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Join us, join us! Now recruiting new skaters.

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Are you interested in learning more about this roller derby thing, particularly how you yourself can get on skates and in on the action? On Sunday January 26th Toronto Roller Derby will be having an info session for interested skaters, hosted by Sugarbomb.

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Sugarbomb.ca Headquarters
1 Wiltshire Ave, Unit E
Toronto, ON M6N 2V7 CA

Time: 2-3pm.

We will answer an and all of your questions about Toronto Roller Derby and joining the Fresh Meat program in 2014, including training, gear, costs, time comittments and volunteer opportunities.

To register for the info session and for more information, please click here.

The Fresh Meat program officially begins on Sunday March 2nd from 2-5pm with a benchmarking test/tryout.

ToRD Releases 2014 Schedule, Tickets On Sale Now!

Toronto Roller Derby is pleased to announce their 2014 winter and spring home season schedule:

JAN 25 – Season opener! Chicks Ahoy! vs. Gore-Gore Rollergirls & TJRD
MAR 1 – Smoke City Betties vs. Chicks Ahoy! & Gore-Gore Rollergirls vs. Death Track Dolls
APR 5 – Death Track Dolls vs. Smoke City Betties
MAY 24 – Chicks Ahoy vs. Death Track Dolls
JUN 7 – Gore-Gore Rollergirls vs. Smoke City Betties

Much exciting! So sports! Want see!

Note: Single headers are subject to change into double headers at a moment’s notice (yay more derby!).

CN Power, Bay St Bruisers, and DVAS games will be announced shortly into the new year. Semi-finals and Battle for the Boot are anticipated to take place in the fall, and will be announced soon.

Tickets are on sale now through Brown Paper Tickets at special holiday pricing! In addition to individual games, Quad Flex Pass and Season Pass options are back for 2014. Passes can be purchased by clicking here.

Quad Flex Pass: The Quad Flex Pass provides 4 entries into any regularly priced game held at the Bunker, including Battle for the Boot. Use the entries however you like – 4 x 1 entry, 2 x 2 entries, 3 then 1 entry. Price is $44 (plus service charge). Available until January 7th, or while quantities last.

Season Pass: Includes all ToRD home team games, including semis and champs, plus one bonus game which can be used for a friend or for a game not listed on the card and hosted at the Bunker. Pass holders will get a discounted door entry for games hosted by ToRD at the Bunker that are not listed on the pass (exceptions may apply). Available until Jaunary 7th at the holiday sale price of $60 plus service fee – regular price is $68 plus fees.

2014 Draft Results

On Saturday November 16th, Toronto Roller Derby held their annual draft. The draft provides home teams with the opportunity to buff up their rosters with the latest up and come-ers in ToRD. In no particular order, your new home team skaters for 2014 are:

CHICKS AHOY!
Wheels of Misfortune
Sneaky Dee
Hyena Koffinkat
Rebel Rock-it
GORE-GORE ROLLERGIRLS
Moose Knuckles
Francesca Fiure
LumberJack Flash
Machu Beatchu
Guardian Paingel
SMOKE CITY BETTIES
Darth Kater
wackedher
babushkill
Jam’herhead Shark
Honey Boom Boom
Jenny Specter
DEATH TRACK DOLLS
Free Range Clam
Devochka
Block Québécois
Wheatabitch
Aston Martini
Hannibelle
Stringer Belle
Sleeper Hold
DVAS ENTERING 2014:
Battering Ma’am
Brazillian W/axe
eSkimo Jo
FirecrackHer
G-Force!!
Gladiatrix

ToRD Releases 2014 Travel Team Rosters

Each year, ToRD holds tryouts from within it’s membership to determine the rosters for our two travel teams, the Bay Street Bruisers (B-team) and our A-team, CN Power. The travel rosters for 2014 are:

CN POWER
Ames to Kill
Bala Reina
Betty Bomber
Bruiseberry Pie
Candy Crossbones
Dusty
Dyna Hurtcha
Jubilee
Kookie Doe
Lady Gag-Ya
Mega Bouche
Mia Culprit
Motorhead Molly
Nasher the Smasher
Panty Hoser
Rainbow Fight
Renny Rumble
Santa Muerte
Scarcasm
Tara Part
BAY STREET BRUISERS
Android W.K.
Aston Martini
BelleFast
Biggley Smallz
Chevy Chase-Her
Chronic
Getcha Kicks
Honey Boom Boom
Joss Wheelin
Junkie Jenny
Kandy Barr
Lexi Con
LowblowPalooza
Machu Beatchu
Misery Mae
Robber Blind
SewWhat?
Sneaky Dee
titmouse
Tushy Galore

CN Power and the Bay Street Bruisers are in their off season right now, but will return to your local flat track in early 2014. Stay tuned for schedule announcements!

ToRD Closes Out 2013

Toronto Roller Derby held its last bouts of 2013 this past Saturday at the Bunker. Fans filled the venue to watch the finale of this year’s roller derby action.

The Bay Street Bruisers opened up the night against the Misfit Militia of Alliston, ON. Both teams came out strong, but early jammer penalty trouble allowed the Militia to pull substantially ahead, and maintain that differential throughout the rest of the game.

Final score: Misfit Militia 226 – 132 Bay Street Bruisers

Following their strong showing in the WFTDA Playoffs, #32 ranked CN Power hit the track against #52 Grand Raggidy Roller Girls. The first ten minutes of the game were tense, with neither team able to score many points or gain the advantage of the other. Then CN Power broke free, unleashing the strong defense and unstoppable offensive plays that served them so well at Playoffs, to overwhelm the Grand Raggidy skaters.

Final score: CN Power 200 – 54 Grand Raggidy.

Rogers TV was there filming the action, so if you missed the game or want to relive the action, keep an eye out for broadcast announcements.

UPDATE: Rogers TV broadcast details:
Sat, Oct 26 @ 2:00pm
Misfit Militia vs. Bay Street Bruisers (taped Oct 19/13)
Sat, Oct 26 @ 3:30pm
Grand Raggidy Roller Girls vs. CN Power (taped Oct 19/13)

Can’t wait for next year? ToRD will be releasing their 2014 season schedule soon, with tickets on sale before the holidays at a special discounted advance price!

Oct 19th: Last ToRD Game of the Year

On Saturday October 19th at 5pm, the doors will open on the last Toronto Roller Derby bout of 2013. The night will showcase our A and B travel teams, who have been working hard all year to improve and bring glory to our city.

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CN Power is recently returned from their trip to the Salem WFTDA Playoffs, where they entered as the 10th seed team, and finished in 6th, defeating teams like the Boston Massacre along the way. This is their first home bout in many months; come on out and cheer along your international roller derby representatives!

5PM Doors
6PM Bay Street Bruisers vs. Misfit Militia
8PM CN Power vs. Grand Raggidy Roller Girls All Stars

Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event, as well as Toronto Roller Derby merchandise.

UPDATE: After party at the Velvet Underground, 510 Queen St W! There will be a bus leaving Downsview direct to the after party location departing approximately 30 minutes after the last game. Come celebrate CN Power’s excellent performance at Playoffs!

9 – 18 years old and interested in roller derby? Toronto Junior Roller Derby will have a booth set up the event, where you can discuss and learn more about the sport with some of the youth that play.

CN Power Finishes 6th at Salem Playoffs

6th place

What an amazing weekend for CN Power and Toronto Roller Derby!

Entering the tournament as the 10th seed, CN Power blew away everyone’s expectations, defeating Sacred City and later Boston Roller Derby to finish 6th in the WFTDA Salem Division 1 Playoff. The girls in pink put Toronto on the roller derby map with their amazing and energetic play over the weekend.

If you want to read about how it went down, read the Derby Nerd’s analysis. For in-depth coverage, check out the following articles from Derby News Network:

D1S: (10) Toronto Topples (7) Sacred, 215-90
D1S: (2) Atlanta Outpaces (10) Toronto, 219-171
D1S: (10) Toronto Lights Up (6) Boston, 204-198
D1S 5th: (8) Victoria Bounds By (10) Toronto, 208-124

You can catch CNP in action next on October 19th when they take on the Grand Raggidy Roller Girls. Tickets on sale online now, and in stores soon.