Turku Pride -week is starting soon, and DRRD will be a part of the official program! The match theme is ‘Rage and Love,’ fitting the spirit of Turku PrideWe will organise an open-for-everyone Pride Scrimmage at the very beginning of the week, on Monday 21.8. at 18–20 in Ilpoisten palloiluhalli. We would love to have players, bench crew and commentators also from other leagues! Everybody is welcome! If you are interested in participating in any role, you can sign up via form below. Come and start the Pride Week with us and the best sport ever!
We will have an intraleague 10 year anniversary scrimmage at Kupittaan palloiluhalli on September 12th. Audience is also warmly welcome at 1:45 pm. FREE ENTRY!
However, there will be no contact with the audience and the skaters. We will monitor the COVID19 situation and cancel the event if necessary.
Need something fun to do during the quarantine? Join our Fun Skate Friday on 22 May! While we cannot physically skate together at the moment, we can still go skating inside or outside and share our happy feelings on social media. Check the Facebook event for more info.
Here’s how it works: go skate and have fun on May 22nd and take a picture or film a video of it. You can add the photo/video to the Facebook event and mention if DRRD can post it on our social media channels. Alternatively you can participate by posting your photo or video on Instagram using the hashtag #funskatefriday. If your account is public, we will then share your post in DRRD’s Instagram Stories!
Roller Derby Super September in Turku is almost here!
HOME TOURNAMENT AND AFTERPARTY 14 SEPTEMBER
We are organizing a triple header at Kupittaa on Saturday 14 September. Come and cheer for our A and B team!
Here’s the schedule for the games:
- 12:30 Åbo B-ajs (DRRD) – C-kasetti (HRD)
- 16:00 Kouvola Rock n Rollers (KRD) – White Night Furies (St Petersburg)
- 18:00 Föri Fighters (DRRD) – Jyväskylä Roller Derby
Tickets 7 € / 5 €
More info about the tournament: https://www.facebook.com/events/604165600109999/
We’re also organizing an afterparty. Check the Facebook event for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/378523276403570/
NSO TRAINING 15 SEPTEMBER
We’re organizing a free NSO (Non-Skating Official) training for everyone on 15 September at Ilpoisten palloiluhalli. No previous experience or knowledge needed. Come and learn more about roller derby!
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/666270150527087/
OPEN SKATE 18 SEPTEMBER
Are you interested in skating and roller derby? Would you like to try it our? This fall’s beginners’ course starts on 2 October, and we’re organizing an open skate before that on 18 September. Join us!
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/397412087586004/
Welcome! Check the Facebook events for more info and send us a message if you have any questions.
SAVE THE DATE: Roller derby in Turku on Saturday, June 8!
Dirty River Roller Derby goes Turku Pride!
Come & try roller derby! Dirty River Roller Derby is looking for new skaters, referees and non-skating officials. This event is free of charge and open for all genders. You must be at least 16 to attend but otherwise there is no age limit! There will be a short exhibition game and then you’ll get to try the skates and other gear yourself. You don’t need to know how to skate or have any background in sports to attend. Everyone is welcome!
What: Roller derby exhibition game & open skate!
When: Friday 3rd August 2018, 6 PM
Where: Ilpoisten palloiluhalli, Lauklähteenkatu 13, Turku
Price: 0 €! It’s free!
Questions? Ask on Facebook or send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org – we speak English!
* TICKET GIVEAWAY *
Today 12 May it’s exactly two weeks until the Roller Derby Suomi Cup VII tournament in Kupittaan urheiluhalli, Turku! We’re so excited that we’d like to invite you to enter our ticket giveaway where you can win two tickets for the tournament.
Enter the giveaway by liking our Facebook page and commenting on the ticket giveaway post who you’d like to take with you to the audience. One lucky winner will get two tickets to the tournament for free!
You can comment until next Saturday 19 May and the winner will be announced on our Facebook page next Sunday 20 May. Good luck!
Come and watch us play a home game in Turku for the first time in three years!
The seventh and last regular season tournament of the 2018 Roller Derby Suomi Cup will be played on May 26th 2018 at the brand new Kupittaan Palloiluhalli. Dirty River Roller Derby will play against Kouvola Roller Derby and Kallio Rolling Rainbow will play against Tampere Roller Derby. Great teams, amazing derby, cool people – you simply cannot miss this!
Information will be updated in the facebook event so head over there! https://www.facebook.com/events/470225176729322/
From the door 8€ / With TuSeta card 6€
Group ticket (4 tickets or more) 6€ each
Discounted ticket (e.g. for the unemployed, students, retired) 6€
Children under 12 years for free
Advance ticket sale coming!
DRRD PROUDLY PRESENTS: Derby Festival at Kirjakahvila 18. and 19. November!
To bring some light to the darkness of early winter we are organizing a fantastic derby festival at Kirjakahvila. There will be all kinds of things to do! Come and find cool stuff from the flea-market, have a chat with us about derby or other things and maybe press a nice T-shirt for yourself. In addition there will be an interesting panel about gender and sports. The night ends in a derby-themed movie and legendary danceoke. Click yourself to the facebook event where you can find the more specific timetable. And take part in a raffle where you can win awesome DRRD shirts for you and a friend!
On Sunday there will be a vegan brunch of the tastiest kind. While you enjoy your food you can also enjoy the derby games being shown in the background. What’s better than that?
Hummus, herb butter and margarine
Pumpkin salad and tahini dressing
Cashew cream and beetroot salad
Couscous and potato salad
Pic: Anni Pikkanen
Have you heard about roller derby but never seen it played? Haven’t you ever heard of it, but something sparked your interest? Now’s your chance to see some action on the track, when swamp monsters and sea creatures on quad skates compete each other in Dirty River Roller Grrrls scrimmage on January 7th 2017!
The scrimmage is free of charge, voluntary admission fee. The doors are open at 13:30.
Accessibility: Unfortunately Samppalinna is not an accessible venue. Toilets: there will be gender-inclusive/unisex toilets.
Address: Samppalinnan palloiluhalli, Itäinen pitkäkatu 45, 20810 Turku.
If you want to try the quad skates yourself, there is a chance for that in our Open skate the following Monday after the scrimmage: https://www.facebook.com/events/646892462137496
We also have a fresh meat course coming up in February, stay tuned!
See you on the track!