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Bouts, Bowls, and Brews

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This last Saturday, the 9th of May, we had a double header with SORG down in Medford. The juniors bouted first. We only had 5 juniors that were able to go, so their bout was mixed, with SORG juniors and Candy Stripers on each team. Evenly matched teams resulted in an exciting bout where the red team won by only 1 point.

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The adults bouted next. Sick Town surprised everybody as we haven’t been able to practice in our rink for a year due to its ongoing repair work. But Sick Town stayed together as a team and had a great time, winning 279 to 88. Thank you SORG and all your volunteers for your hard work in hosting the bout!

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We are still in the process of repairing our rink. We are making progress – concrete for the new support posts is scheduled to be poured next week – so hopefully we’ll be back in soon. But there is still a lot that needs to be done, and we can’t do it without your help. We have two opportunities coming up where you can make a difference in bringing the Sick Town bouts back to town!

1) Bid, Bowl, and Beer is happening Saturday. Come check out the awesome items being auctioned off. (Tickets to OMSI and whale-watching trips? Restaurant gift certificates? A contractor for a day? Yes, please!) Then come bid, bowl, and have some brews.

2) Flat Tail Brewing is hosting a dineout for Sick Town. It is happening Monday, May 18 from 11AM to 11PM. Just print out the flyer, and show it to your server: 40% of the proceeds will go to support our efforts in renovating the rink.

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More thank yous for our generous donors:
Osborn Aquatic Center
Portland Center Stage
Juliet Sloan
Wise PhotoPrinting
The Uprise
Woodstock’s Pizza Parlor
Sunnyside Up
Stash
Ocean Terrace Condominiums
Le Bistro Montage
Heartland Humane Society
Seoul Sisters

It’s a Busy Two Weekends for Sick Town

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This weekend, May 9, Sick Town Derby Dames and the Candy Stripers are headed down to Medford to bout with SORG. It will be a fun-filled weekend for the teams and we can hardly wait!

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Next weekend, May 16, is our auction event of the year. Come bowl and bid on some fabulous items, Saturday May 16 at Highland Bowl between 5 and 8PM. Advanced tickets $12, at the door $15. Auction closes at 6:30, so be early!

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And last, but not least, print out the above flyer for our Flat Tail Brewery dineout fundraiser. Come get some good food and spirits at Flat Tail anytime between 11AM and 11PM on Monday, May 18. Show this flyer to your server and Flat Tail will donate 40% of the proceeds to Sick Town.

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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.

Debutante Brawl

Big things are happening at Sick Town! On Sept. 20, our three new home teams played their first bout, the aptly-named “Debutante Brawl.”

The Dis-Orderlies, Pandemics and Trauma Queens fought it out in three round-robin mini bouts. Although all three teams played with heart and tenacity. In the end, the Trauma Queens were the big winners, followed by the Pandemics.

Several skaters and one referee made their literal bout debuts. On the Dis-Orderlies, Panda Moanium, Loretta Spynn and OG Tush earned their “first bout” badges; on the Pandemics, the lone newbie was Eigen Vixen; Pestilence made her debut with the Trauma Queens; and finally, Canon Garner skated his first bout as a referee.

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Every skater was cheering for Canon, who started in October, 2013, and had to learn to skate from the ground up. We’ve watched Canon go from “Bambi on ice” to a strong skater and confident ref, and it’s been a joy to see.

“Now that I’ve gotten one under my belt, and made a correct call, I have a lot more confidence in myself,” Canon says.

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Among the ladies, everyone enjoyed the camaraderie of not just the teams, but the whole league. “I love how everyone is so fiercely competitive and at the same time supportive of each other,” Eigen Vixen says. All three teams focused on the league first, and the teams second, and it showed in the kindness and encouragement all of the veterans showed to the new skaters.

“I found encouragement from league skaters who I was skating with and against, as well as those in the queue for the next bout,” Pestilence says.

Of course, derby nerves will always be there, regardless of how supportive your team is. “I was calm up till an hour before the bout, and then I wanted to run,” says OG Tush. “Then it wasn’t scary at all and I just had fun.”

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If you missed this bout, don’t worry — the DOs, PDs and TQs will face each other again on Oct. 25. Watch our website or Facebook for details!

Sick Town home teams

Sick Town’s home teams: Trauma Queens, Dis-Orderlies, and Pandemics

Candy Striper Home Bout Debut + S*M*A*S*H Unit Double Header

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In their first ever full-length bout on their home track, the Candy Stripers’ All-Star team, the Deathascopes, will host the Southern Oregon Rollergirls’ Juniors!  We’re so excited for this match up, we can barely contain ourselves!  These junior skaters have amazing skills, and it wont be long before they’re the super stars of our favorite sport.  The second bout in our double header will feature the Sick Town S*M*A*S*H Unit against a mystery opponent!  Stay tuned for more info on that.

Doors open @ 4:00pm

Bout starts @ 5:00pm

Tickets: $10 in advance for general admission; $13 at the door. VIP tickets (guaranteed front-row seating) are available at the door, $15.  General admission advance tickets can be upgraded to VIP at the door for $3.  Kids 5 and under free!

Volunteers get in free!  For more information or to volunteer, e-mail sicktownvolunteers@gmail.com (must be 18+)

We’ll have our kids’ table stocked with fun activities, a 50/50 raffle, and a fully stocked merch table.  We’ll have sweet treats by Wildflour Confectionery, a beer garden by Mazama Brewing and 2 Towns Ciderhouse, and plenty of food options.

Sick Town on the Flat Track – Double Header!!!

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Have you been missing derby?  We certainly have!  With the crazy snow storms canceling two of our last three bouts, we’ve been itching to get back on the track.  To make up for some lost time, we’ll be hosting a double-header!  Coming up on April 26 at the Linn County Fair & Expo, both of our teams, the S*M*A*S*H Unit and the DisOrderlies, will gear up and face off against worthy opponents.

For the first bout, our DisOrderlies will face-off against the Southern Oregon Rollergirls.  The last time these two teams met, it was a very close win for SORG.  Our DisOrderlies are hoping take the win this time with the home track advantage.

Then our S*M*A*S*H Unit will take on Lava City Roller Dolls’ Smokin’ Ashes.  These two teams face off every year, and our S*M*A*S*H skaters are hoping to make this one something to remember!

This all-ages event will feature sweets by Wildflour Confectionery, a kids’ coloring table, an opportunity for the kiddos to run around during half-time, and more.  We’ll have a beer and cider station for adults, featuring 2 Towns Cider and a selection of local craft brews and familiar domestics.  Other food and beverages will also be available.

Since we have double the action for this bout, we’ll be starting earlier than usual.  We’ll open the doors at 4:00pm, and the opening ceremonies will begin at 5:00pm.  Advanced tickets are available at Uprise Skate Shop skate shop in Corvallis, or JP’s Restaurant and Lounge in Albany, or online at Brown Paper Tickets.

Tickets: $10 in advance for general admission; $13 at the door. VIP tickets (guaranteed front-row seating) are available at the door, $15.  General admission advance tickets can be upgraded to VIP at the door for $3.  Kids 5 and under free!

Volunteers get in free!  For more information or to volunteer, e-mail sicktownvolunteers@gmail.com (must be 18+)

Derby is Coming – A bout!

DUE TO WEATHER, THIS BOUT HAS BEEN CANCELED.  IF YOU PURCHASED TICKETS THROUGH BROWN PAPER TICKETS, YOUR PURCHASE WILL BE REFUNDED.  IF YOU PURCHASED PHYSICAL TICKETS, YOU CAN CONTACT SICKTOWNDERBYDAMES@GMAIL.COM FOR A REFUND, OR USE THE TICKET AT OUR NEXT HOME BOUT.

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Coming up on February 08, the Sick Towns Derby Dames’ very own S*M*A*S*H Unit will be taking on the Sonoma County Roller Derby‘s All-Star Travel Team, coming all the way from The North Bay Area, CA. This is going to be an action-packed, high intensity, all-ages event!

All of our home bouts are held in the Santiam Building of the Linn County Fair & Expo!

There will be kid friendly activities, including poster-making for your favorite Sick Town Derby Dame! And fun half-time activities!

For the grown-ups there will be beverages by Ninkasi Brewing and 2 Towns Cider!

Yummy treats from Wildflour Confetionery!

Don’t forget to stop by the merch table for some awesome Sick Town swag!

Doors open at 5pm; bout starts at 6pm

For advance tickets, go to Uprise Skate Shop in Corvallis or JP’s Restaurant and Lounge in Albany. You can also get them at Brown Paper Tickets!

Tickets: $10 in advance for general admission; $13 at the door. VIP tickets (guaranteed front-row seating) are available at the door only, $15.  General admission advance tickets can be upgraded to VIP at the door for $3.  Kids 5 and under free!

Volunteers get in free!  For more information or to volunteer, e-mail sicktownvolunteers@gmail.com (must be 18+)

Summer of Shove – S*M*A*S*H Unit vs. Andromedolls

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Sick Town’s S*M*A*S*H Unit faces the Andromedolls (an Emerald City home team), an otherworldly opponent! Festivities will begin with a mini bout featuring the Sick Town Candy Stripers.

Tickets:
General Admission – $10 in advance; $13 at the door
VIP – $12 in advance; $15 at the door

As always, we’ll have Ninkasi and 2 Towns Cider on tap to quench your thirst, Wildflour Confectionery goodies to nom, tons of great merch, a kids’ table, and much more!

S*M*A*S*H Unit vs. Church of Sk8in’ + Junior Derby Debut!

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It’s bout time again, and you’re in for a real treat!  The evening’s festivities will begin with our junior league, Candy Stripers Junior Derby, debuting their skills on the home court with a 30-minute mini bout!  These young athletes are the future of roller derby, and will knock you over with their determination – super stars in the making!  For the main event, our Sick Town S*M*A*S*H Unit will take on the Church of Sk8in’, one of 3 home teams with ECRG.

Advance general admission tickets are available for $10 at The Uprise Skate Shop and Aqua Seafood & Steaks in Corvallis, or Abby’s Pizza in Albany, or at Brown Paper Tickets!  General admission tickets at the door are $13, or $10 with a military ID.  VIP tickets are available for $12 in advance or $15 at the door, and guarantee you a front row bleacher seat.  Kids 5 and under are FREE!

Enjoy beverages from our sponsors, Ninkasi Brewing and 2 Towns Ciderhouse, and treat yourself to delicious goodies from Wildflour Confectionery; we’ll also have traditional concession fare!  Our kids’ table will be open during the entire event, along with our DIY sign table and the merch booth.