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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

Train your weakness – get stronger, 5 weeks until Playoffs

As mentioned before, we have been located to Malmö Playoffs, which means that the return to training has to be quick, clean and full of energy. Even though we have lost our training space Bunkkeri, we still have some batman timed training times in Pasila, Viikki and Vuosaari. During the midsummer break my own focus has been on things I’m not so good at such as mobility besides normal offskates …Read More

New hobbies and motivation

During the mid-season break, when there’s less time on-skates and more time for other hobbies, I always like to challenge myself and try something new. This year I participated in a kayaking course. I love the nature so kayaking was a perfect way to bring both new experiences and new ways of training to my weekly routine. I have been kayaking roughly once a week during the summer, mostly exploring …Read More

Shiny happy people

I had great plans of doing hill running and making squat records when the mid-season break started after Kallio FINvitational Tournament. But first life happened and then I caught a cold. Three weeks went past and I wasn’t able to do any sports. Maybe that was my body’s way of telling me to slow down a bit. Funny fact – before roller derby those three weeks of doing nothing but watching …Read More

Mid season break

Mid season break – Break from skating, not from training. And yes, there was some derby as well. Spring season was hard. Before first tournament we were able to practice in our own training space, Bunkkeri. After that training times and amount of training times changed. It felt like we didn’t had time to train enough before the following tournaments and at the same time like we didn’t have time …Read More