HELSINKI ROLLER DERBY
Finland's first roller derby league. Since 2009.
STAR OF THE MONTH: DR. NO-NO

STAR OF THE MONTH: DR. NO-NO

HRD’s star of the month for March is our dear Dr. No-No! She joined our officiating crew in September of 2014 and has been an integral part of our league since. This talented referee has been a regular face in the Finnish derby scene, especially in games in southern Finland....
OMG there's MORE!!! Check out these all new shirts!

OMG there’s MORE!!! Check out these all new shirts!

OMG are people gonna be GREEN with envy when they see YOU in THESE! As you probably know at this point, our All-Stars are going the U.S of A to play some bad-ass teams and get their rankings through the roof. To assist them on their beyond awesome yet costly...
GOOD NEWS HELSINKI ROLLER DERBY ALL-STARS FANS!

GOOD NEWS HELSINKI ROLLER DERBY ALL-STARS FANS!

We have a new promotion going on to support our All-Stars on their road to Big O 2015: For any donation over 100 euros we will be sending out a pair of our famous lovelysally Ninja turtles leggings or bike shorts in your size! You have until April 1st to...
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Announcing the Amazing WTF 2015 Schedule

Announcing the Amazing WTF 2015 Schedule

  The Helsinki Roller Derby All-Stars will travel to the United States and Canada in late April for an amazing lineup of games. The All-Stars will play in the Big O tournament in addition to a few other games. The Big O recently announced the tournament matchups, and the All-Stars are very excited about their...
European Top Derby in Pack to the Future

European Top Derby in Pack to the Future

Well, it was that time of the year again. That annual, magnificent event where Helsinki Roller Derby and Stockholm Roller Derby (and their B-teams) clash in a double header.  All-Stars Were All Stars First up, it was the A-teams. This wasn’t only the highly anticipated season starter for HRD’s All Stars, it was also a...
HRD Will Skate at the Big O - All-Stars Aiming for the WFTDA Top 40

HRD Will Skate at the Big O – All-Stars Aiming for the WFTDA Top 40

The HRD All-Stars will skate against top WFTDA teams May 1-3 during the Big O tournament in Eugene, Oregon, USA. There are 17 WFTDA teams currently registered to play. HRD’s opponents are to be announced soon. HRD is currently ranked 59th in WFTDA, up 65 spots from 124th in the beginning of 2014. And the All-Stars...
Opening Game of the Finnish Nationals: HRD vs TRD

Opening Game of the Finnish Nationals: HRD vs TRD

We waited for the opening game of the Finnish National Cup for 2015 with nervous excitement. As a league we had decided that the coaches of our B team would pick the roster for the National Cup games, which means the rosters would be based on the people training with the B team. We hoped...
STAR OF THE MONTH: ONLY #1

STAR OF THE MONTH: ONLY #1

New year, new gear! What used to be known as the “Skater of the Month” is now the “Star of the Month” because not all the stars are players. In this series we will also be presenting referees, officials and volunteers for their valuable work in our league. The first one to feature in our...
Block It Like It's Hot -home team tournament opened the season 2015

Block It Like It’s Hot -home team tournament opened the season 2015

Last weekend Helsinki Roller Derby hosted a citywide home team bout at Pasila Sports Hall. An audience of 250 people cheered for their teams as 4 home teams from Helsinki Roller Derby and Kallio Rolling Rainbow–Saturday Fight Fever, Hurtta Lottas, Fisters of Mercy and Les Bombas–took part in the small tournament. There were new and...
HRD Junior Derby kicks off!

HRD Junior Derby kicks off!

Are you 10–17 years old and in need of some action? Now it’s your chance to start the best hobby in the world! And you’re welcome to join, no matter what’s your gender or whether you have previous sports experience! Come and learn about roller derby and try roller skating at HRD’s Junior Open Skate on Saturday...
We are the champions!

We are the champions!

Oh wow. It has been an amazing year for us, and a busy one too: as you might have noticed, we haven’t had the time to write about the Finnish Nationals, and that was a month ago! All our teams have been extremely busy, A-team playing in WET, B-team in Cologne and C-team having games...
HRD All-Stars win all their games at WET 2014!

HRD All-Stars win all their games at WET 2014!

Helsinki Roller Derby All-Stars’ (Turtles between friends) autumn season reached its climax on 14–16 November 2014 at WFTDA European Tournament (WET) 2014 in Malmö, Sweden. Many of our continent’s top leagues participated, including Berlin from Division 2 as well as Stockholm, Malmö and Cardiff from Division 3, to which also HRD belongs. In addition to...
Seventh Tournament of Roller Derby Suomi Cup 2014

Seventh Tournament of Roller Derby Suomi Cup 2014

On Saturday the 18th of October the seventh tournament of Suomi Cup was held at Kuusaa. Lahti Roller Derby challenged Dirty River Roller Grrrls – Turku Roller Derby while the host league Kouvola Rock n Rollers battled it out with Helsinki Roller Derby. This tournament will be remembered for jammer penalties since every team got...
SKATER OF THE MONTH: SARA EKHOLM # 604

SKATER OF THE MONTH: SARA EKHOLM # 604

This month’s skater is Sara Ekholm, our half-Canadian power pack! Her derby career began when her current team mate Iiris Suominen took her to a MAY DAY – Scrimmage four years ago. Sara is an original HRD skater and has a sports-filled background of mostly short track speed skating and tennis which she definitely uses...
HRD travels to WET!

HRD travels to WET!

Helsinki Roller Derby has the honor of being part of WET 2014 tournament, held at Malmö, Sweden, at Baltiska Hallen, which a very familiar and dear venue to HRD’s history. Long time has passed since the first Scandinavian tournament Battle of the Nordic Lights, also hosted by CCR, which was HRD’s first tournament – now Helsinki Roller...