Roller Derby

Hammer City kicks off a decade of roller derby


hcrg10The Hammer City Roller Girls kick off their historic tenth season of competitive roller derby in Hamilton with a double header Saturday, May 2 at Dave Andreychuk Arena. The Hammer City Eh! Team and the Hammer City Harlots take on the Renegade Derby Dames.

Hammer City keeps on rolling with double headers in June and August, games on the road and other special events to be unveiled during this anniversary season.

The opening twinbill will feature the Eh! Team taking on the Striking Vikings in a World Flat Track Derby Association contest while the Harlots will engage the Bombshell Battalion.

Saturday, June 13 will see Montreal and Ottawa visiting Hamilton. The Eh! Team challenges the Montreal Roller Derby Sexpos. The Harlots will battle the Capital City Derby Dolls Dollinquents.

The flat track bumps and bruises goes international Saturday, Aug. 8 when the Ann Arbor Derby Dimes visit. The Eh! Team goes against the Brawlstars and the Harlots meet the Arbor Bruising Company.

All games will take place at Dave Andreychuk (Mountain) Arena in Hamilton. Doors open at 5 p.m., with bouts at 6 p.m., and 8 p.m. Season tickets are available now. Single game tickets will also be available.

The Hamilton City Roller Girls were established in 2006. The not-for-profit, skater-operated organization is Canada’s first all-women’s flat track roller derby league.

In 2009, HCRG became the second international member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), the international governing body for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby.

HCRG is comprised of two teams: the chartered Hammer City Eh! Team that represents the league in sanctioned WFTDA bouts and tournaments that count towards international WFTDA rankings; and the Hammer City Harlots B team.

HCRG is committed to giving back to the community. League members contribute their time to many organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton, St. Matthews House, Hamilton Public Library, and SACHA (Sexual Assault Centre of Hamilton and Area).

Friday, April 10, at 7 p.m. the derby girls will participate in the We Are Hamilton Art Crawl Exhibit and Fundraiser at This Ain’t Hollywood on James Street North,

And if you’re in the mood to join the teams, they are offering Derby 101: 10 Weeks of Roller Derby Training at Coronation Arena Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m.

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The HCRG will conclude their home flat track schedule with a doubleheader on Saturday with the Hammer City’s Eh! Team and Harlots in action.