Thursday, May 31, 2012

HRD 7th Annual Crawfish Boil This Saturday!

Houston Roller Derby will be hosting our 7th Annual Crawfish Boil at Big Woodrow's on June 2, 2012!

Live music, Crawfish, Silent Auction, Dunk Tank, Bomb-a-Skater and more!

We'll also be selling merch and tickets to our upcoming games.

Our Annual Crawfish boil fundraiser is always a good time, and every dollar raised helps cover travel costs for the All-Stars!

Live Music:
      2:30 pm - Hacksaw Man
      3:45 pm - Glenn Bryant Band
      5:00 pm - Shugah
      5:30 pm - Romeo Dogs

Big Woodrows Bar & Grill
3111 Chimney Rock Rd
Houston, TX 77056.

Admission is free!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

HRD playing at Comicpalooza May 25-27!

Join us this Memorial Day weekend at the George R. Brown convention center for Houston Roller Derby at Comicpalooza!

Friday, 5/25: 
(All Day) Come find HRD's booth in the dealer's room and meet our skaters!

Saturday, 5/26:
(12:00 pm) The Valkyries vs. Spindletop Rollergirls 
(2:30 pm)   HRD Knockouts vs. HRD mash-up team

Sunday 5/27: 
(1:00 pm) Bout #1 of the Super Hero Tournament: Cat Women vs. Super Girls
(2:00 pm) Strongest Blocker Contest
(2:30 pm) Bout #2 of the Super Hero Tournament: Harley Quinns vs. Wonder Women
(3:30 pm) Fastest Jammer Race
(4:00 pm) Bout #3 Tournament Championship bout: Winner of Bout #1 vs. Winner of Bour #2

Comicpalooza will be at the George R. Brown Convention Center on the third floor. For more information about ticket sales, featured events and guests, parking, directions, and traveling, check out their website at

George R. Brown Convention Center
3rd Floor 1001
Avenida de las Americas Houston, TX 77010

Get your tickets to Comicpalooza now! Get your tickets to Comicpalooza now!

We can't wait to see you there!

♥ Houston Roller Derby ♥

Monday, May 21, 2012

Meet HRD Mondays!

It's Monday! That means it's the time of the week for YOU to meet the many faces of HRD and learn a little about the skaters you want to cheer for in 2012!

This Monday, check out Captain Crunch and Bustin Beaver!

Name Captain Crunch
Number 40
Team The Valkyries
Position Where ever they put me, this year lots of jamming.
Years Played I'm a recycled rookie. 4+5 months with HRD and 2+5 with other leagues.
Height 5'4"
Occupation Stay at home mom, home school teacher, Bradley® childbirth educator.
How did you get into derby? I read an article in the Houston Press in 2005 and I thought it sounded cool but I thought it was too rough. I went to the Championship bout in 2006 and I just had to do it so I went to boot camps and speed classes every week to prepare and tried out the 2006 winter tryouts and made it. Unfortunately the stars weren't lined up for me then and I ended up stepping away from derby for a few years but the derby bug bit me in 2011 and it bit me much harder than before and I'm a different skater than I was before.
How did you pick your derby name? I'm a crunchy mama.
Likes I love music of all sorts, eating, dancing, sailing, camping, working out, low brow humor, Ren Fest, drum circles, randomly honking at pedestrians, my children, lactivism, and the fair trade movement.
Dislikes  Monsanto, beets, haterade, and child labor.
Favorite thing about derby I love being able to workout in such a fun environment and the people who have come into my life from derby.
Fun Facts I started skating when I was 18 months by putting my feet in Fischer Price Little People buses.

Name Bustin Beaver
Number 51
Team Psych Ward Sirens, The Knockouts
Position Jammer/Blocker
Years Played 1
Height 5'5"
Occupation Veterinary Surgical Technician
How did you get into derby? I used to live by Kicks and would see the advertisement, finally when I made it to a bout, I was hooked!
How did you pick your derby name? My derby name was chosen with the help of a friend who was obsessed with Justin Beiber... with a twist.
Likes Sushi and beer.
Dislikes Hateful people, the smell of derby pad funk.
Favorite thing about derby I love the sound of the track. If I'm ever one of the first ones on the track you can hear the sound of the wheels and wind through my helmet.
Fun Facts I'm allergic to cats, working with them and having two of my own, means I have to sneeze a lot.

Tune in next Monday to see our next set of featured skaters for the week!

Thanks to all of our fans for coming out and supporting us for the last two weeks. Our All-Stars had two tough games against the Texas Rollergirls from Austin, TX and the Rose City Rollers from Portland, OR, and our home teams played some great games this past Saturday!

Come out and see our Valkyries play the Spindletop Rollergirls from Beaumont, TX this Saturday at noon at Comicpalooza! Houston Roller Derby will also be hosting a Knockouts bout against an HRD mix-up team on Saturday at 2:30, as well as a Super-hero themed mix-up tournament / bout featuring your favorite skaters from HRD and out of town teams playing with and against one another on Sunday.
Come out and have a blast with us this weekend - Comicpalooza will be in downtown Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center. For more information, check out the comicpalooza website here: COMICPALOOZA

Our next game will be Saturday, June 9 at Bayou Music Center. Our Knockouts will be taking on Assassination City Roller Derby and our Houston All-Stars will be going head-to-head with Arch Rival Rollergirls' All-Stars from St. Louis, MO! Tickets to our June 9 game are now available on our website, so go get them now! Get Your Upcoming Bout Tickets Right Now at Our Website!

♥ Houston Roller Derby ♥

Monday, May 7, 2012

Meet HRD Mondays!

It's Monday! That means it's the time of the week for YOU to meet the many faces of HRD and learn a little about the skaters you want to cheer for in 2012!

This Monday, check out Flyon Maiden and Loco Meaux Tion!

Name Flyon Maiden
Number 666
Team The Brawlers (Captain), HRD All-Stars
Position jammer, blocker, wiggler
Years Played 4 years
Height 5'6"
Occupation Contractor in the world of live event production.
How did you get into derby? My then and now derby wife, Bloody Bathory, found me at a poetry slam... then found me in an anthropology lecture of 300+ people... and pretty much stalked me until I agreed to pursue roller derby.
How did you pick your derby name? I was denied my first name, Paralizya Minelli, and zoned out for hours when FLYON MAIDEN popped in my head. It's like Iron Maiden... but faster, and can kick Bruce Dickenson's ass!
Likes I LOVE onezies... rock n roll, things that remind me of Pee-Wee's Playhouse, cartoons, skating, and going FAST!!!
Dislikes Burglars, sour milk, people that cannot accept derby into their heart.
Favorite thing about derby I have never felt so passionate about anything in my life. I have found my "thing," and that thing is an alternative sport full of spunk, braaaaaiinnss, and athleticism. It's like a wild, blobular ever-growing monster (a nice monster, with a cool hat) and I am one of its countless blobs that morphs and adapts to keep the beast alive, thus giving me purpose and a continuous quest for improvement... and friends..lots of friends.
Fun Facts I began my derby career with Northwest Arkansas Roller Derby in Fayetteville while attending college. I transferred to Houston Roller Derby a month after graduating in 2010. Also... Praise "BOB"!

Name Loco Meaux Tion
Number 555
Team The Valkyries
Position Blocker
Years Played Rookie Season!
Height 5'5"
Occupation Grant Writer
How did you get into derby? Derby is a family affair. We went to a game for my brother’s birthday and we were immediately hooked. He signed up to be a ref and I joined our recreation league, the Machete Betties.
How did you pick your derby name? The origin of my skater name is a combination of wanting to incorporate my real name, and a secret nod to the ghost train in Ghostbusters II. The Ghostbusters franchise is a favourite of the Comeaux siblings. Who ya gonna call? 555-2368!
Likes/Dislikes Long walks on the beach and mean people? You’re not going to ask me to take my clothes off for some sort of tasteful pictorial session, right?
Favorite thing about derby Derby is good people!
Fun Facts I think I revealed too much already in committing my Ghostbusters obsession to the world wide web, but thanks for asking.

Tune in next Monday to see our next set of featured skaters for the week!

Come out and see our All-Stars play their next game this Saturday, May 12 when they take on the Texecutioners from Austin, TX. This bout will be at Houston Indoor Sports and capacity will be limited - get your special $12 tickets while you can!
Our next home bout will be Saturday, May 19 at Bayou Music Center. Come see the Psych Ward Sirens take on the Dallas Derby Devils before watching the Brawlers and the Bosses face off!
Get Your Upcoming Bout Tickets Right Now at Our Website!

♥ Houston Roller Derby ♥

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Houston All-Stars 6:1 for 2012 Season after Chicago, IL Tour

HRD All-Stars vs. Windy City 
Thank you for all of the support that went to our Houston All-Stars this weekend as they traveled to Chicago, IL to play three teams in the North Central region!

Houston brought home a 6:1 game record for their 2012 season after playing three games this weekend. The All-Stars pulled out victorious wins, defeating two opposing teams for the first time ever.

Houston's first game was against the Mad Rollin Dolls Friday evening in Madison, WI. Madison, who is ranked #10 in the North Central region for WFTDA, pulled out 127 points to Houston's 176.
For recaps of this bout, check out the derby news network's write up of the game here: Houston Beats Madison, 176-127.

HRD All-Stars vs. Chicago Outfit
Houston traveled back to Chicago, IL to play the Chicago Outfit Roller Derby All-Stars, who are ranked #5 in the North Central region for WFTDA, Saturday night. In a close game, Houston All-Stars scored 118 points and held Chicago Outfit to 102 during the last few jams with 7 lead changes throughout the bout. To get this nail-biter bout's recap, check out the write up here:
(22) Houston Outlasts (24) Chicago Outfit, 118-102.

After Houston's close win over Chicago Outfit, the All-Stars stayed in Chicago to play the Windy City Rollers early Sunday morning. Houston managed to crank out 93 hard earned points to Windy City's power packs and left defeated against the #10 ranked team in the nation 232-93. For the write up on this game, check out this recap: (10) Windy City Thumps (22) Houston, 232-93.

The Houston All-Stars will be preparing for their next few games in May against the Texas Rollergirls' Texecutioners on May 12, and the Rose City Rollers All-Stars May 20. Both games will be at Houston Indoor Sports in Houston, TX.

Great work this weekend ladies! You made Houston proud!

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