Humboldt Roller Derby Double Header! 8/8/2015

final game of 2015

WHAT: Final Game of 2015! Double Header!

HRD Widow Makers Vs The Damned and HRD Redwood Rollers Vs The Undead Bettys

WHERE: Redwood Acres Fairgrounds

WHEN: Saturday, August 8th, 2015 

Doors open at 5pm, First whistle at 6pm ~ Second Game at 7:30 ish

 

On August 8th, Humboldt Roller Derby will be hosting the seventh and final game of the 2015 season at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka.  HRD’s Widow Makers & Redwood Rollers will be taking on the The Damned and The Undead Bettys in a double header! The visiting team will be traveling from Contra Costa to behind the Redwood Curtain to see just how strong the Redwood Rollers can be.

This is a Bonus Game and all season passes will be valid for entry.

Humboldt Roller Derby events are truly a sporting spectacle like none you have ever seen before.  The strength, agility and athletic prowess of these ladies is sure to knock your socks off.  This is the final game of Humboldt Roller Derby’s 8th season and they are ready to tear up the track.  Come on out and cheer them on! They are Humboldt and they are Redwood Strong!

The doors open at 5p.m. and the first whistle is at 6p.m.  The second game will begin around 7:30.  Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.  Buy your tickets online at humboldtrollerderby.com or locally at Wildberries Marketplace, People’s Records, S.T.I.L., and The Works.   This is a family friendly event, and children under 10 are always free.

Did you hear we were always sold out?  Don’t worry, we will hold some tickets for all y’all last minute planners at the gate.  And Come hungry because we are serving up pizza from Paul’s Live from New York, burritos from Carmela’s and tasty microbrews.

Humboldt Roller Derby is committed to promoting Athletics, Empowerment, and Community here in Humboldt County.  If you would like to learn more about Humboldt Roller Derby and our athletic programs, please visit humboldtrollerderby.com.

 

Skater of the Month! PoiSin CanDie, #50cc

PoiSIN CanDIE, 50ccThis woman puts the sin in PoiSin and the sweet in CanDie. Skating in her sixth season with Humboldt Roller Derby, PoiSin has been a dedicated member from the beginning. She’s an advocate for making our newer skaters feel welcome and comfortable moving out of training camp and onto the team. After making them feel comfortable off the track she shows her skills on the track which will inevitably make them feel uncomfortable. Being on the receiving end of PoiSin’s hits never feels good, but she will be the first to help others learn how to avoid her hits and be a better skater. She’s always learning new skills and strives to be a better player by practicing hard and attending training camps outside of HRD. Bringing skills that she learns outside of HRD back to the team is a perfect example of her desire to not only progress herself, but also her desire to advance as a team. Playing together is a crucial part of being successful in roller derby. PoiSin understands that and works well with her teammates to achieve success, and strives to excel as a team.

PoiSin’s desire to help others is apparent on and off the track. Her love of her job is a great example of her desire to see others attain success. She’s a social worker for the county, and works with underprivileged children who appreciate her as much as she appreciates them. She is also a dedicated mother of 3, and her love and dedication to her children is always foremost in her life. PoiSin was the first proud mother of HRD to see her daughter join the Redwood Saplings. Death the Kid has now been skating with HRD’s junior derby program for 3 years, and is as dedicated and hard working as her mother. Kid’s progression and success mirrors her mothers, and proves that PoiSin has taught her well. Death the Kid was voted as the best Sapling’s teammate by her peers in the 2015 season, a quality that was obviously handed down by her mother.

It is apparent to the jammers on our team as well as other teams that PoiSin has jammer magnets in her butt. Once a jammer gets stuck there it is near impossible to escape her wrath. Her beautiful rear end can be a dreaded thing for a jammer, and a good thing to avoid. Blockers fear PoiSins hard hits and quick thinking. If she sees her jammer struggling to get free she will come to the rescue by delivering a speedy swooping hit that will knock any size blocker to the ground. Blockers should keep the eyes in the back of their heads open when PoiSin CanDie is their opponent.

PoiSin’s love and dedication to HRD benefits the league and her teammates in many ways. Her friends and teammates are grateful and lucky to have her sparkly personality always encouraging us. Humboldt Roller Derby loves it’s PoiSin CanDie, and hopes she will be with us for many years to come.

Volunteer Spotlight! Front Gate Volunteers!

We’d like to give a huge shout out of Thanks to our Front Gate and Front End volunteers!!

Feline, APRIL, Grungie and Vena all pose before taking off for the Kinetic Sculpture Race

Feline, APRIL, Grungie and Vena all pose before taking off for the Kinetic Sculpture Race 

One of the masterminds behind making sure every game runs smoothly is April Gay.  April began as a skater with HRD, and stuck with us as a volunteer even after she broke her ankle. She has been our front gate and volunteer coordinator for many years and gets all of our volunteer positions covered & everything ready for game day. If there’s any questions about what do when looking to volunteer, she’s always there with a smile on her face ready to help direct! She keeps things running properly in the midst of the game day chaos. Thank you April for all of your hard work & dedication!

Julie Booker Michelle Krieger

Volunteer Check In with Michelle & Julie

Michelle Krieger is the lady in charge of the volunteer check in table for the last few seasons and makes sure everyone is there for the right job. She participated in our training camp, and has and has volunteered for the merchandise position in the past as well. Julie Booker, Stephanie Knowles, and Maridee Farmer & a host of skaters have all spent a good amount of time volunteering in the check in area as well.  Thanks for sticking with HRD & helping out with this essential task!

Danimal

Danimal the animal

If you’ve come to a game and purchased tickets at the gate, you’ve likely met Danimal.  Danimal is a Board member & our ticket master who took over for Lew’d Conduct this season.  He makes sure we have enough tickets at all the local outlets and also at the gate for everybody who wants to come cheer us on each game. Thank you Dan!! We couldn’t fill the house with such an amazing crowd without you!

Once you’ve made it into the gates, there are a bunch of happy faced volunteers to greet you, give you season programs, check ID’s for the beer booth and welcome you to our events.  Sweet Dee, Dana Maher, Jake Martin and many other volunteers have been great hosts this year!

front gate staff sarah jake dana

Front of the house hosts, Dana, Jake & Sweet Dee

Thank you all for your hard work, time & dedication to making Humboldt Roller Derby so awesome!

We appreciate you!

 

 

 

Humboldt Roller Derby Double Header! July 11th, 2015

HRD-JulyHandbill-2015On July 11th, Humboldt Roller Derby will be hosting the sixth event of the 2015 season at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka.  The Newest HRD skaters will face off in an exhibition game with the HRD widow Makers taking on the HRD North Jetty Bettys.  Next, HRD’s Redwood Rollers will be taking on the Central Coast SK805 in a game sanctioned by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.  The visiting team will be traveling from Paso Robles to behind the Redwood Curtain to see just how strong the Redwood Rollers can be.

Humboldt Roller Derby events are truly a sporting spectacle like none you have ever seen before.  The strength, agility and athletic prowess of these ladies is sure to knock your socks off.  This is the 6th game of Humboldt Roller Derby’s 8th season and the skaters are ready to tear up the track.  Come on out and cheer them on! They are Humboldt and they are Redwood Strong!

The doors open at 5p.m. and the first whistle is at 6p.m.  The second game will begin around 7:30.  Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.  Buy your tickets online at humboldtrollerderby.com or locally at Wildberries Marketplace, People’s Records, S.T.I.L., and The Works.   This is a family friendly event, and children under 10 are always free.

Did you hear we were always sold out?  Don’t worry, we will hold some tickets for all y’all last minute planners at the gate.  And Come hungry because we are serving up pizza from Paul’s Live from New York, burritos from Carmela’s and tasty microbrews generously provided by Six Rivers Brewery and Mad River Brewing Company.

Humboldt Roller Derby is committed to promoting Athletics, Empowerment, and Community here in Humboldt County.  As part of our dedication to the community, a portion of the proceeds of this game will be donated to CASA of Humboldt.  We are thankful for all the work this organization does in our community to support our community’s most vulnerable children!

If you would like to learn more about Humboldt Roller Derby and our athletic programs, please visit humboldtrollerderby.com.

McNasty #34B

 

McNasty, 34BUnder the definition of amazing in the dictionary is a picture of this woman! And that doesn’t even begin to describe her awesomeness. McNasty has been a core part of HRD since it’s very first year in 2007. She has been a trainer to new skaters since HRD has had a training program. Every skater in our league has at one time been taught and inspired by the amazing and wonderful McNasty.

It’s hard to believe that such a small person could have such a big personality. While on the track McNasty commands your attention. There’s something about her crazy black smeared eye makeup, her bright red lips, and her outrageous outfits that grabs your attention, but it’s her skating style and her vibrant personality that makes it impossible to turn away. She bounces side to side, front to back, so hard for the blockers to keep a hold of. Her flying leaps and fearless determination make her feared by her opponents and loved by all fans.

hip block Nasty rusteWhen sitting on the sidelines McNasty is officially the loudest fan in all of roller derby! While skating on the track with over 750 fans in Redwood Acres cheering us on, her voice is the only one we can hear when she’s in the audience. There’s something so distinctive, different, and so intoxicating about her voice. Her voice commands attention!

This wife and proud mother is a San Diego Native and an HSU alumni. To shorten and simplify her job description, she helps make super cool custom bar tops that are sold all over the world! On her free time she loves to garden, be crafty, and spend time with her family. McNasty works hard, plays hard, and still finds time to be an awesome wife and mother.

At the after party you will find McNasty showing everyone how the dance floor works, with a Lagunitas IPA in hand! There have been many after parties in many towns and states, after lots of skating that HRD has tackled. McNasty has outskated then outdanced most skaters, and has a big infectious smile the whole time she does both.

McNasty’s love for HRD and her team is so strong and apparent, that she was voted in by her teammates as our 2015 captain. Thank you McNasty for teaching us all how to skate, and showing us how to be more passionate! Your leadership skills, and your compassion for others have benefited HRD since it’s very beginning. We are so lucky to still have your love and enthusiasm as strong as it was the day you started. Don’t ever stop being you, the world and HRD is a better place with you in it!

Mcnasty jamming sonoma

 

 

 

 

May 30th: HRD Widow Makers Vs Viva Roller Derby

HRD-MayHandbill-2015

On May 30th,   Humboldt Roller Derby will be hosting the fifth game of 2015 at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka.  Viva Roller Derby from Chico CA will be traveling from over the mountains and behind the Redwood Curtain. Viva and Humboldt Roller Derby have a long rivalry and the last game played in Eureka was taken by the Humboldt.

Humboldt Roller Derby events are truly a sporting spectacle like none you have ever seen before.  The strength, agility and athletic prowess of these ladies is sure to knock your socks off.  This is the 5th game of Humboldt Roller Derby’s 8th season and they are ready to tear up the track.  Come on out and cheer them on!

If you have never been to a roller derby game before – you should make a point not to miss this one!  If you remember the watching the Bay Area Bombers or the roller derby of the past, you should certainly come on out and be amazed at how tough our hometown girls are.   They are Humboldt and they are Redwood Strong!

The doors open at 5p.m. and the first whistle is at 6p.m.  Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.  Buy your tickets online at humboldtrollerderby.com or locally at Wildberries Marketplace, People’s Records, S.T.I.L., and The Works.   This is a family friendly event, and children under 10 are always free.

Did you hear we were always sold out?  Don’t worry, we will hold some tickets for all y’all last minute planners at the gate.  And Come hungry because we are serving up pizza from Paul’s Live from New York, burritos from Carmela’s and tasty microbrews generously provided by Six Rivers Brewery and Mad River Brewing Company.

Humboldt Roller Derby is committed to promoting Athletics, Empowerment, and Community here in Humboldt County.  As part of our dedication to the community, a portion of the proceeds of this game will be donated to Planned Parenthood Spare Change Program.  We are thankful for all the work this organization does in our community to educate our young people about healthy relationships & sexuality!

If you would like to learn more about Humboldt Roller Derby and our athletic programs, please visit humboldtrollerderby.com.

Volunteer Spotlight: Medics!

BIG Thanks to our medics!

Brooke Haskell, Volunteer, medicThey are a crucial part of keeping HRD safe and sound during game day. Brooke, CJ, Bill & Meredith ~ HRD appreciates all the time you dedicate to keeping us safe on and off the track. They’re at every game, properly equipped  and poised to spring into action to help with messy falls, hits to the face and whatever mishap may arise.

Brooke Haskell has been at every HRD game since 2009.  Brooke is an EMT, ready to help us off the track and patch us up.  Meredith BakuMeredith Baku is a nurse.  She’s not only helps out during our games and scrimmages, but she has been training to be a skater as well.  Meredith just passed level 2 training camp and will now be skating with the team!  Congrats Meredith!  Thank You also to CJ Janice! Their dedication to volunteer so much of their time with us outside of work is so appreciated!

Billy ReynoldsAlso thank you to Bill Reynolds!  The Reynolds have certainly made Derby a family affair.   Bill is the dad of Pedatori and Hail Storm of the Saplings and husband of Saplings Coach Tiff.  When he’s not watching over the Saplings, he is the Battalion Chief for Humboldt Bay Fire District.  Bill is always there for the Saplings team to make sure they get patched/iced up and back out on the track!

Thank you all for being there to check us for concussions and ice our bruises and strains!

Though we are never happy to have to go to the Medic tent, we appreciate you and are glad you are there to take care of us!

We couldn’t do it without you!


If you are interested in becoming a part of HRD’s volunteer family, we would love to have you!

Email info@humboldtrollerderby.com for more information and to sign up.

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