First home bout of 2018 set for May 19

Buy bout tickets online!

Get ready for Wheelie Awesome Mayhem!

Sick Town Derby Dames take on the Adventure Coast Star Stompers in the first home bout of 2018. Celebrate with Sick Town as we continue repairs on our 95-year-old roller rink practice space north of Corvallis and work toward a goal of a new roof.

Wheelie Awesome MAYHEM
Sick Town Derby Dames vs. Adventure Coast Star Stompers
Join us Saturday May 19th at 6 p.m. for Live Roller Derby Action.
Doors open at 5 p.m.

Located at Linn County Fairgrounds
In the Santiam Building
3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, OR 97322
Tickets cost $10 Advance or $12 at the Door.

The bout consists of two 30 minute halves and 15-minute half time. The atmosphere at the bout is fun, exhilarating and loud. There will be announcers and music, plus 500 fans cheering. This family-friendly event is all ages. We’ll have food vendors, a beer and cider garden, and Sick Town merch available to purchase.

Advance tickets ($10 each) will be available at:
• The Uprise Skate Shop at 1110 NW Van Buren Ave, Corvallis
• Corvallis Brewing Supply at 119 SW 4th St, Corvallis
• GameTime at Albany 2211 Waverly St. Albany, OR 97322
• Your nearest Sick Town Derby Dame.

You can also purchase advance tickets online via Brown Paper Tickets at https://sicktownmay19.bpt.me/.

Tickets will be available at the door for $12. Military personnel and veterans will get the advance ticket price at the door.
Kids 5 and under are FREE!

Join us for our Chipotle Fundraiser on March 10

What’s for dinner next Saturday, March 10? Definitely Chipotle on Monroe Ave. in Corvallis! Save a copy of the Sick Town Derby Dames and Willamette Roller Derby event flyer, whether you print it out or just show it to the cashier on your phone, so that we can receive 50% of the proceeds from 4-8 p.m.! Thank you all for your continued support as we fundraise for our league.

Sick Town Derby Dames Chipotle Fundraiser flyer

Join us at Chipotle on Monroe Ave. in Corvallis from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, March 10.

Support Rink on the Brink: Sick Town needs a new roof!

Help us … please!

The Sick Town Derby Dames and the Willamette Roller Derby League are asking for your help with replacing our roller rink’s roof.

There are plenty of easy ways to donate.

  • Send a check to:
    Willamette Roller Derby
    2397 Kings Blvd. #198
    Corvallis, OR 97330
  • Or use the Paypal donate button on our website www.SickTownDerbyDames.com

 

Donate to help us get a new roof for our rink!

Last week’s heavy rains resulted in a BIG leak in the roof of the rink. Here’s the puddle from the BIG leak on our beautiful wood skating floor.

Our League was formed in September 2008 and shortly after became a 501c3 Nonprofit. In October 2013 we purchased the historic skating rink north of Corvallis formerly known as the Lake Park Roller Rink.

The rink was built in 1923 and is the 3rd oldest roller rink in the Pacific Northwest, according to Benton County historical resources survey. The building is unique due to a special zoning overlay that restricts its use to alcohol-free skating and dancing only. The roller rink has been a part of so many lives. From Corvallis to Monmouth to Salem, community members all have stories about the rink.

Shortly after we purchased the rink, the local Fire Marshall declared the building unsafe to use. Thanks to the incredible efforts of volunteers, structural improvements were made to the building and it successfully passed inspections in April 2016.

Now that the Sick Town Derby Dames are back in the rink we face a new dilemma. The building is in desperate need of a new roof. One rainy night there were 17 leaks on the skating floor that the skaters had to maneuver around. The last heavy rain left a huge puddle and roof debris on the rink’s floor. Currently the wooden floor is in great condition, but that won’t last long if it continues to rain inside the rink!

We need to raise this money ASAP to repair the roof this summer. We need your help! Please consider donating whatever amount you can to help preserve this rink on the brink.

Click here to learn more about our Rink on the Brink Fundraiser.

**Financial donations are tax deductible!**

JOIN US FOR THE RED DRESS PARTY ON FEB. 10!

JOIN US FOR THE RED DRESS PARTY!
Finally! It’s true!!! RED DRESS PARTY 2018 IS SET FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2018. Get your RED dresses ready to party, dance and more from 9 p.m. into the wee morning hours! Let the debauchery begin:) The most legendary party in Corvallis history is back! THIS PARTY IS EPIC!

The RED DRESS PARTY continues to be an amazing fundraiser for the Sick Town Derby Dames, your local non-profit roller derby league! We’re restoring our historic roller rink just north of town.

1st — Everyone wears a Red Dress, girls, boys, trans, gender-nonconforming, EVERYONE!

Why? Because everyone looks HOT in a red dress … If you come without a dress, it will cost you a few extra dollars, and you will be lovingly shoved into one anyways.

2nd — Dancing! Lots and lots of dancing!
This year we have MULTIPLE dance floors.

Music hosted by Travesty
Featuring DJ Heartburn, Rollipolli, Wokr & more!

We are taking over the TOP floor of the Peacock and all of Magenta and the Snug Bar. We will have a full lineup of local and awesome DJs for your dancing pleasure. Brush up on your moves because you don’t want to miss this event.

3rd — The RED DRESS PARTY is sponsored by a lot, a lot, a lot of local sponsors, businesses, brands and more. We LOVE our sponsors and the community support!

A FEW IMPORTANT DETAILS:
* $10 cover at the door with your red dress! — $20 if we provide your dress for you (you know we will …) And yes, we take cash and credit. 😉
* This party is for ages 21+, Sorry Kids, Grown Ups only for this shindig.
* If you are interested in volunteering and getting in for free with VIP perks, send an email to sicktownoutreach@gmail.com

Stay tuned and find our event page on Facebook for more updates as we get closer to the party, like a HASH RUN and more!

Sick Town’s Homecoming Bout – Sick or Treat! October 28, 2017

We’ve been working hard since getting back into our historic rink in April of 2016, and have already taken to the track in several away bouts in the past year. Now we’re ready to bring derby back to our home turf! We’re thrilled to announce we have our first home bout in over three years scheduled for October 28 at the Linn County Fair & Expo!

Our current team is made up of several of your favorite skaters from years past, plus some brand new talent filling out the ranks. We will be hosting Air Raid Roller Derby in what is sure to be a fun and exciting bout! Celebrate with Sick Town as we continue repairs on our 97-year-old roller rink practice space north of Corvallis.

Doors open at 5pm; bout action starts at 6pm!

This family-friendly event is all ages. As always, we’ll have food vendors, a beer garden, a Sick Town merch table, half-time fun and more!

There will be a COSTUME CONTEST featured during half time. Come dressed to shock, awe and win some sweet Sick Town prizes!

Located at Linn County Fairgrounds
In the Santiam Building
3700 Knox Butte Rd E, Albany, OR 97322

Tickets cost $10 Advance or $12 at the Door.

Advance tickets ($10 each) will be available at:
• The Uprise Skate Shop at 1110 NW Van Buren Ave, Corvallis
• Corvallis Brewing Supply at 119 SW 4th St, Corvallis
• Your nearest Sick Town Derby Dame.
You can also purchase advance tickets online via Brown Paper Tickets at the link below.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3089433

Tickets will be available at the door for $12. Military personnel and veterans will get the advance ticket price at the door.
Kids 5 and under are FREE!

Fall 2017 Boot Camp Session Announced!

Are you interested in playing roller derby? Do you want to learn how to skate, develop skills, and join your local roller derby league?  Now’s your chance!  We have confirmed the dates of our next Sick Town Boot Camp session.  The upcoming Boot Camp will run on Wednesdays and Fridays, July 12 through August 18, 7:00-9:00pm.  It’s open to adults 18 years old and older, no previous skating experience required!  Participants will learn the basics of skating – stops, falls, balance, crossovers, posture, and stride – as well as more specialized non-contact derby skills – transitions, jumps, pacelines, etc.

To get started, we ask that anyone interested in joining the Boot Camp attend our Orientation session on Friday, July 07, 7:00pm.  At this off-skates orientation session, you’ll learn everything you need to know to participate, including what gear you need, safety information, how our league operates, expectations, and where and how to communicate with the league.  You can find the Orientation Event on Facebook here!

Summer 2017 Boot Camp and Orientation Dates Announced!

 

 

Are you interested in playing roller derby? Do you want to learn how to skate, develop skills, and join your local roller derby league?  Now’s your chance!  We have confirmed the dates of our next Sick Town Boot Camp session.  The upcoming Boot Camp will run on Wednesdays and Fridays, July 12 through August 18, 7:00-9:00pm.  It’s open to adults 18 years old and older, no previous skating experience required!  Participants will learn the basics of skating – stops, falls, balance, crossovers, posture, and stride – as well as more specialized non-contact derby skills – transitions, jumps, pacelines, etc.

To get started, we ask that anyone interested in joining the Boot Camp attend our Orientation session on Friday, July 07, 7:00pm.  At this off-skates orientation session, you’ll learn everything you need to know to participate, including what gear you need, safety information, how our league operates, expectations, and where and how to communicate with the league.  You can find the Orientation Event on Facebook here!

Winter 2017 Boot Camp and Orientation Dates Announced!

Are you interested in playing roller derby? Do you want to learn how to skate, develop skills, and join your local roller derby league?  Now’s your chance!  We have confirmed the dates of our next Sick Town Boot Camp session.  The upcoming Boot Camp will run on Wednesdays and Fridays, January 18 through February 24, 7:00-9:00pm.  It’s open to adults 18 years old and older, no previous skating experience required!  Participants will learn the basics of skating – stops, falls, balance, crossovers, posture, and stride – as well as more specialized non-contact derby skills – transitions, jumps, pacelines, etc.

To get started, we ask that anyone interested in joining the Boot Camp attend our Orientation session on Wednesday, January 11, 7:00pm.  At this off-skates orientation session, you’ll learn everything you need to know to participate, including what gear you need, safety information, how our league operates, expectations, and where and how to communicate with the league.  You can find the Orientation Event on Facebook here!

Upcoming Boot Camp – September 21 through October 28

Are you interested in playing roller derby? Do you want to learn how to skate, develop skills, and join your local roller derby league?  Now’s your chance!  We have confirmed the dates of our next Sick Town Boot Camp session.  The upcoming Boot Camp will run on Wednesdays and Fridays, September 21 through October 28, 7:00-9:00pm.  It’s open to adults 18 years old and up, no skating experience required.  Participants will learn the basics of skating – stops, falls, balance, crossovers, posture, and stride – as well as more specialized non-contact derby skills – transitions, jumps, pacelines, etc.

To get started, we ask that anyone interested attend our Boot Camp Orientation session on Wednesday, September 14, 7:00pm.  At this off-skates orientation session, you’ll learn everything you need to know to participate, including what gear you need, safety information, how our league operates, expectations, and where and how to communicate with the league.  You can find the Orientation Event on Facebook here!

We’re Back!

As you may have heard, the Sick Town Derby Dames have been on a hiatus as we’ve made repairs and improvements to our home, the historic Lake Park Roller Rink just north of Corvallis.  After almost two years of weekend work parties and various inspections, we’ve finally been approved to start skating in our home once again!

We began practicing this week, and we’ve already had 30 skaters return to strap on their wheels!  We couldn’t be happier with this level of response.  With so many of us having been off skates for so long, we know we have a long road ahead of us.  But seeing so many smiling, sweaty faces made our hearts swell!

As we get our skates back under us, we’ll be reaching out to the community for more interested skaters.  We plan to start our next Boot Camp session within the next 4-6 weeks.  Boot Camps run 6 or 7 weeks, and start with the very basics; these are non-contact sessions, and skaters learn all the skills needed to move on to full contact derby.  For more information on Boot Camps, shoot an e-mail to sicktownrecruits@gmail.com!

We want to thank everyone who helped and supported us along the way – our gratitude is endless!  It was a long road, with quite a few speed bumps, but we’re finally home, and we are looking forward to our next chapter!