Join Green Mountain Roller Derby in 2017!
We hope you all had a safe and fun New Years celebration. Green Mountain Roller Derby is back in action and ready to hit the track in 2017!
Is joining GMRD your New Years Resolution? Then we have some exciting information for you.
We are pleased to announce a new structure for accepting rookie skaters and officials in 2017. Instead of a rolling weekly recruitment, like we have done in the past, we will be moving to a system where we accept new skaters and officials in intermittent waves throughout our season. With this new structure, our new recruits will begin their training in a group and progress through learning new skills together. We anticipate many benefits from this change, including a stronger sense of community among our rookies and an improved flow through lesson plans.
Our first new recruit wave of 2017 will be on Tuesday, February 7th.
Whether you’re interested in becoming skater or an official, Green Mountain Roller Derby is here to teach you everything you need to know.
RSVP on our Facebook event page to let us and other rookies know that you’re coming!
Here are the details:
WHEN: Tuesday, February 7th 8:30pm – 10:00pm.
WHERE: In the Blue Ribbon Pavillion at the Champlain Valley Expo.
WHAT: We’re launching our first round of training for new skaters and officials.
If you will be skating, you must be at least 18 years old. We recommend wearing clothing that you’re comfortable exercising in.
You will need to bring:
+ Mouthguard (we recommend SISU mouthguards – http://www.sisuguard.com/)
+ Water bottle
+ Photo ID
+ A good attitude
We’ll provide the rest!
You can get a head start by going to our Recruits page and filling out the new skater form.
Roller derby at the Champlain Valley Exposition!
Green Mountain Roller Derby’s A Team, the Grade A Fancy will take on Canada’s Muddy River Rollers.
A short exhibition game will be held before featuring Vermont’s only junior roller derby team, The Minor Catastrophes.
GAME 1: The Minor Catastrophes vs NH Junior Roller Derby
GAME 2: GMRD’s Grade A Fancy vs Muddy River Rollers
Doors open at 3:30pm, first whistle @ 4:15pm
Game two starts @ 6pm
Buy your tickets here!
One ticket gets you in to BOTH GAMES!
Green Mountain Roller Derby at Akes Place!
Vermont’s first and largest Roller Derby League, is hosting a Gift Basket Raffle! We’ll have different themed baskets up for grabs all night. Gift basket themes will be released soon!
Stop by, grab a drink with GMRD, and take home a basket or two. Details below:
Where: Akes’ Place
When: Friday, September 23rd. 6:30- 9pm
Raffle tickets are $1 each/$5 arm’s length/$10 wingspan
All of the money GMRD makes goes back into the organization to help put on our games and pay for practice space.
This event is 21+.
Looking to become a sponsor? Let us know!
Will you be traveling to Vermont soon?
…come skate with us!
As skaters on our local roller derby teams we all need to make sure that we are getting our practices in. How does that work if you are planning to travel afar? Don’t stress; you can attend a practice, scrimmage or skate clinic to make up that time. See Green Mountain Roller Derby’s visiting skater polices below.
Visiting Skater Credit: Skaters may receive one attendance credit per calendar month for practicing with a local league (within 100 miles), participating in an open scrimmage hosted by another league or attending a skate clinic. In order to receive credit, the other league or clinic organizer must email GMRDAttendance@gmail.com to confirm your participation.
If you are traveling out of the area (>100 miles), you may get credit for up to two practices per calendar month for practicing with another league.
The maximum visiting skater credit possible per month is one practice (between local leagues and clinics) or two if traveling out of the area.
**GMRDAttendance@gmail.com must receive the confirmation email from the league or the clinic organizer no later than the end of the last practice before chartering or a bout.**
The Green Mountain Derby Dames, Vermont’s original and largest roller derby league, is proud to announce that it will change its name to Green Mountain Roller Derby, dropping the gender-specific “Dames” from its moniker.
As our league and the sport of roller derby continue to grow, it has become evident that identifying as “derby dames” may feel exclusionary to some in our community. By nature, “dame” is a gendered term, and yet, we are a community made up of women, men, young adults, and children.
Additionally, we want our league name to reflect who we are and what we do in a clear, concise manner. Including “Roller Derby” in our name allows our audiences to immediately understand that we play a roller sport (rather than the equestrian derby or demolition derby).
The following logo has been created in order to accommodate these changes:
For more information on our name and logo change, please see our press release here.
If you missed the live stream of the Grade A Fancy’s appearance at ECDX 2014, you can watch them here in the WFTDA.tv archives.
Game 1: Grade A Fancy vs Burning River All-Stars
Game 2: Grade A Fancy vs. Roc City Roc Stars
The athleticism of GMDD’s last bout is featured in this photo essay by the Burlington Free Press: “Not Your Mother’s Derby.”
Our Minor Catastrophes were featured in The Essex Reporter! Check out the story to learn more about junior derby – registration is now open for our next spring session starting April 16th via Essex Junction Recreation and Parks.
Join the Green Mountain Derby Dames at an open skate party fundraiser on Saturday, March 29th! We’ll be skating from 12:30pm to 3:30pm, and all ages are welcome. Bring your own quad or inline skates. The price is $12 for adults, and $8 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds benefit the Green Mountain Derby Dames and go towards expenses like practice space and travel. Check out the Facebook event for more info. Hope to see you there!