The Terminal City Rollergirls will host their first 2015 inter-league bouts at Royal City Curling Club on Saturday 11 April. This exciting night of derby matchups sees TCRG’s Riot Girls go head to head with Tournament City Derby Dolls' (Kamloops) Deadlies team, and TCRG’s Faster Pussycats facing Chilliwack’s NWO Roller Girls.
Both bouts are a great coup for TCRG. The ability to host two inter-league bouts on home soil shows the growing popularity of the sport and showcases the quality of Vancouver’s roller derby to the Canadian roller derby community. These bouts are an opportunity for TCRG’s home teams to gain valuable track time in the lead up to the season opener later this April.
Support the Riot Girls and the Faster Pussycats as they fight to outwit the visitors with strategy and a bag full of derby tricks and athleticism.
Arrive early on bout night to get the best seats and witness the inter-league rivalry derby-style!
Venue: Royal City Curling Club - 75 6 Ave E, New Westminster, BC
Cost: Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets
Doors at 5:00 pm, first whistle at 6:00 pm, 2nd game 8:00 pm
Adults $10 online, children $5, kids 5 and under free! Door sales available with cash and credit card.
Lounge Access Available.
Music, Merchandise, Food and Liquor!
Get your learning on at All-Star U, a boot camp to kick-start your derby season. Receive tips from soul-crushing blockers like Eve Hallows and Scarlett Bloodbath, as well as jammer tips from the ever-slinky Maiden Sane and rugby-driving Simonius Smaximus. Can't attend both days? Check out the ticket options available for 1-day attendance and more.
Buy tickets online!
You don't want to miss SPRING FLING: Prom Re-Do! A dance party fundraiser with the Terminal City All-Stars. Shimmy those sequins, dust off that bow-tie, and prepare yourself for a glitzy and hilarious night with your friends from Terminal City. Help the team raise funds for their 2015 season! We'll meet YOU on the dance-floor.
by The Great Gashby
The TCRG family is growing. With the goal of bridging the gap between our fantastic (Top 20!) All-Stars and our highly-skilled house teams, TCRG is expanding to include a B-Team. Open to all skaters in the league, tryouts for the B-Team were held on Friday, January 16th and Sunday, January 18th, 2014.
Germaine Koh (f.k.a PLAYER 1) has been selected to represent the league as its first B-team coach. Previously the coach of the Riot Girls, Koh is looking to transfer her winning ways to the B-team. She brings to the team her experience as a TCRG All-Star player, a methodical approach to training and research, and a gentle fanaticism about fitness. Teaming up with Koh is Johnny Qwadd, who will act as the new team’s assistant coach. Qwadd has most recently worked with Team Canada as their Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Blood and Thunder World Cup, and plans to bring his immense skill sets of fitness and derby knowledge to the new team.
Tryouts for interested skaters involved a series of fitness and skills tests, designed to quantitatively and qualitatively assess each player’s skill set. Between the burpees and agility testing, hockey stops and blocking drills, the skaters were assessed by a panel of their peers. This panel consisted of one skater from each house team, a member of the All-Stars and the new team’s coach (Koh). Once the formalized tests were concluded, skaters were separated into two teams for a scrimmage. The goals of the scrimmage were to assess each skater’s jamming skills, jammer mental skills, track awareness & strategic knowledge, gameplay, communication, and teamwork.
Once the scores were tabulated and the assessments were in, TCRG welcomed, without further ado, the following to our new B team!
Annie Means Necessary
Bannock! at the Disco
Chic and Destroy
Epic Wheel Time
Great Big C
Mick E Knocks
The Great Gashby
Keep an eye out for B-Side games this season!