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Maple Stir-Up is Tomorrow

Friday, 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.

Less Than One Month Til Maple Stir-Up

Sunday, 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.

June 7 Double Header: Hammer City vs. ROC City

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

June 7 Hammer City vs Roc City

Our home season keeps rolling with a double header against ROC City Roller Derby of Rochester, New York. The chartered Hammer City Eh! Team will take on the Roc Stars in a WFTDA sanctioned bout, and the Hammer City Harlots will battle the B-Sides.

This action of internationally epic proportions takes place on Saturday, June 7 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:
* 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! Admission is free with your bout ticket.

Our other 2014 home dates:
* July 12 Double Header
* August 9 – Maple Stir-Up Invitational tournament

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Announcing our 2014 Home Season Schedule

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

HCRG is set to dazzle Hamilton yet again with another full-season of full-contact competitive derby action. We kick off our ninth year with a double header on Saturday, May 3 at Dave Andreychuk Arena, as both the Eh! Team and the Harlots take on teams from the Fort Wayne Derby Girls of Indiana, USA.

HCRG keeps on rolling with double headers in June and July, and will host its first ever tournament in August. The Maple Stir-Up invitational will be the first tournament to feature an all-Canadian, all-WFTDA line-up, consisting of 6 teams and 5 bouts in 1 full day of action.

HCRG is coming off its most successful season yet, with winning records for both the Eh! Team and Harlots. The chartered Eh! Team picked up five sanctioned victories and rose a phenomenal 49 spots up the rankings of WFTDA leagues worldwide to finish 2013 at #83.

Mark the following dates on your calendar – you don’t want to miss any of the hard-hitting action!

Saturday, May 3
HCRG welcomes Fort Wayne Derby Girls (Fort Wayne, IN)
Harlots vs. SWAT Team
Eh! Team vs. Bomb Squad (WFTDA Sanctioned Bout)
Dave Andreychuk (Mountain) Arena, Hamilton

Saturday, June 7
HCRG welcomes Roc City Roller Derby (Rochester, NY)
Harlots vs. B-Sides
Eh! Team vs. Roc Stars (WFTDA Sanctioned Bout)
Dave Andreychuk (Mountain) Arena, Hamilton

Saturday, July 12
HCRG welcomes Ithaca League of Women Rollers (Ithaca, NY)
Harlots vs. Ithaca B-Team
Eh! Team vs. SufferJets (WFTDA Sanctioned Bout)
Dave Andreychuk (Mountain) Arena, Hamilton

Saturday, August 9
Maple Stir-Up Invitational Tournament
Participating teams: Calgary Roller Derby Association All-Stars (Calgary, AB), Forest City Derby Girls Timber Rollers (London, ON), Rideau Valley Roller Girls Vixens (Ottawa, ON), Tri-City Roller Girls Plan B (Kitchener, ON), Hammer City Eh! Team, Hammer City Harlots
J.L. Grightmire Arena, Dundas

Season tickets are available now for only $40. You save $25 off the single game door price!

Final Double Header of 2013 – August 17

Friday, July 26th, 2013

August 17 Final Double HeaderHammer City closes out its 8th season of roller derby action at home with an all-Ontario, no-holds-barred double header.

In the first bout, the Hammer City Eh! Team will battle the Border City Brawlers from Windsor, ON. These two all-star squads have never met – will the up-and-coming Brawlers have what it takes to stop the Eh! Team’s current win streak?

In the second bout of the evening, the Hammer City Harlots will take on the Chicks! Ahoy, a home squad from Toronto Roller Derby. The Harlots will be looking to close out their home season with a strong finish, but the Chicks will undoubtedly put up a good fight.

Get your tickets online and save $2 off the door price:
Click here!

Adults – $13 advance / $15 door | Kids 12 and under – Free
* Bring a non-perishable food item for a $1 discount at the door

ALSO – This is ALUMNI NIGHT! Calling all HCRG skaters! If you’ve ever played for Hammer City, we’d love to have you come out to this double header. Wear your jersey / HCRG shirt for FREE admission. There will be a special cheering section just for you, and a few other surprises (including perhaps a complimentary beverage, wink wink) in store.

Location:
J.L. Grightmire (Market St Arena), 35 Market St. South, in Dundas
Doors at 5:00 pm, first whistle at 6:00 pm

Tickets are also available at these local outlets:
* Dr. Disc
* Compass at McMaster
* Hammer City Records
* This Ain’t Hollywood
* Varnetta (Hamilton)
* Munchies Coffee House and BARKery

Good stuff to know:
* Licensed arena – sit trackside with a beer in hand
* For up-close-action, bring a chair
* Kid-friendly event
* Awesome HCRG swag for sale
* Pie a skater! For only a $1 a vote, you could be tossing your favourite HCRG skater at the end of the evening.

The after party will be at Club Absinthe (38 King William St, Hamilton, 19+) at 10:00 PM. Meet HCRG skaters and officials! Complimentary cover with your game ticket stub.

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

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Hammer City Roller Girls Comedy Night

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

HCRG Comedy Night August 24Prepare to laugh as hard as we hit! Come on out to HCRG’s Comedy Night and support your local roller derby team during an evening of hilarity and mayhem!

Tickets are only $10, and are available in advance from your favourite HCRG skater, and at the door. Laughs, prizes, and fun!

Saturday, August 24
Club 54 Nightclub
3345 Harvester Rd., Burlington
Doors open at 8 pm
Show starts at 8:30 pm

The show will be hosted by Ben Guyatt, as seen on CHTV and The Comedy Network. Having trained with “Second City” in Toronto and Hamilton’s Players Guild, Ben Guyatt began his career as a professional comedian in 1980. Ben has performed in many hundreds of club, corporate, and TV shows over the last 20 years. As a Master of Ceremonies there are few that can come close but unknown to many people, Ben Guyatt can also perform great stand-up comedy with his razor sharp tongue and hilarious interactive approach.

Admission to the Club 54 dance party afterwards is also included!

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Our Next Double Header: July 20 vs. Hudson Valley

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Catch both Hammer City Roller Girls teams in their next home date vs. the Hudson Valley Horrors of Kingston, New York! The chartered Hammer City Eh! Team will take on the Horrors in a WFTDA sanctioned bout, while the Harlots battle the ZomBsquad.

This double header derby action goes down on Saturday, July 20 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 under 12 years – 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 (Unit #4-1000 Upper Gage Ave, Hamilton)

Good stuff to know:
* The arena floor is licensed – sit trackside with a 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. Meet your favourite HCRG skaters! Admission is free with your bout ticket.

Our final 2013 home date is August 17.

R.S.V.P. on Facebook

June Double Header vs Glass City (Toledo, OH)

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

The Hammer City Roller Girls have kicked off their 8th season of roller derby in Hamilton, and the next double header is sure to entertain. Both the Eh! Team and the Harlots will face teams from the Glass City Rollers of Toledo, OH, USA. In the first bout of the evening, the chartered Eh! Team will take on the Glass City All-Stars in a WFTDA sanctioned bout, while in the second the Harlots will meet the Glass City Killer Bs.

This cross-border action takes place on Saturday, June 15 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 under 12 years – Free

Tickets are also available from these local outlets:
This Ain’t Hollywood
Dr. Disc
Hammer City Records
Varnetta
Crash Landing
Freewheel Cycle
COMPASS at McMaster
NEW! –> Munchies Coffee House & BARKery (Unit #4-1000 Upper Gage Ave, Hamilton)

Good stuff to know:
* The arena floor is now licensed – no more separated area. Sit trackside with a 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 Club Absinthe, 38 King William St, Hamilton. Meet your favourite HCRG skaters! Admission is free with your bout ticket.

Our Other 2013 Home Dates:
* July 20
* August 17

R.S.V.P. on Facebook

2013 Season Opening Double Header

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Stop! It’s Hammer Time. In a mere few weeks, the Hammer City Roller Girls return to the flat track for their 8th season of roller derby action at home, with a doozy of a double header.

Both the Eh! Team and the Harlots will square off against squads from Tri-City Roller Girls of Kitchener. In one bout, the chartered Eh! Team will take on the Tri-City Thunder in a WFTDA sanctioned bout, while in the second the Harlots will clash with Plan B.

The action all goes down on Saturday, May 11 at Dave Andreychuk (Mountain) Arena, 25 Hester Street in Hamilton. Doors open at 5:00 pm with the first game set to start at 6:00 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 under 12 years – Free

Tickets are also available at these local outlets:
* Compass at McMaster
* Crash Landing
* Dr Disc
* Freewheel Cycle
* Hammer City Records
* This Ain’t Hollywood
* Varnetta (Hamilton)

Good stuff to know:
* The arena floor is now licensed – no more separated area. Sit trackside with a 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 Club Absinthe, 38 King William St. Meet your favourite HCRG skaters! New Noise Saturday, Ages 19+. Admission is free with your bout ticket.

Our Other 2013 Home Dates:
* June 15
* July 20
* August 17

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

R.S.V.P. on Facebook

Jackie Daniels Boot Camp

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Jackie Daniels Boot CampJoin Jackie Daniels of the Windy City Rollers as she leads you through drills and skills that will help you (and your league) master the art of becoming a derby ninja. She’ll cover teamwork, jammer agility, offensive strategies, and much more, in 7 hours of instruction.

Also: A bonus black and white scrimmage – put your new skills to use right away!

Planned schedule:
Registration: 8:30 am
Morning Classes: 9:00 – 12:30
Lunch/Q&A with Jackie: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Afternoon Classes: 1:30 – 5:00 pm
Black and White Scrimmage: 5:30 – 7:00 pm

COST: Skaters $60 / Coaches/Spectators $15

Space is limited. 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.

REGISTER NOW

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.

Location:
Coronation Arena
81 Macklin St North, Hamilton

A bit about Jackie:
I have been around the derby scene since 2005. I began my derby career as a board chair and All Star captain for Grand Raggidy Roller People in Grand Rapids MI. After five hard-hitting seasons with GRRG, I made a transfer to Chicago’s Windy City Rollers. Since my arrival in the Windy City, I have nabbed awards for fan favorite, best pivot for my intraleague team The Fury, best league pivot, All Stars MVP and league MVP. In 2011, I was co-captain for the All Stars and was elected to the WCR executive board.

I pretty much eat, sleep, and breathe derby, and have since I started. I’ve coached and instructed leagues from Toronto to Hawaii and most points in between. If there’s an opening on a multi-league team, I will fill it gladly. I have played on Team Awesome, Team Legit and the Vagine Regime in both banked and flat track bouts. On the rare occasion I’m not skating or coaching, you might just look over and notice me next to you supporting your league…no matter where you live! The derby world calls me “America’s Significant Other.”

I appeared as myself in the film “Whip It!”. In 2011, I was honored with the unique designation of being named a “Living Legend” at RollerCon and having a track dedicated in my name. I love derby, love being a member of Windy City, and am hungry for a WFTDA championship.