Alright, it's semi-final time which means there's no holding back. The winner from each bout this evening will move on to play in our Championship bout in March and earn a chance at raising the Golden Skate high above their heads. If you see harder hits, bigger apex jumps, or stronger formations, don't be surprised. Every skater is dreaming of Golden Skates and glory, and even the most seasoned derby player can't resist leaving it all on the track tonight!
Saturday, February 15
Doors at 6:00pm, Bout at 7:00pm
The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium
GET THERE EARLY, GET A FREEBIE
We’ll be giving away a special limited edition Minnesota Roller Derby t-shirt to the first 200 people in the doors. There will also be a very limited quantity for sale. When they’re gone, they’re gone, so get there early!
Our pre-show is still in the works, but we'll update you as soon as we have more details.
Our half-time show will feature The Shackletons. "Imagine Conor Oberst with a John Belushi attitude, fronting the Hold Steady." - Jay Gabler (89.3 The Current)
... Enough said.
Join us after the bout at Camp Bar for a good old fashioned derby after party!
BOUT CHARITY AND DOOR CHARITY
Community Involvement is a core belief that makes Minnesota Roller Derby who we are. We believe in community and work to better ours through volunteering and donations. We fiercely support the causes and groups that are important to us and are grateful for our fans who support us and help us do so. In that spirit, every season we support season long bout charities that we love and believe in. Additionally, we identify one new worthy cause each bout to support as our door charity.
Our first bout charity of the season is the Ann Bancroft Foundation Let Me Play Grant Program which funds athletic equipment or participation fees for girls ages 5 through high school graduation, giving them the opportunity to be part of a team, build strength and confidence, and push themselves farther—on the field and off. We love the Ann Bancroft Foundation and the amazing work they do to empower girls in athletics!
Our second season long bout charity is the YWCA. YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities. They have been working at the forefront of the most important issues of the day for more than 160 years, improving the lives of girls and women through advocacy, local programming and services.
In addition to our season long charities, each bout we collect items at the door to support our door charity of the evening. Proceeds from our Tattoo and Team Spirit are also donated to this worthy cause. Tonight's door charity is also the YWCA! We truly love this organization, and although we're supporting them this entire season, we're placing a special emphasis on honoring this incredible organization during tonight's bout.
SHOW YOUR TEAM SPIRIT
Get old fashioned black eyes for $1 at our Tattoo and Team Spirit Booth, or support your favorite home team for a $2 donation (kids always free!). If you think we’ve done an exceptional job, a more generous donation is always appreciated. All proceeds support our Door Charity of the evening, the YWCA.
At the door only, bring your valid student ID or Military ID to receive a $2 discount.
In addition, we often collect donations of items to support our door charity for a $2 discount at the door. Stay tuned for more information on what we'll be collecting tonight!
(one discount per person/per ID or donation).