HELSINKI ROLLER DERBY
Finland's first roller derby league. Since 2009.
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Fresh rosters for year 2016

Fresh rosters for year 2016

New year, new rosters! The team selection committee has spoken, and we saw quite a lot of changes in the rosters. Read what the team coaches and captains had to say about these changes! In HRD we select the rosters for our travel teams (All-Stars and Queen B’s) usually four times each year: in January, April,...
Junior course begins in January!

Junior course begins in January!

Helsinki roller derby started their first ever junior roller derby course in January 2015. The first fifteen brave and astonishing, 10 to 17 years old youngsters have now skated for a year, and are eager to continue their roller derby career in the spring. Besides of these already experienced skaters, we want to offer the...
The best and most hardworking members awarded at the Gala

The best and most hardworking members awarded at the Gala

Helsinki Roller Derby celebrated the end of 2015 with its annual Gala event! The night was lively, full of smiles, and good times were had by all! Finally, the entire league voted for the 2015 diplomas and here are the results: FTP Best Freshmeat (Spring): Viivi Salonen Best Freshmeat (Fall): Katri Penttinen C-kasetti Best Jammer:...
Next beginners course begins in February, open skates in January!

Next beginners course begins in February, open skates in January!

Now that our newest members just graduated, we need some new “fresh meats” to coach! Our new space in Bunkkeri allows us to offer more training time and opportunities also on the beginners course, and in a much much nicer schedule -we have a quite nice package to offer for you guys! The fresh meat course training times are Mondays...
Our biggest beginner course so far ends - 25 new roller derby careers begin

Our biggest beginner course so far ends – 25 new roller derby careers begin

The Freshmeat course of fall 2015 reached its grande finale, and now our 25 new skaters will finally get to start their actual roller derby practises. Bunkkeri opened us new opportunities to improve the course greatly, and it surely paid of. This course was the biggest we have arranged so far, and there were more comers than...
Only a week to go - this is what you will get at our bootcamp!

Only a week to go – this is what you will get at our bootcamp!

      SEVEN days until the first Helsinki Roller Derby All-Stars bootcamp. What will you get?  More than EIGHT hours of practice, including blocking, offence/defence and jammer workshops. THIRTEEN All-Stars skaters helping and teaching YOU, concentrated on YOU. TWO coaches teaching YOU. On Saturday we concentrate on: Blocking tools Lateral movement Taking the jammer out...
HRD was in rare form on Saturday 12 Sept at Suomi Cup VII

HRD was in rare form on Saturday 12 Sept at Suomi Cup VII

As the newest addition to the HRD Queen Bees’ coaching crew, it was a pleasure to support HRD as they took on the Kouvola Rock ‘n Rollers in the Unicornado tournament in Tampere. Yaffa escaping the pack with lead (Photo by Ville Päivätie) The game started with a slow climb in points, with lead changing...
My time as Fresh Meat - beginner experiences

My time as Fresh Meat – beginner experiences

In September we will begin yet another fresh meat (=beginner) training period. HRD arranges usually two courses each year, one in fall and one in spring. To inspire the next HRD skater generation, we decided to look back and check out how the last fresh meat course “graduates” are doing, and what kind of memories...
Bootcamp by Stefanie Mainey in Bunkkeri 22.-23.8.2015

Bootcamp by Stefanie Mainey in Bunkkeri 22.-23.8.2015

    Welcome to Helsinki Roller Derby Bootcamp at Bunkkeri, 22.-23.8.! LINK TO SIGN UP: http://goo.gl/forms/169qo8P6Iy Bootcamp is both for skaters and officials. Skater bootcamp lead by Stefanie Mainey – known from London Rollergirls A-team and Team England – is meant for advanced skaters. In addition to Saturday, we are organizing a scrimmage on Sunday. We...
Open skate events and new beginners course in August!

Open skate events and new beginners course in August!

  Now that we have super cool new training space, we would like to get some new “fresh meats” to fill it up! The new space allows us to offer more training time and opportunities also on the beginners course, and in a much much nicer schedule -we have a quite nice package to offer you guys!...
WTF 2015: It has come to this.

WTF 2015: It has come to this.

2015. Now that’s a number I’m sure will be branded in our All-Stars’ minds for good. This year has been over the top for us. It has brought us great things and it just keeps on bringing them. As I’m writing this we are 1 sleep away from the awaited June 30th rankings. Twitter, Facebook,...
Start the best hobby in the world!

Start the best hobby in the world!

Helsinki roller derby started their first ever junior roller derby course in January 2015. The first fifteen brave and astonishing, 10 to 17 years old youngsters graduated from the course in the end of May, and are eager to continue their roller derby career in the fall. Besides of these already experienced skaters, we want...