Desperately Seeking Space*

Do you have an empty warehouse or building area with at least 8000 sq ft of unobstructed floor space?

The Sick Town Derby Dames All-Stars are looking for a practice facility that we can use a minimum of 2-3 times per week (evenings and/or weekends). Currently our home practice space (the historic Roll-A-Way skating rink out on Hwy 99W) is undergoing some major repairs and is not open for our use. So, we are reaching out to the community in hopes that there may be the perfect interim location available that we can either rent or barter for some skate time (might I add we can clean, paint, move, etc.).

What we need:

  • Minimum 8,000 sq ft of unobstructed floor space (poles can potentially be worked around)
  • 110’ x 80’ flat & open area
  • Dry
  • A floor that is skate friendly (no gravel, dirt, carpet, large cracks, etc.)
    • Floor can be wood, polished concrete, cafeteria style tiled concrete, etc.
  • Lighting (necessity)
  • Bathroom (want, not a need as we can always use a port-a-potty)
  • Available minimum 2-3 times per week
    • Evenings and/or weekends
  • VERY BUDGET FRIENDLY :-)
  • Low rent, barter or donation

Location:

  • Prefer to stay within either Corvallis or Albany area.
  • Also open to Lebanon, Salem, Tangent, and the likes.

Some buildings that could fit the bill:

  • School/church gym
  • School/church cafeteria
  • Empty storage warehouse
  • Empty store (think the old Safeway & Rays locations in Albany)
  • Armory
  • Airport Hangar

If you have a building or know of one that we may be able to use, please email sicktownderbydames@gmail.com. Thank you!

*With apologies to Madonna.

The Event of the Year, Feb 28

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1) — Everyone wears a Red Dress, girls and boys.
Why? Because everyone looks HOT in a red dress… if you come without a dress, it will cost you a few extra dollars, and you will be lovingly shoved in one anyways.

2)— Lot’s and lots of dancing!!
TWO dance floors, Showcasing some of Corvallis and Oregon’s best dj’s-

Modesik – Corvallis
Heartburn – PDX
Travesty – Corvallis
Sosa – PDX
Tooie – Shasta

Booty Shaking-Ass Quaking-Twerk City- So brush up on your Moves!!! Sound and lighting provided by One Wub Sound Systems

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3) — This is a fundraiser for Sick Town Derby Dames, your local non-profit roller derby league who are rebuilding the historic roller rink north of town.

4) — The Hash Run starts at 6:30. =Crazy bimbos and wankers wreaking havoc and stopping traffic around Corvallis. Find more info about this by making friends here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571406549763905/

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5) — This event is sponsored by 2 Towns Ciderhouse and Mazama Brewing.

A few more words…
—$10 cover — $15 if we provide your dress
—Parking—best parking is in the lots on 9th St. If you park in the neighborhoods around the Elks, please Be quiet!!
—This party is 21+, Sorry Kids – Grown Ups Only!!
—NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL, Don’t Even Try

The Polar Plunge was a Success!

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We had a good turnout and a great time. Better yet, we helped raise funds for a great cause, the Special Olympics. It started out raining, but stopped just in time for the costume contest. And even though the rain held off, we still got wet.

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The Corvallis Polar Plunge raised $42,375. WRD raised $1,026 of that total. We even got in the Corvallis Gazette Times with a quote from Vengie. There is nothing more satisfying than helping others and we’re so glad to be able to do so. Thank you to everybody who helped with this event!

Polar Plunge 2015

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The Sick Town Derby Dames and Candy Striper Junior Derby skaters are doing the Polar Plunge to support the Special Olympics again this year. Our team name is WRD Sick Town Derby Dames, and this year’s theme is everything derby. Fishnets, booty shorts, crazy socks, and whatever STDD derby shirts you have!

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The event is on February 7 at 11:00AM. For details on donating or joining us in the plunge, please go to our Polar Plunge page at WRD Sick Town Derby Dames Team Page. You are welcome to also come watch and support us.

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For questions, please contact Sicktownrecruits@gmail.com

Happy Holidays!

At our annual holiday party, we celebrate our league: the fun, the friendship, even the hard stuff (like being out of our rink for half the year). Last night was no exception, as we gathered at Pop’s to hang out together and give out some awards.

We recognized all of our amazing volunteers, officials and trainers — too many to name! Next, we gave out some special league awards. The training committee chose Ruffled Phoenix as Most Improved (advanced), and Anne Kelley as Skater to Watch (non-advanced). Other awards (voted on by the skaters) included Mama Bear (Scarlett Harlett), Best Assets (Dylan Quent), Miss STDD (Clucker Punch), Most Inspirational (Bones!), Jammer’s Best Friend (Risky Reignbow), and Triple Threat (Luna Tixs).

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Team awards for the S*M*A*S*H Unit were MVP Blocker (Risky Reignbow), MVP Jammer (Miss Kitty La Rue), The SMASHer (Luna Tixs), Best Communicator (Shock) and Best Buddy (Witha Vengeance).

Team awards for the Dis-Orderlies B team were MVP Blocker (Block Jawz) and MVP Jammer (Rae Snarlz).

Team awards for the Dis-Orderlies home team were MVP Blocker (Dixie Skullpopper) and MVP Jammer (Rae Snarlz).

Team awards for the Pandemics were Heart (Eigen Vixen), Crusher (Risky Reignbow) and Mastermind (Land Tuna).

Team awards for the Trauma Queens were Penalty Angel (Syd Rock), Deadliest Booty (Swagger Jackie) and Pack Maestro (Miss Kitty La Rue).

Many thanks to the party planning committee for pulling off a great party on a tiny budget!

Fundraising efforts

This winter, we’ve focused much of our efforts on two fronts – fundraising and repairing our historic rink.

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Our next two fundraising events will be at Applebee’s in Albany.  On Monday, December 15 and Monday, December 22 from 11AM to 9PM, bring in the flyer linked below and Applebee’s will donate a portion of your check to Willamette Roller Derby!  Simply click and print!

Applebee’s Dining to Donate Flyer

Where is the money going?  Well, it is helping us bring our historic rink back into good condition for skating.  We are currently working on replacing two of our trusses and creating some parking spaces that are ADA-approved.  Until these projects are finished, we are unable to skate in the building.  So the sooner we complete these jobs, the sooner we’ll be back on our wheels!

Check out some photos of our progress!

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Thanks to Jim Magruder for the photos!

PB and JAM!

Are you itching for more roller derby? Of course you are!

Come see the Sick Town ladies take on Cherry City’s rookie skaters at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 (doors open at 6 p.m.). This is a Cherry City Derby Girls bout, and will take place at their venue, the Mad House (1335 Madison St. NE in Salem).

Tickets are available in advance for $10 from brownpapertickets.com or at the door for $15. Kids age 6 and under get in for $5.

See you there!

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It was the bout that almost didn’t happen.

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When we arrived at Cherry City’s Mad House to start setting up, the power was out. It was an extremely windy day, and Pacific Gas and Electric said it had so many outages, it couldn’t really predict when the lights would come back on. No electricity means no derby.

We had to make a final decision at 6 p.m. (when the bout was scheduled to start). Until then, we waited — chatting with teammates, reconnecting with old friends, helping each other put on scary makeup. PG&E had sent someone out, so there was hope. Just as we were about to give up and head straight to the after-party, the lights came on!

You’ve never seen 24 skaters and seven referees gear up and start rolling faster than we did. By 6:30, we were ready for the first whistle, and the game was on.

Sick Town’s home teams split into a black and a white team for this bout, with guest skaters from Cherry City (Ms. Infidel) and Lava City (Juice Nukem, Mama Natrix and Nori Spekt) joining in the fun.

The white team got off to an early lead, and maintained it throughout the bout, while the black team worked toward a comeback. At halftime, white was ahead by 20 points, but that was the closest black would come. The final score was 202 to 168, a hard-fought victory for the white team after a second-half rally by black.

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MVP awards went to jammers Ms. Infidel and Swagger Jackie, and blockers Luna Tixs and Nori Spekt. Many thanks to Cherry City, Lava City, PG&E, and all of our officials and volunteers.