HELSINKI ROLLER DERBY
Finland's first roller derby league. Since 2009.
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...
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...
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...
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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...
Two New Head-NSOs Elected -to Inspire and Instruct

Two New Head-NSOs Elected -to Inspire and Instruct

There’s no better way of learning derby than playing derby, and the best practice to a real game is to make the scrimmage situation as similar to a bout as possible: key factors in this effort are the proper officials. Poor officiating in the practices will lead to frustrating and futile penalties and lack of...
HRD C-cassette took its historical first win in Best Hits -tournament's bronze game!

HRD C-cassette took its historical first win in Best Hits -tournament’s bronze game!

Some great derby history was made last Sunday, the 8th of September, during the Best Hits Rookie Tournament held at Pasila Sports hall! The teams competing were Tampere Roller Derby’s b-team The Howlin’ Rolls, Lahti Roller Derby’s b-team Lihamukiloijat, Helsinki Roller Derby’s c-team The C-cassette and all the way from Seinäjoki we got see Seinäjoki Roller...
Turtles and Bees Kick-started the New Season in Stockholm

Turtles and Bees Kick-started the New Season in Stockholm

Solnahallen bathed in sun and children played in the park on a beautiful Saturday in Stockholm, when both Bees and Turtles met their old rivals in games that surely showed their sunny attitude, but were no child’s play for anyone  – not even for the dedicated Stockholm fans, that filled the venue with their diligent...
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 leagues in this small country!...
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...