HELSINKI ROLLER DERBY
Finland's first roller derby league. Since 2009.
European derby history in London

European derby history in London

Piece of roller derby history was written in 11th of July 2015 in in the tropically warm Crystal Palace National Sports Center when London Roller Girls Brawling faced Helsinki Roller Derby All-Stars. This was the first ever sanctioned game between two European division one teams. Helsinki started their game with...
Bootcamp by Stefanie Mainey in Bunkkeri 22.-23.8.2015

Bootcamp by Stefanie Mainey in Bunkkeri 22.-23.8.2015

    Welcome to Helsinki Roller Derby Bootcamp at Bunkkeri, 22.-23.8.! LINK TO SIGN UP: http://goo.gl/forms/169qo8P6Iy Bootcamp is for both skaters and officials. Skater bootcamp lead by Stefanie Mainey – known from London Rollergirls A-team and Team England – is meant for advanced skaters. In addition to Saturday, we are organizing...
Open skate events and new beginners course in August!

Open skate events and new beginners course in August!

  Now that we have super cool new training space, we would like to get some new “fresh meats” to fill it up! The new space allows us to offer more training time and opportunities also on the beginners course, and in a much much nicer schedule -we have a quite nice...
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WTF 2015: It has come to this.

WTF 2015: It has come to this.

2015. Now that’s a number I’m sure will be branded in our All-Stars’ minds for good. This year has been over the top for us. It has brought us great things and it just keeps on bringing them. As I’m writing this we are 1 sleep away from the awaited June 30th rankings. Twitter, Facebook,...
Start the best hobby in the world!

Start the best hobby in the world!

Helsinki roller derby started their first ever junior roller derby course in January 2015. The first fifteen brave and astonishing, 10 to 17 years old youngsters graduated from the course in the end of May, and are eager to continue their roller derby career in the fall. Besides of these already experienced skaters, we want...
We’ve MOVED!

We’ve MOVED!

HRD has moved to a badass new location. Or, not that new actually. The Bunkkeri (“Bunker”) in Jätkäsaari was built in the 70’s! All these years it was used as a storage for the shipments arriving in the harbour, but today, 45 years later, we are rocking the foundations of this building. After getting the...
HRD Queen B’s Take on KRR A-team Vantaan Skinit, Play with Heart!

HRD Queen B’s Take on KRR A-team Vantaan Skinit, Play with Heart!

Saturday, May 30th, Kallio Rolling Rainbow hosted the Roller Derby Suomi Cup V tournament. The tournament consisted of two matches, with Helsinki Roller Derby Queen B’s facing Kallio Rolling Rainbow’s A Travel Team, Vantaan Skinit.  The game was predictably intense! White-knuckled fans of the incredible Queen B’s watched as they played their heart out, with...
Helsinki Roller Derby Juniors Took the Stage at Halftime Show!

Helsinki Roller Derby Juniors Took the Stage at Halftime Show!

Saturday the 17th saw HRD’s own Juniors took the stage to display the new and future talents of the league. Perhaps a bit nervous, they took to the stage, skating in a row—immediately wowing the audience with their composure, posture and excellent cross-over techniques! Once able to join adult leagues, they are surely a force...
Brushed up Lahti made B's to fight for their victory

Brushed up Lahti made B’s to fight for their victory

On Saturday 16th of May the fourth Finnish National Cup -tournament took place in Pasila. In the first game Tampere Roller Derby met Kouvola Rock’n’Rollers, and in the second game of the day the hometeam, HRD’s Queen B’s faced the Bay City Rollers from Lahti. Both games were said to be boringly presumable, and even though...
WTF Tour 2015: 2nd day of Big O

WTF Tour 2015: 2nd day of Big O

On the second day of the tournament we got to sleep late, since the next game was in the afternoon. We were really feeling yesterdays games in our muscles, so we spent the morning at the hotel gathering strength for the next battles. Also our fighting spirits were a tad low due to the lost...
WTF 2015 Tour: Big O day 1, Boston & Montreal

WTF 2015 Tour: Big O day 1, Boston & Montreal

We arrived to Eugene on Thursday, the starting day of the Big O tournament, our main goal of spring season 2015. Thursday was a day for resting and traveling from Seattle to Eugene, and on Friday we started our tournament. An excellent thriller against Boston Our first opponent was Boston Massacre. The day started with...
WTF 2015 Tour: 2 X Rat City

WTF 2015 Tour: 2 X Rat City

On Sunday morning we headed towards the hometown of the Rats: Seattle. Naturally we were able to leave Vancouver only after the obligatory road toll -adventure. It had become customary to our car pool, so we were quite ok with it… The next step was crossing the border to the great US and A. We...
Best Hits Vol. II -four games that notably shortened your nails

Best Hits Vol. II -four games that notably shortened your nails

The air crisp and clean from the spring rains, the sports hall fills. The excitement in the air is palpable–almost thick enough to cut through. Teams from all over Finland gather for the Best Hits II event, a closed tournament for the C and B division teams. The mood is strong and positive–rightfully so, as...
WTF 2015 Tour: The Beginning of the Adventure (Terminal City All-Stars)

WTF 2015 Tour: The Beginning of the Adventure (Terminal City All-Stars)

WTF 2015 Tour: The first game. Read how the Turtles flew to Seattle, Nancy Drewed their way to their hotel, met a true Fennophile and had the weirdest last jam ever (refs and NSOs, you want to check this)! Vancouver 25th of April 2015 Helsinki Roller Derby All-Stars vs Terminal City All-Stars Our beloved Turtles flew...
The color of Easter was GREEN

The color of Easter was GREEN

This year our Easter was more about derby than eggs. Local derbyphiles got a welcomed break from all the chocolate munching when Dirty River Roller Grrrls (Turku, Finland) and Dublin Roller Derby visited us in Pasila for a double header game. For our All-Stars it was an important prep game before their WTF-tour to America,...