HELSINKI ROLLER DERBY
Finland's first roller derby league. Since 2009.
Lorrae Evans bootcamp 5.2.-7.2. -new ways of blocking from down under

Lorrae Evans bootcamp 5.2.-7.2. -new ways of blocking from down under

On the 6.2. we arranged open Bootcamp with Lorrae Evans for the rest of the Finland. It was a success and there were people all around Finland – for example from Turku, Tampere, Oulu and Joensuu. Bootcamp weekend continued on Sunday (with HRD) when all the individual skills practiced on...
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...
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Roller Derby Junior Bootcamp 14th and 15th of Nov.!

Roller Derby Junior Bootcamp 14th and 15th of Nov.!

Helsinki Roller Derby is organizing in collaboration with Roller Derby Finland the first ever junior roller derby bootcamp in Bunkkeri (Jätkäsaari) for 10 to 17 year olds on 14th and 15th of November. Everyone interested in roller derby and aged between 10 and 17 is welcome to join the bootcamp -we have groups both for...
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...
European derby history in London

European derby history in London

Piece of roller derby history was written in 11th of July 2015 in in the tropically warm Crystal Palace National Sports Center when London Roller Girls Brawling faced Helsinki Roller Derby All-Stars. This was the first ever sanctioned game between two European division one teams. Helsinki started their game with a heavy series of jammer...
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...
We’ve MOVED!

We’ve MOVED!

HRD has moved to a badass new location. Or, not that new actually. The Bunkkeri (“Bunker”) in Jätkäsaari was built in the 70’s! All these years it was used as a storage for the shipments arriving in the harbour, but today, 45 years later, we are rocking the foundations of this building. After getting the...
HRD Queen B’s Take on KRR A-team Vantaan Skinit, Play with Heart!

HRD Queen B’s Take on KRR A-team Vantaan Skinit, Play with Heart!

Saturday, May 30th, Kallio Rolling Rainbow hosted the Roller Derby Suomi Cup V tournament. The tournament consisted of two matches, with Helsinki Roller Derby Queen B’s facing Kallio Rolling Rainbow’s A Travel Team, Vantaan Skinit.  The game was predictably intense! White-knuckled fans of the incredible Queen B’s watched as they played their heart out, with...
Helsinki Roller Derby Juniors Took the Stage at Halftime Show!

Helsinki Roller Derby Juniors Took the Stage at Halftime Show!

Saturday the 17th saw HRD’s own Juniors took the stage to display the new and future talents of the league. Perhaps a bit nervous, they took to the stage, skating in a row—immediately wowing the audience with their composure, posture and excellent cross-over techniques! Once able to join adult leagues, they are surely a force...
Brushed up Lahti made B's to fight for their victory

Brushed up Lahti made B’s to fight for their victory

On Saturday 16th of May the fourth Finnish National Cup -tournament took place in Pasila. In the first game Tampere Roller Derby met Kouvola Rock’n’Rollers, and in the second game of the day the hometeam, HRD’s Queen B’s faced the Bay City Rollers from Lahti. Both games were said to be boringly presumable, and even though...