March 6th, 2014
Looking to take your roller derby to the next level? Join Philly Roller Girls’ Antidote and Shenita Stretcher (also of Team USA), plus Charm City’s Merry Khaos through a full day of conditioning, skills and drills focused on both offensive and defensive strategies and techniques. Get ready to sweat, work hard, and become a better derby player!
Also, with a bonus black and white scrimmage, you can put your new skills to use right away!
COST: Skaters $60 / Spectators $15
Registration: 8:30 am
Morning Classes: 9:00 – 12:30
Lunch/Q&A: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Afternoon Classes: 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Black and White Scrimmage: 5:00 pm
Space is limited to ensure that skaters get individual attention. Register as early as you can, in order to ensure your spot.
Note that different skill levels are welcome, but you must have passed the WFTDA minimum skill requirements.
Coach/spectator passes are also available for $15 each.
Please bring: black and white shirts with your number clearly displayed, a water bottle/sport beverages, and snacks.
LUNCH – SUB BAR! Make your own sandwich from our buffet of fixin’s, plus dig into assorted sides and treats. Vegan/vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available. All this for only $10! Add the “lunch” option during online checkout. All lunches must be pre-paid with registration, no exceptions. You are welcome to bring your own lunch if you like.
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February 12th, 2014
Did you know that the Hammer City Roller Girls have been skating without a permanent home in Hamilton since our inception in 2006? Let’s make 2014 the year we change this.
Every September to April, we are shut out of city arenas as ice hockey takes over, and we take our practices to Caledonia 30 minutes outside of the city. CBC recently braved the chill and attended one of our practices in our unheated venue, which prompted them to brand us as the city’s “toughest cold weather warriors.” Read the article here.
Do you know of a suitable venue in the Hamilton area? If so, we’d love to hear from you.
January 20th, 2014
For all the derby skaters and refs in the know
Here’s the perfect shirt to remind friends and foes
That thou shalt always respect the mighty O
We love awkwardly awesome derby shirts, and a wee bit of the sales goes towards helping to reach our league goals this year.
Pick one of these limited-edition shirts and be the envy of all your derby friends. It’s available on men’s and women’s tees, long-sleeved tees, and hoodies.
We need to ‘sell’ at least 50 shirts by February 10 in order for this shirt to get printed. You won’t get charged (and you won’t get this shirt) unless we hit that goal. If you can’t purchase at this time, no worries at all – we could sure use your support in spreading the word about this shirt!
January 3rd, 2014
It’s time to see who brings home the Canadian bacon.
The Hammer City Roller Girls are thrilled to announce Maple Stir-Up, a brand-new annual invitational tournament in Hamilton, Ontario, and the first to feature an all-Canadian, all-WFTDA line-up.
On Saturday, August 9 prepare for beaver fever to hit an all-time high as four travel teams battle it out in a jam-packed day of action that also includes a bonus B-team bout. With the number of WFTDA leagues in the country now at 10, we’d be downright loonie not to hold this event.
Established in 2006, HCRG is Canada’s first all-female, flat-track roller derby league and in 2009 became the second international member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. We are a proud Canadian league and couldn’t be more excited to bring competitive, top-quality derby to fans in the Hamilton area.
Team Applications Now Open
We are now accepting team applications for the inaugural Maple Stir-Up. You are guaranteed two WFTDA-sanctioned games, plus our excellent hospitality and that tingly feeling from being part of Canadian roller derby history.
Click here for team application
Officials, Volunteer applications open soon.
Questions? E-mail email@example.com
January 1st, 2014
The Hammer City Roller Girls are looking for new skaters just like you! We are a super friendly league that welcomes fresh meat of all shapes, backgrounds, and abilities.
Come on out to our no-obligation Meet and Greet and Gear Sale Night on January 19 to learn more about joining our league through our proven Derby 101 program. Meet experienced skaters in a relaxed setting, learn more about our training program, and pick up some lightly-used second-hand roller derby gear. Most importantly, you will have an opportunity to talk to skaters who have recently completed Derby 101. They are in the best position to give you an idea of what you’ll experience.
Meet N’ Greet Night
January 19, 2014
This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. North, Hamilton
Meet current skaters, learn more about the program, and determine if derby is right for you. You can also register for Derby 101 at the meet ‘n’ greet if you wish (please bring ID and a cheque).
The Derby 101 program starts on January 29, and is open to beginners 18 years+ who want to learn the game of flat track roller derby. It’s the first step towards becoming a Hammer City Roller Girl. No experience? No problem! During the 9-week program our trainers will teach you the skating and derby skills you’ll need to learn. Our program is specifically designed to help you build your roller derby know-how and skills in a safe and supportive environment.
Once you graduate from Derby 101 you will be eligible to join Smash Squad where you will continue to hone your derby prowess while working towards becoming an HCRG league skater.
If you want to come to our Meet and Greet night, join Derby 101 or have any questions, complete our online skater intake questionnaire and we’ll get back to you.
Click here for more details regarding our next Derby 101 session and the Meet and Greet night.
December 10th, 2013
It may technically be our off-season, but the Hammer City Roller Girls have busy crafting and baking up a storm! During the James St North Art Crawl on December 13th, we’ll be rolling out a Holiday Craft & Bake Sale with all proceeds going to the St. Matthew’s House Adopt-a-Family program. From great gift ideas to homemade ornaments to delicious cupcakes to piping hot chocolate, we have all the goods you need to keep you going along the Crawl route AND to have a very merry Christmas this year.
We’ll be setting up tables near the corner of Robert St. and James St. North, and outside This Ain’t Hollywood at 345 James St. North, from 8-11pm.
We skate AND bake. We whip AND stitch.We give hits AND give back. Help us support families this holiday season. See you this Friday!
Take a sneak peek at some of the tempting crafts and treats on Facebook!
November 25th, 2013
Hi skaters! The Hammer City Roller Girls are hosting a FREE holiday scrimmage, and we’d love to see you there!
151 Caithness St E, Caledonia
Here are the details:
- Anyone who has passed the 2009 WFTDA minimums skills assessment, and has valid roller derby insurance
- All skaters should bring a black and white shirt, with their numbers in high contrast at least 4 inches tall
11:45 – Venue arrival time
12:00-12:15pm – Open skate time
12:15-12:25pm – Group warm-up
12:25pm – Head Ref & Captain’s meeting,and pad check!
12:30pm – First whistle
**there will be three 30 minute periods
- Water, food and small snacks to keep you hydrated and energized
- Black and white jersey, layer up
All skaters will need to sign a Roller Sports Canada (RSC) insurance waiver before skating. We’ll ask for your legal name, skater name, insurance number and signature.
November 1st, 2013
This ain’t your grandma’s game anymore! The Hammer City Roller Girls are doling out another edition of its legendary ROLLER DERBY BINGO on Friday, November 22. Buy your bingo cards and dabbers from a skater to try your hand at winning cash and prizes, and don’t forget to pick up some sweet HCRG swag (Christmas gifts, anyone?). Then stick around for an amazing night of music featuring Cowlick, Wax Mannequin, Haolin Munk, Earth, Wind & Choir, Lee Reed, and Mother Tareka.
Friday, November 22
Doors at 8 pm | First game at 8:30 pm
This Ain’t Hollywood
345 James St. North, Hamilton
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Proceeds from bingo will help cover some of our league’s many operating costs.
For more information on the music acts, check out their Facebook event.
So dust off that rabbit’s foot, comb out that troll hair, and try your lucky hand at winning – good times guaranteed!
September 18th, 2013
Here we grow again! The Hammer City Roller Girls are recruiting new skaters. Our Derby 101 program is open to beginners 18 years+ who want to learn the game of flat track roller derby, and is the first step to becoming a skater for Hamilton’s only competitive derby league. If you’re determined, dedicated, and team-oriented, we want to hear from you.
Over the course of 8 weeks, you will build your roller derby prowess, in a safe and supportive environment. No experience is necessary, as our trainers will teach you the skating and playing basics you need to know. It’s a proven program – many of our current skaters took their very first strides in Derby 101.
Interested in learning more? Come to our Meet N’ Greet night on Monday, September 30 at This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. North, at 7 pm. Find out what to expect in Derby 101, meet skaters, and get all your questions answered. You can even register that night with your payment/ID in hand.
The first on-skates session will be Wednesday, October 9 from 6:30-7:30 pm. The cost is $100.00 for the course, plus $50 for insurance. Derby 101 will take place at Caledonia Fairgrounds, 151 Caithness St East, in Caledonia.
For more information and to confirm your attendance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLICK HERE to find out more about Derby 101
September 18th, 2013
Join the Hammer City Roller Girls on Saturday, October 5 at This Ain’t Hollywood for a night with Johnny Cash and Elvis! Break out your leather jacket or poodle skirt and dance the night away to rockin’ tunes performed by renowned tribute artists. There will be games, raffles, prizes for best outfits, and more fun than you can twist to. Doors open at 9 pm and cover is only $7. Come on out for this FUNdraiser in support of your local roller derby league!
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