Archive for April, 2012

2012 Season Opening Double Header

Monday, April 30th, 2012
2012 Season Opener - Double Header vs. Roc City

HCRG 2012 Season Opener Poster

Hammer City, break out your black and yellow as your favourite skaters return to the flat track for their 7th season of roller derby action.

In this season opening double header, both the Eh! Team and the Harlots will square off against squads from Roc City Roller Derby of Rochester, NY.

The action all goes down on Saturday, May 12 at Dave Andreychuk (Mountain) Arena, 25 Hester Street in Hamilton. Doors open at 5:00 pm with the first game set to start at 6:00pm and the second at 8:00pm.

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

Adults – $13 advance / $15 door | Kids 5-12 – $5 | Under 5 years – Free
A portion of proceeds from the door will go to Volunteer Hamilton.

Tickets are also available at these local outlets:
- Freewheel Cycle
- Hammer City Records
- This Ain’t Hollywood
- Blackbird Studios
- Compass, McMaster University
- Varnetta (formerly Roughhouse Skates)

Good stuff to know:
* Licensed beer area, concession stand
* For up-close-action, bring a chair and sit trackside
* Kid-friendly event, with a special activity zone just for them
* Awesome HCRG swag for sale

The after party takes place at This Ain’t Hollywood (345 James St North, 19+) at 10:00PM, where your game ticket stub gets you into the venue to enjoy the DJs and a chance to meet skaters and officials. Plus local food truck rock stars and HCRG supporter Gorilla Cheese will be on hand to wow you with their amazing grilled cheese creations.

Our Other 2012 Home Dates:
- June 16
- July 21
- August 18

Buy season tickets, getting you into all FOUR games, and save!

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Roller Derby Bingo

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Roller Derby BingoThis ain’t no false alarm! HCRG is bringing back our ROLLER DERBY BINGO & KARAOKE nights in a big way. Buy your bingo cards & dabbers from a skater to try your hand at winning HCRG & cash prizes all night. We’ll have HCRG merch for sale, a 50/50 draw, and fun contests throughout. Plus, don’t leave without dedicating a karaoke tune to your favourite skater.

So dust off that rabbit’s foot, comb out that troll hair, and try your lucky hand at winning – good times guaranteed!

RSVP on Facebook.

Fundraising with the Hamilton Bulldogs

Friday, April 13th, 2012
Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame

April 15 3pm at Copps Coliseum

Hammer City Roller Girls will be at Copps Coliseum on Sunday April 15th.

Buy a program from a roller girl at the game.

Bulldogs vs Griffins

Proceeds will go towards HCRG, but only if you buy your program from a roller girl.

Game starts at 3pm & includes the Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame new inductees celebration.

Roller Derby ArtCrawl: Lucky Draw

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Fast skates, hard hits, rink rash and great feats of female athleticism are all part of this sport that’s taking the world by storm and spinning though all aspects of pop culture. Are you a talented artist and a die hard roller derby fan, or just fascinated by imagery that the revolutionary roller derby revival inspires? Then Friday, April 13th could just very well be your lucky day. This Ain’t Hollywood and Hammer City Records are hosting an Art Crawl night with the HCRG that will feature artistic interpretations of the sport, the women who play it and the officials that keep it rolling safe. The Hammer City Roller Girls will be on hand for this James Street North Art Crawl event, just ahead of the May 2012 home opener.

* Art work will be on display at This Ain’t Hollywood (345 James St. North) and Hammer City Records (228 James St N Basement @ Rear off Robert St)

* At 10pm, rootsy rocky The Saints Are Coming and surf trio The Dead Beat are set to take the stage at This Ain’t – Cover is Pay What You Can

* HCRG merch and tickets will be for sale

We are looking for roller derby-related art in all media that we can hang on the walls for the night and for a few weeks afterwards. Paintings, drawings, photos, original graphic art and ‘hang-able’ mixed media works will be considered.
Deadline for submissions/commitment is April 8, 2012.

For more information, email for more info and shipping arrangements (pick ups in the Hamilton area and central-Toronto are possible).

Buy Your Season Ticket Online TODAY!

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

The Hammer City Roller Girls bring you their 7th season of full contact, flat track roller derby! The HCRG 2012 home dates are:

May 12, 2012
June 16, 2012
July 21, 2012
August 18, 2012

Season tickets are only $40.00, and buying a season ticket gets you admission into all four home dates as well as after parties.

All dates will be DOUBLE HEADERS, featuring the Hammer City Harlots, and the WFTDA-chartered Hammer City Eh! Team.

Dave Andreychuk (Mountain) Arena
25 Hester St
Hamilton, ON, Canada

**Please note that times and locations of bouts are subject to change. Please check our schedule online.


Quad City Chaos Round-Up

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

By: Biggie Falls #666

Quad City Chaos was hosted by Toronto Roller Derby March 31 – April 1st, with participating leagues Rideau Valley Roller Girls, Tri-City Roller Girls, Toronto Roller Derby, and of course your very own Hammer City Roller Girls!

Tri-City Thunder take on the Hammer City Eh! Team. Photo by David Crane

Hammer City didn’t take home any wins at QCC with Tri-City Thunder taking the first game 392-31, Rideau Valley Vixenstaking the second 248-75, and ToRD’s CN Power taking the final game 408-55.

With Hammer City’s restructure in full swing, the ladies went out on the track full of positive attitude, and came out learning a lot! Strategy was implemented, and new moves were broken out. We saw some huge hits from Oh! Henry #5150, great jamming by JJ Bladez #5, and big blocks by zoeDisco #911. Mean Little Mama #0 brought in lots of points, despite spending lots of time in the Sin Bin.

A HUGE thank you to Toronto Roller Derby for hosting this tournament! We look forward to playing with all participating leagues in the near future!