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!

Harvest Party

Join Sick Town sponsor 2 Towns Ciderhouse as they celebrate their 4th Annual Harvest Party this Saturday, October 18. Rain or shine, meet your favorite derby dames and enjoy live music, tasty food, and – of course – lots of Damn Fine Cider!

Live Music All Day Long!

  • Gratitude Jazz Quartet
  • Creighton Lindsay
  • The Grange Hall Drifters
  • Eleven Eyes
  • And more!

Food Cart “Pod”

  • Cheesy Stuffed Burgers
  • Winn Farms Hot Dog & Brats
  • Ploughman’s Lunch
  • Kalamata Bistro

Parking is free, but limited. Carpooling is encouraged. Or take the free shuttle! It runs from 12 to 9pm. Pick-ups are at Red Fox Café, Flat Tail & Sharon’s Café.

There is a $5 cover charge. All proceeds will benefit the Heartland Humane Society.

This is a 21-&-over event. Please drink responsibly!

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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OG Tush jamming

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+)

Red Dress Party 2014!

If you’ve lived in Corvallis/Albany for any length of time you’ve probably heard rumors of a large gathering of festive folks donning red dresses and dancing into the wee hours to music spun by the best DJ’s our little college town has to offer. When I first got word of this epic soiree, I found myself in a local tavern only to suddenly be wishing I had not donated my prom dress to Goodwill years ago as the after party piled in for last call.
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Tired of missing out on all the fun, I attended my first Red Dress Party last year at Sub Zero. Rich in history, the Red Dress is an exercise in delicious abandon where there are few limits. Under dress, over dress, barely dress; it need only be RED. What started as a house party has evolved into a huge public event where hundreds of the area’s best dressed dive in to their sexy alter egos and shimmy and shake until the house comes down. This year, The Red Dress Party will be at the Elk’s Lodge on 9th Street in Corvallis on Friday February 21st.
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As always, this party is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Sick Town Derby Dames. Entry is $10 at the door, $15 if you do not wear the required red attire. But don’t worry if your duds are less than acceptable – you’ll be accessorized by some of Sick Town’s best fashion police and you will become “one of us” in a loner red dress anyway!  But do be warned: you never know what we’ll find in our closets, and the earlier you come, the better the options ;)

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!

Polar Plunge 2013 was a magical success!

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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.

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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…

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but our unicorn was a bit blue after her dip!

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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!

Polar Plunge: Team Magic!

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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

Sk8 Crazy Nights – Last bout of 2012!

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 RollersDropkick 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.