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Find out about our upcoming and past events.

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

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

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

B’ginners bootcamp 26th of November at Bunkkeri

Come to Helsinki Roller Derby Queen B’s beginners bootcamp! Be in for five hours of intensive training, feedback, new skills and feelings of success! Queen B’s is playing in the highest division in Finland in Suomi Cup. In our first season we placed fourth. We actively participate in running HRD Fresh meat courses from which we have received excellent feedback. Our biggest asset is personal guidance and direct feedback. There …Read More

New guests from across the bay – Royal Swedish Army visited Bunkkeri

Both A and B team of Royal Swedish Army visited our Bees and Cassettes in Bunkkeri last weekend (17.-18.9.). While our big guns are traveling to the States for their play offs tournament, the rest of the league worked hard at Bunkkeri by arranging and playing four full-lenght games: on Saturday C-cassette battled against Royal Brigade (RSA B-team) and Queen B’s met Royal Army (RSA A-team), and on Sunday they changed pairs for …Read More

SUOMI CUP V – HRD Queen B’s turn it around, win game against DRRG A team

Suomi Cup V tournament was held this year in Pasila Sports Hall, and the Helsinki Roller Derby Queen B’s trained hard in preparation for the game, inspired by their own inside joke of “Next year, damn it!” in reaction to the challenging games of the past few Suomi Cups. Determined to win, they took to the track the fans screaming back “Today, damn it!” Challenged by the talented and hardworking …Read More

Full speed at Sporttitori

Today was awesome. The Helsinki Roller Derby juniors played their first outdoor game! We introduced our junior team at the YES to Organ Donation Sporttitori event. The weather was with us: the sun shone bright and the sky was at its bluest. The juniors were full of sunny energy, and looking at the game you wouldn’t know they’re on summer break. We really have reason to be proud of our …Read More

Fifth Suomi Cup tournament in Helsinki 27th of August

Welcome to Pasila on the 27th of August! In the fifth Suomi Cup tournament of this year we will see two rough and tough games: first our very own Queen B’s will meet the Dirty River Roller Grrrls from Turku, after which the Kallio Rolling Rainbow will challenge the leader of the league table, Tampere Roller Derby. These four teams were seen in the finals last year, so we are expecting to see …Read More

All-Stars jet-lagged but ready after Big O

Our All-Stars played in Big O last weekend, winning three games out of four. This lifted their rankings (according to the more frequently updated Flat Track Stats) six positions, from 27 to 21. Now the team, and our representative official Ei Se Satu and photographer Marko Niemelä, have 1,5 weeks to recover from the jet lag, and then it is time for the home tournament, as four awesome teams travel to …Read More

“This is the best!” -22 junior skaters took over Bunkkeri last Sunday

On Sunday 10.4. the second ever junior bootcamp was arranged in Bunkkeri. The young derby stars were skated in two groups: there were 10 first timers skating in the Beginners group, and 12 experienced junior derby players in the Experts group. HRD:n junioriluistelijoista The Experts, who were mostly familiar faces from HRD’s Junior team, got to learn truly expert level jamming skills, when the All-Stars jammer Mad Maloony shared her knowledge. Happy and enthusiastic atmosphere …Read More

“We didn’t come this far to only come this far” – Game report from the European Smackdown

The 2-day European Smackdown-tournament was held in Malmö, Sweden, on the first weekend of March. The tournament included six teams from WFTDA’s division 1 – our own All Stars, the London Rollergirls (Brawling), Detroit Derby Girls, Crime City Rollers, Glasgow Roller Derby and Stockholm Roller Derby Allstars. Helsinki Roller Derby All-Stars vs Glasgow Roller Derby Irn Bruisers 485 – 73 The All Stars started their tournament with a strong game …Read More

MayDay in HEL presents: New TRICKS on the block

Photo by Joe Mac New TRICKS on the Block Helsinki sees more world-class derby stars on Saturday May 14th when the amazing New Skids on the Block parade their tricky wares in Bunkkeri for up to 30 advanced and 30 intermediate skaters. Also 20 spots reserved for off-skate participants. Yup, so MayDay in HEL is not only watching awesome derby from the stands but honing your own technical and tactical mastery …Read More