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Find out about our upcoming and past events.

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

Junior bootcamp vol 2 10th of April in Bunkkeri!

When? 10.4.2016 at 10-16 Where? @ Bunkkeri Who? For 10-17 year old Beginners (never skated on quad skates before or skated just a couple of times) and Experts (skated for some time on squad skates) How much? Beginners 10€, Experts 15€ How? Register by sending us e-mail (juniorit@helsinkirollerderby.com)! Registration opens on Monday 29th of February 2016. What? Roller derby! Skating training, off skate training, fun activities! For Experts also more game like practises. …Read More

B’ginners bootcamp gathered 40 rookies to Bunkkeri

20th of February Bunkkeri was filled with happy and eager skaters, as our Queen B’s held their first ever “B’ginners bootcamp”. Happy campers from all over Finland worked hard for 6 hours to improve their individual skating skills, strategy toolbox and understanding of the game play. “We were really satisfied: there were much more campers than we had dared to hope for, and we surely will arrange a similar bootcamp again”, Vega the bootcamp …Read More

Fullsteam & Helsinki Roller Derby present: Mayday in HEL – International Tournament in Helsinki

Fullsteam Agency and Helsinki Roller derby proudly present one of the largest international Roller Derby events ever seen in the Nordic countries: Mayday in HEL tournament in Helsinki Ice Hall 14th and 15th of May! In the tournament we will see five world class teams, four of which are amongst the top 5 in Europe and highly ranked in the worldwide WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association)-rankings: Stockholm Roller Derby …Read More

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 days leading up to the tournament, the atmosphere in the Bunker was toasty on Saturday morning. …Read More

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, WFTDA playoffs and WFTDA champs. This session is promised to give you game changing advice, …Read More

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 evening (20:00-22:00) and Saturdays afternoon (12:00-14:00), and these trainings will be held in Bunkkeri (Itäinen Vaihdekuja …Read More