Friday, July 31, 2009

HRD Is Going to Regionals!!

Regionals will be held September 25-27th in Atlanta, Georgia. The Southern Fried Smackdown will feature the top ten teams in the South Central Conference battling it out for a spot to Nationals. Houston's own HaRD Knocks has been working hard all season and won't settle for less than one of the three coveted spots. Our league is run for the skaters by the skaters, which means that all expenses for travel come from donations and money we make at our bouts. If you'd like to donate to help send HaRD Knocks to Atlanta (and hopefully onto Philly for Nationals), please visit our site and click on the button the main page that says Donate. We appreciate all your support!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Come Bowl with Us!

Saturday, July 25 Houston Roller Derby will be having a fundraiser at Palace Bowling Lanes at 2pm. At our website, you can find out how to donate by sponsoring HRD in general, or picking a participating derby girl and making a per-pin pledge. At the very least, come out and see your favorite derby girls off their skates and in some bowling shoes!!

Monday, July 20, 2009


Congratulations to Houston's HaRD Knocks Travel Team who beat out Austin's Honky Tonk Heartbreakers, 108-105. It was a hard-fought derby battle that came down to the last, nail-biting jam, when HRD came back from a 12-point deficit to win.

In case you missed it, come out next month for the championship on August 15. The Bayou City Bosse$ will be defending their title against the Psych Warn Sirens, and the Burlesque Brawlers will take on Beaumont's Spindletop Rollergirls.

photo courtesy of Tony Sodaro

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Tonight! 7pm! Kicks! BE THERE!

What else could possibly be going on tonight? Houston Roller Derby will be bouting at Kicks tonight at 7pm. The Houston HaRD Knocks Travel Team will take on Austin's Honky Tonk Heartbreakers and two exhibition teams made up of other favorite HRD skaters will compete. Kicks has been re-permitted and if you have your ticket stubs from the last game, bring them to the door for a discount on your tickets for tonight.

This is the last bout before the championship--don't miss it!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Running of the Bulls...Sort Of.

Skaters from Houston Roller Derby joined the Big Easy Rollergirls in New Orleans yesterday for the third annual San Fermin in Nueva Orleans--otherwise known as the running of the bulls. In the New Orleans version, people run through the street being chased by rollergirls with bats. To see some photos of the action, click here.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

It's Official: July Bout back at Kicks!

Here is the official statement from HRD and Kick's in regards to the unfortunate incident at our June bout:

The ladies of the Houston Roller Derby (HRD) will resume their 2009 season as scheduled on Saturday, July 18 at Kicks Indoor Soccer after ensuring the venue has been permitted to hold up to 1440 people for the last two bouts of the season.

“KICKS sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience to HRD's fans due to either the temperature in the facility or because of the premature end of the bout,” KICKS owner Tim Young said. “KICKS has since obtained proper permitting from the City of Houston for the rest of the season and has made upgrades in its air conditioning units. KICKS welcomes back HRD roller derby fans old and new to the facility.”

All patrons who present proof of purchase of any June 20 bout ticket at the door on July 18 will receive a discount of $7 off admission to the July bout

“We are committed to our sport, volunteers and fans,” HRD spokeswoman Scarlet O’Hurtya said. “We have had a great season thus far and hope that everyone will continue to support us as we continue to grow.”

The July 18 bout will feature HRD's all-star team, the HaRD Knocks, taking on the Texas Rollergirls' Honky Tonk Heartbreakers from Austin and two exhibition teams featuring non-travel team HRD members facing off.

For the August 15 bout, the Psych Ward Sirens (2-0) will challenge defending champions, the Bayou City Bosses (1-1), for the season championship title. The Burlesque Brawlers (0-2) will host the Spindletop Rollergirls from Beaumont.

Free parking with complimentary shuttle service is available in the High School for the Criminal Justice parking lot located a few blocks south of the facility between Dickson and Scotland Streets off Shepherd Drive. Valet parking for $10 is also available at KICKS, which is located at 611 Shepherd Dr., Houston, Texas 77007.

For more information on Houston Roller Derby, visit and KICKS Indoor Soccer at
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