HELSINKI ROLLER DERBY
Finland's first roller derby league. Since 2009.
Lorrae Evans bootcamp 5.2.-7.2. -new ways of blocking from down under

Lorrae Evans bootcamp 5.2.-7.2. -new ways of blocking from down under

On the 6.2. we arranged open Bootcamp with Lorrae Evans for the rest of the Finland. It was a success and there were people all around Finland – for example from Turku, Tampere, Oulu and Joensuu. Bootcamp weekend continued on Sunday (with HRD) when all the individual skills practiced on...
Fresh rosters for year 2016

Fresh rosters for year 2016

New year, new rosters! The team selection committee has spoken, and we saw quite a lot of changes in the rosters. Read what the team coaches and captains had to say about these changes! In HRD we select the rosters for our travel teams (All-Stars and Queen B’s) usually four times...
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Fourth Best Hits tournament played in the Bunker on Sat, Jan 9

Fourth Best Hits tournament played in the Bunker on Sat, Jan 9

This time around the lineup in the battle for the golden cassette, organized by our C team, featured the White Night Furies from St. Petersburg, the Riverdale Rollers from Kalajokilaakso, Kallio Rolling Rainbow’s C team Piritorin Ässät, and of course our very own C-Kasetti. Despite the record-breaking cold snap that swept through Helsinki in the...
Lorrae Evans bootcamp 6th of February!

Lorrae Evans bootcamp 6th of February!

Want to learn the ins and outs of offensive and defensive strategies from a member of WFTDA’s currently ranked #2 team Victorian Roller Derby league? On February 6th Lorrae Evans will give you the chance to learn skills that the top skaters in derby have trained before high level competitions such as the world cup,...
Junior course begins in January!

Junior course begins in January!

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 have now skated for a year, and are eager to continue their roller derby career in the spring. Besides of these already experienced skaters, we want to offer the...
The best and most hardworking members awarded at the Gala

The best and most hardworking members awarded at the Gala

Helsinki Roller Derby celebrated the end of 2015 with its annual Gala event! The night was lively, full of smiles, and good times were had by all! Finally, the entire league voted for the 2015 diplomas and here are the results: FTP Best Freshmeat (Spring): Viivi Salonen Best Freshmeat (Fall): Katri Penttinen C-kasetti Best Jammer:...
HRD All-Stars ja Queen B's hakevat valmentajia!

HRD All-Stars ja Queen B’s hakevat valmentajia!

Helsinki Roller Derbyn edustusjoukkueet hakevat itselleen valmennusjohdon vuosittain. Haku on kaikille avoin. Olisiko sinusta näiden tähtilaivojen kapteeniksi??? Lue tehtävänkuvaukset ja hakuohjeet alta. Haut ovat auki 20.12.2015 asti (All-Starsin koordinaattorin paikka on auki 31.12.2015 asti). All – Stars hakee valmentajia Helsinki Roller Derbyn A-joukkue etsii kahta valmentajaa luotsaamaan joukkuetta vuodelle 2016. Tällä hetkellä, joulukuussa 2015, Helsinki...
HRD Christmas Calendar

HRD Christmas Calendar

We will present the best pictures of 2015 by Marko Niemelä as a Advent Calendar -new pic every day until Christmas! Marko Niemelä is a familiar face and name to every roller derby person in Finland, and to a very large audience abroad as well. We are extremely proud of our very own world famous...
Next beginners course begins in February, open skates in January!

Next beginners course begins in February, open skates in January!

Now that our newest members just graduated, we need some new “fresh meats” to coach! Our new space in Bunkkeri 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 package to offer for you guys! The fresh meat course training times are Mondays...
Next year, goddamnit!

Next year, goddamnit!

Roller Derby Suomi Cup 2015 came to an end yesterday. Fighting for the gold were Helsinki Roller Derby, Kallio Rolling Rainbow, Dirty River Roller Grrrls from Turku and Tampere Roller Derby. Players were left with sore muscles and fans with tired vocal chords after the four excruciatingly exciting games of top-level derby. By 9 PM...
Our biggest beginner course so far ends - 25 new roller derby careers begin

Our biggest beginner course so far ends – 25 new roller derby careers begin

The Freshmeat course of fall 2015 reached its grande finale, and now our 25 new skaters will finally get to start their actual roller derby practises. Bunkkeri opened us new opportunities to improve the course greatly, and it surely paid of. This course was the biggest we have arranged so far, and there were more comers than...
Junior Bootcamp was a whopping success!

Junior Bootcamp was a whopping success!

The home arena of Helsinki Roller Derby, the Bunker in Jätkäsaari, was filled with joy and happiness of doing things together and learning, when 9-17 year old junior bootcampers took over the tracks.  Inka, Caitlin and Emma are no beginners in roller derby! There were two groups of happy campers, one for each track. One group consisted...
Home is where your skate

Home is where your skate

During last summer we moved our training space to the fifth floor of Bunkkeri in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki. We build our own place there. In the fifth floor we now have two tracks, and a home. We cleaned up and made the space suitable for our use, just like anyone fixing their new home would do....
Only a week to go - this is what you will get at our bootcamp!

Only a week to go – this is what you will get at our bootcamp!

      SEVEN days until the first Helsinki Roller Derby All-Stars bootcamp. What will you get?  More than EIGHT hours of practice, including blocking, offence/defence and jammer workshops. THIRTEEN All-Stars skaters helping and teaching YOU, concentrated on YOU. TWO coaches teaching YOU. On Saturday we concentrate on: Blocking tools Lateral movement Taking the jammer out...