Category Archives: 2012 Season

Skater intake info session

We will be holding a Meet and Greet to provide potential Fresh Meat with information about Toronto Roller Derby (ToRD), including training, gear, costs and volunteer opportunities.

As an added bonus, members of the league will be in attendance to answer questions and chat about their personal experiences in ToRD.

If you are interested in attending please contact freshmeat@torontorollerderby.com for further information.

QCC T-Shirt design contest!

CALLING ALL FANS AND ARTISTS!

Toronto Roller Derby presents our first-ever t-shirt design contest! We want YOU to design a t-shirt for our upcoming Quad City Chaos; a weekend-long, four town, roller derby showdown.

Submit your design to tord.merch@gmail.com and if we like it, and our fans like it, we’ll use it as the official QCC t-shirt!

Rules:

  1. Must say “Quad City Chaos”
  2. Must say “Toronto Roller Derby” (logo optional)
  3. No more than 3 colours
  4. Must be family friendly

QCC runs March 22-24. The cities participating are Toronto (ToRD), Ottawa (RCRG), Buffalo (QCRG), and Columbus (ORG).

Final date for submissions is January 31st, 2013.

For information on past Quad City Chaos tournaments, click here.

2013 Tickets & Passes on sale now!

Just in time for the holiday season, our 2013 season passes, flex passes, and individual game tickets are now available for purchase online. Even better, buy before January 7th for savings on all our price points! Individual tickets to the CN Power game on February 4th, as well as all regular season home games are now on sale.

We’ve mixed things up a little bit this year. The 2013 season pass gets you admission to:

Feb 2nd – Bay Street Bruisers and CN Power vs. Killamazoo Derby Darlins A & B teams
March 2nd – Death Track Dolls vs. Chicks Ahoy, Smoke City Betties vs. Gore Gore Rollergirls
April 13th – Chicks Ahoy vs. Smoke City Betties, Gore Gore Rollergirls vs. Death Track Dolls
May 11th – Smoke City Betties vs. Death Track Dolls, Chicks Ahoy vs. Gore Gore Rollergirls
May 25th – Semi Final bout
June 15th – Battle for the Boot 2013
BONUS – Your choice! A bonus entry to any other regular priced bout, OR admission for a friend to one of the above bouts.

Season pass holders also receive discount admission to other regularly priced ToRD games, including CN Power bouts. Season passes are regularly 60$, but until January 7th, as part of our holiday sale they’re discounted to $55! This is your best value maximum roller derby experience.

Also new in 2013 is the Quad Flex Pass! Available for a limited time only, the Quad Flex Pass entities you to 4 entries to regular price bouts (excluding Battle for the Boot) however you want to use them – attend 4 different bouts yourself, or go as a group of 4 to a single bout! Quad Flex Passes are priced at $40 while supplies last.


Head over to Brown Paper Tickets for ticket purchases.

ToRD Announces 2013 Schedule

Get out your calendars boys and girls and mark down these dates!

Toronto Roller Derby is pleased to release their 2013 bout schedule:

02/FEB – Bay Street Bruisers and CN Power vs. Killamazoo Derby Darlins
16/FEB (AWAY) – Bay Street Bruisers and CN Power vs. Fort Wayne Derby Girls
02/MAR – Season Opener! Chicks Ahoy vs. Death Track Dolls, Smoke City Betties vs. Gore Gore Rollergirls
22-24/MAR – Quad City Chaos, featuring CN Power, Ohio Rollergirls, Queen City Rollergirls, and Rideau Valley Rollergirls
30/MAR (AWAY) – CN Power vs. Windy City Rollers
13/APR – Smoke City Betties vs. Chicks Ahoy, Death Track Dolls vs. Gore Gore Rollergirls
26/APR (AWAY) – CN Power vs. Montreal Roller Derby
11/MAY – Chicks Ahoy vs. Gore Gore Rollergirls, Death Track Dolls vs. Smoke City Betties.
11/MAY (AWAY) – CN Power vs. Cincinnati Rollergirls
25/MAY – ToRD Semi Finals!
08/JUN (AWAY) – Bay Street Bruisers and CN Power vs. Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls
09/JUN (AWAY) CN Power vs. Demolition City Roller Derby
15/JUN – Battle for the Boot 2013!
10/AUG – Bay Street Bruisers and CN Power vs. Millwaukee Roller Derby
28/SEPT – TBD – Interested? Email interleague@torontorollerderby.com
19/OCT – TBD – Interested? Email interleague@torontorollerderby.com

2013 Draft #1 Results

This past weekend, riding high on the buzz from our End Of Season awards banquet, Toronto Roller Derby held the first of 2 drafts that will supplement the voids in the home team rosters left by attrition and the separation of CN Power into it’s own highly competitive WFTDA team.

Please congratulate and welcome the following skaters to their new teams! In alphabetical order:

Chicks Ahoy: Chevy Chase-Her, Joss Wheelin, Machete Maiden, Mean Streak, R2-Smack-U, Rosemary’s Rabies
Death Track Dolls: Canadian Psycho, Getcha Kicks
Gore Gore Rollergirls: Beaver Mansbridge, Gypsy Nose Bleed, Lexi Con, Purple Pain, Taranosaurous Rex, Viktory Lapp
Smoke City Betties: LowBlowPalooza, Mazel Tough, Tomy Knockers, Uncivil Servant, Zom-Boney

As well, congratulations to the latest crop of Fresh Meat who recently graduated to the DVAS! We look forward to seeing great things from all the members of ToRD moving into 2013.

End of Season Award Winners

On Saturday November 9th Toronto Roller Derby held their end of season bash, a celebration of the year we just had, and a chance to reward some of our own for an exceptional year of derby.

The award winners are:

Best Boutfit/Makeup – Slam Wow
Best Helmet Hair – Dawson
Most Help Off the Track – DVAS
Most Improved Skater – Chronic and Bala Reina
Miss Squeaky Clean – Dust Bunny
Most Feared – BruiseBerry Pie
Downright Awesome – Babushkill
Best Blocker – Nasher the Smasher
Best Pivot – Tara Part
Best Jammer – Bala Reina
Triple Threat – Betty Bomber
Fan Choice – Bambi
Rookie of the Year – Bellefast
Rollergirl of the Year – Crankypants

Introduced in 2012 is the Heart of Gold Award, created in honour of our announcer Crankypants, who is retiring this year. The Heart of Gold Award recognises a non-skater for their contributions to the growth and development of ToRD. The inagural Heart of Gold Award was awarded to Mr. Force, who has recorded pretty much every ToRD bout ever.

It was a night filled with touching moments, as we wished Crankypants farewell. His spirit and enthusiasm for the sport will e with us always. Mr. Whistler put together the following tribute video in celebration of our years with Crankypants:

We would also like to thank you, our fans and supporters, for helping make last year happen. Now we turn to 2013 and making more good things happen!