2012-2013 Season Schedule
Season nine is in full swing with the Minnesota RollerGirls - Minnesota’s original roller derby league.
Saturday, September 8
WFTDA Regionals, Sept. 14-16
Saturday, October 6
WFTDA Championships, Nov. 2-4
Saturday, November 10
Saturday, January 19
Saturday, February 16 with Minnesota Swarm
Saturday, March 2
Saturday, March 23
Saturday, April 6
Tryouts & Transfers
The Minnesota RollerGirls hold open tryouts once a year in the spring.
Requirements to try out are:
- You are a female aged 21 years or older.
- You have primary health insurance.
- You have appropriate gear (skates and safety).
The league manages a recruits message board that you can ask to be added to. On this message board, you’ll get information from current league members on training tips, gear selection and maintenance, and ideas for preparing for tryouts. You’ll also be able to connect with other recruits, plan outings and events with each other, and get timely information about clinics and tryouts.
Contact Shiver Me Kimbers at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the recruits message board or for more information on tryouts.
January through April, the Minnesota RollerGirls will be hosting tryout preparatory clinics. At these clinics you’ll learn off- and on-skate drills and activities that will help your body prepare for tryouts, build the necessary strength to be safe and stable on your skates, and help you build the endurance you’ll need for tryouts.
The clinics are completely optional; attending a clinic is not a necessary step for trying out. But if you’re a bit rusty on your skates, want to have an edge at tryouts, or just want to see what it’s like to attend a practice, the clinics are a good option. Attendance is capped at 35-45 participants for each clinic.
Refer to the information above right for updated dates throughout 2013. Sign up for the recruiting message board for additional details and registration information for clinics. Walk-ins not allowed!
Requirements/What to Bring
- You must sign up for the Minnesota RollerGirls recruits message board and register for each clinic in advance. Contact email@example.com to get signed up.
- Need to have personal insurance and bring a copy of your insurance card for our files (first clinic only).
- Must be eligible to try out (will be 21 by tryouts) and bring a copy of your ID for our files (first clinic only).
- Must sign waivers/paperwork at first clinic.
- You must be a female to be a rollergirl, but all are welcome at the clinics because those interested in reffing also go through tryouts.
- Must have quad skates and all safety gear (helmet, kneed pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, mouth guard), no exceptions.
Format of Clinics
- Half an hour of on- or off-skate strength and agility training.
- One hour of on-skate drills and endurance skating.
- Half an hour of cooldown, core, and stretching.
- Sometimes you’ll be able to stay and go to the balcony to observe league practice for half an hour.
The Minnesota RollerGirls welcome skaters from other leagues provided that they meet a few conditions. This is a distilled version of our full transfer skater policy; for full details, please fill out our Transfer Inquiry Form.
During the Minnesota RollerGirls active season, transfer skaters may apply for transfer at any time and, if she meets the requirements listed below, may be voted onto the league at any time. The exception is if the transfer is requested between one month prior to our last home bout and the tryout date (both of which change each year). In this case, it will be up to the Teams and Training committee (TNT) to determine if the transfer skater should be required to attend tryouts, bootcamp, and/or be included in the annual draft.
- Letter of recommendation from captain, head ref, or coach that exhibits good standing with their previous league.
- Must have been an active member of a league (need not be a WFTDA league) within the last 6 months for at least 6 months.
- Must resign from their former league before being considered for transfer.
- Must pass the WFTDA skills test and rules test.
- Can only be admitted to the league if there are openings on team rosters as defined by captain discretion.
- Must meet practice requirements for four weeks prior to the first bout once drafted to a team.
- Must skate a trial period of eight practices over three months (at least once with each home team).
- The league must officially vote in the transfer skater.
For All-Star Team Consideration
We recognize that some skaters with considerable experience may move to Minnesota and be interested in being a part of our league. We have a solid, stable operation with a great venue and many member benefits ... we’re proud of what we’ve built! For that reason, skaters with extensive experience may be considered for the All-Star team immediately. Skaters may be drafted to the All-Star team prior to home team placement, but must be drafted to one of the home teams within 6 months.
If you’ll be traveling to Minnesota and would like to skate with us on a regular practice night as a visiting skater, please contact Citizen Pain to make arrangements. We welcome skaters from around the country on a regular basis, and we’ll just have a little paperwork for you to fill out upon your arrival. Please note that our regular practice schedule is Tues/Thur 7:30-9:30pm and Sun 6:00-8:00pm. If we are holding a league meeting during part of practice, we’ll ask you to step out while we conduct our league’s business.
Upcoming Clinic Dates
March 12 and 24
There will be clinics held each month, January through April.
For more information about clinics including how to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins not allowed, so make sure to contact us in advance, get all the info, and pre-register.
Where We Bout
Not quite sure where the Roy Wilkins Auditorium is? Use the handy Google map below to find out and refer to the directions information from the Roy to get your bad self there.
General Contact Information
2751 Hennepin Ave. S. #176
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Tickets & Parking
$13-$18; ages 9 and under are free with an adult (some areas require a free kids ticket for seating purposes). Tickets available at 14 local ticket outlets, online, and from the Roy Wilkins Box Office.