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Everything we couldn’t categorise… and more!

The story of a jammer who had to watch 2015 playoffs with a broken ankle – now on the track tougher than ever

When I broke my ankle, it was instantly clear to me that I cannot play in the 2015 playoffs tournament. The situation was bad: the foot was pointing to wrong direction. The first feeling after realising this was enormous shame. I’ve never ever been that ashamed in my life. I felt that I had deceived the whole tea, and all the people who had ever had any faith in me. It …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

Finland vs. Sweden

This year will see the World Cup tournaments of both women’s roller derby (December 4th to December 7th in Dallas, TX, USA) and men’s roller derby – or merby – (March 14th to March 16th in Birmingham, UK). In anticipation of this an exciting doubleheader bout between Finland and Sweden was played on the 1st of March 2014. The women played first at 4PM followed by the men at 6:30PM. …Read More

Open skate and new freshmeat course!

Helsinki Roller Derby is organizing an open skate event for everyone who’s interested in roller derby on Saturday 11th of January 2014. Come to try out quad skates and gear and chat with experienced skaters. Gearcheck is also present so you can buy your skating stuffs right there! Time : January 11th 2014, 17-19.30 Spot : Tapanilan Urheilukeskus (Erätie 3, 00730 Hki) Helsinki Roller Derby is also starting up a new freshmeat period for 20 skaters (who …Read More

Helsinki Roller Derby has a new friend!

We are happy to do some good together with Nicehearts Vantaa. Three of our skaters kicked off  a summer camp day with a two hour roller derby introduction. A wonderful group of girls aged 10-13 joined in for some off skates derby fun. HRD is very happy to be part of the amazing work that Nicehearts does for girls and women. We want to help them in providing a wider …Read More

Roller Derby + Ink = Helsinki

Helsinki Ink is a tattoo happening, that was held at Kaapelitehdas on 25.-27.3.2011. The exhibition brings together tattoo artists around the world, and is also a venue for many performing artists to show off their special skills, such as sword swallowing, burlesque dancing and yes – roller skating. Helsinki Roller Derby was there for Saturday and Sunday, hanging among tattooed people and answering questions that the curious might have , …Read More