Tournament victories and this weekend’s home opener!

It was an action-packed weekend as the Mad Knockers tested ourselves against some of the very best teams in New England at the All Eight on the Floor Tournament. Joined by some serious muscle from the Elm City Derby Damez, we played a respectable first game against Maine Roller Derby‘s formidable Old Port Brigade, then beat Hartford Area Roller Derby‘s awesome Beat City Bedrockers at a breathtaking 169-167. Our final game, which began with nine players and ended with just six, earned us the fourth place spot. Not too shabby for the very first tournament in Monadnock league history. Congratulations to all the teams, BIG thanks to the officials and volunteers, props to Worcester Roller Derby for organizing, and to all our fans… GO MAD!

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DO NOT MISS:

Our home opener THIS WEEKEND is a double-header, with both the Mad Misfits and Mad Knockers up against Seacoast Roller Derby’s junior and women’s teams. See details below, and…

GET YOUR TICKETS!

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Purchase online using the link above or get a limited-edition, skater-designed paper ticket from your favorite Mad Misfit or Mad Knocker!

Finally, we hope you know that Monadnock Roller Derby loves YOU! We are a hard-working, fun-loving, crazy amazing league that supports and thrives on community.

We Want YOU

to be part of it. Check out what we’re about and join as a skater, volunteer, official, or sponsor. Watch for announcements about freshie events in early fall after our bout season winds down and get some Mad Love!

In the meantime, mark these events on your calendars, too…

August 27: Chicks in Bowls NH End-of-Summer Blowout

September 4: 100th Annual Francestown Labor Day Festival Parade

September 9: Home Bout #2 vs Southshire Roller Derby

September 16: Antrim’s Home & Harvest Festival Parade

September 23: Away Bout vs Twin State Derby‘s Upper Valley Vixens

September 30: Mad Knockers guest skating with Elm City Derby Damez vs Worcester

… More to come!

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