Monadnock Roller Derby is a registered NH nonprofit. We are a league of skaters and community members dedicated to the sport and spirit of roller derby. Our members come in all shapes, sizes, colors and flavors. We have multiple jobs, roles, challenges, and gifts, but above all, we are tribe.
Our mission is threefold:
Challenge ourselves to get back up, as many times as it takes;
Challenge one another to be our best, because no one survives alone;
Create a safe and supportive space for all members to learn, grow, and smash their fears.
Your involvement matters to us! Come try on some skates, or, if you are a community member who can help with sponsorship, events, officiating or other roles, get in touch:
MRD was pleased to be back in action for Antrim’s Home and Harvest Festival. It was wonderful to see our fans at our booth and to participate in the parade. We also provided a Derby Demo after the Parade.
WE ARE SUPER EXCITED to back to practice at GBS on Monday and Wednesday nights. We were able to return in July and are just coming off our normal September break to return to regular practice Monday October 3, 2021. Junior practice runs 5:30pm to 6:30pm and Adult practice is 6:30-8:30. We will be REQUIRING masks to be worn during practice and 3 feet social distancing for the time being. We are continually adapting to the ongoing changes with the Covid endemic. **We however not have practice Wednesday Oct 6th and Monday October 11 due to a school function and a holiday** If you would like to join us please reach out thru the “Contact Us” link.
MRD will also be out and about at the Milford Pumpkin Festival Saturday, October 9th and Sunday, October 10th. Come visit our booth for glitter tattoos and some skate wheel corn hole. And MRD Merchandise will be available to purchase. Hope to see you there! https://www.milfordpumpkinfestival.org/
Monadnock Roller Derby is looking for players for both the Mad Knockers and the Mad Misfits. We are also looking for Refs, NSO (non skating officials), volunteers, and recreational skaters. Want to learn how to skate? Be part of a great community of people? Come check us out!
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!
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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:
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 email@example.com or message us on Facebook with questions.