Our team is still sizzling with excitement after a very successful event in our home city.
Crash Royale was short benched, short staffed, and short NSO'd but it goes to show, a little spirit goes a long way.
I think the best thing about the weekend was that EVERYONE had a piece of the pie. We had Jaded and Hacksaw on goodie bags, Head Huntress on music, CatASStrophe on vendors, and so on! It was a total team effort.
We have big plans for 2018/2019 - first practice back is September 9 and for the first time in a long time, we have a full roster. We will be allowing new skaters on Sundays but for Thursdays it is closed practices. Once you are benchmarked in rookie practice, you can join the squad twice a week.
We also have a junior team coming in January! Woo! Ages 8 to 15 with the help of TNTina, Iron Eden, Speed Bump, and a couple other players.
Also, a scrimmag & home opener in the spring as well as a mini-derby-tourney!
Watch for us as we make our league successful again!
WE NEED YOU!YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE GREAT TO START! BUT YOU DO HAVE TO START TO BE GREAT! IF YOU’VE BEEN CONTEMPLATING TRYING OUT THIS AMAZING SPORT JOIN US TOMORROW OCTOBER 15 AT 7 PM 9819-100ave CLAIRMONT. LEAVE US A MESSAGE on FACEBOOK WITH YOUR SKATE SIZE
GPRDA OPEN MEETING Mark your calendars Tuesday September 26th 7pm at the Army Navy Club located at 10117-93st GP Join in on the discussion of the future of roller derby here in GP All past and present members are welcome to come as well as any new potential members.
A huge thank you to Coxy Roller and her beautiful team for letting a few of the GPRDA RadLeak Rollers play with them over the weekend. Hacksaw, aROARa, Iron Eden, CatASStrophe, and TNTina played with the Whitecourt Roller Derby Association Hot Rollers in Roller Mayhem in Peace River.
Two hard fought games against the Grim Reapers and KillBillies! One big supportive team!
If you were ever thinking about playing as a pick-up player, do it. Not only is it a great way to spread your derby social circle, you learn a lot too. Seeing how other teams work their lines, work together, and seeing how a team can persevere back-to-back games was something to admire.
Jaded Lillin', one of our RadLeak Rollers, also filled in for Grim and she played like a BOSS.
A big thank you to Grim for hosting the event! A big thank you to the REFS and NSOs!!! You are all the real MVPs! Thank you to everyone that made the event happen.
We hope to have an event of our own that you can come support very soon!
Ps. Hacksaw and aROARa took some MVP action for the second game. MVP Blocker and MVP Jammer went to the players from GPRDA, respectively. A HUGE thanks to some of those vets that pushed aROARa to play out of her comfort zone -- she couldn't have done it without you.
Overall, it was a great experience and would do it again and again and again. xox,
The opening game saw the Spruce City Roller Brats take on the Gold Nuggets Junior Roller Derby with our very own Frye Starters, Amber Alert and Slim Skatey playing on each time. The Spruce City Roller Brats took the win.
The second game of the night was a hard hitting, action packed bout with some very fast skating between Rage N Fyre and the Gold Pain City Derby Girls.
Jammers had to work extra hard to earn those points as the blockers on both sides brought their A game!!!
In the end, your Rage N Fyre took the win by a score of 211 to 85.
Thank you to Rated PG for letting us borrow Nandicorn, Mother Tucker and Sarabellum,
Thank you to the the refs, NSO's and other volunteers that helped out with the bout.
Thank you to our hosts, Gold Pain City Derby Girls. You ladies rocked on and off the track!!!
And thank you to Spruce City Roller Brats and Gold Nuggets Junior Roller Derby for allowing our Fyre Starters to be pick ups for your game.