News and Bout Info

Back2Cruel 2015

Can you feel it? The nights are cooling down and the children are getting restless—a sure sign that Back 2 Cruel—Kingston Derby Girls’ last double header of the year— is looming in the not-too-distant future. Don’t miss the bus on your last chance to see roller derby in 2015.

KDG skaters have sweated, juked, and hit their way through the summer months to ensure that these final match-ups will have you talking well until November.

First to pick a schoolyard fight is KDG Disloyalists and RCRG’s Bruteleggers. Next up are KDG’s Skateful Dead and RCRG’s Killer Queens.

Danger zone seating is available. Bring your own chairs so you can get a seat at the front of the class, right  next to your favourite skaters.

When: Saturday, September 5, 2015

Where: Kingston Memorial Centre

Doors open at 5:30, first whistle is at 6:30.

Tickets are available for $10 at the door, or online through Brown Paper Tickets . Kids 10 and under are free!

 

Splatterday Night Fever- Be There or Be Square!

Grab a friend and channel your disco vibe as the Kingston Derby Girls gear up for Splatterday Night Fever at the Kingston Memorial Centre.

First to bring their groovy, hip-bumping moves to the flat track are KDG’s Skateful Dead vs.TriCity’s Venus Fly Tramps, followed by KDG’s Disloyalists vs.TriCity’s Vicious Dishes. Be there, or be square!

Danger zone seating is available. Bring your own chairs so you can boogie trackside with your favourite skaters.

When: Saturday, August 15, 2015
Where: Kingston Memorial Centre

Doors open at 5:30, first whistle is at 6:30.

Tickets are available for $10 at the door, or online through http://www.brownpapertickets.com/. Kids 10 and under are free!

Hitmas in July

Gather your friends and family and grab a cup of cheer as the Kingston Derby Girls gear up for Hitmas in July at the Kingston Memorial Centre.

KDG has a sleigh full of goodies for you! First on Santa’s naughty list are KDG’s Disloyalists vs. Orangeville’s Pulp Affliction, followed by Toronto Men’s Roller Derby vs. Ottawa’s Men’s Roller Derby Slaughter Squad. There will be plenty of hip-cracking and Christmas ball-smashing action— enough to resurrect the Roller Derby Spirit of Hitmas Past.

Danger zone seating is available, so bring your own chairs to share the season’s best wishes with your favourite skaters. Be sure to borrow and wear Aunt Myrtle’s Christmas sweater for a chance to win a free ticket to the next home bout!

When: Saturday, July 18, 2015
Where: Kingston Memorial Centre

Doors open at 5:30, first whistle is at 6:30.

Tickets are available for $10 at the door, or online through Brown Paper Tickets. Kids 10 and under are free!

SCAR WARS: Co-ed roller derby is coming to Kingston!

Alert all commands, Kingston! You only have four more chances to see your favourite hard-shell, roller skating humans in action at the Memorial Centre this year.

KDG explodes onto the track with Scar Wars—a double-header of galactic proportions. Who will get locked in a carbon-freeze? Only Yoda knows. But by the Emperor’s black heart, there will be hip-cracking, wall-smashing forces at play. Come, you must!

First to fly are the Skateful Dead vs. the ORD Bytown Blackhearts, followed by a surprise you don’t want to miss!

The second half of the night sees the debut of co-ed roller derby in Kingston. In this bout, men and women together will lace up their skates together for a full 60 minutes of full-contact derby. Expect to see a fast and hard game with strength and skill from all of our mixed players –men are likely to have strong skating skills due to the prevalence of boys with hockey backgrounds, and men tend to hit with their shoulders due to a higher centre of gravity. Female players are likely to have the advantages of experience, technique and track awareness.

At half-time, a fantastic band presented in partnership with the Skeleton Park Arts Festival will rock the Memorial Centre and give a foretaste of the musical delights to come at Skeleton Park the following weekend. Two amazing games and one amazing band will make this an evening not to be missed!

Suicide seating is available, so bring your own chairs to lock lightsabers with your favourite skaters.

When: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Where: Kingston Memorial Centre

Doors open at 5:30, first whistle is at 6:30.

Tickets are available for $10 at the door, or online through Brown Paper Tickets. Kids 10 and under are free!

Beast of the East 2015- A Cinderella Story

This write-up brought to you by CM Tower

This past weekend at Beast of the East—Eastern Canada’s biggest home team roller derby tournament—The Skateful Dead did the unthinkable. They were, in the Derby Nerd’s words “bracket busters.” Not even the incomparable Derby Nerd could predict that The Skateful Dead would make it to the quarter finals, placing in the top eight of 16 teams invited to take part in the tournament of the year.

As far as The Skateful Dead were concerned, it was a victory just to be invited to play at Beast. It was a humbling beginning, though. In the first bout, The Dead were trounced by Quebec’s lightning fast Rouge & Gore, 130-25. Shaking off the loss, they went on to defeat TORD’s Death Track Dolls—a team expected to make it to the top eight—to the crowd’s astonishment and delight. Skateful Dead 80, Dolls 48.

Everyone loves an underdog. Fuelled by the crowd’s well-wishes, the Skateful Dead defeated La Racaille—a hometown team—in a heart-stopping, lead-flipping 77-59 match that landed them in the quarter finals.

“Montreal loves a Cinderella story,” proclaimed infamous announcer, Plastik Patrik, to The Skateful Dead’s coach Keith El Kapitan Hotte.” “How do you explain this?”
“These women play with heart….” said El Kapitan. “They love and respect each other.” But the love didn’t stop there. After the defeat of La Racaille, the Dead had stolen the hearts of the crowd.

In a quarter-final match, The Dead went on to play RVRG’s Slaughter Daughters in, said fans, “one of the most exciting games of the tournament,” narrowly losing by 10 points. But to the Dead, it still felt like a win, and they celebrated alongside the Slaughter Daughters as the final score of 88-78 was posted.

“Oh my goodness!” said Dr. Sneaks, the announcer of the final match of The Skateful Dead’s Beast debut. “It doesn’t get more exciting than that…. The Skateful Dead have got to be the darlings of this tournament.” And so they were.

Beast of the East- This Weekend in Montreal!

This year, KDG’s very own Skateful Dead was selected to participate in MTL Roller Derby’s eighth annual Beast of the East tournament! Our skaters and coaches are hitting the road today en-route for Montreal, where they will battle home teams from all over eastern Canada. Best of luck KDG, knock em DEAD!

Shove at First Sight- Don’t Miss KDG’s 2015 Home Opener!

It’s roller derby season again, and you only have five chances to see your favourite quad-skating human wall-breakers in action at the Memorial Centre this year.

Love is in the air as the Kingston Derby Girls embrace their fifth season with Shove at First Sight—a double-header of heart-rending proportions. First to fall hard are CCDD’s Dolly Rogers at the hands of the Disloyalists, followed by a deadly tryst between CCDD’s Dollinquents and the Skateful Dead.

Don’t even think of jilting the hometown favourites—swear you’ll get to the arena on time.

When: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Where: Kingston Memorial Centre
Doors open at 5:30; first whistle at 6:30.

Suicide seating is available, so bring your own chair to cozy up with your favourite skating sweethearts..

Tickets are available for $10 at the door, or online through http://shoveatfirstsight.brownpapertickets.com/
Kids 10 and under are free

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We Be Trippin’ (to Orangeville, Ontario!)

Written by Mary Helmer & Kaume-A-Kazi

On Saturday, March 7th 2015, the Kingston Derby Girls embarked on their first road trip of the season to participate in The Boys and Girls Clubbing one-day tournament hosted in Orangeville, Ontario by the Orangeville Roller Girls and Toronto Men’s Roller Derby. Participants included 4 women’s teams and 2 men’s teams. This tournament saw KDG’s Disloyalists take on Orangeville’s Pulp Affliction and the GTA Rollergirls’ G-Stars in two back-to-back, action-packed bouts.

First up was the bout against Pulp Affliction, where our Disloyalists took first blood and the early lead. The first half saw some great teamwork, however despite a  strong start the girls headed to the change room on the lower end of the scoreboard. After regrouping at during half-time, KDG’s warriors in blue came back out with a fighting spirit and rallied to keep ORG at bay throughout the entire second half. The final score of the game was  Pulp Affliction-228 Disloyalists-141, with the lovely Coop Du Jour taking the MVP award.

A mere hour later, the Disloyalists were back at it on the track, warming up to take on the G-Stars. As with the first bout, KDG stole the lead. Unfortunately,  a number of injuries occurring in the second half brought the roster down to a mere 9 players, causing coaches Princess Redneck, Mr. Management, and El Kapitain to make the incredibly tough decision to call the game. Tyknee Smasher was named MVP, and the final score was 195-66 for the G-Stars.

Overall, the tournament was an amazing day of derby, which saw the Disloyalists girls playing two, three, and as many as five jams in a row. There were many spectacular feats, including fast, fierce jams, strong secure walls, and some awe-inspiring blocker/jammer sandwiches! The Disloyalists played with class and strength. Despite being small in numbers, they were mighty! An impressive start to the season, if I do say so myself.

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Photo Courtesy of Tonkabell

 

Facing off in Orangeville

Wishing our Disloyalist ladies luck today as they represent the Kingston Derby Girls in “The Boys and Girls Clubbing Spring Invitational”  in Orangeville. They’ll first be taking on the Orangeville Roller Girls’ Pulp Affliction, followed by a bout against GTA Rollergirls’ G-Stars in this round-robin tournament.   All the best to our players and coaches participating in KDG’s first bout of the season!

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Fresh Meat Camp 2015!

If you’re looking to try something new, improve your fitness, or meet new people, you’re not going to find a better way to do all three than joining roller derby! Now is your chance to join the Kingston Derby Girls in 2015.

We will be holding an info session & pre-registration night on Thursday, November 27th 2014  7-9 PM at the Mansion (506 Princess Street). An additional registration night will take place on Thursday, December 11th 2014  7-9 PM at the same location.

Don’t miss your opportunity to be a Kingston Derby Girl! Our Fresh Meat Committee members will be on hand to answer any questions and accept your registration forms and payment for our 2015 camp. The camp runs for 15 weeks (from January to April) and will teach you the skills and strategies necessary to play roller derby. No skating experience required! The cost is $160, including insurance, and you must supply all your own gear. Any questions, please email freshmeat@kingstonderbygirls.ca. We hope to see you there!