Thursday, April 25, 2013

Join HRD's New Junior Derby League!

We Want YOU For Junior Derby!
Houston Roller Derby is starting a youth roller derby league for girls age 7-17!
HRD is starting a youth roller derby league for girls age 7-17! We will be hosting a Meet & Greet on Sunday, May 19 for people to learn about junior derby and we encourage parents and their daughters to join us for an informal meeting to learn more about our junior derby program, ask questions, and sign up to be a part of the future of HRD!
HRD's Junior Derby league aims to create an opportunity for girls under the age of 18 to explore health, leadership, and FUN while learning the world's fastest growing women's sport - flat track roller derby! Girls of all ability are welcome! 
For more information, please contact us at !

Monday, April 22, 2013

Houston Roller Derby Bout 3: Boss v. Brawlers / Sirens v. Valkyries

Houston Roller Derby is bringing its 2013 season to downtown at the Bayou Music Center (formerly Verizon Wireless Theater) at 520 Texas Avenue!

 Come join us for our third bout of the 2013 season on Saturday, May 18!
The Psych Ward Sirens will be battling it out with the Valkyries after the Bayou City Bosses and the Brawlers go head to head! Come out and witness this historic tie-breaker bout. Every team has one loss and one win this season so far! Who will take the lead this season as the front running team?

 *SPECIAL ALUMNAE RECOGNITION at half time! Come out and help us thank and applaud all of the retired skaters who made HRD what it is today as we celebrate our 8TH derby anniversary!

 Bout 1: Bayou City Bosses vs. The Brawlers
 Bout 2: The Valkyries vs. The Psych Ward Sirens

 Doors open at 6 pm, Bouts start at 7 pm.
Each bout has two (2) 30 minute periods, with breaks in between.  All home bouts are double headers.

Get there early to ensure best seating!
$15 General Admission
$25 VIP
Kids 5 and under get in free!
Tickets on sale now!
Get yours HERE: Special Discount:

To celebrate Armed Forces Day on May 18th, Houston Roller Derby would like to say THANK YOU to our active military and veterans by offering a special general admission ticket price of $10 when they purchase their ticket on May 18th with valid military ID at the Bayou Music Center box office (limit one ticket per ID).

Bring a group to Houston Roller Derby and SAVE on any of our season dates and private group area sections. This is the perfect option for birthdays, corporate outings, bachelor/bachelorette parties, large corporate events, or just a big group of friends!
For more information, please go here:

 The Afterparty:
OKRA Charity Saloon
924 Congress
Houston, TX 77002

 This Month's Charity:
Houston Area Women's Center

Thursday, April 4, 2013

"Day of Derby" Unofficial Boot Camp

Houston Roller Derby invites you our "Day of Derby" Unofficial Boot Camp.  April 27, 2013 will see a day-long series of sessions for skating officials, non-skating officials, skaters and more!

NSO + Officials clinic, skater boot camp AND multiple scrimmages all rolled into one awesome day? Join us for a day of derby on Saturday, April 27! This is open to everyone in the derby community! Register now online to reserve your spot! Schedule and coaches will be announced soon!
Whether you are brand new or have a couple seasons under your belt, come out to Houston Indoor Sports and spend the day working with Houston Roller Derby to hone your skills.  
Officials and NSOs will learn how to be tournament level derby officials and then get a chance to apply their knowledge with skaters from around the area.
Morning Sessions include:
  • Off-skates workout followed by skating drills for skaters
  • Morning track sessions for skating officials
  • Track sessions followed by classroom sessions for skating officials
  • NSO deep dives by position
Followed by afternoon scrimmages!
Just $40 for skaters and officials, $25 for observers/coaches, for a whole Day of Derby!

Go HERE to sign up and reserve your spot for the Day of Derby boot camp!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

New 2013 HRD Promo Video!

In case you missed our season opener bout Saturday, March 23, check out some highlights in this amazing 2013 Houston Roller Derby promo video! Big thanks for Tim Johnson & Co for this video. Tickets for our next bout on Saturday, April 20 in 2 1/2 weeks are on sale now at our website or via your favorite HRD skater! Please check out Tim Johnson & Co. at!

Houston Roller Derby - 2013 Season Opener from Tim Johnson on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


For retired and active HRD members to get together to celebrate HRD’s 8th full season.

Date: April 26th
Time: 6-9pm
Location: The Refinery
Address: 702 West Dallas Street • Houston, TX 77019

Ways to Make it More Fun!
- Bring your scrap-books and memorabilia to show and tell with other alums.
- Wear your favorite jersey or bout-fit!
- Spread the word to your derby wife and ex-teammates so you
can catch up with them

Cheer for flat track action at the 2013 Season Bouts at Bayou Music CenterSeason dates: May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21

Be recognized at HRD Alumnae at May 18th Bout - HRD Homecoming!
Sk8 Open Scrimmages on Fourth Saturdays at HIS from 9am-10:30am

Sk8 Co-Ed League on Friday nights at HIS from 7-9pm

Sk8 Recreational League sessions on Tuesdays (7-8:30pm) and Sundays (3-5pm)

Wear a retired HRD Sk8-er shirt

Join the HRD Alumnae Yahoo Board for HRD updates- Email

Monday, April 1, 2013

HRD Introduces Co-Ed Derby!

Houston, We Have Co-Ed 

That's right. It's the men's chance to lace up the skates, put on the pads, and play some roller derby. Do you think you have what it takes to join the ladies?

Mark Your Calendars! 
 Free Introduction Houston Roller Derby Co-Ed Meet and Greet
2 hours on skates- get a flavor for the sport by doing some quad (that's 4 wheels) basics, some derby drills, some hitting, and a fun scrimmage. Then afterward, tailgate in the HIS parking lot to laugh at your friend who got his clock cleaned by a girl.

When? Sunday, April 14 - 2:00-4:00 pm
Where? Houston Indoor Sports
How Much? What part of "Free Introduction" didn't you get?
What Do I Need? Like any sport, there is gear that you will need in order to participate in roller derby safely. There are a lot of brands and styles to choose from so ask around and try on other people’s gear to see what size you need. We do have gear that can be borrowed until you are able to purchase your own.

  • Quad Skates - Skates can be rented for $3.
  • Helmet 
  • Knee Pads 
  • Elbow Pads 
  • Wrist Guards 
  • Mouth Piece 

Then What? This is awesome! I want to continue this derby stuff.
Co-Ed Package Cost $160 - Includes WFTDA insurance (cost $60 for the year)
Sessions length- 6 weeks
When- Friday Nights @ 7:00pm-9:00pm.
Houston Indoor Sports-
221 Barren Springs Dr. Suite 15
Houston, TX 77090
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