December Open Skate

Friday Night Lites

December’s Friday Night Lites will be happening on a Wednesday! Texas Rollergirls would like to invite all World Cup visitors and local skaters to join us on Wednesday, December 10, for an open scrimmage.

What: Open Skate Scrimmage (no officials!)
When: Wednesday, December 10, 7 PM-10 PM
Where: The BloodShed
Bring: Black & white numbered shirts
Cost: $10 cash (Please bring exact change)

Scrimmage will start no later than 8. Come and play derby where it all started!

Rec League: Orientation & Open Skate!

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Roller derby.  You’ve heard about it, now come learn to play the fastest growing sport in America with the league that started it all!  The Texas Rollergirls recreational league is looking for a few good women to join us on the track!  No experience necessary, the Texas Rollergirls will teach you everything you need to know to play flat track roller derby.  Practice once or twice a week, and when you’re ready, invite your friends and family to see you rule the track in one of our intraleague scrimmages!
Join us for an orientation at our practice space, The BloodShed, (6110 Trade Center Drive, Suite 101b, Austin TX 78744) on Friday, December 12, at 7 PM.  After orientation, stay for a fun social skate with our Rec League skaters!
Registration for our Spring session opens on December 12th.  We skate on Thursday nights and Sunday mornings.
2015′s Rec Session Schedule:
Session 1: 1/4 – 3/15
Session 2: 3/29 – 6/14
Session 3: 6/28 – 8/16
Session 4: 9/13 – 11/22

It’s Not Too Late: Sign Up for Jr League Today!

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The Texas Rollergirls Jr League officially started back up on September 7, but it’s not too late to sign up! Registration is still open, so sign up your junior skater today.

Fall Session 2014: September 7th to November 23rd
Practice Times: Sundays: 1pm to 2:30pm, Wednesdays: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Bout Dates: September 28th, October 26th, November 23rd

2015 Texas Rollergirls Home Teams

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The Texas Rollergirls are looking forward to another fantastic year of flat track roller derby! We’re thrilled to announce our home team rosters! VIP Smack Packs and season passes will be available to purchase in December, first game tickets will be available in January! We can’t wait to see you at the games!


2015 Hell Marys Let’s raise some Hell! 

Dolores Fuertes #888 — Captain
Angel O #22 — Co-Captain
Angela Momentum #45
BabyFace Assassin #4’10 ½”
Brown Buttah #12
Bullet Sucker #950
Gravy, Baby! #33
Mini Massacre #3
The Mad Hatcher #10/6
PeaceWar #27
Rosie #51
Virgo Vengeful #914
Violet Riot #860


2015 Honky Tonk Heartbreakers Break ‘em, break ‘em, Heartbreakers!

Shiner Blond #51 — Captain
Danke Shame #999 — Captain
Babe Ruthless #99
Big Nasty #8
Booty Queen #000
Cease Ann Desist #812
Critical Sass #405
Deep Dish Nitza #88
Fender Bender #25
Hauss the Boss #55
Headless Highness #319
Luann Splatter #699
Nine Lives #9
Ruby Wring #52
Sideshow Ho #808
Thugs Bunny #13
Trauma #15


2015 Hotrod HoneysFaster, faster, kill kill kill!

LaVooDoo #32 — Captain
Slamdra Dee #59 — Co-Captain
Olivia Shootin’ John #03
Punkin’ Dominion #4×4
Lucille Brawl #56
Legal Knieval #1693
Stone Her #420
Bo Jacks’em #34
DeBella DeBall #12
MariEZ Livin’ #1982
Action Jackson #24
Kategory 5 #5
Sum Ho #14


2015 HustlersDon’t stop, get it get it!

Mostly Harmless #42 — Captain
Malice #21 — Co-Captain
Fifi Nomenon #108
Me Shove You Long Time #2
Scrape Myrtle #11:11
Bad Influence #56
Molotov M. Pale #19
Bittercup #813
The Killa Salmonella #86
Killer Crouton #3-15
CC Boom #100
Couch Crasher #8
Wild Carnage #217
Nicki Ticki Timebomb #9

2014 Annual Tryouts

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Have you ever dreamed of being a part of the Texas Rollergirls? Now is your chance to show us what you’ve got!

WHEN: Wednesday, October 1 & Thursday, October 2
WHERE: The BloodShed, 6110 Trade Center Drive, Suite 101B
TIME: 8-10PM both days; the space will be open at 7PM on Wednesday to check in & warm up/wheel test
WEAR: You must wear full gear: helmet, mouthguard, knee, wrist, and elbow pads. Your skates must have toe stops or plugs. Bring both black and white shirts. You will be assigned a number to wear during the tryout. Bring a sharpie to write your number on your arms.
COST: $25.00 per person, pay cash or check at the door (Waived for currently enrolled Rec League skaters)

There will be cuts during the two day tryout period, and the remaining skaters will be invited to a 3 week training tryout period. There is a $30 fee for the 3-week new pool training. However, this fee is waived for skaters currently enrolled in our recreational league. The $30 can be paid in cash or check on the first day of new pool training.

New pool trailing will take place on Monday and Wednesday nights. Off skates workout from 7:15-7:45PM. Skating 8-10PM. Same as league practice.

Need more information? Email tryouts@texasrollergirls.org.

RECAP: 2014 Championship Bout

Honky Tonk Heartbreakers v. Hustlers

heartsvhustlersAfter a regrouping season following the loss of some of their longest-standing veterans, the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers put up a valiant fight against the Hustlers in the 2014 Championship Third Place Bout. Unfortunately, their valor was not enough, leading to a hard fought loss to the Hustlers.

The Hustlers established a strong lead very early in the game, and the Heartreakers were never quite able to catch up. Despite jams full of skilled defense, Hustler jammers such as Sprawkett, Malice, and a formerly rarely jammed Fifi Nomenon, skipped around Heartbreaker walls with ease.

Fielding their rookie jammers Sideshow Ho, Deep Dish Nitza, Nine Lives, and Shiner Blond, the Heartbreakers made an earnest effort. However, the Hustlers, whose defensvie walls have improved dramatically over this season alone, proved too strong in most cases.

The Hustlers had a nearly fifty-point lead by the end of the first half, and that gap only widened as the second half continued.

The Hustlers won with a final score of 256 – 136.

Hell Marys v. Hotrod Honeys

14930002436_6e295085f1_bIn the fight for the #1 spot, The Hotrod Honeys were eager to defend their amazing 2014 record. Unfortunately, the Hell Marys pulled off the same feat as last year’s Honky Tonk Heartbreakers, squeaking out a last-minute win. In what may have been the most exciting bout of the entire season, both the Hotrods and the Hells played smart, fast, defensive games.

The Hotrods established an early lead, and kept it going through the entire first half. Incredible jamming by Smarty Pants in the second half brought us our first of several lead changes, taking us to 99-98, in favor of the Hells. The Hotrods recovered, but several jams later, Babyface Assassin repeated the trick with a jaw-dropping 28-point jam.

Then, after a run of 25 points by the Hotrods over several jams with no scoring by the Hells, Babyface Assassin, Smarty Pants, and Sinnerfold tightened up the score in nail-biting jams bringing us to the final jam.

In the last jam, with seemingly the entire convention center on its feet, Sinnerfold tipped the balance, ending her career on a heart stopping 161 – 158 win for her Hell Marys.

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Championship Bout Preview

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The time has come…. CHAMPIONSHIPS! If last year’s nail biting overtime win is any indication of the kind of excitement Championships promises, then Saturday’s Championship bout truly should be one for the ages.  All four teams have trained and fought all season to get to these bouts and they will leave it all on the track for each other and their fans.

In Saturday’s first bout: The Hustlers head into a battle for third place against the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers.  These two teams have have grown and become more powerful and cohesive with each bout, and will be showcasing all of that teamwork, determination and skill in their last battle of the season.  With a talent pool so deep and a desire to win so strong, we are clearly in for a fight to the finish to head into the off-season with a win and third place standing for the season.

Hustlers

hustlersColors: Purple and Silver

Players to Watch:
Bitter Cup
Cease Ann Desist
MariEZ Livin’
Chasing Amy

The Hustlers are a team with an incredible well of talent and clearly calculated strategy in their gameplay.  They have looked impressive all season long and their individual strengths and skills have been capitalized on and woven into a quilt full of promise and determination. In recent scrimmages, the power of their jammer rotation has been looking fine-tuned and ready to dominate on Saturday.  Sprawkett, Cease Ann Desist, and Fifi Nomenon have looked especially powerful and agile; weaving and pushing their way through packs with a singular determination to grab lead jammer and put points on the board at any cost.  Paired with increasingly dominant blocking from MariEZ Livin’, Bitter Cup, and Chasing Amy make this Hustler squad seem destined for success in their last bout of the season.  The Hustlers’ skills are only outdone by their determination to capitalize on every skater’s strengths to create the most powerful lineup with every jam.  It is clear that the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers will have to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down the Hustlers when they head into battle on Saturday.

Honky Tonk Heartbreakers

heartsColors: Navy Gingham and Gold

Players to Watch:
Shiner Blond
Booty Queen
Nine Lives
Sideshow Ho

The Honky Tonk Heartbreakers have developed so much as a team over this season and Saturday is their chance to really showcase all of their growth and finish the season with a win against a very strong Hustler team.  The Heartbreakers won the Championships last year, but many of their skaters retired, leaving them to use this year to reboot and develop as a new team featuring many fresh faces and talented transfers.  With every scrimmage and bout they have looked stronger as a team.  This Saturday is their chance to put all of that teamwork and strategic gameplay on display.  In scrimmage against the Hotrods, the Heartbreaker defense was on full display and was looking very solid as DeBella DeBall, Booty Queen, and Big Nasty showcased both hard hits and inflexible walls, while holding back some of the most powerful jammers in the league.  Headless Highness, Luann Splatter, and Danke Shame also displayed their blocking prowess and looked poised to hold back the Hustler jammers on Saturday.  The jammer rotation of Deep Dish Nitza, Nine Lives, and Shiner Blond looked agile, powerful, and determined as they fought through some of the league’s most feared blockers.  This Heartbreaker squad has a ton of heart and the skills to match, this is the time for them to show that that heart can’t be broken.

Saturday’s second bout is what many fans have been waiting for all season: watching the two best teams of the season fight it out for the coveted Championship trophy.

We will see two teams who have worked and trained incredibly hard and who will battle using all of that training and skill to reach the top.  The Hell Marys have turned into an incredibly well-oiled machine, developing each skater’s potential to the maximum, all the while creating a family-like loyalty that makes them even stronger.  The Hells will be facing a Hotrod Honeys team that hasn’t slipped up all season, and who have used their many talents to become a team that seems almost unbeatable with their blend of world class jamming and incredible blocking.  So, will it be the titans in black and pink or ferocious family in red plaid?  Join us Saturday to find out…

Hotrod Honeys

hotsColors: Black and Pink

Players to Watch:
Lucille Brawl
LaVooDoo
Bo Jacks’em
La Dolce Beatah

There is only one team that has managed to remain undefeated through the regular season and has done so with unparalleled power that both mystifies and intimidates: the Hotrod Honeys. The undefeated Hotrods have dominated the competition and appear ready to ride that momentum through Saturday’s game –  seizing the Championship trophy.   The Hotrods continue to look impressive in scrimmages since last bout and have further deepened their talent pool at every position.  They showcased their undeniable strength at the jammer position with a rotating cast featuring all-stars Hauss the Boss, Olivia Shootin’ John, and Stone Her, while also adding fresh talent to that rotation with some impressive turns at jammer from LaVooDoo.  OJ looked especially impressive as she used the inside line, found holes, plowed her way through packs, and even jumped the apex to rack up points as they took on the Heartbreakers in scrimmage last week.  Their defense continues to grow in power as well, adding newcomer Bo Jacks’Em to an already seemingly impenetrable blocking force, featuring Olympia, La Dolce Beatah, and Lucille Brawl.   The Hotrods look ready and anxious to take the track Saturday and race all the way to a victory lap holding the Championship trophy- the only roadblock could be the Hell Marys.

Hell Marys

hellsColors: Plaid

Players to Watch:
Brown Buttah
Sinnerfold
The Mad Hatcher
BMoney

The Hell Marys have worked all season to get to the championship game with their only losses coming at the hands of the Hotrods.  Championships are their time to use all of the skills they have developed to focus their energy and talent to overcome their last challenge- defeating the undefeated Hotrods.  In both previous bouts this season, the Hells have only lost to the Hotrods with losses by 39 and 44 points respectively (for reference the Hotrods’ next closest win was by 171 points to the Hustlers).  If one team can close that gap, it will be the Hell Marys.  The Hells have looked strong in scrimmage and are poised to attack on Saturday.   In scrimmages last week against the Hustlers, Sinnerfold shined at jammer using outside lanes and weaving through opposing blockers to maximize her points.  Brown Buttah looked impressive as well, even capitalizing on a power jam against Hustlers.  The power of the Hell Marys’ jammers in conjunction with the strength of the Hell Marys blockers is an incredible combination.   The Hells’ defense was on full display at scrimmage as well with walls by Angel O, Sandy Ravage, and The Mad Hatcher looking very solid and with some big hits by Notorious D.I.E and SlaughterMelon.  Saturday promises to give us an incredible battle between this clan of warriors in plaid when they face off against the Hotrod Honeys in the war for the title of Texas Rollergirls Champions.

We have watched, cheered and waited all season long, and Saturday’s Championship bouts promise to give us the toughest, most impressive skating of the season as every team fights to grab that last win, whether for 3rd place or the Championship trophy.  Join us for the final bouts of the season! Get your tickets TODAY

Champs Bingo!

champsbingoThis Saturday, August 16, the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers will be taking on the Hustlers for 3rd place, followed by the Hell Marys bouting it out with the Hotrod Honeys to take home the trophy for 1st.

Our fans will also get the chance to win with Champs Bingo!

How to Play:
1. Print off the playing card for your favorite team (or print off all 4!)
2. Collect the signatures of all of the skaters on that team
3. Turn in your card to the Merch Table to collect a prize

It’s that easy! Don’t miss out on any of the fun, buy your tickets today!

Team Bingo Cards:
Hearts_Bingo_2014   Hells_Bingo_2014   Hots_Bingo_2014   Hustlers_Bingo_2014

World Cup & Texas Rollergirls!

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Hello, visiting teams from all over the world!

The Texas Rollergirls are very excited that you are all coming to visit Texas in December!  Dallas is three hour drive to Austin, so we hope you will consider coming to visit us here, where flat track roller derby began over a decade ago.  We would love to host you and skate with you!  Please email us at DeBellaDeBall@Texasrollergirls.org to let us know your plans, and we will help with hospitality however we are able.

Also, if your team needs a place to practice before the World Cup, we are making our warehouse in Austin available for rental the week before.  Unfortunately, we do need to charge a small fee to help us cover our rental costs, but it is very affordable and is often available for a lower cost during “down times” (like during the work day).  Please don’t hesitate to contact DeBellaDeBall@Texasrollergirls.org to inquire or make arrangements.  We have two tracks and plenty of team meeting space, and we would be delighted to make it possible for your team to have time together before the big event.

The Texas Rollergirls want you to have a fantastic experience while you’re traveling for the World Cup, and are considering hosting some events. In addition to renting out a venue, it does take numerous hours to plan events and to coordinate trainers. If your team is wanting to visit us or would like us to put together an event or two for your enjoyment/participation, we would appreciate your feedback. Please fill out the following survey: 
World Cup Travel Questions


We will all be in Dallas, cheering for you.  Welcome to Texas!  We are glad y’all are coming!
Texas Rollergirls

 

Honky Tonk Heartbreakers Fundraiser

PrintJoin the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers at Cap City Comedy Club on Friday, August 8, for the Third Annual Silent Auction and Fundraiser!

The Heartbreakers are raising money to help with their travel expenses. So come out for a night of comedy courtesy of comedian Ryan Stout and have a couple of drinks with the Texas Rollergirls! Come early for a chance to bid on the awesome items in our silent auction. Or bid online right now!

All the details:

What: Comedy Show & Silent Auction Fundraiser
When: Friday, August 8 at 7 pm
Where: Cap City Comedy Club
Tickets: $15 each or 2 for $25 – Get tickets from your favorite Heartbreaker!

The silent auction includes items such as art skating lessons, Pro-Designed pads, haircut & color, jewelry, gift cards to restaurants, and much more! You can see all of the items up for bid here and here.

Hope to see you there!

Season:
  • FEB 22
  • MAR 22
  • APR 19
  • MAY 10
  • MAY 31
  • JUN 14
  • JUL 13
  • JUL 26
  • AUG 16