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Queen B’s fun-filled 5 year anniversary at Tenerife: rematch against their first ever opponent

Due to the changing of the Finnish Nationals seasons’ schedule, Queen B’s are at the moment “between seasons”. This means that it’s a good time to learn new strategies,  integrate new players to the team, travel and meet new friends! In the beginning of February, Bees travelled to Tenerife to honour the anniversary of a game played exactly five years ago: Tenerife Roller Derby against Helsinki Roller Derby B-team.  Five years …Read More

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

New beginners’ course begins in February -sign up NOW!

We are offering another one of our brilliant and super popular beginners’ course in February! 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 fresh meat course …Read More

Kulttuurilahja-campaign is the thing!

Kulttuurilahja (“Culture Gift”) is a new crowdfunding platform. Our All-Stars are one of the first Kulttuurilahja-fundraising projects. All-Stars battle with the best teams in the world. They are now fifth in Europe and 22nd in the world. All-Stars compete mainly against foreign teams, which means 2 to 4 trips to Europe and overseas per year. All-Stars are gathering 5000 euros to help them to get to the upcoming Big O -tournament trip in …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

Suomi Cup Finals: Silver for the Queen B’s

The championship tournament of the Finnish Nationals (Suomi Cup) was played in Tampere last Saturday. The HRD Queen B’s and Kallio Rolling Rainbow battled for the gold in a game that had the audience at the edge of their seats. The semi-finals have been played by the same four teams throughout the four-year history of Suomi Cup: based on their achievements in the Suomi Cup games leading up to the …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

The Queen B’s victorious in Hamburg tournament

The KickAss Cup, played in Hamburg, Germany, brought together the Helsinki Roller Derby Queen B’s, the Antwerp Roller Derby One Love Roller Dolls (A), the Harbor Girls Hamburg (A) and the Amsterdam Roller Derby All Stars. The Bees won all three of their games convincingly and were crowned victors of the weekend. The Queen B’s first opponent was Antwerpen. Points were hard-won in the beginning, but the B’s found their …Read More

SUOMI CUP VI – Queen B’s against Oulu at their last Nationals Cup game before the Finals

The sixth Finnish Nationals Cup -tournament was held on last Saturday in Oulu. Helsinki Roller Derby Queen B’s headed north with excitement and confidence. Oulu plays at the Cup for their first season. Last time Bees played against Oulu was about a year ago at a scrimmage. It was pure joy after the game. Queen B’s agreed together that the game was mostly fun to play. Oulu is a good opponent …Read More