It's here! It's here! The Season 16 Championship Bout is here!!!
We cannot contain our excitement to find out which home team will have their name added to the Golden Skate this season -- the Bombshells or the Rockits?! And let's not forget, the third place matchup between the Dolls and Gardas is going to be epic as well.
Don't miss out on the best home team derby action available in Minnesota. Wear your favorite home team's color, scream as loud as you can, and cheer on your Season 16 victors at the end of the night. May your favorite home team's colored confetti fly!
Saturday, March 7
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 Von Tramps. The Von Tramps are an American rock band formed in Minneapolis, MN in 2015. The group is fronted by guitarist/vocalist Jenna Enemy and features Chelsea Oxborough on guitar, Krissandra Anfinson on bass and Kieran O'Donoghue on drums. Get ready to dance, folks.
Join your favorite skaters after the bout for a good old fashioned derby after party at Stacked Deck Brewing Company!
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 JustUs Health. JustUs Health fights to end HIV and reach health equity for LGBTQ and HIV-positive communities. Serving thousands of Minnesotans a year, we educate the community about HIV prevention, assist and support those living with HIV, and advocate for health system changes to improve care for our HIV-positive and LGBTQ communities.
In addition to our season long charities, each bout we collect items at the door to support our door charity of the evening. Tonight we'll be supporting Ampersand Families. Ampersand Families is Minnesota’s only nonprofit agency focused solely on meeting the permanency needs of older youth (age 10 years and older) and sibling groups in the child welfare system. They are a resource for youth, families and professionals seeking to promote permanent relationships between teens who have experienced trauma and significant caring adults.
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, Ampersand Families.
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. Tonight we'll be collecting convenient food (like canned food with pop tops, granola, protein bars, peanut butter crackers, nuts, dried fruit, rice cakes, veggie straws, juice boxes, apple sauce, jerky, pudding, microwave ready food), toiletries (shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste and toothbrush, soap and deodorant, pocket sized Kleenex and wipes, warm compresses and saline solution, razor, comb, brush, Q-Tips, tampons and pads), cleaning supplies, and towels for JustUs Health.
We'll also be collecting Sharpie pens (all colors, including black), 12” x 12” empty scrapbooks, 12” x 12” scrapbook paper, fun scrapbooking stickers, and thank you cards (blank inside) for Ampersand Families.
(one discount per person/per ID or donation).