Our final bout of the season is also one of our favorites. It's this final bout when the best of the best from each home team hang up their orange, pink, red, and green and trade it in for All-Star aqua and army! Join us tonight as your Minnesota All-Stars take the track, demonstrating some of the best roller derby the world has to offer. The first bout of the evening will feature our B-Team, the Minnesota Nice, and the final bout of the evening will feature your Minnesota All-Stars in all their glory. We're ready to make Minnesota proud!
Saturday, April 25
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, so we'll let you know as soon as possible what to expect!
Our half-time show will feature Kiss the Tiger, a five-piece rock ‘n’ roll outfit from Minneapolis. In February of 2017 KTT were the runner-up in Star Tribune’s ‘Are You Local?’ Best New Band competition. Shortly after they recorded their EP, “Elliot Park” which was released in November of 2017. The music video for “Starting to See You” off of “Elliot Park” was named one of Minnesota’s Best Music Videos of 2018 by The Current. 'Let Me Bleed' marks Kiss the Tiger's second full-length release. Come see this incredible local band rock the Roy!
Join us after the bout for a good old fashioned derby after party! Location will be announced soon.
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 for Season 16 is the Ann Bancroft Foundation (ABF) which inspires and empowers Minnesota girls to imagine something bigger and reach their full potential. Through grant programs and mentorship, ABF supports girls to identify and pursue their dreams while unlocking their self-confidence along the way. ABF’s grant programs, Let Me Play and Dare to Dream, fund Minnesota girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade up to $500 – applications are open two times per year with deadlines on April 1 and October 1. 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 the National Eagle Center. The National Eagle Center aims to connect people with eagles in nature, history, and cultures, and to provide education about the ecology, biology and natural history of eagles. They also work to connect people with the symbol and significance of eagles in American history and in cultures around the world, and to inspire environmental conservation and sustainability.
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 National Eagle Center.
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).