Fresh off their first win of the 2011 season, the Hammer City Roller Girls (HCRG)’s Hammer City Harlots are hungry for a second helping of victory. On Saturday, July 9th, the hard-skating Harlots will host Rochester’s Roc City Roller Derby B-Sides at the Dave Andreychuk (Mountain) Arena in Hamilton. Doors open at 6:00pm and the first whistle blows at 7:00pm.
The newly-realigned Harlots are hitting their stride as HCRG’s regional team, having just represented the league at the Canadian Women’s Roller Derby Association (CWRDA) East tournament in Ottawa, ON in June. They battled their way to a fourth-place finish following a convincing win over Brantford’s Belle City Roller Girls and falling to eventual champions Forest City of London in the semi-finals.
If the Harlots’ determined play at CWRDA East and Roc City’s impressive 2010 season record are any indication, Hamilton is in for a sizzling flat track showdown. Two years ago, Roc City defeated Hammer City’s Death Row Dames, so the Harlots will be looking to dish out a heaping of revenge to the B-Sides.
For adults, tickets are $11.00 in advance and $13.00 at the door. Children’s tickets 12 years old and under are $5.00, and children under 5 free. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to our community partner, Volunteer Hamilton.
Compass in the McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC, 1280
Main St W)
This Ain’t Hollywood 345 James St N (James @ Barton)
Hammer City Records 228 Robert St (James St N & Robert)
Roughhouse Skates New location at 592 Upper James
The Ship 23 Augusta St
Crash Landing Clothing Store 189 Ottawa St N at Cannon St
Little Bird 164 Ottawa St N
Where Heads Meet 162 Ottawa St N
The last date of the 2011 HCRG home season is Saturday, August 13 with the HCRG hosting Killamazoo Derby Darlins (Kalamazoo, MI) Teams/Times TBD
Note Different Location: JL Grightmire (Market Street) Arena, 35 Market Street South in Dundas, Ontario.
|AGH Screening: Whip It! and Hugs & Bruises (Documentary on the Hammer City Roller Girls)|
|Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 at 9:00pm
City Hall plaza, (located at 71 Main Street West, downtown Hamilton between Bay and MacNab Streets).
Screenings begin at dusk.