The Keweenaw Roller Girls are Recruiting!

On Sunday, August 16th, KRG hosted a meet and greet where prospective skaters and those with league interest could come out, ask questions, and try on gear. If you couldn’t make the meeting, didn’t know about it, and still want to join, no fret — we’re still actively taking interested folks.

Fresh Meat

KRG board meetings are held Monday’s at 7pm at Cyberia Cafe in Houghton. If you’d like to know more about how to join the league, what skates and gear to purchase, or generally just want to know what we’re about, please come and meet with us. Occasionally we change the location so do be sure to contact us before coming.

You can also find us at Finlandia’s Community Involvement Fair on Thursday, September 3rd, from 12 to 2pm. We’ll have a table with info about the league and how to join.

The first day of our Fresh Meat training is Sunday, September 13th – this is an off skates practice for incoming members to get use to how practices will run. After that the following Sunday, September 20th, will be our first day on skates with new recruits. If you’re looking to join as a skater you’ll have until this date to get equipped. Please contact us so we can help you get prepared for what is sure to be an exciting time!

Let us know you’re interested by filling out this form here.

3rd Annual Solar System Smackdown!

Come see the final battle of the year at KRG’s 3rd Annual Solar System Smackdown THIS SATURDAY, August 15th! More than 30 skaters from 8 different leagues will be coming together for an all out galactic brawl to bring this season to a close.

Marking the conclusion of two years on the flat track, the Keweenaw Roller Girls bring to you this years challenger: Uranus United! This team is made up of all the sass Uranus can handle! Welcoming skaters from the Keweenaw Roller Girls, Mad Wreckin’ Dolls, Dead River Derby, Paper Valley Roller Girls, Oakland County Roller Derby and Chippewa Valley Roller Girls!

And the two time reining champs: Venus Vixens! Fielding skaters from as far away as Rockford, IL, this team is made up of some the finest skaters from the Keweenaw Roller Girls, Rockford Rage, Mad Wreckin’ Dolls, Paper Valley Roller Girls, Dead River Derby and Lansing Derby Vixens! Can this team kick Uranus and hold onto the title, or will they be cast out like Pluto?

sss_website_teams_2Good Luck to both Teams! See you all in a few rotations of the Earth!

Be sure to join in celebrating the victor at the Solar System Smackdown after party held at:
Bill’s B&B Bar in Houghton
409 W Memorial, Houghton MI

Music by the grooving galactic three piece:

Samuel Ackbar and The Traps

Samuel Ackbar and The Traps

KRG becomes a WFTDA Apprentice League

WFTDA-Apprentice-Color-LogoWe are incredibly excited and proud to announce that KRG has been accepted as an apprentice league to the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. This means that we are now officially a member of the wider, international roller derby community (seriously, check out this list of new leagues, roller derby is taking over THE WORLD!). We’ll have access to lots of new resources that will help us up our game and bring you the best derby we can. Thank you so much to the skaters, volunteers, and fans who have made this all possible. We can’t wait to continue growing with you. Much derby love!

Refs and Volunteers… Want to be a part of Roller Derby?

Yeah you do! The Keweenaw Roller Girls are currently looking for referees and volunteers.

Refs can be male or female and can participate in both new skater training and regular practices. It’s a great way to join the derby community with less risk & roughness. Fill out our Ref Form to show your interest & get more info!

Volunteers are needed at each of our bouts in a wide range of roles and positions, including non-skating officials, ticket taking, and more. Fill out our Volunteer Form to show your interest and get more info.

Refs and volunteers get to be part of an awesome group of people and have our eternal thanks!