TCRD NEWS & BOUT RECAPS

Summer Slam V – July 27 & 28

Saturday & Sunday
July 27 & 28
Royal City Curling Club, New Westminster

Ahoy matey! Another year, another slam! ‘Tis the time of the tides when buccaneers, bilge rats and booty lovers from across the seven seas gather to bout it out.
 
We’ll be hawking our wares to the crowds (merch for sale!) and distributing the loot amongst the worthiest privateers (contests with prizes!).
 
And, aye, though we be a raucous, uncouth group of insufferable scallywags, none shall be made to walk the plank (family friendly!). And, as ever before, the finest of grogs will be served in the crow’s nest for your pleasure and plunder! (beer garden! upstairs! for watching the action!)
 
$15 for Saturday
$10 for Sunday
$20 for Weekend Pass
Kids under 10 free!

Tickets on sale at the door and online. More info on the event page.

Saturday and Weekend passes include admission to the Roller Disco!

SATURDAY JULY 27TH
10.00am – TCRD vs Smokin’ Laces
11.30am – Smokin’ Laces vs Rat City
1.00pm – Rat City vs Margarita Villains
2.30pm – Margarita Villains vs TCRD
4.00pm – TCRD vs Rat City
5.30pm – Smokin’ Laces vs Margarita Villains
7.30pm – Roller Disco after party presented by Rollerskate Vancouver & Rolla Skate Club

SUNDAY JULY 28TH
11.00am – Fight for the Podium: 3rd vs 4th
1.00pm – Fight for Gold: 1st vs 2nd

Seawall Brawl – June 22

Saturday, June 22 at Sunset Beach Park, Vancouver

10 am – 2 pm

Come celebrate summer in Vancouver and watch Team Terminal City take on the Smokin’ Laces at this FREE outdoor bout!

We’ll have beach blanket bleachers and a lawn chair penalty box. Whistle at 10:30 am. Bring your swimsuit, sunscreen and smiles!

Also, BYOS (bring your own skates!) for a fun ride after the game!

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 8 weeks. The cost of training is $130 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!