Save the date – Aug 12 – and summer updates!

Save the date and BE THERE as the Mad Misfits and Mad Knockers take on the junior and women’s teams of Seacoast Roller Derby! Check out the details and share! This is the first of our TWO home bouts this season – the next is September 9. Don’t miss it!

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Whether you are (or know someone who is) a business owner, entrepreneur, or fan, take out an ad in the event program! You get TWO ads for the price of one this year, and hundreds of local folks will see your business featured in the printed program and online. So get yours! Email: contact@monadnockrollerderby.com 

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We had a fantastic time skating and greeting the community this past weekend in the Hillsboro Balloon Festival parade. Thanks to everyone who came out. We hope to see you again soon as a fan, skater, official, or volunteer!

Summertime also means a change of pace for practices. This week we were joined by Wild Rumpus and Haz of Twin State Derby, who shared their amazing skating and coaching skills to amp up our blocking and jamming. Elm City Derby Damez joined us, too; we love bonding with neighboring teams. We’re at Lee Clement Arena at New England College for the summer, which means our juniors join us for warm-ups and practice on their own track.

See you soon!

Mad Love,

Monadnock Roller Derby

 

Three events in Manchester, NH this weekend!

Hello, Mad World! We’ve got three hot events coming up this Saturday, June 17, all at JFK Coliseum in Manchester, NH:

  1. At noon: Our Mad Misfits will join other junior teams from around the region in a mashup scrimmage hosted by New Hampshire Junior Roller Derby-Sabotage Sisters. Click here for details to share and RSVP. Image may contain: one or more people, people playing sports and text
  2. At 5 PM: Three of our Mad Knockers – Cow Plow, Sprawkett, and The Jessicutioner – will join forces with players from sister leagues across the great Granite State in an all-star NH vs Mass battle vs Boston Common. Click here for details.
  3. At 7 PM: A few of us will also be joining the Elm City Derby Damez to guest skate in the ECDD vs NH Roller Derby bout.

BONUS: At 9 AM, Sprawkett’s final rhythm skate session in the skate park at Adams Field in Peterborough, NH It is not required to attend all sessions, so whether you want to build on your skills from the last few weeks or take a last shot at a really fun and stylish skate-based workout, get moving!

Hope you’ll join us for one or all events this Saturday! More Monadnock events to come.

Junior roller derby in the news, a black & white scrimmage, and 3 days ’til our next bout!

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Junior roller derby fans, players, and community members! Come join us for a fun, all-levels black & white scrimmage on June 3. Details above and here on our Facebook page, where you can share with your friends.

Players, don’t forget to SIGN UP! Bring black and white shirts with your numbers, and cover your knee pads with sticky furniture pads to protect the gym floor. $5 donation and insurance waiver required for skaters . Open to the public for FREE! Light refreshments and official merchandise will be available for sale.

The roller derby teams get ready to rumble on the 180-foot track at JFK Coliseum in Manchester.

Check out this fantastic article in Parenting NH Magazine featuring NH Roller Derby’s junior team, the Sabotage Sisters, and our very own Mad Misfits! We could not be more proud of all the hard work that our players, volunteers, coaches, and parents have put in to make roller derby possible for our youth! Photo Credit: Kendal Bush (former Mad Knocker!)

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And in case you missed our last post…

Come to Dover Arena this Saturday and cheer us on as we bring our Mad Knockers best to Seacoast Roller Derby’s season opener! Playing this team has always been a fun rivalry and we hope to see you in the stands!

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Details:

Doors open at 4:30 pm; first Whistle at 5:30 pm.

Dover Arena – 160 Portland Ave, Dover NH

Beer Garden provided by The Blue Mermaid Island Grill

Trackside tickets are $12 (18 years+), General Admission tickets are $10 for ages 18+ and $8 for ages 8-18. Kids under 7 get in free!

Advance tickets are available from any Seacoast Roller Derby member, Jetpack Comics in Rochester, or at the door the day of the bout.

RSVP and invite your friends!

7 days til our next bout!

Come to Dover Arena this Saturday and cheer us on as we bring our Mad Knockers best to Seacoast Roller Derby’s season opener! Playing this team has always been a fun rivalry and we hope to see you in the stands!

Image may contain: 2 people, people on stage and text

Details:

Doors open at 4:30 pm; first Whistle at 5:30 pm.

Dover Arena – 160 Portland Ave, Dover NH

Beer Garden provided by The Blue Mermaid Island Grill

Trackside tickets are $12 (18 years+), General Admission tickets are $10 for ages 18+ and $8 for ages 8-18. Kids under 7 get in free!

Advance tickets are available from any Seacoast Roller Derby member, Jetpack Comics in Rochester, or at the door the day of the bout.

RSVP and invite your friends!

Community supper success and 2 home bouts announced

Last Thursday’s Community Supper in Antrim was delicious and enjoyed by all. Thanks to the parents and volunteers who made our annual pie tradition possible. Antrim community members, we can’t wait to see you in the stands this season!

Ticket information for our TWO 2017 HOME BOUTS will soon be available. In the meantime, save these dates, and invite your friends, family, co-workers, classmates, barber, accountant, babysitter, and folks you just met!

August 12 is our Mad Knockers vs Seacoast Roller Derby’s women’s team. Click to share the event on Facebook:

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September 9 is our Mad Misfits vs Southshire Roller Derby’s junior team AND Mad Knockers vs Southshire’s Battle Cats. Click to share:

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Bring your own chair for trackside seating or enjoy the view from the stands. It’s gonna be action-packed!

Beer garden with hot and cold concessions
Official team merchandise for purchase
Vendor tables, photo booth, and fun kid stuff
Half-time musical performance
50/50 raffle to benefit Avenue A Teen Center
1/2 price tickets for seniors and kids <10

Support local roller derby!

To place an ad in the event program, become a sponsor, volunteer, official, or to learn about membership, email us: contact@monadnockrollerderby.com

Skate boot camp and rhythm skate sessions: May 6 – June 24 in Peterborough

Mad Knocker extraordinaire Sarah “Sprawkett” Wright is leading a rhythm skate meet-up starting on Saturday, May 6th, 9 AM – 11 AM. We will be meeting up at the Peterborough skate park (aka Adams Playground, 64 Union Street). It will run from May 6th to June 24th (with the exception of May 20th and June 10th).
We will be starting with an hour of boot camp style workout. Typically seven exercises for one minute each, followed by a one-minute full-body movement and a one-minute break. Then we will be putting our skates on for one hour to learn rhythm skating with each other.
What is rhythm skating, you ask? Sprawkett has compiled this YouTube playlist that provides examples of the drills we will be discovering together. If you’d like to participate in the new skill set, please attempt the drills in the playlist, and come with a familiar idea about what we will be attempting. Key word: attempting.
Sprawkett would appreciate an email to confirm your attendance. This meet-up is meant for humans that are experienced at skating and can stride around in a skating rink with out a problem.

Email Sprawkett

There is no guarantee that this will be successful the first time, so be a part of the beginning, before any of us are experienced.
Bring a yoga mat, athletic shoes (or bare feet), water bottle, and your skates with the pads you will feel comfortable doing some foot work in. At least knee pads are suggested.
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