News and Bout Info

We’re Back! Kingston Derby Girls Kickoff the 2016 Season

Watch out, 2016- the Kingston Derby Girls are back in a very big way. This past weekend, seasoned skaters and aspiring derby girls alike greased up their bearings for the first official league practice of the season, and start of this year’s Fresh Meat Training Camp.

The thrill of being back on skates and reunited with fellow team mates after the holiday break had everyone brimming with excitement. The league’s very first practice was jam-packed with footwork, partner drills, and a whole lotta’ heart-pumping cardio fun. The Kingston Derby Girls have no beef breaking a sweat, and thanks to our fantastic Training Committee, are busy preparing for what is undoubtedly bound to be the biggest and best season yet!

Meanwhile, down the hall, a courageous group of women laced up their skates (some for the first time ever!) to embark upon the journey that is KDG’s Fresh Meat Training Camp. Not for the faint of heart, this group was led through a series of skating skills, tough endurance drills, and pack work by veteran skaters. These fresh faces shocked and inspired our trainers with their prowess and their grit- some bruises and sore muscles may have resulted, but these Fresh Meat certainly earned their epson salt baths!

Stay tuned for more rad updates on the Kingston Derby Girls this season.

Recruiting Skaters, Coaches, and Officials

Interested in being part of one of the fastest growing sports in North America? There are so many ways you can join!

Experienced Skaters

Maybe you’ve relocated to Kingston, returning from a leave from derby, or just searching for a new league to call home. Whatever the reason, we’d love to have you on 8 wheels with KDG. Email us at

Fresh Meat

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 2016.

We will be holding an info session & pre-registration night on Thursday, December 10th, 2015 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the Mansion (506 Princess Street). An additional registration night will take place on Thursday, December 17th 2015 6:30 – 8:00 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 2016 camp. The camp runs twice per week from January 8 to March 27 on Fridays and Sundays , and will teach you the skills and strategies necessary to play roller derby. No skating experience required! The cost is $140 and you must supply all your own gear and insurance (which we can help with).

Any questions, please email We hope to see you there!


KDG is looking for coaches to work with a wild and wonderful group of skaters. If you’ve never coached roller derby, don’t worry. We’re looking for people who have leadership skills, work well with large groups of women, and have a passion for learning the game – we can teach you everything else. A coaching background is a plus!

Interested? Let us know at

We are looking for fast skaters willing to wear stripes, blow whistles, and learn all the rules of the game! Don’t know how to skate? We will teach you! Referees who join KDG get funding for officiating clinics and tournaments, highly subsidized dues, regular practice time, free skating and officiating training, and a free referee shirt.

Join our zebra crew! Contact Roxy Roll’her at

Non-Skating Officials

Non skating officials (NSOs) are those majestic looking people in pink shirts who work their magic at the side of the track. NSOs are all trained in jobs that run the entire game. There are jam timers, score keepers and penalty box managers, just to name a few! If you are interested in getting to know the ins and outs of a roller derby game, NSOing is for you!

Get yourself in the game by contacting Laced in Space at


Come Join Us! Learn to Skate Camp Registration

Do you have aspirations to become that bone rattling blocker or that juking jammer? Come join the fastest growing sport on wheels! Our Learn to Skate Camp is starting up very soon- This year’s camp runs on Thursdays 7:30-9:30 & Sundays 4:30-6:30 from October 22nd until November 29th and costs $70 (excluding insurance). We will be holding  two registration nights for the upcoming Learn to Skate Camp at The Mansion:

Thursday, September 24th 2015,  6:30-8:00

Thursday, October 15th 2015,  6:30-8:00

If you are unable to make it to either registration session, or would like some more information about the camp, you can contact our Fresh Meat Committee.


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
Kids 10 and under are free


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.


Photo Courtesy of Tonkabell


The Mother of All Bouts Indeed

This is a guest post by Disloyalist Manic Breeze.

KDG had its season opener this past Saturday: the Mother of All Bouts (a little Mothers’ Day theme going on there, I just noticed while writing this). It was a double header, and WHAT a double header it was! The evening opened with The Skateful Dead and Rogue Warriors continuing to battle in a tug-of-war hometown rivalry. To my excitement, both teams chose to play their very new recruits from the last batch of Fresh Meat — drafted just last week! — and wow, are we getting awesome new skaters every year.

Watching these two teams fight it out is fascinating; I’ve watched as players have come and gone from both teams, but somehow I find the essence of each team has stayed the same, with hard hits from the Dead and great teamwork from the Rogues. It could have been either team’s win, and that’s always a bout worth watching. The first half of the game made this evident, as the score bounced up and down as each team took lead from the other.

The Rogues’ team knows strategy, works together in a tight pack, forms walls, bridges when needed; it’s a choreographed dance, really. My favourite moments from the Rogues on Saturday? As always, I was impressed with Kimminent Danger, whose agility improves continuously and who scored 19 points in one jam early on — damn, can that lady skate! Promising new skater Fist n’ Shout! (note: I love your name) is a solid as @^&! jammer, with balance, perseverance, and speed on her side. Cat O’Clysm and n00b Tara F.N. Headoff both performed huge sweeping hits on Dead jammers, and oh, I doubt it’ll ever get old to see a crowd respond to that.

The Skateful Dead strike fear in my heart, I’m not going to lie. At one point, they lined up Coop du Jour, Polly Slamory and Newey & Improved — that is a terrifying line of ass! Frigger Skater is an all-around wonder of a player, with jammer helping off the start line, impressive footwork, and gigantic smashing hits timed perfectly. The Dead have mostly new jammers this season, with Caume-a-Kazi standing out, showing incredible talent and track awareness. She reminds me of a cross between Los Conos’ Mean Lil’ Mama and Eves of Destruction’s Saragorn…and believe me, these are huge compliments!

In the second half of the game, the Dead stayed on top, despite Nikki Heat scoring 8 points for the Rogues with two minutes left. Congrats to the Skateful Dead on their win with a final score of 166 to 145! To see the rematch between the Dead and the Rogues, you’ll have to wait until our season closer, Back to Cruel 5, on September 6.

After the first bout, KDG’s Disloyalists took on Quebec City’s les Duchesses, and we got our asses handed to us, while we basically got laid on the ground. These womyn play tight, strong, fast derby and they maintained energy and teamwork throughout the bout while scoring innumerable points against us. Okay, the points were numerable. But numbers don’t matter, right? What? You insist on knowing? Well, it was a final score of — cough cough cough cough — 319 to — cough — 31. We fought hard and I want to give huge chest bumps to eff ewe, Mr. Kristi, Timbit, and Queen Blitz for pushing it hard and doing great blocking. LaVallee of the Dolls played a fearsome game, getting lead jammer status a BUNCH of times, and that was no easy feat against this particular team! TyKnee Smasher jumped into a jamming role in the second half as well, and blew my socks off with her boundless energy.*

But I’m totally comfortable in saying that Les Duchesses rocked us. And they are a FUN and HAPPY team, whose company I greatly enjoyed (especially at the afterparty). Personally, I LOVE getting shown how it’s done. And if Beat on the Quads, Feline Dion, and Nana Bistouri want to play again, I’m IN. Bring it on. In fact, bring on the season! Nothing quite like getting your ass kicked to make you beg for more roller derby.

*Editor’s note: Please note that Manic Breeze has not mentioned her impressive blocking and jamming in this writeup, so I will. It was amazing. – Cat O’Clysm

Derby girls are all over town!

Derby girls are popping up all this city! Hear us on your radio, watch us on your TV, and keep an eye out for derby girls walking down your street! We’re giving away an absurd number of tickets, we’re partying with our freshly drafted rookie skaters, we’re in your house drinking your coffee! Well, maybe not. But who can say?

Win yer tickets on Facebook. Win them by listening to The Drive or FlyFM. Try to shake a derby girl down for tickets (not recommended). See you Saturday!

Two sleeps til the season opener. It’s DERBY WEEK IN KINGSTON!

Fresh meat tackle MSR tonight

Tonight is the final testing night for this year’s crop of fresh meat, a talented, determined, and awe-inspiring group of women who have come together over thirteen weeks to tackle new skills, push their limits, and show each other, the league, and themselves what they’re capable of. The fresh meat camp coaches have seen these women do amazing things: master the eleven-second track lap, learn to skate and jump backward, and find out what it’s like to give and take a hit on rollerskates. Tonight they take on their minimum skills test to find out if they’ll be eligible to be drafted to KDG teams. You’ll be seeing many of these women on the flat track this season — wish them luck tonight!

Happy birthday Kingston Derby Girls!

That’s right, we’re turning four! It was exactly four years ago that sixty-odd women strapped on rollerskates, some for the first time, and shakily made their way into the centre of the Memorial Centre for our first practice. Look how far we’ve come! Happy birthday to us.

Are you excited for the fifth season of roller derby in Kingston?

Because let me tell you.


Roller derby kicks off in Kingston May 10

Get ready, Kingston, it’s derby season again, and you only have four (count ’em, FOUR) chances to see your league in action at the Memorial Centre this year!

KDG explodes into its fifth season with a double header sure to keep you (and your mom!) on the edge of your seat all night long.

First up are hometown rivals the Skateful Dead and Rogue Warriors. These two teams had several dramatic match-ups last year, and this year you only have TWO chances to see them face off against each other at home — don’t miss out!

Next up is a rematch between The Disloyalists and Les Duchesses of Quebec City. Last year, Les Duchesses took the win on their home track; this year, home advantage goes to Kingston, and with our fans behind us, we know we can come out on top this time.

Suicide seating is available so bring your own chairs to get up close and personal with your favourite derby girls!

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

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and kids 10 and under are FREE! You can buy tickets at The Mansion, Chumleighs (all three locations), Novel Idea, and Blossoms Kingston, or online.

See you on the flat track!