Archive for July, 2015

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 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



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.