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
Bout Preview: Seeing Double - the preview
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Minnesota RollerGirls return once again to the Xcel Energy Center this Saturday. The MNRG All-Stars - playing in their army and aqua colors - will transform the home of the Swarm into the largest roller derby stadium in the Midwest. Following the Swarm’s game against the Calgary Roughnecks, your Minnesota RollerGirls will take on Old Capitol City. Yes, Iowa City’s finest must once again play the best of the upper Midwest.
How to get your tickets (the simple way):
Click this link (Told you it was simple).
Use the promo code “double”.
($23 for a doubleheader of two extraordinary games with fast, full-contact action? Not bad!)
Making your way to the Xcel Energy Center:
The Xcel is right next to the Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium. The corner of Kellogg and 7th. Seriously. You can’t miss it.
MNRG All-Stars vs Old Capitol City Roller Girls
Last year, Minnesota played Old Cap in their very first game ever as a full WFTDA flat track derby game. Old Capitol played whistle to whistle, but the MNRG handed them a pretty hefty defeat (362-58).
This year, Old Capitol is going to have to handle a brand new set of All-Stars. Coach D’Antigravity is throwing a team of MNRG players at them that has not seen as much action on the interleague circuit. You’ll be getting an early look at the less-proven talent on the All-Star squad; with the March bout against Texas only weeks away, we’ll see who might be ready to take on the beast of the South.
…like the back of her helmet. One massive advantage that Old Cap will bring to the Xcel is that their team is constantly training with one another. Unlike Minnesota, Iowa City’s roller derby league has no intra-league teams like the Dagger Dolls and Bombshells; just two touring interleague that work closely with one another throughout the year. They know each other’s strengths - and how to back one another up. MNRG’s All-Star team is just beginning to spin up after November’s WFTDA Championships. Minnesota’s talent is deep, but will the lack of regular practices be a factor against them?
The pack is the thing. If you’re going to try out some of Minnesota’s up-and-coming jammers, you want a rock-solid pack. Three of the MNRG’s finest blockers - Crust Almighty, Buzz Tightrear, and Diamond Rough - are all rostered for Saturday’s bout. They’ll be holding the pack alongside defensive standouts such as Madame de Stompadour and Rita Rawkus. Old Cap fields an big, agile team (watch for brickbats Ima Goldiggah and BatR Up in particular); however, they’re going to be spending a lot of time trying to peel the MNRG defense off their jammer.
Any player a jammer. It’s actually hard to tell who Coach Dan will hand the star to; the roster is full of players able to hold multiple positions. Moto Fluzzi, Ova Achieva, Bombs Over Bacon…Minnesota trains their best to handle anything. Still, we’ll get to see who can break that Iowa pack the best.
…and lacrosse! The Swarm have been fantastic partners over the years; we’re excited to take you into the Xcel to see what Minnesota’s premier lacrosse team can do. Get there early and grab a seat. You won’t be sorry.
Also. Afterparty. When the final whistle blows, head down to Camp Bar. We’ll see you for huge cocktails, a great dance floor, and Surly all night.
See you there.
Bombs Over Bacon
Madame de Stompadour
Old Capitol City Roller Girls:
A Few Screws Lucy
Left 4 Deadwards
Outlaw Jessie Pains
Triple D Zaster
May 02, 2013
The Minnesota RollerGirls close their season down with its annual celebration of the league’s best and brightest. WHEELIES RESULTS AHEAD.
April 11, 2013
Three times the ABS went ahead; three times the Rockits almost caught up. The unstoppable Atomic Bombshells earn a third spot on the coveted MNRG hometeam trophy.
April 10, 2013
Led by vets and rookies alike, the Garda Belts triumphed and controlled the track against a short-staffed Doll team.
April 08, 2013
Gardas take 3rd against the Dagger Dolls in our final night of the season.
April 08, 2013
A member of the Minnesota RollerGirls since season 1, Hanna is an intimidating presence on the track. Off the track, she’s a huge part of helping to develop the next generation of RollerGirls!