Rolling into 2019 like…

GO MAD! 2018 was a stellar year and Monadnock Roller Derby’s Mad Knockers and Mad Misfits aren’t slowing down one bit. Here’s what’s in store for 2019:

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First practice of 2019! Top L to R: Slim Chance, Phoebe N’Jay, Cow Plow, Pumpkin, Blondie, Pat the Brat. Bottom L to R: The Jessicutioner, Smackajawea, Smudge, Sprawkett

 

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Community Roller Skating Nights are BACK!

Saturday, January 12, 6:00-9:00 PM at Great Brook School, Antrim NH

Heat things up and send your spirits soaring at 70’s Space Disco night! Costumes encouraged! Hot and cold concessions, glow toys, and official roller derby merch for sale. We will be collecting new, packaged socks for a SOCK DRIVE. Each pair of socks donated will get you 50¢ off admission. Save up to $5! Socks will be donated to an organization that supplies socks to people who are homeless. Great 70’s disco and space music curated by DJ Cow Plow promises fun to be had by all. Family friendly. Skate rental $6, admission $5 by donation.

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Bring on the pain! 3rd Annual I Hate Valentine’s Brawl

Saturday, February 2, 1:00 – 5:00 PM at Great Brook School, Antrim NH

Did someone say chocolate potluck? Open to the public! Sweet and savory dishes welcome. Invite friends and families to watch and help us eat afterwards. Doors open at 1:00. First whistle is at 2:00. For info: contact@monadnockrollerderby.com

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Off-Skates Fitness Boot Camps with Sprawkett

Saturdays, January 19 through April 6, 10 AM – Noon at Hancock Elementary School

Not ready to roll just yet? Need to make up for some bad behavior over the holidays? Get your booty over here.

Two 45 minute sessions with 5 – 10 minute health/fitness discussion periods. The intention is to support the average person to practice athleticism and self-care.

Exercises will be off-skates and provide a cross-training experience for skaters to improve core strength, flexibility, and balance. You’ll feel the awesomesauce.

45 minutes: circuit and tabatas training

45 minutes: yoga with a focus on hip-openers, core strengthening, and balance postures

Free for Monadnock Roller Derby league members (contact us to join) or suggested $5 donation for interested community members.

Bring: towel or yoga mat, athletic shoes (optional), water bottle; free weight (optional) for more resistance.

For details and to register, contact Sprawkett at 603-748-9945 or sprawkett@gmail.com.

More in store for 2019:

February 25: Vacation sledding party! Details TBA. Join us!

March 14: Community supper served ON SKATES with Mexican theme, benefiting The Grapevine Family & Community Center. 5:30-6:15 PM at Pierce School, Bennington.

Date TBA): Junior Roller Derby Tournament Fundraiser to send our Mad Misfits to Montreal! Details TBA.

Season schedule to be announced soon! Stay tuned!

 

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“Skate Your Way to Good Health” story in the ELF and Saturday Off-Skates Boot Camps

Check out our story on page 4 of the November 29 edition of ELF (Enjoy Life to the Fullest), a publication of the Keene Sentinel:

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Interested in getting started? Check out our Saturday Off-Skates Boot Camps! Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Jan. 19th through April 6th, at Hancock Elementary School, 10 Elementary Lane, Hancock, NH (enter through main front doors). Suggested $5 donation. Bring a towel or yoga mat, athletic shoes (or go barefoot), water bottle, free weight (3-8 lbs.) suggested for more resistance. This Bootcamp will consist of two 45 minute sessions with 5 – 10 minute health/fitness discussion periods. The intention is to provide a platform for the average person to create a basic understanding of being athletic and taking care of yourself. Exercises will be off-skates and provide a cross-training experience for skaters to improve core-strength, flexibility, and balance. The muscles that will be focused on, will be for roller derby use and conditioning. For more info, contact: Sprawkett 603-748-9945 or email: sprawkett@gmail.com.

More events and info on our Facebook page. GO MAD!

Community Derby Rock Star Training – No Skates Required

Looking to stay in shape with a fun-loving bunch but not ready for skates? Come to our roller derby rock star training sessions. The first 45 minutes of practice will be off-skates strength training and en”derb”ance, using body weight. Optional: stay and learn to skate for the next 45 minutes, as we will be focusing on the skills required.

Participants will have to sign a waiver, and can be from ages 8 to +18. They should be ready to sweat and move their bodies to a variety of exercises that will target zones of the body used for skating. Hence train like a derby rock star!!

$5 drop-in donation for non-members.

Mondays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; November 5 and 19; December 3
6:30 – 7:15 PM
Great Brook School, Antrim NH
RSVP and invite your friends to all the event dates on our Facebook page.
Questions? Email: contact@monadnockrollerderby.com
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Need a push? Monadnock Roller Derby is recruiting!

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Monadnock Roller Derby’s women’s team, the Mad Knockers, and juniors team, the Mad Misfits, are recruiting both recreational and competitive skaters! During the off-season, we train by exercising, playing games, and building teamwork and communication skills. Beginning and returning skaters are encouraged to try out their stuff. No experience necessary! And the benefits are amazing! Bring a friend!

Recruitment night rundown:

Meet current members and learn why we play
Get acquainted with the league and how we roll as an organization
Develop a practice and skill-building routine
Learn about upcoming events & activities
Try on equipment and see what you need to get set up with your own
Game of sock derby (off skates)
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For questions, email us: contact@monadnockrollerderby.com

 

Antrim Home & Harvest – September 15

Get ready for Antrim’s Home & Harvest Festival! Monadnock Roller Derby will be skating in the parade at noon and hosting a vendor table with official team merchandise, fresh cookbooks featuring teammates’ photos and recipes, and fun stuff all day. At 4 PM, catch the Mad Misfits as they take on junior roller derby players from throughout New England and beyond at a black & white scrimmage.

Be part of the festivities! For more info, email: contact@monadnockrollerderby.com

 

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Don’t forget to grab your official Mad Misfits, Mad Knockers, and Monadnock Roller Derby merchandise at the vendor table on Main Street or at the scrimmage!

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Final regular bout of the season tonight!

Tonight we take on the ladies of Granite State Roller Derby! Be there before the whistle blows at 7 pm at Everett Arena in Concord. Event details on Granite State Roller Derby’s Facebook page.

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On August 25, join us for for our final final bout of 2018, a “Heroes vs Villains” themed bout with COSTUMES against Seacoast Roller Derby. This will be a double-header with our Mad Misfits playing Seacoast Juniors followed by Mad Knockers vs the women of Seacoast. Event details on Seacoast Roller Derby’s Facebook page.

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We love our fans and hope to see you there!

Parking & entry for July 21 bout

VERY IMPORTANT PARKING INFO for our upcoming Mad Knockers vs NH All-Stars & Mad Misfits vs NH Junior RD game. Please note references to the campus map are for the .pdf version: https://www.nec.edu/wp-co…/uploads/NEC_CampusMap_Parking.pdf.

The bout is at New England College (Henniker, NH) at the Lee Clement Arena (letter W on the campus map). During construction on the lower part of Grove Street in front of the arena, the Field House lot (number 12 on the map) and West Lot (number 26 on the map) will not be accessible, nor will the front (south) entrance. Therefore, we will be using the rear (north) entrance (the Zamboni end) and alternative parking areas.

Parking near the back entrance will be extremely limited, about 12 spaces; these will be reserved for emergency personnel, handicap vehicles, and vehicles delivering equipment & supplies. If you are driving one of these vehicles, the Arena Rear Lot (number 5 on the map) can be reached by driving in to the entrance of Simon Center (98 Bridge Street, number 21 on the map) and then proceeding past Gilmore Dining Hall (letter S on the map) to the end.

A few more spaces can be found behind and adjacent to the CEI lot (numbers 1 and 8 on the map). These can be reached by proceeding south to Bridge Street, turning right on Circle Street, then right again into the lots. (CEI = Center for Educational Innovation, letter H on the map.)

Additional parking will be in the Simon Center lot (number 21 on the map). From this lot, walk between the Simon Center (letter EE on the map) and Colby Hall (letter K on the map) to get to the arena.

Overflow parking will be in what NEC calls the River Lot which is across the street from the Simon Center.

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NEC and MRD will be putting up signs.

If you run into any hazards or encounter a safety situation, the number for NEC Campus Safety is (603) 428-2323. The Campus Safety building is at 58 Union Street.

 

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