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Super Shiny Boot Camp with Sarah Hipel

March 21st, 2015

Looking to elevate your derby game? Join Team Canada and Texecutioners superstar Sarah Hipel for a full day of conditioning, skills and strategy focused on becoming a smarter, more dynamic team player. Get ready to sweat, work hard, and learn all the things!

COST: Skaters $65 / Spectators $15

Registration: 9:30 am
Morning Classes: 10:00 – 12:30
Lunch/Q&A: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Afternoon Classes: 1:30 – 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. BUY TICKETS

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, lunch (or lunch money), and snacks. There are some quick lunch options within a short drive.

About Sarah Hipel
Sarah Hipel believes in an open approach to playing, leading, and learning the sport of roller derby while loving the fun of roller skating itself. After a decade in the sport she has refined her approach to an ethos of freely sharing everything she knows while trying to absorb all that she can. Sarah sees our sport as constantly evolving and derives enjoyment from playing with both game theory and skating skills.

Sarah has continuously held a roster spot on a top 10 team and played in 13 WFTDA Big 5 tournaments, first with the Detroit Derby Girls then the Texas Rollergirls where she is currently the co-captain of the Texecutioners. She is one of the most experienced players in the game and continues to develop cross training techniques, coaching, and the skills and strategy of the sport itself. Sarah has held major roles in the WFDTA and her home leagues. She also owns and operates Faster Skates.

Here We Roll Again: JOIN US

February 27th, 2015

The Hammer City Roller Girls are looking for new skaters just like you! No experience? No problem? While a sports background is definitely a plus, we are a super friendly league that welcomes fresh meat of all experiences and abilities.

Come on out to our no-obligation Skate Night to learn more about joining our league through our proven Derby 101 program. Learn more about our training program, get your questions answered, lace on some skates, and talk to skaters who have gone through the Derby 101 program. They’ll be able to tell you first hand what you can expect (which is a whole lot of awesome, by the way).

Skate Night
Coming Soon – fill out the Google Form above to get notified!
Scooter’s Roller Palace
2105 Royal Windsor Drive, Mississauga
Meet current skaters, lace up some skates, learn more about the program, and determine if derby is right for you!

The Derby 101 program starts on April 15, 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. During the 10-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 Skate 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.

Family Day Scrimmage

February 4th, 2015


Hi skaters! We’re celebrating Family Day with our derby family this year and hosting a free scrimmage on Sunday, February 15th, and we’d love to see you there!

- Open to anyone who has passed the 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
- Bring a water bottle and snacks

There is no cost or pre-registration.

LOCATION:
Caledonia Fairgrounds Arena, 151 Caithness St E, Caledonia
Our arena is unheated. Please wear LAYERS!

Schedule:
11:45 – Venue arrival time
12:00-12:15pm – Open skate time
12:15-12:25pm – Group warm-up
12:30pm – First whistle
**there will be three 30 minute periods

NOTE:
All skaters will be asked to sign a CRDi insurance waiver before skating. We’ll ask for your legal name, skater name, insurance number and signature.

If you have any questions please email interleague@hammercityrollergirls.ca

Holiday Scrimmage December 14

November 22nd, 2014

Hi skaters! Is your league on a winter break? Need a derby fix? The Hammer City Roller Girls are hosting a free holiday scrimmage on Sunday, December 14th, and we’d love to see you there!

- Open to anyone who has passed the 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
- Bring a water bottle and snacks

There is no cost but you MUST register in advance through this form

LOCATION:
Caledonia Fairgrounds Arena, 151 Caithness St E, Caledonia
Our arena is unheated. Please wear LAYERS!

Schedule:
11:45 – Venue arrival time
12:00-12:15pm – Open skate time
12:15-12:25pm – Group warm-up
12:30pm – First whistle
**there will be three 30 minute periods

NOTE:
All skaters will be asked to sign a Roller Sports Canada (RSC) insurance waiver before skating. We’ll ask for your legal name, skater name, insurance number and signature.

If you have any questions, or need to cancel, please email interleague@hammercityrollergirls.ca

Learn to Play Roller Derby

August 30th, 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 upcoming no-obligation Meet & Greet to learn more about joining our league through our proven Derby 101 program:

Meet & Greet Night
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
7:00 pm
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 if you wish (please bring ID and a cheque).

The Derby 101 program starts on Wednesday, October 8 at Caledonia Fairgrounds, 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 10-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 & 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 & Greet night.

Brawl by the Bay: Hammer City’s Free Annual Free Outdoor Bout

August 27th, 2014

One of Hammer City Roller Girls’ most anticipated events returns for the fifth year.

For the first and only time this season, the league’s skaters will divide into two squads and face off against each other in an epic, full-length, full-contact roller derby battle on the outdoor flat track.

This bout will pay tribute to Hamilton and all the wonderful things that make this city great – from the Hamilton Waterfront Trust’s amazing skate pad locale, to the team names, and to YOU, the 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.

This will be your only chance to see Hammer City skaters play against each other this year. Watch cagey vets, breakout stars, and daring rookies all mix it up. Don’t miss out on this very special bout!

Sunday, September 7, 2014
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
* Easy access by transit: The Bayfront Bus #4 stops a couple of blocks away
* Concession stand

Maple Stir-Up is Tomorrow

August 8th, 2014

O Canada! Our home and native land may be synonymous with many things – hockey, snow, and saying sorry to name a few – but did you know that the Great White North is home to a growing community of truly exceptional roller derby leagues and teams?

It is with true patriot love and spirit that Hammer City invites you to the Maple Stir-Up Invitational roller derby tournament, happening tomorrow!
It’s the first-ever roller derby tournament to feature an all-Canadian roster of Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) teams (Calgary Roller Derby Association, the Forest City Derby Girls, the Rideau Valley Roller Girls, Tri-City Roller Derby, and us!).

VENUE ALERT: Please note that the tournament will take place at Morgan Firestone Arena, 385 Jerseyville Rd W in Ancaster. Some of our previous communications have the old venue listed. Doors open at 9 am with the first bout at 10 am.

SCHEDULE:
10am – Calgary vs Rideau Valley
12pm – Hammer City vs Forest City
4pm – Forest City vs Calgary
6pm – Hammer City Harlots (B) vs Tri-City Plan-B
8pm – Hammer City vs Rideau Valley

Discounted tickets are available online until midnight tonight. ($17 for full day/$13 for last 2 bouts only)

Tickets will also be available at the door for $15/20. Kids 12 and under are free.

The event is licensed. There will be limited food concessions.

The after party will be at This Ain’t Hollywood. Free admission with your ticket/wristband.

Thank you to our tournament sponsors: Riedell Skates, Monster Muffin, Cake and Loaf Bakery, plus Mill St. Brewery, Copy Dog, Varnetta, Community CarShare, Where Heads Meet, Gym on Locke, Neon Skates, Rollergirl.ca, and Wicked Skatewear.

Can’t make it in person? You can watch the boutcast.

Tweeting the event? Use #maplestirup in your tweets.

Free Summer Scrimmage & Pool Party

July 26th, 2014

Hi skaters! The Hammer City Roller Girls are hosting a free summer scrimmage & pool party during the August long weekend, and we’d love to see you there!

Coronation Arena, 81 Macklin St N, Hamilton on August 3rd at 12noon.

Here are the details:
- Open to anyone who has passed the 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
- Bring a water bottle, snacks, and a bathing suit and towel

Schedule:
11:45 – Venue arrival time
12:00-12:15pm – Open skate time
12:15-12:25pm – Group warm-up
12:25pm – Pad check
12:30pm – First whistle
**there will be three 30 minute periods

Sign up here to claim a spot:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bl4JP2Dq719P5RX-gVn17Nf9urMUtZfLCUaqmRmK6mE/viewform

Facebook event (but sign up at the Google Doc link above or your spot is not guaranteed):
https://www.facebook.com/events/691784137574260/

NOTE:
All skaters will be asked to sign a Roller Sports Canada (RSC) insurance waiver before skating. We’ll ask for your legal name, skater name, insurance number and signature.

If you have any questions, or need to cancel, please email:
interleague@hammercityrollergirls.ca

Less Than One Month Til Maple Stir-Up

July 13th, 2014

Maple Stir Up Roller Derby Invitational Tournament PosterGet ready, Canadian derby fans! We’re less than one month away ’til Maple Stir-Up – the first ever, all-Canadian WFTDA derby invitational tournament.

On Saturday, August 9 beaver fever will 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.

The action kicks off at 10 am and goes right up until the final bout at 8 pm – a total of five intense bouts.

Tickets:
An all-day pass is only $17, while a $13 headliners pass gets you in for the 6pm and 8pm bouts.
Kids 12 and under are free
BUY TICKETS ONLINE

Location:
Morgan Firestone Arena, 385 Jerseyville Road W, Ancaster, ON

For a full schedule and updates, visit our Maple Stir-Up page.

July 12 Double Header: Hammer City vs Ithaca

June 17th, 2014

July 12 2014 Hammer City vs IthacaCatch both Hammer City Roller Girls teams in their next home date vs. the Ithaca League of Women Rollers, hailing from Ithaca, NY. The chartered Hammer City Eh! Team will take on the SufferJets in a WFTDA sanctioned bout, while the Harlots battle the BlueStockings.

This double header derby action goes down on Saturday, July 12 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 are also available from HCRG skaters and at these local outlets:
This Ain’t Hollywood
Dr. Disc
Hammer City Records
Varnetta
Crash Landing
COMPASS at McMaster
Munchies Coffee House & BARKery

More reasons to come!
* Sit trackside with a Mill Street beer in hand
* Concession stand
* For up-close-action, bring a chair and sit trackside
* Kid-friendly event, 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!

Our final 2014 home date:
* August 9 – Maple Stir-Up Invitational tournament

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