What’s New?

Junior Derby is coming to Guelph!

WE’RE SO EXCITED!!

Are you between 9-17 years old and looking to play derby?
We’re happy to say that Guelph is going to be home to the newest chapter of Tri-City Junior Roller Derby.

Unsure? Have questions? Lilith No Fair will be hosting an info session November 29th @7 at Ten Carden.

See you there!

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Fresh Meat Info Night

Always wanted to join roller derby but have questions? Come meet the fabulous friendly skaters, refs, and volunteers at Royal City Roller Girls.

Where? Exhibition Arena, Thursday the 25th at 7:00. Bring your questions, concerns, or general enthusiasm!

RCRG’s pros will answer all your questions about getting starting with our amazing league and you’ll meet some of the superstars you’ll be training and skating with. Register early by paying the full $105 Fresh Meat fee at this session to guarantee your spot.

Our introductory training sessions will teach you everything you need to join Our Ladies of Pain and start participating as part of a powerful group, on and off the rink. Learn how to skate fast, fall small, give (and take!) a hit. Oh, and stopping, yeah, stopping will definitely be covered.

Fresh Meat practices start Saturday, September 24, 2016 and will run Saturday mornings for the following 11 weeks (skipping the thanksgiving weekend).

The awesome folks from Neon Skates will be there with gear for sale.

Questions? Contact Skylar: freshmeat@royalcityrollergirls.com

Congrats to Royal City Brute Leggers!

RCRG’s Brute Leggers had a WICKED EXCITING weekend. Here’s why:

As RCRG’s WFTDA charter team, the Brute Leggers, rolled into Tri-City Roller Derby‘s ‪#‎BeaverFever2016‬ tournament last weekend ready to do battle with three higher ranked American teams.

The Brutes played three games and came away victorious with wins over Roc City Roller Derby, from Rochester, New York, Green Mountain Roller Derby, from Essex Junction, Vermont and Burning River Roller Derby, from Cleveland, Ohio.

These are the highest ranked teams that Royal City has defeated to date and they did so with their ‪#‎StrongSmartTogether‬approach. Team captain, Allie Artuso, was selected as the MVP blocker of the tournament out of all of the blockers from the eight teams participating.

Highest of fives to our Brutes. We’re so proud of you!

‪#‎BruteSquad‬ ‪#‎WelcomeToTheRoyalFamily‬

Photos by Sean Murphy.

Skater Interview: Dee-Stroyer

Dee-StroyerHaving just passed her minimum skill requirements, Dee-Stroyer (#31) now skates with Our Ladies of Pain. She is super stoked for her first season with RCRG. See her on the track May 7th at Exhibition Arena.

What got me into derby:

In my childhood, I spent Saturday mornings at a nearby roller rink and I loved to skate. After some encouragement from some veteran RCRG skaters, I decided to finally take the plunge and sign up for fresh meat.

What keeps me involved:

Derby has made me both physically and mentally stronger. I love having goals, challenging myself and being able to share that with my team.

What excites me about OLOP’s first bout?

Everything!! Everyone in OLOP has been working so hard and has been improving so much, I can’t wait for us to get our chance to show off our progress!

Favourite memory:

So far, that has to be the day I passed minimums. Not just because I passed, but because of the support shown between skaters. Everyone was cheering each other on, encouraging everyone to do their best, and celebrating everyone’s successes – it was amazing.

What do I do when I’m not skating?

I’m a runner and I love a good pint!

May 20th Concert featuring the Nasties

GUELPH!! Come out and Party with the Royal City Roller Girls and The Nasties, MAY 20th at the Red Chevron.

Party with us on Friday night to get your long weekend started off right!

The Red Chevron is going to be rocking punk and hard rock, plus derby girls from the Royal City Roller Girls’ A and B teams the Brute-Leggers and the Rum Rollers.

This event supports the teams’ need for cash to get them to high level tournaments – this year it’s Colorado.

Need a break from the music? This is a licensed event, snacks available, and skill-testing games to be had. Don’t miss out!!!!

Bands for the night:
The Nasties
Death by Decibel
Peace Corpse

$10 at the door

You can view the Facebook event page here.

Eat Wings, Raise Funds!

On April 9th, 2016 RCRG’s Brute-Leggers and Rum Rollers are partnering with Buffalo Wild Wings to raise fund for our upcoming travel season.

All you need to do is head over to to Buffalo Wild Wings at 35 Harvard Road in Guelph on April 9th, present them with this ticket, and they will donate 10% of the proceedings to RCRG.

Thanks for your support!

Violet Uprising is going to Beast of the East

Exciting news! Violet Uprising will be representing RCRG at Beast of the East, Montreal Roller Derby’s annual home team tournament. This is VU’s first trip to Beast and only the second time RCRG has been invited.

We’ll keep you posted on details but for now more information can be found at the Beast of the East website. There is usually a live boutcast for those of you who may want to watch without making the trip to Montreal.

OLOP Takes 3rd at The Fresh and the Furious!

RCRG’s freshest skaters played their hearts out at yesterday’s The Fresh and the Furious tournament in Toronto and fought their way all the way up to the semifinals. The only team from Ontario to place top three, they played smart, fierce derby every single time they took the track. Missed it? You can watch the whole tournament on Layer9.

 

Your next chances to see the tenacious OLAP team in action is July 25th in Durham, or in Guelph on September 12th, at Vic Road Rec Centre! Save the date and stay tuned to our website for tickets.

In the meantime, why not come see our two other home teams on August 15th? 

Brutes Fundraiser -June 7th, 2015

The Brute Leggers of the Royal City Roller Girls need help getting to the East Coast Derby Extravaganza in Philadelphia. The Brutes invite you to rock out with them in fundraiser fashion to the Ramones cover band Pheramones, followed by the sounds of Sensi Boy Skweeezy C.
Location: Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph
Time: 8pm
Price: $10 at the door, 19+, LLC. All proceeds go to the Brute Leggers.
BONUS: Purchase your own limited edition Brute Legger tank top!​

RCRG at the Downtown Milton Street Festival

RCRG is pleased to announce we will be attending the 2015 Downtown Milton Street Festival on June 6th.

We will have a booth in the Move More area where we will be promoting healthy living, rollerskating, and sharing all of our derby love. Please bring along all your questions about derby! For more information about all the other great folks attending the festival, check out their website.

Hope to see you all there!

RCRG on CFRU

derby_radioIf you missed Lady GoreJess and Malcontent Reynolds talking about derby and social justice live on CFRU 93.3, you can still listen to the radio archive here.  Big thanks to RadioOPIRG and CFRU for hosting!

Join RCRG! Fresh Meat 2015 registration OPEN

Why Roller Derby? Because ROLLER DERBY, that’s why!!

RCRG needs you! Derby is a inclusive, fun community that embraces fitness, athleticism, and the fine art of trying new things.

Still need another reason? Roller Derby could be right for you if…

  • You want to be part of a community that’s fun and powerful, on and off the rink
  • You’d like to smack some of the other mommies in your mommy group, but you can’t
  • You’re a team player in search of a team
  • You’ve been working out at the gym, and want to take your fitness to a new level

Fresh Meat Training Starts in January!

Info Session: Evening of December 8th, 7-9pm at Ebar, in downtown Guelph. Get all your questions answered by the pros, and meet some of the superstars you’ll be training and skating with. Register early at this session to guarantee your spot.

Questions? Contact freshmeat@royalcityrollergirls.com

Join RCRG! September 2014 Fresh Meat Registration Open NOW.

Why Roller Derby? Because ROLLER DERBY, that’s why!!

Still need another reason? Roller Derby could be right for you if…

  • You want to be part of a community that’s fun and powerful, on and off the rink
  • You’d like to smack some of the other mommies in your mommy group, but you can’t
  • You’re a team player in search of a team
  • You’ve been working out at the gym, and want to take your fitness to a new level

Fresh Meat Training Starts in September!

11 weeks of training teach you everything you need to join Our Ladies of Pain and start ruling the rink. Learn how to skate fast, fall small, give (and take!) a hit. Oh, and stopping, yeah, stopping will definitely be covered.

Come for the fashion, stay for the fights! Still need more reasons? How about because:

  • none of your other social networks have a hit button
  • our participation badges are black and blue
  • no one appreciates post-partum crazy aggression more than another derby mom
  • we’ll kick butt better if we have your fantastically buff one on our team
  • there’s no greater love than derby team love
  • a good workout is even better with four spotters
  • if you don’t already look fricken’ awesome in short shorts, you WILL
  • cardio is more fun on 8 wheels than a treadmill

Info Session: Evening of August 27th, 7pm at Ebar, in downtown Guelph. Get all your questions answered by the pros, and meet some of the superstars you’ll be training and skating with. Register early at this session to guarantee your spot. You may also register at the Sept. 6thbout at Victoria Rd.

First Practice: Saturday Morning, September 20th9 – 11 am. Come with your gear, some water, and all of your friendly. Leave your troubles in the parking lot (they can keep your fear company).

June 7th: Home Opener

Come cheer on RCRG as we take on two visiting teams from Kingston in our first home game of the season! Expect lots of hard-hitting action and fast footwork at this all ages/licensed event. As always, kids under 10 are FREE.

Doors open at 5 PM at Exhibition Park Arena, 70 Division Street, Guelph. 

First game starts at 6PM -RCRG’s Killer Queens vs. Kingston Rogue Warriors.

Second game starts at 8 PM -RCRG’s Violet Uprising vs. Kingston’s Skateful Dead.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. You can buy advanced tickets online here.

We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Schedule Coming Soon -Spring Training in Progress!

We are still ironing the kinks out in our 2014 summer bouting schedule, but rest assured the hardworking ladies of RCRG are not resting on their laurels. As summer approaches, skaters and coaches are brushing up on strategy, learning more about the changes to WFTDA’s ruleset, and (of course) doing lots of burpees.

As proof, we’ve got some photos of RCRG’s freshest faces out testing for their minimum skills. All skaters are required to pass minimums before playing, in order to demonstrate they are ready to skate safely on the track. Because of this, passing minimums is one of the first major steps skaters make towards being drafted to one of RCRG’s two home teams. Keep an eye out for these new skaters on the track this summer!

Big thanks to Nick Hivon for photographing RCRG in action!

Pub Night Dance Party

Thanks to those of you who came out to RCRG’s first fundraiser of the year, our Pub Night Dance Party. Skaters, fans, and friends all donned their best legwarmers and came out to dance to live 80’s tunes from local band The Crimps. We can’t wait to see all of you in the stands this season!

Big thanks to Jason ‘Doc U Mental’ Gemnich for photographing the event. 

RCRG is a 2014 WFTDA Apprentice League

The Royal City Rollergirls are pleased to announce that we have been accepted as an Apprentice League by Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.

WFTDA is international governing body for the developing sport of roller derby, and the organization which publishes the ruleset we play by. Membership in WFTDA will grant RCRG access to networking and support services, as well as give us a voice in the development of the rules of modern roller derby. We are excited to be a part of this great organization, and look forward to hosting our first-ever WFTDA sanctioned games this summer.

A big congratulations goes out to the Kingston Derby Girls and Capital City Derby Dolls, two other Ontario leagues who have recently also been accepted into WFTDA.

An Official Sponsor of the 2013 GAIN Music Festival!

The Royal City Roller Girls are proud to announce their official sponsorship of the 3rd Annual GAIN Music Festival!

On March 7th all three floors of Van Gogh’s Ear will be bumping with 13 bands from our local and surrounding area. You can expect to find RCRG league members out at this event all night long! We will have a merch booth set-up as well as information about our next Fresh Meat intake for new skaters.  Information on our jam-packed upcoming 2013 bouting season will also be available!

Get excited people!!!!

For ticket and band information, or to stay connected check out the GAIN Music Festival on Facebook (or #GMF2013 for the Twitter-loving crowd!).

GAIN Music Poster 2013 by Fiction Design

DODGE, DUCK, & DODGE – The Brute-Leggers take home a Spirit Award!

January 12th, the Brute-Leggers participated in their first annual Dodgeball Tournament hosted by Perpetual Motion. While it’s true,
derby skills don’t necessarily translate onto the dodgeball court, these Brutes proved that DODGE, DUCK, & DODGE are not the only rules
of the game! The Brute-Leggers jazzed their way through the tournament only to walk away with the 2013 Spirit Award. Way to be team players, Brutes. Way to be team players!

Fan Choice Awards

Winners were announced at our annual RCRG holiday party.  A huge thank you to all the fans who voted, and congrats to our 2012 winners!

Best Jammer–Hot Cross Guns

Best Pivot–Cannonball Doll

Best Blocker–Lady GoreJess

Crowd Favourite–Força

Biggest Hitter–Força

Warrior Challenge

RCRG represents at the 2012 Wellington Warrior Challenge for the Canadian Cancer Society at Cox Creek Cellars Estate Winery in Guelph, Ontario.

 

Photo by Brian Roberts!

The Brute-Leggers make an appearance at Hope and the City

The Brute-Leggers make an appearance at Hope and the City – Wellington County’s fundraiser at the River Run Centre!  This is the Canadian Cancer Society’s new fundraiser in support of finding a cure for women’s cancers (breast/cervical/ovarian/uterine).