Bootcamp with Rainier Roller Riot!
Sep
23
to Oct 14

Bootcamp with Rainier Roller Riot!

Rainier Roller Riot Boot Camp 2019 is the event you have been looking for--roller derby training for skaters ages 18 and older in a fun, chill environment

Click here - REGISTRATION OPEN NOW - SPOTS ARE LIMITED



What to bring:
- Skates
- Skate helmet (no bicycle helmets)
- Mouthguard (cheaply acquired in most sporting goods departments)
- Elbow pads
- Knee pads (specifically, skateboarding/roller derby knee pads)
- Wrist guards
Please email us or message us on Facebook for tips on where to get used gear (or read the FAQ below)

Registration includes:
1) T-shirt
2) Welcome packet
3) 4 days of bliss
4) Graduation party
5) Wrap up scrimmage to show off your skills

SCHEDULE
6:45-9 p.m. Mondays on 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, and 10/14 at Hiawatha Community Center

Boot Camp Scrimmage at Magnuson Community Center: Sunday, 10/20 4-6pm

7 p.m. Wednesday 10/23: Whirlyball Graduation Party!


Roller Derby Boot Camp FAQ:

Q - What should I wear and bring?
A - Snug workout clothes (we practice in a community center so be mindful of the family atmosphere!)
- A spill-proof water bottle
- Band-aids or moleskin for your feet
- Skate wheels appropriate for a slick gym floor
- Full roller derby gear (see above list)

Q - What should I do before Boot Camp?
A - Review the WFTDA.com website to learn more about the skill set we play under, the WFTDA gender policy, and WFTDA insurance.
- Watch some YouTube videos of roller derby skills to see the varying levels roller derby is played at
- Join the Facebook group for Boot Campers and fill out our Pre-Boot Camp survey
- Get a friend (or several) to come with you!

Q - I haven't skated in a long time. Should I attend Boot Camp?
A - We do require 1) that you know how to STOP on skates and 2) that you can stay upright while skating forward. Other than that, feel free to join us for Boot Camp! There's no commitment required to join the league when you attend our Boot Camp. It's just to have fun, get a workout, work on derby skills, meet Roller Rioters, and make new friends!

Q - Am I too old/fat/skinny/out-of-shape/short/tall to play roller derby?
A - Roller derby is for EVERYONE. If you feel uncertain, try going to PFM Roller Derby's practices first. You don't need to pass minimum skills to join us at Boot Camp but you DO need to know how to stop on skates and how to stay upright while skating forward. If you have a hard time stopping, staying upright, and just feel like Bambi on ice, please attend PFM and consider contacting us when you feel more confident. We want you to be successful and feel awesome!

Q - Do I have to attend every session?
A - No, but if you are interested in trying out for RRR it's important to attend each night so that we can see how dedicated you are and assess that your overall skill level is a match for our training committee by the end of Boot Camp.

Q - What if someone I know is interested in becoming a referee?
A - They can still attend Boot Camp as a Non-Contact participant and shadow a referee during the Wrap Up scrimmage. We can work on furthering their referee education beyond Boot Camp, too! More referees is more fun for everyone. Send us an email!

Q - Do I have to have skates or other gear to attend Boot Camp?
A - Yes. We are a small team and cannot store a gear library--however, there might be gear around if you are having trouble spending money on a hobby you aren't sure you love. We know people!

Q - Can I use in-line skates?
A - Roller Derby is played on quad skates only. Referees are allowed to use in-line skates but cannot take contact in those skates.

Q - I want to buy skates and gear because I don't own any or want to upgrade. Where can I get advice?
A - There are a lot of resources online and in the Seattle area. There are skate shops in North Seattle, Renton, and Tacoma. There are groups on Facebook such as Roller Derby Recyclables and PNW Used Derby Gear. You can also ask a member of RRR if they could ask around for you. Start by making a post in the Boot Camp Facebook group.

Q - Do I have to attend Boot Camp to try out for the league?
A - We STRONGLY prefer for you to attend Boot Camp if you want to join Rainier Roller Riot this season. We also encourage 100% attendance during Boot Camp and while you are probation. Well, we encourage 100% attendance ALWAYS.

Q - Is health insurance required to attend Boot Camp or to join the league later?
A - No; however, you should understand the full risks of playing a full contact sport on roller skates. RRR will require you to sign a waiver saying you are aware of the risks of roller skating and derby and you take full responsibility for your injuries. IF YOU ARE INJURED, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR MEDICAL EXPENSES AND LOST WAGES.

Q - I'm an experienced skater who plans to try out for the league. Should I attend Boot Camp?
A - Yes! We want to see you demonstrate that you're a team player, especially when it involves skating with people who aren't as skilled as you are. We strive to create an environment where people can learn from falling and be lifted up by their teammates AND fellow Boot Campers.

We are a team of intersectional accomplices. We do not tolerate right-wing politics, ableism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, body-shaming, islamophobia, anti-semitism, sexism, cultural appropriation, or slurs/abuse/harassment of any kind. When you apply to join RRR, you will be required to sign out Anti-Harassment Policy and Code of Conduct. If this sounds great to you, what are you waiting for?? Sign up now!

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Bootcamp with the Rainier Roller Girls
Feb
25
to Mar 18

Bootcamp with the Rainier Roller Girls

  • Hiawatha Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Looking for the perfect opportunity to dive deep into roller derby? Join Rainier Rollergirls upcoming Bootcamp!

RRG Bootcamp will provide supportive coaching in two groups: full contact (folks who have some skating and derby experience) and low-contact (those who are newer to derby and mastering beginning skills).

Full contact Bootcamp group is:
- Blocking, hitting, drive-outs, and all manner of contact
- Learning different formations and strategies for game play
- Scrimmage scenarios

Low-contact Bootcamp group is:
- Reviewing basic skills for safety and stability
- Reduced contact for building comfort and confidence
- Includes the WFTDA Minimum Skills Test at our last practice

Are you looking to join RRG? If you're interested in joining the Rainier Roller Girls, your first day of Bootcamp will count towards your probationary period with the team!

Dates: Mondays 7-9pm: 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18
Thursday, 3/21 7-9pm: Bootie Graduation Party

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Bout 6: Rocky Horror Friday Night (Adults Only, 18+)
Jun
15
8:30 PM20:30

Bout 6: Rocky Horror Friday Night (Adults Only, 18+)

Cheer on your favorite Rainier Roller Girls in a Rocky Horror themed and very special ADULTS ONLY FRIDAY NIGHT bout.

Beer Garden, Bake Sale, Exciting New Merch, Half time shenanigans and more!

VIP early entry @ 8:30 PM
General admission doors Open @ 8:40 PM
First whistle @ 9:00 pm

Tickets: $10 adv / $15 at the door
*NO KIDS FOR THIS EVENT, SORRY ALL!

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Bout 5: Superheroes & Villains
May
19
5:45 PM17:45

Bout 5: Superheroes & Villains

Come watch the Rainier Rollergirls in the fifth bout of our 2018 season, Superheroes & Villains! We know that your Superhero / Villain getup doesn't get nearly the use that it deserves. Come dressed to take over (or save) the world!

Beer Garden, Amazing Bake Sale, Exciting New Merch, Half time shenanigans and more!

VIP early entry @ 5:30 PM
General admission doors Open @ 5:45 PM
First whistle @ 6:30 pm

Tickets: $10 adv / $15 at the door
*Kids age 6-10 are $5, 5 and under are FREE at door!

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Bout 4: Heathers vs. Mean Girls
Apr
21
5:45 PM17:45

Bout 4: Heathers vs. Mean Girls

Rainier Rollergirls are back for our fourth bout of our 2018 season in a Heathers vs Mean Girls themed bout. Let's get 'em!

Beer Garden, Amazing Bake Sale, Exciting New Merch, Half time shenanigans and more!

VIP early entry @ 5:30 PM
General admission doors Open @ 5:45 PM
First whistle @ 6:30 pm

Tickets: $10 adv / $15 at the door
*Kids age 6-10 are $5, 5 and under are FREE at door!

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Bout 3: Mortal ComBOUT!
Mar
24
5:45 PM17:45

Bout 3: Mortal ComBOUT!

Bout 3 of the 2018 season invites you to bring your gamer nerd out! We will be celebrating all things Video Game! Who will strike the Final KO when Rainier takes the track? For a killer dose of cute The Littles will be taking the track in an escapade filled mini-bout.

Beer Garden, Amazing Bake Sale, Exciting New Merch, Half time shenanigans and more!

VIP early entry @ 5:30 PM
General admission doors Open @ 5:45 PM
First whistle @ 6:30 pm

Tickets: $10 adv / $15 at the door
*Kids age 6-10 are $5, 5 and under are FREE at door!
Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets

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Bout 2: Just Can't HIT Enough: 80s Themed Bout
Feb
17
5:45 PM17:45

Bout 2: Just Can't HIT Enough: 80s Themed Bout

Rainier Rollergirls are back for our second bout of our 2018 season! We're ready to get physical with our Flashback to the 80's theme. We're allll about those leg warmers, so come dressed to impress!

Beer Garden, Amazing Bake Sale, Exciting New Merch, Half time shenanigans and more!

VIP early entry @ 5:30 PM
General admission doors Open @ 5:45 PM
First whistle @ 6:30 pm

Tickets: $10 adv / $15 at the door
*Kids age 6-10 are $5, 5 and under are FREE at door!
Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets

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Bout 1: Beyond RollerDome!
Jan
20
5:45 PM17:45

Bout 1: Beyond RollerDome!

Rainier Rollergirls are back and are gonna get Post Apocalyptic on you in the first home bout of our 2018 season. RRG vs Whidbey Island Rollergirls

Beer Garden, Amazing Bake Sale, Exciting New Merch, Half time shenanigans and more!

VIP early entry @ 5:30 PM
General admission doors Open @ 5:45 PM
First whistle @ 6:30 pm

Tickets: $10 adv / $15 at the door
*Kids age 6-10 are $5, 5 and under are FREE at door!
Get tickets at Brown Paper Tickets

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Advanced Bootcamp with the Rainier Roller Girls
Sep
19
to Sep 28

Advanced Bootcamp with the Rainier Roller Girls

Are you a skater who hasn't skated in a while? Have you passed WFTDA Minimum Skills? Did you complete our Beginner Bootcamp and are looking for another challenge? 

Try our Advanced Bootcamp to get you back on the track! Advanced Bootcamp is:
- Full contact
- Super fun!
- Includes two Drills + Scrimmage practices during the last week of bootcamp

Are you looking to join RRG? If you're interested in joining the Rainier Roller Girls, your first day of Advanced Boot Camp will count towards your probationary period with the team.

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Beginner Bootcamp with the Rainier Roller Girls
Aug
22
to Sep 15

Beginner Bootcamp with the Rainier Roller Girls

Are you a skater who hasn't skated in a while? Can you complete one lap around the track? Are you desperate to get rolling again after an injury? 

Try our Beginner Bootcamp to get you in fighting shape! Beginner Bootcamp is:
- Low contact
- Similar to PFM
- Includes the WFTDA Minimum Skills Test* at our last practice

* Skaters who pass Minimum Skills can move up the the Advanced Bootcamp for $10 off the Advanced Bootcamp price!

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Away Bout: Tilted Thunder Rail Birds
Jun
17
4:30 PM16:30

Away Bout: Tilted Thunder Rail Birds

Tilted Thunder Rail Birds Presents: "They Came from Space" Expo Banked Track Bout
Featuring Body Smashers vs Slamdroids. Following the retro space-themed expo bout, there willl be a second bout featuring the TTRB All-Stars vs Rainier Roller Girls.

Doors open at 4:30pm, bout begins at 5:00pm.

Learn more: Body Smashers vs Slamdroids

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Bout 6: LGBTQ Pride with the Spokannibals
Jun
10
5:45 PM17:45

Bout 6: LGBTQ Pride with the Spokannibals

In the final home game of the Season Rainier is celebrating LGBTQ+ PRIDE! So bring on the rainbows and unicorns!

The Mob City Goons will be taking on Portland Junior Roller Derby to kick off the fun some good ol junior roller derby. Followed by what promises to be an epic battle between the Spokannibals & the Rainier Roller Girls!

Tickets: $10 adv / $15 at the door
Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets

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Wild West Showdown 2017
May
26
to May 29

Wild West Showdown 2017

Spend Memorial Day Weekend watching high-level roller derby teams compete. One, two and three day ticket packages are available now! Don't miss your opportunity to see the best roller derby teams battle it out on the track! Come out to the ShoWare Center for some non-stop Roller Derby fun!

Tickets: 1 day pass: $20 / 2 day pass: $35 / 3 day pass: $50
Tickets available at ShoWare Center

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Tim Burton Trivia Night with Rainier Rollergirls
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Tim Burton Trivia Night with Rainier Rollergirls

  • Orient Express Restaurant and Lounge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come out to the Orient Express for a pre-Halloween trivia night with Rainier Roller Girls.  This time we are looking to the great Tim Burton for inspiration for our questions.  If you are a lover of his movies (Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Etc.) take this as an excuse to watch them all again.  Then come and blow our minds with your knowledge.  There is a $5 cover charge and there are some bomb stiff drinks at the bar.  We have Snarky Shark once again as a trivia host and you get to hang with some killer derby girls.  Costumes are ALWAYS encouraged. 

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