Toronto Roller Derby is coming downtown for the 2015 Battle for the Boot Quarterfinal, now scheduled for May 2 at Ted Reeve Arena! Here’s what you need to know:
What’s the date?
While the Quarterfinal was originally set for May 9, a scheduling conflict has led us to change not only the date but also the location. Ticket holders and Season Pass holders will see the old date on their tickets, but there is no Toronto Roller Derby event on May 9, and tickets and passes will be honoured instead on Saturday May 2.
Where is Ted Reeve Arena?
Ted Reeve Arena is located at 175 Main Street at Gerrard – just south of the Main Street subway station on the Line 2 Bloor-Danforth line. There is ample, free parking on the premises. Ted Reeve Arena is a year-round sports complex, complete with permanent tiered seating and snack bar, where our skaters and fans will be easily accommodated. As usual, you can sit up in the stands or sit trackside – bring a blanket or folding chair if you prefer the latter! Toronto Roller Derby has held Clam Slam at Ted Reeve the past two years, and will be doing so again on June 25 for this year’s edition.
Who’s playing on May 2?
This event marks the first time since 2009 that Toronto Roller Derby is hosting a home team event in a hockey arena – we’re going back to our roots for this one! And what better way to do that than to bring you the first event of the 2015 Battle for the Boot Playoffs. The Quarterfinal is a new addition to our playoff structure this year, and pits the regular season 3rd and 4th-place teams – the Smoke City Betties and Chicks Ahoy!, respectively – going head-to-head, with the winner advancing to the Semifinal on May 23, where they will take on the the 2nd-place Death Track Dolls.
The second game of the night will feature ToRD’s B team the Bay Street Bruisers hosting Plan B from Tri-City Roller Derby. Thus far in 2015, the Bruisers have a perfect 4-0 record, and are looking to continue that run against a tough opponent from Tri-City.
4pm: Doors open
5pm: Smoke City Betties vs Chicks Ahoy! 2015 Boot Quarterfinal
7pm: Bay Street Bruisers vs Tri-City Plan B
Advance tickets are available at the following ticket outlets for $12:
- Purple Purl – 1162 Queen Street E
- Rotate This – 801 Queen Street W
- Soundscapes – 572 College Street
- True North Climbing – 75 Carl Hall Rd, Unit 14
Online advance tickets are available here, also $12 (with discounts on 4-packs and 10-packs).
Tickets will also be available at the door for $18 – so get yours in advance and save!
Stay tuned for more details about this exciting event as they become available!