News from the Jawn

#MyGurlSus

July’s Skater of the Month:
#MyGurlSus #42

💫Susie is an all around bundle of fun, fierce and positivity! 💫 She is always making huge steps to improve her game as well as support her teammates! Susie can take on any role that is needed to help the league or her team. As a jammer, blocker or even the league’s rainbow unicorn, space cat mascot! 🌈🦄🚀🐱

👍🏼Yep– she’s a hashtag because she’s someone you should all search and know!
💖We love Sus and she is probably the best person to party with too! ☺️🥂🔮🎀

I hope yall saw #MyGurlSus at East Coast Derby Extravaganza this past weekend because she dominated the track with the Party Dolls! 🎉

10 Year Anniversary Party

Philly Roller Girls was formed in March 2005 by a group of women determined to bring women’s roller derby to the City of Brotherly Love. Ten years later, we celebrate a decade of derby in the city with a fun skating party in Philadelphia’s new summer roller rink.

We are also using this gathering as an opportunity to raise funds for our derby sister Nina Knockout. Nina and her daughter are currently in the hospital, and we will be donating all proceeds to her. Nina was an integral skater for PRG, as a Hostile City Honey, then as a Broad Street Butcher, as well as part of the first Liberty Belles team. Nina was also an integral member of WFTDA, and served as a liaison for the league for many years.

More info on the rink can be found here: http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/places/blue-cross-riverrink-summerfest 

Pricing

Admission: $3 for admission for non-Independence BlueCross/Blue Shield members, FREE for members
Skate rental: $10. Food and alcohol are also available at the rink.


The River Rink is generously donating all admissions ($3) from 7-10 pm to Nina and her family! Please bring family and friends! Bring the kids!

SILENT AUCTION!
All proceeds to go to Nina!
(Details continuously added as we receive items, please email shydoll@erols.com if you have items you would like to donate).

+ THE ABBAYE gift certificate
+ PHILADELPHIA RECORD EXCHANGE gift certificate
+ F.A.N. SALON & BOUTIQUE gift certificate
+ 2009 PRD MATTED PRINTS by Sarah Davenport
+ BLACKBIRD PIZZERIA gift certificate
+ FOSSIL WATCHES: 2 men’s, 2 women’s, 2 dop kits with perfume/cologne a keychain and a passport wallet
+ SKETCH BURGER gift certificate
+ MESH VINTAGE gift certificate
+ FIREBALL gift basket
+ BOSTON DERBY DAMES merch pack
+ PHILLIES COLE HAMELS signed hat and baseball

+ MORE TBA!

The Go Fund Me page set up for Nina and her family can be found here:http://www.gofundme.com/4c7yeanjs

It’s a derby weekend too. If you’re planning to stay in the city, contact Ginger Vitis about possible skater housing.
Philly Roller Derby is playing a DOUBLE HEADER vs. MONTREAL the very next morning (Sat – 8/22) at the Sportsplex in Feasterville (1/2 hour north on 95) followed by a POOL PARTY in the afternoon. Join us and make a weekend of it!

10th season opener

PRD had a smashing start to 2015! The first bouts for all four Philly Roller Derby teams saw amazing skill and phenomenal victories.

The Cheeseskates, a team compiled of skaters who went through Philly Roller Derby’s intensive Fresh Meat Training program took on local rivals, Atlantic Coast Roller Girls, in a game on March 29th to mark the end of their Fresh Meat training.  The final score was 267-193 for Philly.
A couple weeks later, the other Philly teams took to the track for PRD’s official season opener at Class of ’23 UPenn Arena in our snazzy new uniforms.  The Block Party took on Assault City from Syracuse, NY and won 180-151.
The Independence Dolls took on Ithaca League of Women Rollers’ Suffer Jets and handily won the bout 216-107.
The following morning saw PRD host our first co-ed open juniors scrimmage, some lovely crepes made personally by PRD skater Meryl Stripher and PRD’s charter team, the Liberty Belles, take on Charm City from Baltimore in an unsanctioned game to warm up for their travel to the Big O where they will face 3 other top ten teams in a single weekend.  The Belles looked more than ready for the season ahead leading almost the entire bout and winning the game, 212-161.
PRD starts the season 4-0 but we think the real winners were the folks who participated in this halftime game.
Check out what will happen at our next home bout on May 30th.  Tickets available here.

2015 PRDJ Travel Team Charter

Philly Roller Derby is proud to announce Philly Roller Derby Junior’s first JRDA travel team charter of 2015.

99 – Ana
817 – BOOMeRaNg
29 – Demon Spawn
95 – Devilled Leggz
92 – Dragon Slayer
80 – Em-80
394 – Hermione Maimer
777 – Jostling Josie
181 – Maddy Long Legs
15 – Motley Dru
10 – Rainbow Crash
17 – Take Down Diva
B00M – Thunder Thighs
13 – Unstoppable
20 – Ya Ya The Destroyer

You can see the travel team in action on Sunday May 31st when they face off at home against Gotham Juniors in their first JRDA-sanctioned bout. This bout will take place at Millennium Skate World in Camden, NJ.

2017 Season

Follow us on social media to catch all the fun times as the Liberty Belles continue their season at home and on the road!

June 17 Liberty Belles vs Stockholm

June 23 (at ECDX) Liberty Belles vs Montreal

July 23-25 (at Sweat Fest) Liberty Belles vs TBD

September WFTDA Playoffs – Location and opponents TBD

Liberty Belles 2017 Season Schedule

Annual Tryouts: Are You Game?

Come be a part of one of the best roller derby leagues in the world! Then join us on November 15th for our annual tryouts.

WHEN: Sunday, November 15
WHERE: Millennium Skate World, 1900 Carman Street, Camden, NJ
TIME: 11AM-2PM (Registration starts at 10:45am)
GEAR: You must wear full gear: helmet, mouthguard, knee, wrist, and elbow pads – and skates, of course! (While there are skates available for rent at no cost, we do recommend a better quality skate if you choose to proceed through the fresh meat program. Loaner gear will also be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.)
COST: FREE

Please bring a valid photo ID and wear something with your name on it (shirt, helmet, etc). Tryouts are open to females, 21+ (18+ if you are a JRDA program graduate).

More information about our fresh meat program can be found here.

Bilt Ta Spill

August’s Skater of the Month:
Bilt Ta Spill!! #45

Bilt is one of the 🔔Liberty Belles’🔔starting defensive blockers! She uses her fast and agile figure skating background to catch and slow down any jammer! And she’s only been playing derby for 3 seasons!!!!
She is a great asset to Philly Roller Derby as a competitive skater and one of the great coaches of the adult league and Philly Roller Derby Juniors! 🤗🤗🤗

💯💯 Bilt Ta Spill is an impressive and admirable person not only as a teammate but as a Baker and Mother! She spends time with her family also time on the track with her daughter and PRD Juniors skater,🌀Harley Spinn!🌀

You can catch her riding her bike throughout the city, teaching baking classes OR baking some delicious pastries and desserts at one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia!!!! 🍰🍪🥐

Congrats Bilt– you are an awesome teammate and we love your pastries! YUM!

🌟🌟Look for Bilt at the 2017 WFTDA D1 Playoffs in Dallas!! September 22-24th @ Irving Convention Center!
WFTDA.com/Dallas🌟🌟

Photo Credit: Jeremy Wren and Jennifer M. Ramos, Photographer

Buenos D. A$$

October Skater of the Month:
Buenos D. A$$ #138

🇱🇷Buenos was a fantastic addition to the 🔔Liberty Belles🔔at the beginning of the season and is still able to WOW derby enthusiast and her teammates every time! She sets the bar high for any competitors because she does not stop!! 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️Holding strong and fierce stance on the jam line from the start and will have her head held high at the end of each jam. She is enthusiastic, encourages and pushes all of her team and league mates!

🙏🏽We are always so appreciative of our fans, especially those that travel ✈️with us! Every away game we get to spend time with Buenos’ awesome husband. He is always rooting with a loud voice trackside! What a great support for a super supportive league member of PRD!💖💖

👀👀Look for Buenos with the jammer 🌟 star as the Liberty Belles 🔔🔔 will be starting right back up again after 2017 International WFTDA Championships – PHILADELPHIA! 🏆🏆

Congratulations!

After an amazing year and a very successful weekend in Kansas, the PRD Juniors received an invite to the 2017 JRDA Championships in Loveland, CO.

We are so very proud of our Juniors and and want to thank everyone who has helped them achieve this goal!