller Derby and Ottawa’s Capital City, with the Hammer City Eh! Team taking on the Sexpos and the Hammer City Harlots facing off against the Capital City Dollinquents.

This action of all-Canadian proportions takes place on Saturday, June 13 at Dave Andreychuk (Mountain) Arena, 25 Hester Street in Hamilton. Doors open at 5:00 pm with the first game at 6:00 pm and the second at 8:00 pm.

Get your tickets online and save $2 off the door price
Adults – $13 advance / $15 door
Kids 13 and under – Free

Tickets will also be available soon from local outlets.

Good stuff to know:
* The arena floor is licensed. Sit trackside with a beer in hand
* Concession stand will be open for food and drinks
* Bring a lawn chair to sit trackside for the best view
* Kids 13 and under are free, with a special activity table just for them
* Awesome HCRG swag for sale
* The after-party will be at This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St North, Hamilton. Meet your favourite HCRG skaters! Admission is free with your bout ticket.

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Home Season Opener May 2

April 13th, 2015

The Hammer City Roller Girls kick off a decade of derby in Hamilton with a double-header against the Renegade Derby Dames of Alliston, Ontario.

The Eh! Team takes on the Striking Vikings and the Harlots go up against the Bombshell Battalion. Come on out and watch the Hammer go BOOM!

Dave Andreychuk (Mountain) Arena, 25 Hester Street in Hamilton is the place to be on May 2, 2015 to see it all go down. Doors open at 5:00 pm with the first game set to start at 6:00 pm and the second at 8:00 pm.

Essential info:

* The arena floor is licensed. Sit trackside with a beer in hand
* Concession stand will be open for food and drinks
* Bring a lawn chair to sit trackside for the best view
* Kids 13 and under are free, with a special activity table just for them
* Awesome HCRG swag for sale

Buy your tickets online and save $2 off the door price.

You can also pick up advance tickets at these local outlets:

  • Hammer City Records, 228 James St North at rear off Robert St alley
  • Munchies Barkery, 1000 Upper Gage Ave
  • Dr Disc, 20 Wilson St
  • This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St North
  • New2You Buy & Sell, 1024 Upper Wentworth St
  • Compilation,  22 Wilson St
  • Varnetta,  592 Upper James St

The after-party will be at This Ain’t Hollywood. Meet your favourite HCRG skaters! Admission is free with your bout ticket.

Our other 2015 home dates:
* June 13
* August 8

Plus more special events are planned for this exciting 10th anniversary season. Stay tuned!

If you’re into saving money, buy season tickets and save $15 off the admission price over the course of the season.

10 Years of Derby: Announcing our 2015 Home Season

April 8th, 2015

Hammer City kicks off its historic tenth season of competitive roller derby in Hamilton with a double header on Saturday, May 2 as both the Hammer City Eh! Team and the Hammer City Harlots take on teams from the Renegade Derby Dames. HCRG keeps on rolling with double headers in June and August, plus bouts on the road and other special events to be unveiled during this anniversary season.

Mark these dates down so you don’t miss a single bout:

Saturday, May 2
HCRG welcomes Renegade Derby Dames (Alliston, ON)
Eh! Team vs. Striking Vikings (WFTDA Sanctioned Bout)
Harlots vs. Bombshell Battalion

Saturday, June 13
HCRG welcomes Montreal and Ottawa
Eh! Team vs. Montreal Roller Derby Sexpos
Harlots vs. Capital City Derby Dolls Dollinquents

Saturday, August 8
HCRG welcomes Ann Arbor Derby Dimes (Ann Arbor, MI)
Eh! Team vs. Brawlstars
Harlots vs. Arbor Bruising Company

All games will be at Dave Andreychuk (Mountain) Arena in Hamilton. Doors open at 5pm, with bouts at 6pm and8pm. Season tickets are available now for only $30.

#WeAreHamilton
Proud to represent Hamilton whenever it takes to the track or gives back to the community, HCRG is inviting its fans to join them in sharing their love for the city. Post a photo, write a sonnet, draw a doodle. Whatever you do, tag your posts with #WeAreHamilton. HCRG will be doing the same, and together we can express our heart on for Hamilton.