COVID 19 has certainly turned 2020 upside down BUT we here at MRD have stayed on top of things! Online meetings, virtual derby challenges, online workouts AND celebrating our tribe’s milestones, the best we can, from a distance, have kept us connected. And one of those big milestones is that we have FIVE Mad Misfits graduating from Conval High School this year! Congratulations to Cerberus 18, Bones 15, Peter Pain 57, Aria 51 and Dynamite 13!! We look forward to seeing you all soon, in person, to give out congratulatory hugs but for now we send you the Maddest Love ever virtually!
Details are now available for our two November events, Roller Disco Night (Nov 9) and Pass the Biscuits (Nov 23). Check it out and roll on down!
RSVP and invite your friends to Roller Disco Night!
RSVP and invite your friends to Pass the Biscuits Scrimmage & Potluck!
Plus, stop by Antrim’s Tuttle Library for the annual Festival of Trees to see our creative display beginning November 30.
See you soon!
Monadnock Roller Derby is still reveling in the awesomeness that has been the 2019 season. The fun doesn’t stop… It’s time to fall for roller derby with these fun and fabulous events that you won’t want to miss:
Saturday, October 12: Community Skating Night
Skating Nights are BACK! Fun for the whole family. Skate rentals, hot and cold concessions, music, lights, glow toys, and games. Bring friends, make new ones, and dress in costume for Halloween! 6:00-9:00 PM at Antrim Town Gym. $5 admission + $6 for skate rentals = still cheaper than a movie ticket and benefits local nonprofits. See the Facebook event page for details.
Saturday, October 12 & Sunday, October 13: Milford Pumpkin Festival
THIS is the pumpkin festival you want to be at! Downtown Milford, NH, all day. Meet our junior and adult skaters, sample some sweets from our official league cookbook, challenge your friends to competitive games, grab some Monadnock merch, and get festive in roller derby style. See the Facebook event page for details.
Wednesday, October 16: Recruitment Night!
- For interested skaters and officials (skating and non-skating)
- No experience necessary!
- 5:30 for juniors (ages 8-17), 6:30 for adults (ages 18+) at Great Brook School, Antrim
- No need to bring anything. Our newest and seasoned skaters will welcome you with information and encouragement to get you started. We’ll cover our league mission, training structure, membership, insurance, and discount/scholarship info, community involvement, gear, and rules of play.
- Questions? See the Facebook event page or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, November 9: Community Skating Night
Same details as above, but theme TBA… Stay tuned!
Saturday, November 23: PASS THE BISCUITS!
It’s become one of Monadnock Roller Derby’s sweetest traditions: a big, open scrimmage, bringing in lots of players from leagues around New England, followed by a big potluck meal for all. Open to the public, $5 fee for participating skaters.
This is a GREAT opportunity to see how roller derby is played if you haven’t seen a game since its TV days, or if you’re new and want to meet other derby folks in the wider community. We’re always looking for great folks to officiate on or off skates, so come join the fun! Questions? Email email@example.com
See you soon!
Join us this Friday, August 2, 5-8 PM at Frogg Brewing in Marlborough, NH! Win a pair of tickets to our August 10 double-header, grab some sweet Monadnock swag, play a few games, and meet some our Mad Knockers for an evening of beer, barbecue, and community fun.
Maybe even help us with a name for a potential brew!
Event details here. Bring some friends!
So much has been happening in the world of Monadnock Roller Derby, and we’re not slowing down any time soon! Here’s what’s up:
The Mad Knockers took the win in our first home game against the Bed Rockers of Hartford Area Roller Derby, 238-151. Check out the exciting game footage on YouTube!
Our next bout is our last home game for the 2019 season, and it’s also a double-header: Come see us August 10 at New England College:
On September 14, join us for what’s become a Home & Harvest tradition, the Mad Misfits’ open black & white scrimmage! Stay the whole weekend for Antrim’s liveliest, most welcoming event all year. Open to all level skaters. Check out the Facebook event for all the info!
Your hometown junior roller derby team is FAMOUS! The Mad Misfits totally rocked the East Coast Derby Extravaganza last weekend, making themselves known nationally as they played two highly ranked, experienced teams and took home a win! Check out the action on YouTube:
See the Mad Misfits take on The World and Mad Knockers play the Beat City Bedrockers of Hartford this Saturday!
- Get your advance discount tickets HERE!
- Share and invite your friends on Monadnock Roller Derby’s Facebook event page.
At the door, regular adult tickets are $15 and seniors, veterans, and students with ID are $8. Kids <10 are free. Double the fun for less than the price of a movie ticket!
Hot and cold refreshments, half-time raffle to benefit Avenue A, and yes, all the real, live roller derby action you can handle!
Doors open at 2:00 pm
Game #1: Mad Misfits vs The World
First whistle at 3:30 pm
Game #2: Mad Knockers vs Hartford’s Bedrockers
First whistle at 6:00 pm
Wear BLUE to support your home teams! We’ll have official team logo t-shirts, jackets, sweats, tanks, water bottles, cookbooks, and other great merch for sale. Proceeds support programs serving our community mission.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Facebook with questions.
Get ready to GO MAD! Mark your calendars, grab your friends, and come see us play!
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:
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.
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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:
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: email@example.com.
More events and info on our Facebook page. GO MAD!
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.