The Hammer City Roller Girls are set to roll into their eighth season of roller derby competition.
The 2013 schedule includes four doubleheaders designed to showcase the skills and teamwork of the Rollers two squads, the Hammer City Harlots and the Hammer City Eh! Team. This year the HCRG will be hosts for three Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) sanctioned bouts in Hamilton.
The season kicks off on the Saturday, May 11 with the Tri-City Roller Girls of Kitchener visiting the Dave Andreychuk (Mountain) Arena. The Harlots will go against the Tri-City Plan B and the Eh! Team will welcome the Tri-City Thunder for a sanctioned flat track bout.
On Saturday, June 15, the Hammer City Rollers will be hosts to the Glass City Rollers from Toledo, Ohio. The Harlots will play the Glass City Bs and the Eh! Team will go against the A team in the WFTDA sanctioned affair. Both games will be at the Dave Andreychuk Arena.
Visiting the arena on Saturday, July 20 will be the Hudson Valley Horrors from Kingston, N.Y. The Harlots take on the ZomBsquad while team Eh! tackles the Horrors in the WFTDA sanctioned battle.
The drama shifts to the JL Grightmire Arena in Dundas on Saturday, Aug. 17 when Toronto and Windsor send competitors.
The Harlots meet the Chicks Ahoy! From Toronto Roller Derby and Eh! Team challenges the Border City Brawlers from Windsor.
Doors for all games open at 5 p.m. with the first match starting at 6 p.m. and the second game starting at 8 p.m.
Season passes are available for $40, which amounts to $20 in savings over the course of the season: http://hcrg.bpt.me/
Off track activities in the lead up to the season include the Roller Derby Art Crawl Night at This Ain’t Hollywood on James Street North on Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m.
For more information: http://hammercityrollergirls.ca/2013/03/11/roller-derby-art-crawl-2/
On Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. the Hammer Girls will start Derby 101: 8 Weeks of Roller Derby Training at Hamilton’s Coronation Arena.
In addition to its home games, the Hammer girls will travel to Fort Wayne (Indiana), Champaign-Urbana (Illinois), Indianapolis (Indiana), Grand Rapids (Michigan) and throughout Ontario to skate against a wide range of competition.