HELSINKI ROLLER DERBY
Finland's first roller derby league. Since 2009.
Star of the month
STAR OF THE MONTH: ONLY #1

STAR OF THE MONTH: ONLY #1

New year, new gear! What used to be known as the “Skater of the Month” is now the “Star of the Month” because not all the stars are players. In this series we will also be presenting referees, officials and volunteers for their valuable work in our league. The first one to feature in our...
SKATER OF THE MONTH: SARA EKHOLM # 604

SKATER OF THE MONTH: SARA EKHOLM # 604

This month’s skater is Sara Ekholm, our half-Canadian power pack! Her derby career began when her current team mate Iiris Suominen took her to a MAY DAY – Scrimmage four years ago. Sara is an original HRD skater and has a sports-filled background of mostly short track speed skating and tennis which she definitely uses...
SKATER OF THE MONTH: #17 MIRKA VIROLAINEN

SKATER OF THE MONTH: #17 MIRKA VIROLAINEN

  June’s Skater of the Month is the Queen B’s very own kick-ass jammer Mirka Virolainen! Mirka’s interest in roller derby was initially stirred by a  magazine article and by a nailbiter Finland versus Sweden game she witnessed. Eventually, she was lured into joining HRD’s freshmeat training period by her friend in autumn 2011. However, after...
SKATER OF THE MONTH: SUPER MARIA #1up

SKATER OF THE MONTH: SUPER MARIA #1up

This time’s player of the month is a sparkle of energy in form of Super Maria! She began her derby career in spring of 2012 in P-town Brawlers in Porvoo. Background in figure skating and an interesting article of roller derby inspired her to go and try skating in open skate with her friend. Soon...
Skater of the Month: Ani #5060

Skater of the Month: Ani #5060

This time skater of the month is our dear apostle of love Ani! She got her first touch of derby through her husband, HRD’s well known and dedicated supporter Johannes. He showed her some roller derby bouts in Youtube and soon the whole family found itself cheering for Team Finland in Finland vs. Sweden game....
SKATER OF THE MONTH: WITTY VEGA #257

SKATER OF THE MONTH: WITTY VEGA #257

Wohoo the skater of March is our own tough teacher Witty Vega! She got into roller derby when she was in student exchange in Sweden. She started skating for the Umeå Radical Rollers and moved to HRD when she came back to Finland. She got quite fast to All-Star Ninja Turtles and plays sometimes with...
SKATER OF THE MONTH: RAIVO #12

SKATER OF THE MONTH: RAIVO #12

This HRD’s All-Star Ninja Turtles player was awarded as a most valuable blocker in Finnish National Cup Finals. She loves to do burpees and is always having fun on the track. She is known of her jokes and eager nature. Her derby name can be translated into rage or fury. She is Raivo! This woman...
SKATER OF THE MONTH: LINDA #96

SKATER OF THE MONTH: LINDA #96

When you see this woman, skate as fast as you can! She is known as a hard hitting blocker but is seen with a star in her head every once in a while. Linda, previously known as Lizz Troublegum, started skating in the very first freshmeat course of HRD in 2010. The world of roller...
SKATER OF THE MONTH: #156 MIRKKULI

SKATER OF THE MONTH: #156 MIRKKULI

If stars and huge jumps suddenly pop up in your mind, most likely Mirkkuli #156, has just passed you. This woman is just too fast to catch with an eye. Mirkkuli has been speeding around the derby tracks for about year and half now, after being introduced by an article she read about roller derby....
SKATER OF THE MONTH: BLOCKING MOLLY #39

SKATER OF THE MONTH: BLOCKING MOLLY #39

Blocking Molly charms her team mates by her calmness. Her derby name is an insightful combination of great band and own play position. This woman plays for both of Helsinki Roller Derby’s travel teams: Queen B’s and All-star Ninja Turtles. Her best derby moment was when HRD played against Stockholm Roller Derby in the Jamma...
SKATER OF THE MONTH: #88mph DEADBEAT DEBBIE

SKATER OF THE MONTH: #88mph DEADBEAT DEBBIE

  The Skater of Month is our dear Deadbeat Debbie. According to her play number #88mph she is heading to the future. Speed refers to Back to the Future movie’s famous time machine. Debbie’s  derby name is about the rhyme. Deadbeat fits well to derby and Debbie rhymes with it. The high point of Debbie’s...
SKATER OF THE MONTH, FEBRUARY: TIINA KIMARI #94

SKATER OF THE MONTH, FEBRUARY: TIINA KIMARI #94

November’s Skater is a wonderful gal called Tiina Kimari! Kimari has skated for Helsinki Roller Derby for the whole 3,5 years and is part of the HRD All-Star Ninja Turtles team. Tiina’s home team is Angry Nerds (but she has played for all of them!) and she’s also a celebrated member of Team Finland. Kimari...