Detroit Roller Derby

Motor City Mayhem Tournament Brings The Nation's Best Skaters To The Detroit Area

Hello Detroit Roller Derby fans!

Photo: Josh Kahl

Photo: Josh Kahl

We are still winding down from a whirlwind weekend of roller derby. We hope you had as much fun as we did! The Motor City Mayhem tournament brought lots of hard hitting action to the Taylor Sportsplex. Skaters from Florida, New York and Grand Rapids descended on the area and while here they worked hard to make their hometowns proud.

Here's a recap of the weekend games:

Tampa Bay Tantrums (A) 191
Queen City Lake Effect Furies (A) 156

Tampa Bruise Crew (B) 191
Grand Raggidy Allstars (A) 166

Detroit Roller Derby Allstars (A) 162
Tampa Bay Tantrums (A) 235

Detroit Roller Derby Allstars (B) 213
Tampa Bruise Crew (B) 268

Detroit Roller Derby Allstars (A) 229
Queen City Lake Effect Furies (A) 285

Detroit Roller Derby Allstars (B) 355
Grand Raggidy Allstars (A) 173

See you soon!

Season 13 Championship Game & Special Alumni Event!

Photo by: Josh Kahl

Photo by: Josh Kahl

All good things must come to an end but not before one heck of a fight! Detroit Roller Derby's Season 13 Championship game is just days away and it's going to be a ferocious face off! It's set for Saturday, April 14th at the Masonic Temple in Detroit.

No one holds back when Olive is on the line! The D-Funk Allstars are ready to defend their title while the Devil's Night Dames are hoping to clinch the first one ever in their team's history. No matter who reigns supreme, there will no doubt be hard hits and non stop action. The drill hall will be echoing from all the excitement!

But first, some of your favorite skaters will return to the Masonic to take part in a special alumni game. This is an old school exhibition that you do not want to miss! It may have been a while since many of them have skated in a bout but they are more than ready to battle it out and prove they've still got it!

Detroit Roller Derby will also be collecting non perishable items for Gleaners Community Food Bank. The organization has been feeding the area homeless for over 40 years.

Doors open at 5pm on Saturday, April 14th. The first whistle will blow at 6pm.Tickets are currently available at www.brownpapertickets.com. They are $12 in advance and $15 at the door on game day. They are going fast! Kids 12 and under are free.

The Masonic Temple is located at 500 Temple Street in Detroit. It is the largest building like it in the entire world with more than a thousand rooms. There is plenty of parking on site.

See you soon!

Couple weds at February 4th Detroit Roller Derby Double Header

Courtesy : Joe Mac

Courtesy : Joe Mac

It was a history making moment for Detroit Roller Derby (DRD) inside the Masonic Temple on Saturday. The drill hall was transformed into a wedding chapel during half time of the first game. The Detroit Pistoff's Terror Ettes tied the knot with her long time boyfriend, Corey Ryder in true derby style. Family, friends and fans took part in the ceremony that was perfect from beginning to end. Congratulations to Melissa and Corey Ryder on a life full of love and laughter!

And Terror Ettes got the best wedding present. She was voted Most Valuable Player (MVP) in her game against the Grand Prix Madonnas. She and the rest of the Pistoffs will now be heading to DRD's Championship bout in March. 
There were lots of hard hits and lead changes on Saturday but the Pistoffs walls were hard to beat and their jammers tough to stop. The final score 207 to 126.

The Pistoffs will now take on the D-Funk Allstars in their quest for the acclaimed Championship title and "Olive" trophy next month. D-Funk's offense and defense proved to be too much for the Devil's Night Dames who fought hard until the final whistle. D-Funk resoundingly defeated the Dames 330 to 147. D-Funk jammer Sykes was named MVP in that match up.

Tickets are now available at Brown Paper Tickets for the March 18th Championship game. Detroit Men's Roller Derby will play against the Cleveland Guardians in the first game of the night. And don't worry if you can't make it, the season is far from over. You can check out DRD's full schedule here.