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HRD beginners course is about to start – sign up now!

We are thrilled to invite you to our beginners course of spring 2018! Sign up with this form or if you have anything to ask, please do contact us with e-mail: freshmeat@helsinkirollerderby.com PRACTICE TIMES AND PLACES Beginners course aka Freshmeat Training Program (FTP) starts March 3rd and finishes on May 17th. This course consists of weekly skating practice, off skates sessions on exercise, rules and game play. We also encourage …Read More

NEW BEGINNERS’ COURSE BEGINS IN SEPTEMBER -SIGN UP NOW!

We are offering another one of our brilliant and super popular beginners’ course in September! In our fully packed intense “freshmeat training period” you get solid skating skills, learn the rules and master your first game moves. After the course you are good to go, whether it is a joyful (and sweaty!) new hobby or a nice kick-start for your athletic or referee career you are looking for!   The …Read More

Queen B’s won Paris B-team, Les Quedalles

Queen B’s played against Paris B-team (Les Quedalles, PRG) on Saturday (29th of April). The Bees were happy to play a rare home game in Pasila! This was the first game with the Q2/2017 roster, and the first game in roughly one year for the returning jammer Varpu #88. It was nice that we could present the best of our roster due to the home advantage -too bad that our only …Read More

All-Stars on the rise in the Anarchy tournament

During Easter weekend European derby fanatics were not looking for Easter eggs, but following Twitter, as it was time for the 6th annual Anarchy in the UK tournament. The five teams playing were “Europe’s finest”: all Division 1 teams, top 5 in Europe. These games were important for all the teams because of the ranking points needed to get to the Div 1 play-offs in the fall, and of course settling the …Read More

Busy weekend: C-cassette and AL-pakka nailed it at Joensuu, Queen B’s played a real nail biter in Gothenburg

It sure was one busy weekend! Oh, and we’ve got big news: we have a new team, called AL-pakkas! Our 2 years time in Bunkkeri allowed us to raise a whole new generation of players, and this meant that we could develop our C-team into a more competitive crew, and build a new recreational team for the whole league. Both the new, shiny and more competitive C-cassette, and brand-new AL-pakka …Read More

Queen B’s fun-filled 5 year anniversary at Tenerife: rematch against their first ever opponent

Due to the changing of the Finnish Nationals seasons’ schedule, Queen B’s are at the moment “between seasons”. This means that it’s a good time to learn new strategies,  integrate new players to the team, travel and meet new friends! In the beginning of February, Bees travelled to Tenerife to honour the anniversary of a game played exactly five years ago: Tenerife Roller Derby against Helsinki Roller Derby B-team.  Five years …Read More

Fun times at the open skate!

After almost three hours they still look happy! In front we have our “sneaker derby” players in team baby blue against team pink, and behind them the skaters -we had to split the group in two, because we couldn’t fit them all on the tracks at once! We had a great open skate event last Saturday -thank you SO MUCH for joining! We had roughly 40 people practising basic skating …Read More

New beginners’ course begins in February -sign up NOW!

We are offering another one of our brilliant and super popular beginners’ course in February! In our fully packed intense “freshmeat training period” you get solid skating skills, learn the rules and master your first game moves. After the course you are good to go, whether it is a joyful (and sweaty!) new hobby or a nice kick-start for your athletic or referee career you are looking for! The fresh meat course …Read More

X-mas Special -rookies and juniors played tough games on Saturday

Soon after opening the 17th Advent Calendar flap we opened the Bunkkeri doors for the HRD X-mas Special Tournament featuring two games: The graduation game HRD Rookies vs Tampere-Pori and HRD Juniors vs HRD Adults. The air was filled with excitement and already some glitter for that night’s HRD gala event. HRD Rookies had a roster made up mostly of skaters who had graduated the fall term’s Fresh Meat course. …Read More

Suomi Cup Finals: Silver for the Queen B’s

The championship tournament of the Finnish Nationals (Suomi Cup) was played in Tampere last Saturday. The HRD Queen B’s and Kallio Rolling Rainbow battled for the gold in a game that had the audience at the edge of their seats. The semi-finals have been played by the same four teams throughout the four-year history of Suomi Cup: based on their achievements in the Suomi Cup games leading up to the …Read More

C-cassette’s Week of Win

After an autumn of change and hard training, C-cassette was ready for the high point of late 2016: a three game week in late November and early December. The romp started with a trip to Norway – the very competitive Nidaros Roller Derby B in Trondheim was a great way to measure the current form of the cassettes. A roster of twelve left for Norway, and with HRD star Linda, …Read More

Some 40 rookies were stuffed with new training ideas at B’ginners bootcamp

Last Saturday (26.11.2016) gathered roughly 40 newbies to Bunkkeri, when Queen B’s held their “B’ginners bootcamp” vol 2. The morning started with warm-ups (which was very much needed in the cold climate of our dear Bunkkeri), after which we split the group into two. The other half got a super intense jamming 101 training from our jammers, while our blockers taught their best drills to the rest. After one hour of tough …Read More

Save the date: Open skate event 14th of January!

Try out the roller derby gears and skate your first laps in quad skates! We will also tell you a little bit about the training and about roller derby. Where? Jätkäsaaren Bunkkeri (Itäinen Vaihdekuja 8, 5th floor) When? 14.1.2017 How much? 0€! It’s free of charge! We will update the exact schedule and info later on! Please let us know in advance what size of skates you need and register for the …Read More

Vagine Regime Finland win their first game

 Saturday 29.10.2016 saw the first ever Vagine Regime Finland game, when VR Finland met the mixed Team Aubergine in Bunkkeri, Helsinki. This was the second Vagine Regime event in Finland, as Kallio Rolling Rainbow invited Vagine Regime Nordic to play a charity game in December 2013 – it was high time for VR to rally its troops in Finland.   Team Aubergine lost some players close to the game due to injury, …Read More