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London Rollergirls comes to Helsinki with three teams!

Helsinki Roller Derby will have much anticipated guests from UK, when the London Rollergirls’ arrive with three teams to play against HRD’s A-, B- and C-teams. The triple header will be held at the Pasilan Urheiluhalli on 12th of May (Saturday) between 13.30-21.00. Schedule: 13:00 Doors open 14:00-15:45 Helsinki Queen B’s vs. London Brawl Saints 16:15-18:00 Helsinki C-Cassette vs. London Batter C Power 18:30-20:00 Helsinki All-Stars vs. London Brawling During …Read More

All-Stars’ trip to Roller Derby Euro Cup ’18

Arriving to Manchester on Thursday morning we were greeted with sunny, mild weather, and when entering the city it was abundantly clear it is going through a period of growth. The construction sites and cranes littered the city skyline, and it’s citizens were even boasting of all the new talent moving in from neighboring cities. The message was clear: Manchester is growing and is the next big thing. Much of …Read More

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

Best hits!

The autumn season of ALpakka and the Juniors got it’s grand finale at the Best Hits tournament held in Pasila the 9th of December. The tournament, which was organized by our own league, gave ALpakka a chance to play against the teams Seinäjoki Roller Derby and Porvoo Roller Derby, whereas the Juniors were challenged by the Stable Adults. The first game of the day was ALpakka against Porvoo. The atmosphere …Read More

Helsinki Roller Derby is looking for coaches for season 2018

Helsinki Roller Derby is recruiting coaches! Send a free-form application to trainer@helsinkirollerderby.com by 17.12.2017 and write which team you want to coach in the subject field. Helsinki Roller Derby ALpakka, Coaching crew for the recreational league – Spring 2018 HRD’s ALpakka is looking for coaches from January 2018 to June 2018. The decision of appointing the new coach(es) is on the team. ALpakka is the recreational team of Helsinki Roller Derby. …Read More

2017, over and out!

Almost needless to say this but we will say it anyway: how glorious was it to have one of the 2017 WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs in Europe this year?! How amazingly did Crime City host it?! And what breathtaking audience and officials’ crews had we there?! And THOSE GAMES! We still have arrhythmia from the London versus Rainy City game. For the first time, Helsinki Roller Derby and other European …Read More

YY-KAA-KOO, LIHAA!

You know the moment right before a game when your team huddles together, everyone reach their hand in the middle and shout out loud something weird or even funny? Usually when you start listening and you pick up a word or two you think is it weird because someone said something about dogs or states or win or what ever. For me it’s the moment when adrenalin rushes thru my …Read More

Mind games?

It’s the most important game of the season. Your team has done well during the whole season and it has come to this one game – one time for you to show what you got. You really keep trying and trying. You push yourself to the limits and still you don’t reach your best, instead, you keep going to the box and keep doing silly rookie mistakes. What’s wrong?! While …Read More

Make it a good memory

For most, weekends mean relaxation and taking it easy. For the All-stars, it usually means getting down to business of practices, off skates training, holding bootcamps and doing fundraising. No rest for the wicked amateur athletes! This weekend was no less busy than normal but it was very special in so many ways. Our mama bear Sara had her birthday, our dear friends from Turku had a scrimmage to determine …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

Change of scenery

I had my summer vacation from work when our fall season and playoff prep started so I decided to steal a week to myself. So I rented a cabin and drove to eastern Finland to be in the middle of nowhere and maybe see a bear. Being on a vacation when playoffs are so close, you can’t go on full holiday mode. Here are some tips how to stay active. …Read More

The road to the June 30th rankings

For a WFTDA D1 level team, planning the competitive season starts way before off season. Attending/watching international tournaments is one of the best ways of scouting future opponents and hence making sure that your team can keep their long-term competitive goals alive. If your goal is to reach a certain ranking, you have to choose your opponents according to a possible rankings points outcome. This is not particularly a fun …Read More