Derby, Baby! Special one-time-only screening in Vancouver!
Tuesday, August 21, 7pm
Rio Theatre, 1660 E. Broadway @ Commercial, steps away from the Broadway Skytrain station. www.riotheatre.ca
Tickets | only $10 at the door.
Everyone's been talking about this film - so here's your chance to finally see it. If you've attended a women's roller derby bout in the sport’s post-modern incarnation, you've seen it, maybe even smelled it: the love, the pure addiction that drives tens of thousands of women around the globe to don fishnets and pseudonyms for the privilege of kicking each others' butts. For the first time ever, the story of women’s roller derby is covered from both a national and international perspective, as Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Robin Bond and Dave Wruck take you with them on their international quest to learn why women's flat track roller derby is the fastest growing sport in the world.
Lucky you, Vancouver. You’re smack-dab in the middle of roller derby season, and Minoru Arena is going to be pulsing with excitement at the Terminal City Rollergirls‘ double header on Saturday, August 11th. House team bragging rights and cross-border pride are both on the line, so this event is going to be a must-see for the 2012 season.
In the first game of the night, the Bad Reputations will battle Public Frenemy in the race to league playoffs, and the Terminal City All-Stars welcome modern roller derby foremothers, the Hustlers from Austin's Texas Rollergirls.
Doors will open at 5pm at Minoru Arena in Richmond, BC, and things kick off at 5:45pm. Minoru Arena is conveniently located one block away from Brighouse Skytrain Station on the Canada Line. Tickets for adults are $15 in advance/ $20 at the door, and kids’ tickets are $10. Advance tickets are available online at terminalcitytickets.com or at the Sin Bin Sports Grill (295 W. 2nd Ave in Vancouver).
Want the inside scoop? Check out the bout preview on Vancouver Is Awesome!
Photo by Bob Ayers
Vancouver’s Terminal City Rollergirls are hosting another action-packed roller derby double header on Saturday, July 7 at Minoru Arena, this time with two house teams taking on opposition from the Fraser Valley and Washington State.
The fur will fly when TCRG's Faster Pussycats host the Doomsday Bunnies from Cloverdale's Mainland Misfits league, and local Bad Reputations meet up with old foes the Taco Kickers from Everett, Washinton.
Doors open at 5pm and pre-game show starts at 5:45pm at Minoru Arena in Richmond. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for adults, $10 for kids 6-11 and kids 5 and under are free! Advance tickets are available online at terminalcitytickets.com or in person at the Sin Bin Sports Grill at 295 W. 2nd Ave in Vancouver.
For more info, check out the preview in Vancouver is Awesome!
Words by Ryan Seven, TCRG Bout Reporter, Photos by Bob Ayers
For Vancouver roller derby fans, it’s no biggie to see Terminal City All-Star RollerGirl picking up almost 30 points on a power jam. But last Saturday, it was a shocking and electric moment in TCRG lore, and it was only one of the many highlights of a historic double-header at Minoru Arena in Richmond.
The night started with the Faster Pussycats throwing down a strong 182-84 win over the Riot Girls in the TCRG house team match up, and it ended with a homecoming of sorts for the Terminal City All-Stars, who took on the Rat City Rollergirls All-Stars in WFTDA-sanctioned play, losing 284-144 to Seattle’s best skaters and bruise-inducing hitters.
Faster Pussycats versus Riot Girls
Although FPC ultimately dropped a large point deficit on the Riot Girls, the bout felt surprisingly close, with just a handful of big power-jams that opened up the scoreboard.
The first few minutes were jittery, with some scoreboard and penalty confusion. But by the middle of the first half, the Faster Pussycats had pulled ahead 44-34 before jammer NazDroveya Wylde powered through a 28-point power jam, followed by 15-point power jam by Schwarzemegger.