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 firstname.lastname@example.org (must be 18+)
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.