2012 News Archive
The wait is almost over, as on January 19th, the Rat City Rollergirls will return to the track in KeyArena in their season opener!
The evening starts off getting right into season play, as the Throttle Rockets look to blast their way past the ladies in blue of the Sockit Wenches. Both of these teams are looking to start of the year making a statement about their intentions for the championship, but only one will be able to do it for this bout!
The second bout of the night will feature something new for the 2013 season, as we will be welcoming a visiting team for January, February, March, and April action! This month, the Derby Liberation Front will be showing their stuff as they take on a batch of frisky felines from the north, the Faster Pussycats of Vancouver, B.C.’s Terminal City Rollergirls.
This season will also bring with it some exciting new action, as this is the Rat City debut for the new edition of the Official WFTDA Rules! The most noteworthy changes to watch for include the change to a single start whistle, allowing blockers and jammers to go at the same time, and the simplification of the penalty system – minor penalties are no more, with some upgraded to a major, and others no longer treated as a penalty.
It’s going to be a great season – don’t miss any of it!
Rat City Rollergirls 2013 Individual Tickets are now on sale! Season Opener is January 19th, and you don’t miss a single game of the 8 bout season!
This season promises all the hard hits and amazing athletic feats of seasons past, but will offer an additional element as visiting teams are thrown into the mix. Each month, fans have the opportunity to see two out of four of their favorite home teams battle it out on the track, but now they will also get to cheer on a Rat City home team against a visiting league. These talented women have been training hard in anticipation for what will prove to be a competitive and exciting season.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Bout 1: Throttle Rockets vs. Sockit Wenches
Bout 2: Derby Liberation Front vs. Terminal City Rollergirls Faster Pussycats
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Bout 1: Grave Danger vs. Throttle Rockets
Bout 2: Sockit Wenches vs. Terminal City Rollergirls Bad Reputations
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Bout 1: Throttle Rockets vs. Derby Liberation Front
Bout 2: Grave Danger vs. Sockit Wenches
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Bout 1: Derby Liberation Front vs. Grave Danger
Bout 2: Throttle Rockets vs. Port Scandalous Roller Derby Brawl Stars
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Bout 1: Sockit Wenches vs. Derby Liberation Front
Bout 2: Grave Danger vs. Slaughter County Roller Vixens Saints of Slaughter
Saturday, May 11, 2013
May will bring the Rat City championships!
Bout lineups will be determined by team standings.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
All Stars vs. London Rollergirls
Rain of Terror vs. Montreal Sexpos
Saturday, July 13, 2013
All Stars vs. Charm City Rollergirls (Baltimore)
Rain of Terror vs. Sac City Rollers All Stars
Saturday, August 10, 2013
All Stars vs. Gotham (New York) All Stars
Rain of Terror vs. Gotham- New York Wall-Street Traitors
So, thinking that watching the Rat City Rollergirls from the stands just isn’t enough? Feeling like you want to be down there as part of the action? Well, if you think you’ve got what it takes, here comes your chance to come show us, as our next tryouts are coming up on Saturday, December 8th!
Spend your Saturday morning showing us your stuff! Bring your sneakers for an off-skates fitness test, and your skating gear so you’ll be ready to hit the track! After a selection of various drills, you’ll get the chance to interview with a number of Rat City skaters and staff on the tryouts panel, as we take the time to learn more about you. No matter what happens, it’ll definitely be an exciting roller derby experience!
So if you’re interested, and want to have a memorable Saturday morning, stop by our tryouts page to get more information and register now! Registration ends at noon on the 7th!
Hope to see you on the track!
The Rat City Rollergirls 2012 season champions, the undead Grave Danger are excited to host an interleague bout with Jet City Rollergirls Carnevil!
Join us Sunday December 2nd 6pm-9pm at Bellevue Skate King as the two most DANGER-ous teams in the northwest meet for braggin rights!
There will also be an amazing silent auction where you can bid on some awesome team memorbilia.
Please bring can food to the event to benefit the Ballard food bank and receive grave danger swag!!!!!
Buy your tickets now for $10 or at the door for $12
Enjoy an enchanted and lovely evening with the Rat City Rollergirls at Club Sur for our first annual Black Eyed Ball, taking place on Friday, December 7th! Between many luscious burlesque acts, enjoy carnival games with prizes and bid on hot ticket items at the silent auction. Peruse the delights of the dessert auction which will feature decadent treats made and inspired by your favorite rollergirls!
Be there for skater awards, recognizing Rat City’s finest players from the 2012 season, and if that is not enough, dance the night away as DJ Juanita spins the tunes.
Don’t miss burlesque performances by SunShiner, Poise N Bury, Lexi Luthor, and more! Special guest MC, Vanadium Silver!
Tickets: $35 General Admission, $50 VIP Admission
Attire: Cocktail dress. Appetizer Buffet. Cash Bar.
VIP Admission includes: Poster signed by burlesque performers, prime seating for burlesque performances and skater awards, free commemorative photo.
Proceeds help the Rat City Rollergirls maintain their training facility and support community outreach efforts with charity partners.
For tickets and more info: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/291842
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/361122483982290/
Just in time for the holidays and for a limited time only, Rat City Rollergirls Premium Season Tickets are now on sale! Don’t miss a single moment of the eight-game action, and save 10% over purchasing individual bout tickets! Being a Premium Season Ticket holder is guaranteed to entertain valued clients, family, and friends!
As if that weren’t compelling enough, season ticket holders enjoy a variety of other perks –club card for member discounts to local retail stores, pubs, and restaurants, early entry to the games to stake out the best seats, special edition printed tickets & lanyard, a commemorative bout program, and access to the VIP bar at KeyArena (which serves cocktails as well as beer and wine). In addition, there are new package options that include parking discounts and tickets to a special VIP bout at Southgate Roller Rink on February 23rd!
The 2013 season will include an exciting mix of play from the home teams you know and love & inter-league play from the Rat City All Stars, who recently placed fifth in the uber-competitive Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Western Region semi-finals. Each of our four home teams will challenge teams from local pacific northwest leagues, which culminates in our League Championships for the trophy in May. Don’t miss our summer lineups and come cheer our fiercely competitive, nationally ranked All-Stars as they battle the Charm City Rollergirls from Baltimore & the London Rollergirls all the way from across the pond!
Our Season 9 dates at KeyArena include: 1/19, 2/9, 3/16, 4/13, 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10.
Flexible 4-packs and other season ticket packages be offered throughout the season, but without the fabulous perks of Premium Season Tickets. Don’t delay — Premium Season Tickets will only be on sale until December 15!
2013 Full Season Pass: http://www.ticketmaster.com/
2013 Four Bout Flex Pack: http://www.ticketmaster.
Rat City’s home schedule may not start until January, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until then for exciting derby action! The Rat City ladies are getting a head start on this year, as on December 1st, all four of your favorite home teams will be heading down to Portland, Oregon, to take on some of their biggest rivals, the Rose City Rollers in a set of special December 1st bouts!
The event will consist of a set of four 30-minute bouts, each featuring one home team from Rat City and one home team from Rose City. Bout match-ups have been determined by the 2012 season rankings of each league. All action to take place in Portland’s Memorial Coliseum.
The evening’s line-ups are:
Bout 1: Heartless Heathers vs. Sockit Wenches
Bout 2: Guns N Rollers vs. Derby Liberation Front
Bout 3: High Rollers vs. Throttle Rockets
Bout 4: Break Neck Betties vs. Grave Danger
If you’ve been looking for a reason to head on a weekend getaway, this is the perfect chance! Come cheer on your favorite Rat City team to victory against Rose City – or better yet, come cheer on all of the Rat City teams. It’s a chance to see your favorite stars in action a month early, and get a hint of what the 2013 season may bring!
On November 11th, Rat City Rollergirls 2011 and 2012 season champions, Grave Danger, will be combining forces with the talented young skaters of the I-5 Rollergirls to bring you a special roller derby match-up!
This special bout will consist of a pair of hybrid teams, each team combining skaters from both Grave Danger and the I-5 Rollergirls. Then you’ll be able to watch as they go head-to-head in an unforgettable bout! How often will you be able to see Iron Megan and Mona Agony work together to block Nehi Nightmare, or Lex Celerator try to apex jump over Hunter Down? How about seeing Shorty Ounce and Short Fuse on the same team?
Here is your chance to see some of the best of today’s adult skaters mixing it up with the junior skaters, and in the process, you can get a preview of up-and-coming skaters you’ll surely be seeing more of!
Plus, if you bring some non-perishable food items for donating to the Ballard Food Bank, you’ll receive a Grave Danger door prize!
Looking to own a piece of Rat City Rollergirl history? Now is the perfect chance, as the Rat City All-Stars auction off a selection of player jerseys from the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
These are authentic jerseys, worn by the players as they took on a variety of other teams throughout the season, including the exciting Western Regional Tournament! Five jerseys are up for auction – Jerrica Kallio (a.k.a. Mona Agony), Kamikaze Kim, Jalapeño Business, Hard Cora, and Rain of Terror up-and-comer Belle Tolls!
All jerseys also come with an autographed photo of the skater wearing the jersey.
Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity! Head on over and bid for a chance to own an authentic Rat City All-Star player jersey!
Get out your favorite tube socks and dust off your roller skates, as it’s time to shoot the duck with the Rat City Rollergirls!
This Saturday, come out to Southgate Roller Rink, and spend the evening on the hardwood skating with some of your favorite Rat City skaters! Doors open at 7:30, and entrance is only $10. And it’s not just a chance to skate! There will be a few classic skating games run throughout the night, with your chance to win some exciting prizes!
Location: Southgate Roller Rink
9646 17th Avenue SW
Time: 7:30 – 11:00 pm
And stop by on the Facebook Event Page!
Think you’ve got the goods to hit the track with the Rat City Rollergirls? This Saturday, September 29, you have a chance to show us, as it’s time for tryouts!
All it takes is a Saturday morning, and your willingness to show us your stuff! You’ll go through an off-skates fitness test (so bring your sneakers), along with an opportunity to lace up your skates and hit the track! After that’s done, you’ll sit through short interviews with our tryouts panel, as we take the chance to learn more about you. And no matter what happens, it’ll definitely be an exciting roller derby experience!
So if you’re interested, and want to have a memorable Saturday morning, stop by our tryouts page to get more information and register now! Registration ends at noon on the 28th!
See you on the track!
In a jam that would show more of what was to come in the first half, Rat City’s Jalapeno Business began the game on the jam line and the lucky side of fate. Bay Area Derby Girls’ jammer, Nock Nock was sent to the penalty box for a cut major and allowed Rat to do what they do best and capitalize on a power jam. With the help of the RCRG offense, Business put up 20 points on the scoreboard to BAD’s 4 in jam one.
The next four jams were back and forth between the two teams. However, the highlight of these jams was the reintroduction of Anya Heels to the WFTDA tournament cycle. Heels dominated the pack with massive hits on blockers and jammers, forcing cuts and calls.
In jam five of the game Nock Nock (BAD) went on the line against Jalapeno Business and again went to the penalty box on the first pass, this time for a forearm major. With offensive help from Killah Kelly, Business scored a quick 20 points, mirroring her first jam and bringing the lead to 44-17. Forty of those points belonged to Business.
The next six jams featured BAD almost exclusively gaining lead jammer and, as a result, they inched closer to the ladies from the Seattle. Jam 11 ended with BAD within five points of the Rat lead.
In jam 12, for the first time in the half, Rat’s lead disappeared when Rat’s jammer, Carmen Getsome, was sent to the box with a major forearm. However, Anya Heels continued her defensive reign, demoralizing BAD’s jammer, Ivy Profane, with massive hits sending her to the floor over and over. Despite Rat’s best efforts, BAD took the lead with 56-51.
Though Rat’s penalty box was on heavy rotation of blockers, Rat’s jammer, Jalapeno Business scored a hat trick of power jams in the following jam. This powerjam allowed for Business to re-take the lead by ten points.
But easy come, easy go when, in the next jam, Kamikaze Kim was sent to the box as the jammer for Rat. This gave Lulu Lockjaw from BAD, an opportunity to re-take the lead before the end of the half. After a few back and forth jams featuring back and forth penalties for both teams resulted in a 103-92 BAD lead at the half.
Unfortunately for Rat, their penalty challenges from the first half plagued them as they began the 2nd half at a pack disadvantage, which continued for the first few jams of the half. After a BAD powerjam against Rat’s Missile America who went to the box for a major cut, the score showed BAD in the lead with 127 to Seattle’s 92.
But things began to look up for the ladies from the NW with a solid jam 4-0 by Kamikaze Kim which began a momentum shift for Rat. This continued with 2-1 jam by Carmen Getsome and a massive powerjam by Jalapeno Business (yet again) against BAD’s Chantilly Mace. This swing closed the gap to 136-121. Missile America and Carmen Getsome inched closer and closer towards the BAD lead.
This lead was finally closed in jam 34 of the game when both BAD’s Knock Knock and Rat’s Missile America went to the penalty box but Missile returned and brought Rat to a 148-148 tied score.
The jam that changed everything for Rat was when Carmen Getsome was sent to the penalty box as a jammer for cutting the track, but received a 2nd minute for insubordination towards a referee. Though Hard Cora had massive hits against BAD’s Chantilly Mace, Mace scored 24 points while Getsome cooled off. The next jam started with Getsome in the box and Lulu Lockjaw on the line for BAD. However, Lockjaw had Anya Heels to contend with, Heels made sure she was stuffed and on the floor for much of the jam. Though Getsome was released from the box and scoring, she was sent to the box a third time for 4 minors. This third powerjam in a row allowed for BAD to extend their lead to 205 to 152.
For the rest of the half Bay Area focused on clock management and penalty control. Rat’s Jalapeno Business and Carmen Getsome did an excellent job of matching BAD jammer points but not enough to get any closer to the tie Rat had just a few jams earlier.
In jam 42, Jalapeno Business lined up against Knock Knock but this time it was Business who went to the penalty box as a jammer, putting the nail in the coffin for RCRG. With one minute left on the clock, BAD’s Chantilly Mace took a quick lead jammer and then stopped skating on the track. Mace waited until the clock hit 0:00 and called off the jam, giving BAD a final score of 229-177.
RCRG Blocker of the game: Anya Heels; crushed the spirits of BAD jammers and reminded America why everyone knows her name.
RCRG Jammer of the game: Jalapeno Business and her offensive took strong advantage of her powerjams to make her Rat’s leading scorer.
BAD Blocker of the game: Brawllen Angel who contained Rat jammers over and over, getting her jammers consistent lead calls.
BAD jammer of the game: Lulu Lockjaw was clean and consistent on the track, delivering points and bringing a welcome new face to the BAD roster.
Rat City’s yearly Makin’ Bacon derby camp may be long over, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have your chance to learn roller derby! This year, we are offering our “Turkey Bacon” Derby Camp – a lighter version of our summer camp, offered specifically for beginning skaters.
Camp consists of six two-hour sessions spread over two weeks in November. Sessions will be two evenings and one weekend. At the end, celebrate your time in camp with a full-on bout, an opportunity to invite your friends and family to come watch you enjoying your new skills!
More detailed information is available on our Derby Camp page.
Or Buy Tickets starting September 19th.
Ladies, this is your chance to pick up Rat City Rollergirl shirts to add to your wardrobe! We’re discounting our women’s T-shirts in our home team colors! Show your league and team support by picking up a Rat City logo tee in DLF army, Grave Danger red, Socket Wench blue, or Throttle Rocket slate! But don’t waste your time, the sale ends on Friday, September 21st!
Select shirts are now half off, only $10! All sizes! (size availability varies by color)
Head over now for your chance to save!
September 21-23, the Rat City All-Stars will venture down to California, for the 2012 WFTDA Western Region Playoffs!
The ladies in Green will kick off their run at the WFTDA championship at 8 pm on the 21st, as they take on the host city, the B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls! Rat City lost a nail-biter to B.A.D. in the Key back in June, so this re-match is sure to bring the excitement!
For more details on the schedule, latest information on the all-stars, and links to all the information you need, check our our 2012 Westerns information center!
For information on the rest of regionals and championships, head over to WFTDA Tournament Central!
We bring to you the second episode of Meet the Rat City All-Stars! This is your chance to understand more about the inner workings of the minds of Anya Heels, Hard Cora, Killah Kelly, and Full Nelson!
So you’ve watched the ladies of Rat City’s All-Stars take to the track, but how much do you really know about them?
With this new video series, you will now have a great opportunity to Meet the Rat City All-Stars! Episode one will introduce you to the likes of Yoko Onoud’int, Muffstache, and Jerrica Kallio. Watch for more videos in the future!
Whether you’re it’s picking up your first Rat City Rollergirls t-shirt, or wanting to show your support for all four teams, if you’re looking to add some Rat City log wear to your wardrobe, now is your chance!
We are having a SALE on unisex color tees now, through August 24th! Shirts in army, slate, blue, or red are only $10! All sizes! (size availability varies by color)
Head over and pick up your shirts now!
Looking to stop watching and start playing roller derby? Wanting to push your skating to the next level with current skills and strategies you’ve seen in top bouts? This October, you’ll get your chance, as members of Rat City’s All-Star Program will be hosting training camps aimed at a variety of ages and skill levels!
The weekend of October 6th and 7th, there will be a selection of training camps to choose from. Adult skaters can choose between the beginner session, which will focus on developing a strong skill foundation and a deep understanding of the sport, or the Intermediate/Advanced session, where you will learn drills and strategies to push you to new levels of skill. For those skaters age 12-17, there will also be a Junior derby session, focused on skill fundamentals, understanding of the sport, and off-skate cross training.
Spaces are limited, so don’t wait to purchase your tickets for this great opportunity!
Adult Beginner: 8 am – 12 pm Oct 6, 12 pm – 4 pm Oct 7
Cost: $80 – Buy Tickets
Adult Intermediate/Advanced: 12 pm – 4 pm Oct 6, 8 am – 12 pm Oct 7
Cost: $80 – Buy Tickets
Junior: 4 pm – 7 pm Oct 6 & 7
Cost: $80 – Buy Tickets
The Rat City All-Stars have wrapped up their weekend trip to the east coast today, and do so having given them a taste of Northwest derby, walking away with three wins for the three bouts.
Friday, both the All-Stars and the Rain of Terror met up with the DC Rollergirls in our nation’s capital, taking on their all-stars and their B-team, the Capital Offenders, respectively. Both walked away with wins, as Rat City won over DC 295-95, and the Rain of Terror closing it up 430-75.
Saturday was the biggest bout of the weekend, as the All-Stars took on Baltimore’s own Charm City Roller Girls. The two went in as next-door neighbors on DNN’s Power Rankings, Rat City’s 6th to Charm City’s 7th, but the final score didn’t give a hint of that closeness, with Rat coming in over Charm 281-126. Read the DNN recap here.
And finally, on Sunday Morning, Rat City rolled into Pittsburgh to take on the Steel City Derby Demons. The All-Stars didn’t let up on the final day, coming in with a 298-218 finish, leaving them 3-0 for the weekend.
The All-Stars play again on August 18, against the Puget Sound Outcast Men, at Southgate Roller Rink! Details Here!
Seattle’s Rat City Rollergirls may be done with KeyArena for the year, but don’t think that means you have to wait until next year to see some action packed roller derby!
Saturday, August 18th, Rat City will be bringing the cruel, cruel summer heat with a double-header that’s sure to leave you needing a dip in the pool to cool off! The evening starts off as Rain of Terror play host to our northerly neighbor, Jet City. Just in case that wasn’t enough action for you, the men of the Puget Sound Outcasts will see how they measure up against Rat City’s dangerous All-Stars!
All this takes place as Rat City returns to its White Center roots in an up-close-and-personal setting at Southgate Roller Rink. Seating is limited, and you don’t want to miss out a fantastic Saturday evening of hard-hitting roller derby!
Saturday August 18th, at Southgate Roller Rink
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Action Starts at 7:00 pm
Tickets are $10 at Brown Paper Tickets.com, or $12 at the door.
Also available is a special $25 VIP experience, with reserved seating, a signed 2012 All-Star commemorative program, and a private meet-and-greet with your favorite skaters!
It is SIBLING RIVALRY at its most competitive when Seattle’s Premier Roller Derby League, the Rat City Rollergirls face off against Portland’s Rose City Rollers! The ladies of both A & B All Star Teams will defend their turf at KeyArena in an epic battle that will set the stage for the race to the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association’s Western Regional playoffs in September.
Saturday, July 14th, 6:00 p.m. at KeyArena.
Doors open at 4:30; opening ceremonies at 5:30.
First up, Rat City’s B-Team, Rain of Terror collides with the Axles of Annihilation, the B-team of the Rose City Rollers from Portland, Oregon. Both teams will have something to prove, but Rain of Terror has been training hard during the home season along with the All-Stars.
The second bout of the night will be a fight until the end, as Rat City Roller Girls (5W) take on the Rose City Rollers’ Wheels of Justice (3W). These two teams last met at the Western Regional Tournament in Portland last September. Rose City won a solid victory with 186 points over Rat City’s 134, but Rat City is here to settle the score and prove that they deserve to be on top for national level competition. The ladies from Bridgetown are sure to bring some hard-hitting fierce competition.
To read more about the last time these teams faced off on the Derby News Network
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster HERE
Save on service fees by purchasing tickets in-person at Seattle’s KeyArena Box Office, Fast Girl Skates (cash only).
The Rat City All-Star Program will be skating 10 miles along the Burke-Gilman Trail on August 5th, 2012. Encourage your favorite skaters by pledging to support them in their travels to the BIG 5-Western Regional Tournament in San Francisco, CA and the Championship tournament in Atlanta, Georgia.
Every Dollar helps! Just select the skater that you would like to pledge and donate any dollar amount! Donate here: http://ratcityskateathon.eventbrite.com/
We hope to see you at our next bout at the KeyArena!
6/23 v. Bay.Area.Derby Girls
& 7/14 v. Rose City Rollers
visit: www.ratcityrollergirls.com for more info and tickets!
The Rat City Rollergirls are excited to announce that we have collaborated with Seattle Out and
Proud as a Community Sponsor of the 2012 Seattle Pride Parade, to be held in downtown Seattle on Sunday, June 24.
This will be the 8th year that we have participated in the parade on skates, and this year’s theme: “The Many Faces of Pride”, inspired us to “roll out” a series of posters celebrating our athletes who stand proud.
In addition, the Rat City Rollergirls will host the 2012 Soapbox Derby at Seattle Pride Picnic held on June 16 at Volunteer Park in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Come meet and chat with your favorite rollergirls as we will have a booth setup a fun day in the sun!
Join your favorite Rat City Rollergirls for whimsical shenanigans, music, and culinary delights as we host a carnival booth and lemonade stand to support local artists in Georgetown Saturday, June 9th from 12-5pm!
Step right up to the 6th annual Georgetown Carnival on Saturday, June 9. Acrobats, circus acts, aerialists, stilt walkers, fire dancers, bubble man, button making, carnival games and confections! Hot rods, rock n roll, sideshows, farmers market, and fortunetellers! Interactive art, video installations, caricaturists and cartoonists! Plus, Hazardfactory’s awesome Power Tool Races! All this family fun from noon to 8:00 PM – and it’s free!
The historic Georgetown industrial arts corridor has gained national recognition as a lively arts community. The public is invited to celebrate Georgetown’s creative diversity at what has become one of the most anticipated neighborhood festivals of the summer.
Musical entertainment on four stages by Eagles Aerie #1 Brass Band, Girl Trouble, F-Holes, NighTraiN, Rats in the Grass, Knute Bell & the Blue Collars, Black Crabs, Banzai Surf, Before Cars, Trombone Cake, Thadillac, Heavy T & the Blue Notes, Pilot to Bombardier, Bill Robison, The Shock Doc, God’s Favorite Beefcake, Titanium Sporkestra, Georgetown Records DJs, and many more.
Dozens of visual art exhibits, demonstrations, and activities will be presented in and around the studios of Georgetown’s resident artists and the businesses that serve them. Featured artists include Adrien Miller, Brian White, Mary Tudor, David Mazak, Roxanne Fawcett, Janet S. Crawley, Keli Sim DeRitis, Denise Chandler Smith, Kaska Niemiro, Yvette Endrijautzki, Kyle Abernathy, Jan Tervonen, Levi Hastings, Seb Barrett, Julie Baroh, Milo Duke, Deborah Stachowic, Javier Ortega, Mark Tedin, Ana Candela, Nils Christian, E. Grace Dager, Chris McMullen, John Osgood, Michael O’Driscoll, Brenda L. Scallon, Alberto Garcia Orte, and much more. Other attractions include a special appearance by acclaimed cartoonist Joe Sacco at Fantagraphics Bookstore, exotic shopping at the Georgetown Trailer Park Market, and a sideshow at the Stables.
Welcome characters from the forthcoming family film ParaNormaN, (from the Northwest studio that produced “Coraline.”) Take in the ambience of Georgetown at one of our diverse dining establishments, and imbibe in a beverage brewed right in the neighborhood at theGeorgetown Brewing Beer Garden. The Georgetown Carnival is a production of the Georgetown Merchants Association. For a complete schedule of events, map, and other information, visit: www.georgetowncarnival.com.
Skates hit the track on June 23rd
Doors open at 4:30; opening ceremonies at 5:30.
You’ll want to get there early to grab a great seat.
First up, Rat City’s Rain of Terror collides with the Skatesaphrenics, the all-star travel team of the Emerald City Roller Girls. Hailing from Eugene, Oregon, the Skatesaphrenics will be chomping for a win, but Rain of Terror has been training hard and may just call those dreams on account of Rain.
The second bout of the night pits the Rat City All Stars against the girls in gold: all the way from San Francisco, the Bay Area Derby Girls. You’ll see hard-hitting action as this clash of the titans hits the track. Will Rat City’s All Stars teach those B.A.D. girls a lesson, or or will the golden girls be taking home the win?
There’s no crying in derby…unless you miss out on these epic bouts.
The Rat City Rollergirls’ home season is now in the books and what a season it was!
The Championship bout was too intense for a snappy summary… leads swung back and forth, forth and back, with the win only to be decided in the VERY LAST JAM. Grave Danger captain Carmen Getsome got some 15 points in that last jam, to bring her team on top after 60 minutes. If it was 59 minutes or 61 minutes, it might have been a different story, but that was the game.
Grave Danger over Throttle Rockets: 171-165
The grudge match pitted the Derby Liberation Front against the Sockit Wenches. DLF took the lead early and held it, and the game of how close could the Wenches get. At the last whistle, it was DLF over Sockit Wenches 174-118
Thank you to all of our fans who came out for the home season! But it’s not over yet… The RCRG All-Stars and Rain of Terror have two amazing interleague bouts coming up in June and July!
Get your tickets now!
June 23: Rat City vs. Bay Area
July 14: Rat City vs. Rose City
Learn how to quickly react to the game. How do you win the first pass? What if you’re down players?
How do you work the clock in a close game?
2011 All-Star Team Captain, Method of Madness, will cover some basic strategy that will help you get your team all on the same page when you’re in tough situations on the track.
Register here: http://www.brownpapertickets.
Q: Is this open to junior skaters?
A: Yes, but due to insurance stipulations, juniors can only engage in contact with other juniors. Although the Clinic is not specifically geared towards hitting most drills have some contact assumed in order to simulate real game play. In drills junior derby skaters will be paired with other junior derby skaters.
Q: What skill level is required to attend?
A: Clinics are for beginning to intermediate derby skaters. The WFTDA minimum skills are a good gauge although not a requirement. We ask that you can skate using crossovers, safely fall, safely give and receive a hit.
Q: Is this co-ed?
A: Not this time. These clinics will be for women only. Stay tuned for possible co-ed events in the future–the All-Stars love hitting guys around!
Are you interested in learning roller derby skills from the Rat City Rollergirls? Registrations are now open for the 2012 Makin’ Bacon Derby Camp. Sign up, and you will be able to experience four straight weekends of intense derby training at Rat City’s private practice facility, culminating in a final bout – with friends and family invited to come watch!
This camp is for both novice derby players, and beginning skaters, with separate sessions available for each. Whether you’re new on skates or fully comfortable on wheels, played a little derby or never even been in a competitive sport – all are welcome!
Full details are available here!
Who would invite a Rat into their restaurant? Chef/author John Howie would, and with open arms. Of course, the Rats do have to meet certain standards – they should be female and on roller skates. Howie has invited The Rat City Roller Girls into SPORT Restaurant & Bar as co-hosts for a night of sips, snacks and signings to raise funding and awareness for DAWN, the Domestic Abuse Women’s Network. The event will be held on Friday, May 4 from 7 to 9 pm and tickets will include admission, two signature cocktails inspired by the Rat Pack, light appetizers, an opportunity to meet some of the team stars and a raffle for great prizes. Priced at $20 per person, $5 from each ticket will go to Dawn as will all of the proceeds from the $5 raffle tickets.
“The Roller City Rat Girls are an amazing group of female athletes,” says Howie. “They exert the same amount of energy to community outreach as they do to competing (which is considerable!). We are very excited to partner with them on this event as DAWN is a charity we both feel strongly about assisting.”
DAWN’s mission is to lead and support efforts in south King County communities to end domestic violence by providing the critical services and education for survivors to make informed choices about their future and engaging communities to raise awareness and take action.
To get things rolling, guests can purchase advance tickets over the phone by calling SPORT at (206) 404-7767 or in person at the restaurant, located at 140 – 4th Ave. No., Suite 130, Seattle 98109. Rat City fan favorite team members will attend in full regalia and be available for signings and fan photos. Tickets are limited.
April’s exciting Rat City Rollergirls playoff action has finished up after a great night of roller derby. Playoffs done, Championships set!
We’ve got ourselves a couple of rematches from last year’s Championship bout! With wins in April, Danger and the TRs have punched their tickets to Champs!
Snappy summary if you missed the night’s events: in the early bout, overcoming an early run by the Wenches, Grave Danger took the win 177-110. The second bout was a very back-and-forth game but the Throttle Rockets came out on top over DLF at the end of 60 minutes: 162-118
Season 8, Bout 4 MVPs:
Derby Liberation Front: AviHater
Grave Danger: Iron Megan
Sockit Wenches: Sami Automatic
Throttle Rockets: Killah Kelly
But the excitement is not yet over – the stage is set for quite a championship bout as Grave Danger and the Throttle Rockets take play to the next level!
May 19th, Rat City will return again to KeyArena. First, the grunge match will feature DLF and the Sockit Wenches looking to finish with a big win – it may only be pride on the line, but don’t think that means they won’t be playing all out!
Then we move to the finale of the 2012 Rat City home team season – as April’s winners Grave Danger and the Throttle Rockets face off in the Championship Bout! Can Danger repeat as Rat City Champions? Or will the Throttle Rockets stop them, to hoist the trophy themselves? Make sure you’re in KeyArena to see it happen! Season 8 all comes down to this!
Tickets are available now on Ticketmaster.com or in-person at the Key Arena box office or Fast Girl Skates.
Come one, come all to the Rat City Rollergirls Season 8 Playoffs, April 21 at 5:30pm!
Our favorite purveyors of saucy, cheesy, meaty carbs, Zeek’s Pizza, is the night’s presenting sponsor. In addition, Derby Liberation Front have partnered with the Marginal Way Skate Park, and RCRG will be donating a portion of the night’s proceeds to them.
Tickets are available now on Ticketmaster.com or in-person at the Key Arena box office or Fast Girl Skates.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA — ProRollerDerby announced today that its second installment of the ProRollerDerby Invitational series will be held at Jobing.com Arena on April 6 and 7, 2012. Four new teams have been invited to compete in modern banked track roller derby’s only pursed tournament.
Roller derby is one of the only modern day female sports that is not overshadowed by a larger more successful male counterpart. The rebirth of roller derby started as a grass root, do-it-yourself sport based on the old game. It’s now a widespread competitive sport phenomenon that has exploded from two leagues in the United States in 2003, to 1,082 leagues in 37 countries today. Modern derby differs from its 1970’s predecessor in that the games are no longer staged, scripted or predetermined.
Teams competing in the Glendale Invitational will include the Arizona Derby Dames of Phoenix, AZ; the Charm City Roller Girls of Baltimore, MD; the Orange County Roller Girls of Huntington Beach, CA; and the Rat City Roller Girls of Seattle, WA.
As was the case for the Inaugural ProRollerDerby Chicago Invitational in November of 2011, the 2012 ProRollerDerby Invitational live from Glendale, Arizona will feature teams from leagues who compete on both the flat track and banked track. The Arizona Derby Dames and the Orange County Roller Girls are their city’s premiere banked track roller derby leagues. Likewise, the Charm City Roller Girls and the Rat City Roller Girls are the premier leagues in their cities for flat track roller derby competition. This will be the first time that these four teams will meet each other to play a full length bout on roller derby’s most exciting stage, the banked track.
The ProRollerDerby Invitational event at Jobing.com Arena will feature two bouts each day of the tournament. On Friday, April 6 ProRollerDerby will feature a matinee bout between the Orange County Roller Girls and Charm City Roller Girls and an evening bout between the Arizona Derby Dames and the Rat City Roller Girls. On Saturday, April 7, the losers from each of Friday’s bouts will play each other for third place. The winners from Friday advance to the pursed Championship bout. These exciting matches will start at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day of the tournament.
To watch Grave Danger dominate the banked track watch here: justin.tv/prorollerderby
Think you’ve got what it takes to roll with us? Well, it’s not too late to sign up for our next tryouts, this Saturday March 31!
Our tryouts will start at 10am and are run at our practice facility in Ballard. Expect a comprehensive skating workout and an offskates fitness test (so bring your sneakers!) After the sweaty portion of your morning, the tryout panel conducts short interviews with our candidates to learn more about you and what you’d bring to Rat City.
Sound like a good way to spend Saturday morning? Check out our tryouts page to get more information and register now!
See you on the track!
Just when you think you’ve seen the best of the Rat City Rollergirls, BAM! the teams bring you action like none other. If you weren’t among the 5000+ fans who packed the Key on March 24, you missed a thriller… With two undefeated teams looking to take the top seed going into the playoffs and two teams fighting for their first win of the year, this was one for the books.
The early bout saw the Sockit Wenches take on the Throttle Rockets. The Wenches raced out to an early lead, but it didn’t take the TRs too long to fire up the afterburners and it was 77 TRs, 47 Wenches at the half. About 10 minutes into the second half, both teams lost key players to expulsions in Missile America and Trouble Loves Mimi. As often is the case, this was a game of power jams and capitalizing on them and the Throttle Rocket jammers spent a just a wee bit less time in the box and got the win.
Final: TRs 135- SW 107
The late bout was Grave Danger and DLF battling it out for top seed going into the April playoffs. While Danger drew first blood, DLF’s trajectory as the comeback kids over the past 2 season was very much the trajectory of the bout– whenever Danger made a move with a scoring run, DLF answered back with a run of their own. GD 55 DLF 35 at the half. Danger grew that lead to 35 points midway through the second half, but DLF swung back and took the lead on a 29-point romp by DLF’s Full Nelson, taking advantage of a power jam and a light Danger pack. But in the next jam with less that five minutes left, the ReAnimateHer came back from the dead (or, well, out of the penalty box), to get lead jam, put a few points on the board, and take back the lead for Danger. Back and forth a few a more jams with it being a one-point game with 19 seconds on the clock. ReAnimateHer got a quick lead and 4 more points to put the nail in DLF coffin.
Final: GD 122- DLF 117
Come back to the Key April 21 to see all four teams battle it out for a berth in Championship game. Grave Danger faces the Sockit Wenches again and DLF plays the Throttle Rockets!
Sockit Wenches: Belle Tolls
Throttle Rockets: Skate Pauli Girl
DLF: Full Nelson
Grave Danger: Jerrica Kallio (nee Mona Agony)
Members of the Rat City All-Star team are hosting five monthly skill-specific clinics targeted to beginner-to-intermediate derby players.
Clinics are open to junior and adult, female derby players. Future clinics will cover other derby skills including jamming, blocking, walls, and strategy! Throughout 2012, the Rat City Rollergirls will be offering lots of training opportunities for experienced players and aspiring rollergirls alike with this series of skill-specific clinics, intensive bootcamps, and our annual pre-tryout Makin’ Bacon camp, so stay tuned for upcoming events!
Mar 24: Blocking – Learn the art of one-on-one blocking. Know when to hit and when to sit. RCRG All-Star Shorty Ounce will share some tips and help you with the fundamentals of one-on-one blocking. Shorty is known for her quick plow stops and ability to hold back a jammer by herself at the front of the pack. We’ll work on timing and control and using the angles of the track to your advantage.
For tickets and info: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/218903
The third bout of the season is presented by Seattle Goodwill, and with two teams undefeated and two teams raring for their first win of the year, the competition will be fierce.
Our first bout of the night will be the Sockit Wenches and Throttle Rockets vying to see who’ll be first to break their losing streak and gain some momentum going into Bout 4. Derby Liberation Front and Grave Danger will face off in the second bout. Both teams are 2-0 and they’ll be facing off to determine which team will go into the playoffs with the top seed.
The National Anthem will be sung by Chris Ballew from the Presidents of the United States of America!
A portion of the proceeds from the evening will go to Old Dog Haven that was selected by Grave Danger. And as always, Rat City Rollergirls are sponsoring a food drive supporting the Ballard Food Bank. Please contribute if you can!
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @KeyArena
Doors, 4:30 :: Opening Ceremonies, 5:30
You don’t want to miss this! Get tickets today! For more information go to www.ticketmaster.com
Rat City Rollergirls’ Rat Finks will be hosting a clinic for skating officials on April 1 from 8 am to 4 pm at Rat City’s training facility, aka “The Rat’s Nest” in Seattle. Clinic instructors include long time veteran referees and WFTDA Certified Officials such as Eric RAWK, Curtis E. Lay, Hangin’ Chad, and Inspector Parts. Clinic topics include head reffing, skating skills, position specific skills and impact assessment.
The clinic curriculum will be specialized to the needs of those attending and will end with a scrimmage between Rat City’s own Derby Liberation Front and a visiting team. Come learn with the best in the business–Rat City Rollergirls Referees!
Tickets are $40. For Tickets and info go to: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/230659
Bout 2 saw rematches from last July’s Season 7 Championships, and with the same results– Grave Danger and Derby Liberation Front leaving the track with wins while the Throttle Rockets and Sockit Wenches taking home losses. After B2, both DLF and Grave Danger are 2-0, and the TRs and Wenches are 0-2.
The early bout, DLF v. Sockit Wenches, was a heck of a lot more aggressive and competitive than the final score of 194-88 would suggest. The Wenches showed the punishing, physical play that fans (and their opponents!) expect from them but DLF had phenomenal teamwork and was able to capitalize on power jam opportunities to take home the win.
The second bout was a rematch of the Season 7 title game, with the Throttle Rockets looking to avenge that loss against 2011 Champions Grave Danger. And, for the first 20 minutes, it looked they’d be able to get it, with the TRs rocketing out to a big 51-22 lead. But it truly was a game of momentum and it swung back and forth for the whole 60 minutes with ties and lead changes in each half. And at the last whistle: 137 Grave Danger, 102 Throttle Rockets.
Next month, we’ll see DLF and Grave Danger face off to see who’ll stay undefeated in 2012 and Sockit Wenches and Throttle Rockets play to fight for their first win at the Key this year. See you on March 24!
Rat City’s next bout will be on March 24th, for the final match-ups of the round robin. The Sockit Wenches and Throttle Rockets will both be on the hunt for their first victory, and Grave Danger and the Derby Liberation Front will battle to see who will leave undefeated.
If you weren’t at the Rat City Rollergirls 2012 Season Opener on January 21st, you missed out…but lucky for you, the next bout is less than two weeks away! Mark your calendar and get your tickets now!
Our second bout of the season will see Rat City’s four home teams battling it out again, as the Derby Liberation Front finds out if it can carry the momentum from January’s last-jam win to beat the Sockit Wenches, and the Throttle Rockets look to avenge last season’s loss to Grave Danger in the Championship bout!
The National Anthem will be sung by our very own Tempura Tantrum from Grave Danger…and Diverse Harmony (GLBT youth choir) will sing during halftime!
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ the Key Arena
Doors, 4:30 :: Opening Ceremonies, 5:30
Check out the Date Night and Family 4 Pack Specials from Ticketmaster – http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0F00475BF3CA5F73?artistid=1280819&majorcatid=10004&minorcatid=102.
Have you checked out our Facebook page? We post a lot of great information, photos, contests and more! Go “Like” it!
It’s survey season again! Starting February 1st, WFTDA is conducting our third annual demographic survey of skaters and fans. Enter a drawing to win a WFTDA Coffee Mug and t-shirt! Five winners from each survey will be selected at random after the surveys close and will be notified by email.
The main goals of this survey are to compile demographic information from both skaters and those who love roller derby. This allows the WFTDA to track the changing makeup of the sport, and your participation will help the Rat City Rollergirls, other leagues, and the WFTDA as a whole. The 2010 and 2011 association-wide results are available at http://wftda.com/sponsors/2011-demographic-information.
For those of you who either watched any of the WFTDA “Big 5″ tournament broadcasts, or even attended them in person, there’s a separate Tournaments and Broadcasting Survey available this year. This second survey will help with planning for the 2012 tournaments.
You can find the survey at http://wftda.com/survey, and it will be available through February 15th.
If you weren’t at the Key Arena on Saturday night, you missed out on the first bouts of the Rat City Rollergirls Season 8! DLF and Grave Danger ended the night with wins, while the Throttle Rockets and Sockit Wenches will surely be looking to get their first “W” in February.
The opening bout matched up Derby Liberation Front and Throttle Rockets. DLF looked to have carried the momentum from their grudge-match win last July through through the off-season to take the win over the TRs, Season 7’s runners-up. This was a back-and-forth nail-biter for the whole 60 minutes, but DLF sealed it in the last jam for a final of 146-137.
The second bout pitted the 2011 RCRG Champions, Grave Danger, against 2010 RCRG Champions, Sockit Wenches. The Wenches got on the board first with a crowd-pleasing return of powerhouse jammer Anya Heels, but from the second jam onwards, Danger held lead until the last whistle, 136-86 final.
MVPs were awarded to Derby Liberation Front’s Full Nelson, Throttle Rockets’ MaxMillion, Grave Danger’s Mona Agony, and Sockit Wenches’ Anya Heels.
Also, congratulations to the ten new Rat City skaters who made their Key Arena debut on January 21:
Derby Liberation Front: Chelsey & Full Nelson
Grave Danger: Kutta Betch, Nehi Nightmare & Trouble Dutch
Sockit Wenches: Death by Dollface, Kitty Kabooty & Sun Shiner
Throttle Rockets: Dawn Solo & Panda Beer
Our next bout is Saturday, February 18th, as DLF takes on the Sockit Wenches, and the Throttle Rockets go up against Grave Danger.
Hey Rat City Fans!
Did you know that for Season 8 we are going to have a full page, full color 2012 Commemorative Bout Program at the door for $5!! It’s chock full of articles and photos of your favorite skaters, and if you are one of the first 500 through the doors at KeyArena on Saturday, January 21st, you will also receive a FREE Chinook Book Phone app!
The wait is almost over – Rat City Rollergirls will kick off Season 8 on January 21st! See your returning favorites, along with up-and-coming new stars, as roller derby returns to Key Arena in less than two weeks!
The evening’s first bout will feature everyone’s favorite derby revolutionaries, the Derby Liberation Front, taking on the black and silver of the Throttle Rockets. The action won’t stop there, as the second bout will see the Sockit Wenches revved up and ready to take on last year’s champs, Grave Danger! Every bout this season counts toward the standings, so the action will be fierce – you won’t want to miss this exciting season opener! Get your tickets now!
Doors at 4:30 pm, opening ceremonies at 5:30 pm.
And don’t forget our AFTERPARTY, hosted by Hula Hula Lounge at 106 1st Ave N., with drink specials for all Rat City fans! See you there!
SHOW US YOUR CANS
Hey fans! Help the Rat City Rollergirls support the Ballard Food Bank with your donations of canned food items, non-perishable goods, and cash. The first 250 Fans will receive free Thundersticks to cheer on your favorite teams and skaters!
WANT TO GET IN FREE?
Do you want to watch the next Rat City Rollergirls bout for FREE? Do you want to earn cool, limited-edition Rat City gear? Then sign up to volunteer with us!
Producing a Rat City Rollergirl event is no walk in the park. There is A LOT of behind-the-scenes work that goes into it. That’s why we are so appreciative of the time and services Rat City Rollergirl volunteers put into our organization – we could not kick ass like we do without the dedication of our volunteers!
Please contact our volunteer staffing coordinator, Tempura Tantrum, at email@example.com to be contacted for future volunteer opportunities.