HELSINKI ROLLER DERBY
Finland's first roller derby league. Since 2009.
Time to party: HRD is 5 years old!!!

Time to party: HRD is 5 years old!!!

  Helsinki Roller Derby was founded 5 years ago and that’s enough reason to celebrate, eh?  Since 2009 we’ve had the pleasure of practicing roller derby in this country, and it’s only the beginning. We may have been the first derby league in Finland, but now there are over 20...
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HRD is looking for new skaters and officials!

HRD is looking for new skaters and officials!

Helsinki Roller Derby is hosting Open Skate event on 22nd of August 7:30-10PM at Pasila Sports Hall. 7:30 PM we will kick off by trying out loan gear and skating and also by going through what reffing and NSOing (non skating officiating) means in roller derby. 9-10PM HRD skaters will scrimmage and there’s a possibility...

Garden State vs HRD: Hot and heavy!

The last game of the season for the Turtles was against Garden State from New Jersey. It took place in Branch Brook Park Roller Skating Center in Newark, New Jersey. The skating center was a roller skating rink you usually see in the movies, with a discoball in the centre of the rink. Branch Brook...

Helsinki Roller Derby All Stars vs. Blue Ridge Rollergirls

HRD’s second, highly anticipated game in this years ECDX was against Blue Ridge Rollergirls. Blue Ridge – currently ranked at the place 41 in the WFTDA-rankings was to be the toughest opponent HRD were to face during their US-tournament. The narrow loss against Charlottesville earlier in the ECDX and a victory against Brandywine few days...
SKATER OF THE MONTH: #17 MIRKA VIROLAINEN

SKATER OF THE MONTH: #17 MIRKA VIROLAINEN

  June’s Skater of the Month is the Queen B’s very own kick-ass jammer Mirka Virolainen! Mirka’s interest in roller derby was initially stirred by a  magazine article and by a nailbiter Finland versus Sweden game she witnessed. Eventually, she was lured into joining HRD’s freshmeat training period by her friend in autumn 2011. However, after...

21.6.2014 ECDX: Charlottesville vs HRD

EXDX at last! East Coast Derby Extravaganza is a weekend long roller derby tournament in Philadelphia hosted by Philly Roller Girls. We have been planning on participating in it for a long time and it has been the goal around which HRD’s A-team’s spring training has revolved. Finally we were there! On Friday the Turtles...

18.06.2014 Brandywine roller girls vs. Helsinki Roller Derby All Stars Ninja Turtles closed door bout at Caln skating center

Before our Brandywine game we had the luxury of taking a few days off after a very hot and hard fought battle against Long Island. In order to get to Brandywine we took off in our caravan of cars and made our way from Brooklyn, through Jersey and past Philly in the scolding heat. All...
Taking Home Long Island

Taking Home Long Island

It’s Sunday morning, and there’s 20 people in a tiny kitchen making porridge and waiting for the coffee to be ready. It’s already warm outside, and squirrels are running up and down the trees in our backyard in Brooklyn. It’s time for our first sanctioned game in the USA, and we’re eager to play. By...
"Sata salamaa iskee tulta"

“Sata salamaa iskee tulta”

We left our Brooklyn home sweating since it seemed to be a very warm and sunny day. Right after we came to the venue the clouds changed from bright light blue to all shades of grey and black and started moving towards us super fast. The clouds of doom and Friday the 13th didn’t seem...
All Star Ninja Turtles ROCK THE USA!!!

All Star Ninja Turtles ROCK THE USA!!!

First they take Manhattan, then they take Philadelphia and then Jersey City too!  Helsinki Roller Derby A-Team has landed in New York City, U.S.A. and is ready for some serious derby action!  During their two-week East Coast Tour, our Turtles will play five bouts, two of which are part of the East Coast Derby Extravaganza...
Helsinki Roller Derby All-Stars outshine the sun with their defensive play

Helsinki Roller Derby All-Stars outshine the sun with their defensive play

On Saturday the 17th of May 2014 Helsinki Roller Derby had a pleasant visitor from the west when Crime City Rollers from Malmö arrived at Pasila Sports Hall with two of their teams. Both HRD’s and CCR’s A- and B-teams played in the Partners in Crime -bout, this time the A-teams played first and the B-teams...
SKATER OF THE MONTH: SUPER MARIA #1up

SKATER OF THE MONTH: SUPER MARIA #1up

This time’s player of the month is a sparkle of energy in form of Super Maria! She began her derby career in spring of 2012 in P-town Brawlers in Porvoo. Background in figure skating and an interesting article of roller derby inspired her to go and try skating in open skate with her friend. Soon...
Helsinki Roller Derby ON SALE!

Helsinki Roller Derby ON SALE!

On the national Clean-up Day on Saturday May 24, Helsinki Roller Derby will have our own pop-up flea market in Pengerpuisto (Pengerkatu 16, 00500 Helsinki). The flea market will be open from 10:00 to 16:00. We’ll be selling clothing, accessories and knick-knacks as well as roller derby gear. There’ll be some good bargains so come...