HELSINKI ROLLER DERBY
Finland's first roller derby league. Since 2009.
Skater of the Month: Ani #5060

Skater of the Month: Ani #5060

This time skater of the month is our dear apostle of love Ani! She got her first touch of derby through her husband, HRD’s well known and dedicated supporter Johannes. He showed her some roller derby bouts in Youtube and soon the whole family found itself cheering for Team Finland...
Third Game of the Finnish Nationals 2014

Third Game of the Finnish Nationals 2014

The third game of the Finnish Nationals was hosted by Kallio Rolling Rainbow and played in Pasila Sportshall on the 22nd of March. The first game of the day was Helsinki Roller Derby versus Tampere Roller Derby. TRD was placed fourth in last year’s Nationals so the game was expected...
Kamikaze Kitten bootcamp

Kamikaze Kitten bootcamp

On Saturday 15th of March Helsinki Roller Derby had honour to have the amazing Kamikaze Kitten from London Rollergirls to teach us a lot of new tricks and skills. The bootcamp was full of eager participants ready to learn and absorb everything. With Kami’s guidance they spent the day jumping,...
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HRD in Helsinki Ink

HRD in Helsinki Ink

20th international tattoo convention Helsinki Ink took place in Kaapelitehdas 21th-23rd of March, and Helsinki Roller Derby was there, too! We had a very own stand and sold cute merch packages made by our skaters. We also got to spread the word about derby both on and off the stage and served refreshments to tattoo...
SKATER OF THE MONTH: WITTY VEGA #257

SKATER OF THE MONTH: WITTY VEGA #257

Wohoo the skater of March is our own tough teacher Witty Vega! She got into roller derby when she was in student exchange in Sweden. She started skating for the Umeå Radical Rollers and moved to HRD when she came back to Finland. She got quite fast to All-Star Ninja Turtles and plays sometimes with...
Coming up:  3rd Finnish Cup Tournament on 22 March

Coming up: 3rd Finnish Cup Tournament on 22 March

Helsinki Roller Derby holds the leading position in the Finnish Cup rankings as it takes on Tampere Roller Derby on 22 March 2014. Come and cheer our smashing All-Star Ninja Turtles to yet another glorious victory! The day’s other bout is host team Kallio Rolling Rainbow vs. Lahti Roller Derby. The winner of each bout...
Go Expo 2014 - What a weekend!

Go Expo 2014 – What a weekend!

  HRD spent last weekend at Go Expo, Finland’s largest sports and outdoor event, spreading the roller derby gospel. And what a wonderful weekend it was!   We are absolutely delighted that each year at the Expo, more and more people are familiar with roller derby. And that they are so keen to learn more...
Finland vs. Sweden

Finland vs. Sweden

This year will see the World Cup tournaments of both women’s roller derby (December 4th to December 7th in Dallas, TX, USA) and men’s roller derby – or merby – (March 14th to March 16th in Birmingham, UK). In anticipation of this an exciting doubleheader bout between Finland and Sweden was played on the 1st...
Second game of Finnish Nationals 2014

Second game of Finnish Nationals 2014

Helsinki Roller Derby had a new line up for the second day of the Finnish Nationals. Newer players got a chance to face Lahti when Linda, Tigre Force, Nina Erwes and Raivo of the more experienced players were out. The game was played in the Kuusankoski Sport Hall which was already familiar from the Finnish...
Helsinki Roller Derby at Go Expo on 7–9 March

Helsinki Roller Derby at Go Expo on 7–9 March

HRD takes part in Finland’s largest sports and outdoor event Go Expo on 7–9 March. You can find us from stand 7n51 at the Expo and Convention Centre Helsinki! We will be happy to answer any questions you have about roller derby, joining our league and the upcoming Freshmeat training periods. There will be thrilling daily exhibition...
Helsinki Roller Derby is now seriously warmed up after our home bout tournament!

Helsinki Roller Derby is now seriously warmed up after our home bout tournament!

Pasila Sports Halls roller derby season 2014 was properly kicked off for with Helsinki Roller Derby’s home team tournament Rollin’ with my homies which was played last Saturday, the 22. of February. In order to let all three home teams fight for a place in the final bout, a Finnish guest team was invited to...
First game of Finnish Nationals 2014

First game of Finnish Nationals 2014

The season of Roller Derby Suomi Cup 2014 started with Salppurin Likat tournament in Lahti on 25th January 2014. The tournament was hosted by Lahti’s Bay City Rollers and all six teams in the Cup were playings. Helsinki Roller Derby’s A-team, the All-Star Ninja Turtles, faced last year’s third, Dirty River Roller Grrrls from Turku. The...
Travel teams took on Tiger Bay

Travel teams took on Tiger Bay

Helsinki Roller Derby took a trip to Wales in December 7th with both travel teams. The bout day was bright and both teams were determined to win. In the first game Queen B’s took on Tiger Bay’s B-team. First half was quite even and both teams took leads. In the second period Tiger Bay overcame...
HRD's new travel team C-Cassette is born!

HRD’s new travel team C-Cassette is born!

HRD has been hoping for a third travel team for a long while now and the dream has now come true! The C-cassette took on the Jyväskylä roller derby today in a fun filled scrimmage. 12 players and a bench crew of 2 had a lot of fun and learned a lot from their first...

Open skate and new freshmeat course!

Helsinki Roller Derby is organizing an open skate event for everyone who’s interested in roller derby on Saturday 11th of January 2014. Come to try out quad skates and gear and chat with experienced skaters. Gearcheck is also present so you can buy your skating stuffs right there! Time : January 11th 2014, 17-19.30 Spot : Tapanilan Urheilukeskus (Erätie 3, 00730...