General Admission – $10 in advance; $13 at the door
VIP – $12 in advance; $15 at the door
The Polar Plunge is always such a fun event, and this year was no exception! Sick Town put together a group dubbed “Team Magic” – a gathering of magical wizards, mythical beasts, and the stuff of legends! Last year, we won the “Best Costume” award; however, this year, those sneaky law enforcement officers won with a reproduction of the cast of The Wizard of Oz, complete with kids dressed as flying monkeys. You just can’t beat kids in costume! We were a solid second.
We had a really strong showing with our newest skaters and league members, and we hope they know how much we appreciate their participation! Our mermaids had no problem with the frigid Willamette…
but our unicorn was a bit blue after her dip!
Despite the outcome of the costume contest, the real winner is, of course, Special Olympics of Oregon. With the money raised at the plunge, “Special Olympics Oregon [provides] year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.” We can’t wait for next year!
Each year, Sick Town puts together a team to participate in the Polar Plunge, a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics of Oregon. Our team members find sponsors who pledge to donate to our team, and in turn, we pledge to plunge into the frigid waters of the Willamette River! Teams can win prizes for various categories, such as having the most members, raising the most money, and having the best costumes!
This year, we are Team Magic! You can help our team by visiting our Donation Page, and making a contribution to the team, or to an individual skater. We all know first-hand how important sports and physical activity can be to personal development, so help us help others with a sponsorship! Then, come watch us as we take to the waters, rain or shine, no matter how cold the wind blows.
Here are the details:
- February 09, 2013
- Crystal Lake Sports Park & Boat Ramp, Corvallis
- 8:30-10:45am – On-Site Check-in
- 10:30am – Costume Contest
- 11:00am – Opening Ceremonies & Polar Plunge
Join us for the last bout of the 2012 Season – Sk8 Crazy Nights! Before we all get too frantic with the holiday season, enjoy one last family-friendly evening of fast-paced action. The Sick Town S*M*A*S*H Unit will take on Oly Rollers‘ Dropkick Donnas in a rematch almost a year in the making.
The event will be packed with the usual fanfare you’ve come to expect out of Sick Town – great grub, Ninkasi Brewing, 2 Towns Cider, a kids’ craft table and half-time games, a 50/50 raffle, and fantastic Sick Town gear for all ages. We’ll also be featuring delicious, adorable cookies by Wildflour Confectionary.
Pre-sale tickets are $10 General Admission, available in Albany at Abby’s Pizza, and at Aqua and The Uprise Skate Shop in Corvallis; you can also get advance tickets from Brown Paper Tickets, or your favorite derby dame!
VIP Seating is also available for $13 pre-sale at Brown Paper Tickets, and $15 at the door; this is a guaranteed front row seat! Pre-sale general admission tickets can be upgraded at the door.
It’s our favorite time of year: Halloween Bout Time!!! Join us for Sk8full Dead – a frightful good time. You’ll see your favorite Sick Town S*M*A*S*H Unit skaters bashing, crushing, and splatting the competition, the Lilac City Roller Girls’ All-Stars.
Our half-time show will feature a COSTUME CONTEST with 4 different age groups. Winners will be selected from each age group. So wear your scariest, most creative, amazing costumes, and show Sick Town how Halloween is done! Everyone who enters receives a Sick Town trinket!
Kids 5 and under
Youth 6-11 years old
Teens 12-17 years old
As always, our family-friendly bouts feature a kids’ craft table, food and beverages, a beer garden featuring Ninkasi Brewing and 2 Towns Cider, VIP seating, crash zone seating (for anyone 18+ years), and the best entertainment around!
Pre-sale tickets are available for $10 in Albany at Abby’s Pizza, and in Corvallis at The Uprise and Aqua Seafood & Steaks (a service fee may apply). Tickets will also be available at the door for $13. Send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you always wanted to try roller derby? Now is your chance! Come to this fun, informative session and find out what Sick Town Derby Dames is all about. You’ll meet some of the skaters and trainers, get the lowdown on gear and practice, and when it’s over, you’ll be all ready to attend your first beginner practice. This is a free event for women 21 and over. If you have any questions, e-mail email@example.com! We can’t wait to meet you
Who: all women 21 years of age and over (you’re never too old for derby!)
When: Tuesday, October 02; 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Market of Choice in Corvallis (in their meeting room)
Sick Town is hosting it’s 1st annual Skate-A-Thon on October 8, 2011, and YOU’RE invited! This event is open to anyone with a pair of skates. Got a skateboard? We’ll let you play, too. We have up to 26 miles of beautiful paved paths, divided into different skill levels – beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Skate as much or as little as you want.
All paths end up at Willamette Park, where we will be hosting a FREE BBQ with vegan/vegetarian options, sponsored by Corvallis Tourism. There will also be a host of off-skate activities in the park, including an 18-hole disc golf course, horseshoes, a slip-n-slide, games, and Zumba. Friends and family can enjoy the park while you work up an appetite with fellow skaters.
Sunday, we will be opening up our practice space for a Black vs. White scrimmage. Space is limited; first come, first served. Be sure to bring your insurance number. All skill levels are welcome.
For more information and to RSVP, visit our Facebook event page.