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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 old faces on the teams, including players and coaches. Each game was shortened to 2 …Read More

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 13 December 2014 at Tapanila Sports Center (Erätie 3, 00730 Helsinki) @ 15–16.30. We will …Read More

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 these front-runner teams, also smaller WFTDA leagues Oslo, Trondheim, Copenhagen, Gent and Manchester took part. …Read More

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 derby, with some borrowed players from Kallio Rolling Rainbow and Pori Rolling Brigade. At first the …Read More

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 cheers. The announcers (dressed as impressive Little Mys) spoke the truth: Finskar spelar väldigt arg! …Read More

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! How bloody cool is that!? So come one, come all and put on your party …Read More

SKATER OF THE MONTH: #17 MIRKA VIROLAINEN

  June’s Skater of the Month is the Queen B’s very own kick-ass jammer Mirka Virolainen! Mirka’s interest in roller derby was initially stirred by a  magazine article and by a nailbiter Finland versus Sweden game she witnessed. Eventually, she was lured into joining HRD’s freshmeat training period by her friend in autumn 2011. However, after the FT -period, Mirka had a six-month dry season with almost no derby at all. …Read More

All Star Ninja Turtles ROCK THE USA!!!

First they take Manhattan, then they take Philadelphia and then Jersey City too!  Helsinki Roller Derby A-Team has landed in New York City, U.S.A. and is ready for some serious derby action!  During their two-week East Coast Tour, our Turtles will play five bouts, two of which are part of the East Coast Derby Extravaganza – one of the largest and most esteemed roller derby events in the world. Keep …Read More

PARTNERS IN CRIME: Helsinki Roller Derby vs. Crime City Rollers on 17 May

On 17 May Helsinki Roller Derby faces Malmö Roller Derby in a classic Nordic double header clash at the Pasila Sports Center. We bid a warm welcome to our partners in crime – the Malmö Roller Derby – Crime City Rollers. It’s been a year since HRD All Stars and Malmö last had a game at the 1st European WFTDA-tournament in Berlin. And what a nail biter game it was …Read More

OPEN SKATE FOR JUNIORS ON 10 MAY

Helsinki Roller Derby hosts an open skate for juniors at Tapanila Sport Center on Saturday 10 May 2014 at 17.00–19.30. All girls & boys aged 10–17 years are welcome!   This is a great opportunity to try skating with quad skates, learn more about this amazing sport and about Helsinki Roller Derby’s future junior league! Parents are also welcome as spectators.   Signing up and questions to juniorit(a)helsinkirollerderby.com. Please remember …Read More

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 takes home two valuable league points.   TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE: 16:30 Helsinki Roller Derby vs. Tampere …Read More

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 about our beloved sport! All the hard work HRD and other Finnish leagues have done, …Read More

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 bouts at the roller skating rink 7n59 and a chance to try on roller derby …Read More