TCRD NEWS & BOUT RECAPS

New Skater Training Sessions

Terminal City Roller Derby is pleased to announce that we are now offering new skater training sessions!

These sessions will run throughout the year and training will take place once a week for two hours per week for 6 weeks. The cost of training is $100 and skaters must be able to skate forwards, skate backwards, turn around, and stop. This training is a part of our Mix Tapes program and is designed to get skaters up to speed and ready to play roller derby!

Skaters must have their own gear (skates, helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, mouth guards) and MSP or other health coverage. For more information and to sign up for training, join our Mix Tapes Facebook Group or contact recruiting@tcrd.ca.

And, if you don’t know how to skate or don’t have your own skates, check out Rolla Skate Club for classes and RollerGirl for gear!

 

Season 13 Games and Tournaments


If you’ve been craving some derby after the long and rainy off-season, we’ve got your fix. Hot off the presses, some Season 13 live derby entertainment!

On May 25-26, Team Terminal City is heading to the island for Harbour City Rollers’ HCR Tidal Tracks Tournament. Over the course of two days, your favorite tugboats will face off against Dam City, Eves of Destruction, North Island Rollergirls, NWO Outsiders, and hosts HCR’s Ship Rex.

On June 22, join us at the beach for an open-air Seawall Brawl. Fresh sea breeze and hard hits guaranteed.

And on July 27th and 28th, don’t miss TCRD’s 5th annual Summer Slam tournament at Royal City Curling Club. Mark your calendars for this epic weekend of derby action. More details to come!

Monthly Open Scrimmages – Feb 24, March 24, April 28

TCRD is hosting monthly open scrimmages starting in February!

Join us for some casual co-ed derby with both full contact as well as low contact jams. CRDi required.

$10 online (Pay before Feb/March 20/April 24 by Interac e-Transfer – treasurer@tcrd.ca – Put your name and scrimmage date in the message – Set the password to ‘rollerderby’)
$15 at the door

February 24
12 pm
Poirier Forum
Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScYleyLXBTVhiAaUr8G7uA-HJvzsv4vnMtfUoQ-QdYPnhYvuw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

March 24
12 pm
Poirier Forum

April 28
12 pm
Royal City Curling Club

Welcome Back Party – March 8

Welcome back to Terminal City Roller Derby 2019! To celebrate our new name and the new year, we’re having a party!

Join us at the London Pub on Friday, March 8 from 5-7 pm for food, drinks and fun!

This is a BYOW (bring your own wallet) event with some happy hour specials for us to enjoy. Skaters, fans, family, general public – everyone is welcome!

Have you been thinking about roller derby as a fun activity? Are you trying to convince your friend to join up with you? Come! Bring your friend! We would love to meet you and talk about roller derby together.

Just want to hang out with some really cool people? Come on out! It’s gonna be a blast!

Check out the Facebook event here!

Rolla Skate Club to Offer New Skater Training for TCRD

Are you intrigued by roller derby but have never had wheels on your feet?  Rolla Skate Club can get you up to speed with their learn to skate classes. These classes are progressive over several weeks and are ongoing throughout the year so you can join anytime!

To get started, join our Mix Tapes Facebook Group to get in touch with us or email us at recruiting@tcrd.ca. We’ll get you set up with Rolla Skate Club who will help you figure out your toe stops from your t-stops. When you’re ready, come to our practice and we’ll move on to roller derby!

If you already have some skating skills, but aren’t quite sure you’re ready for roller derby, reach out to us and we can help you decide what’s best for you. Our league has been around for over 10 years and Rolla Skate Club is run by two alumni (Luludemon of PivotStar Apparel & Booty Quake of Roller Derby Athletics – picture above jamming against each other!), so we know our stuff and love guiding new skaters into the wonderful world of roller derby!

OTHER INFO:

For brand new skaters or anyone else without their own gear, Rolla Skate Club offers rentals with their classes so you can try before you buy. And, when you’re ready to commit, head over to RollerGirl (online or at Main & 11th in Vancouver) to get set up with all the skates, wheels and pads you need!

We recommend all skaters have MSP or other health coverage before starting to skate anywhere and Canadian Roller Derby Insurance (CRDi – $55/year) is required for all skaters in our league.

TCRD aligns with the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) stance on gender and welcomes people of all genders as league members and women and gender expansive skaters as rostered teammates. This means that we have officials, coaches and volunteers of all gender identities and that our players identify as female or gender expansive.

We’ve changed our name!

Over the past several years, Terminal City (and roller derby in general) has been moving towards being more inclusive to people of all gender expressions. This process includes using gender neutral language.

For instance, in the past, where we might have called to a tripod of blockers “Take her to the line, ladies!” we now say something like, “Take them to the line, skaters!” This move aligns with WFTDA’s stance on gender and is one simple but meaningful step we can take in making our community more inclusive to all.

So, now, welcome to the 2019 season of….

TERMINAL CITY ROLLER DERBY!!!

August 11: Open Scrimmage

TCRG Open Scrimmage

TCRG is hosting an evening of scrimmages on Saturday, August 11th!

We will be using a three stage model – beginner, intermediate and advanced. Each stage will consist of 40 minutes, and all players must play to the level of each stage. All skaters must have passed minimum skills with their league or through TCRG Mix Tapes.

Come on out to watch or play!

Saturday, August 11
Royal City Curling Club

Doors at 5 pm
Whistle at 6 pm

$5 Spectators
$10 Skaters

Beer Garden
Family Friendly
Open to all leagues!

June 23-24: Summer Slam 4: Infinity Jam

Join us for TCRG’s Summer Slam 4: Infinity Jam!

It’s time to throw down the gauntlet and gear up for two Earth days of action!

Come and marvel at our super human speed and strength as teams from across the galaxy (i.e. Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island) come together to avenge the derby doubters.

We’ll have five house teams from four leagues competing against each other in multiple games, plus a open skate roller disco on Saturday night with $10 skate rentals from Rolla Skate Club! We’ll also have merch for sale, plus raffles, 50/50, and the beer garden will be open upstairs for your viewing pleasure!

Tickets on sale at the door and online
$15 for Saturday – 5 games + roller disco – 8 am ’till late
$10 for Sunday – 4 games – 8 am ’til ~ 5 pm
$20 for Weekend Pass
Kids under 10 free!

And, yes, we will be using our made up names 😉

June 2: Home Opener VS Team Dragon

On June 2, 2018, our brand new house team, Team Terminal City, made their debut performance against Team Dragon and led TCRG to a 234-165 at-home win! Keep an eye out for Team Terminal City and many more house teams from leagues across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island at this year’s Summer Slam!

Season 12 Is Here

Season 12 is officially underway! And we have some big news!

We have combined our amazing house team forces into one awesome Team Terminal City. They’ll be playing their first game together on June 2nd against Team Dragon at Royal City Curling Club and will be representing TCRG again for our fourth annual Summer Slam on June 23rd and 24th. Don’t miss out on these two exciting events – get your tickets online today!

Our All-Stars team has been training hard after a well-deserved off-season (remember how they went to Sweden for playoffs last September?!). And now, they’ve started the season off with some serious butt-kicking at the Big O Tournament in Eugene, Oregon. With a 125-261 loss to Sacramento, a nail-bitingly close game versus Tuscon (166-177!), and a solid 239-170 victory over Calgary, they did Vancouver proud!

And finally, if you’ve ever considered skating with TCRG, then here’s your chance! The Mix Tapes program is in its second season, and the results are showing. We’ve got fresh new faces learning the basics of skating, and several Mixies have graduated into Team Terminal City.

So, what are you waiting for? Watch, skate or play! Come join us!