season 13

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!

Mayhem in the Motor City! June 16th + 17th

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Get ready for some mayhem in the Motor City... Well, in Taylor, Michigan to be exact!
A jam packed weekend of roller derby is coming your way. Head to the Taylor Sportsplex on Saturday and Sunday, June 16th and 17th to watch some of the best skaters around all in one venue!

The Detroit Roller Derby Allstars will host a special tournament with teams from all over the country with both the Detroit AllStar A and B teams playing! 

The Queen City Roller Girls out of New York, skaters from Tampa Bay Roller Derby, and Grand Raggidy Roller Derby from nearby Grand Rapids will all take part. You do not want to miss this!

The action starts bright and early at 10am on both Saturday and Sunday. Double header, full day and weekend passes are now available at www.brownpapertickets.com. As always, kids 12 and under are free with a paying adult so bring the entire family.

The Taylor Sportsplex located at 13333 Telegraph Road in Taylor will serve at the backdrop for the special tournament. There is plenty of parking on site.

You can also follow Detroit Roller Derby on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

See you there!

Motor City Disassembly Line Celebrates Mother's Day with a Big Win!

Photo: Dave Randall Photography

Photo: Dave Randall Photography

Thank you for coming out and celebrating Mother's Day with us last weekend! Hundreds of people packed the Masonic Temple on Saturday night to watch Motor City Disassembly Line's season opener! It was an international face off with our derby sisters across the bridge. There were plenty of hard hits during the match up with Windsor's Border City Brawlers. The crowd even got to see a couple of apex jumps. MCDL took the win with an impressive 347 to 116 victory.

Detroit Mens Roller Derby opened the night's action with a resounding win over the Cincinnati Battering Rams. Riot's jammers were too tough to catch and their walls proved to be inpenetrable. They outscored Cincinnati by more than 200 points. The final in that game was 291 to 70.

We also want to send a big shout out to the Detroit School of Rock and Pop which performed during both half times. They certainly had the crowd moving, dancing and singing along!

If you missed out on last week's action, don't worry another game is just around the corner. Our next double header is set for Saturday, June 16th when Detroit Roller Derby's Allstars A & B play Tampa A & B teams. It will be held at the Taylor Sportsplex located at 13333 Telegraph Road in Taylor. The first whistle blows at 6pm.

Detroit Roller Derby's Motor City Disassembly Line Prepares for International Match Up!

Grab your mothers and head to Detroit's historic Masonic Temple on Saturday, May 12th for Motor City Disassembly Line's first home game of the season. Some of the toughest moms around will be taking the track against the Border City Brawlers. Windsor's only flat track roller derby league will be crossing the bridge for this international match-up that's guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seats.

Detroit Men's Roller Derby will warm up the crowd when they face off against the hard hitting Cincinnati Battering Rams. If you've never seen a men's game you do not want to miss this! The action will be fast, ferocious and fearless.

And the drill hall will be rocking during the big event! We are happy to announce the talented musicians from the Detroit School of Rock and Pop will be performing during both half times.

Doors open at 5pm on Saturday, May 12th. The first whistle blows at 6pm.Tickets are available right now at www.brownpapertickets.com. They are $15 in advance and $18 at the door the day of the double header. Kids 12 and under are free with a paying adult.

The Masonic Temple is located at 500 Temple Street in Detroit. There is plenty of parking on site. The after party will be held at McShane's Pub and Whiskey Bar at 1460 Michigan Avenue.

The D-Funk Allstars Remain Champs And Keep Olive For Another Year!

It was standing room only in the historic Masonic Temple on Saturday night as Detroit Roller Derby cemented its future and celebrated its past.

Photo by Josh Kahl

Photo by Josh Kahl

The D-Funk Allstars took on the Devil's Night Dames in the Season 13 Championship game. The skaters didn't hold back. The Devil's Night Dames were hoping to clinch a Championship for the first time in the team's history. While the D-Funk Allstars wanted to hold onto Olive for the second year in a row. In the end, D-Funk's defense and jamming rotation was just too hard to beat. The final score was an overwhelming 297 to 184.

Detroit Roller Derby also welcomed back some of its alumni skaters for a first ever exhibition game. For the special occasion, the skaters represented two of the leagues' original teams: The Motown Hit Squad and the KillPatricks. The Hit Squad proved its never too late to return to your roots with a 116 to 35 victory.

Dozens of Detroit Roller Derby's alumni were also recognized on Saturday night for their commitment to the league over the years. They were inducted into the "Block and Roll Hall of Fame" and the numbers of several skaters were retired during the big event.

If you missed out don't worry! One of Detroit Roller Derby's travel teams, the Motor City Disassembly Line will take the track against the Border City Brawlers on Saturday, May 12th at the Masonic. Detroit Men's Roller Derby will also play that night. Tickets are available right now at www.brownpapertickets.com.

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!

Star Wars Themed Roller Derby Doubleheader Will Be Out Of This Galaxy

Calling all Jedi! Grab your light sabers and head down to the Masonic Temple on March 10th for a doubleheader that will be out of this galaxy!

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Detroit Mens Roller Derby will warm up the crowd when they face off against the Cleveland Guardians. Then for the first time this season, you will get to see the Detroit Roller Derby AllStars in action when they are split up into Red (Rebels) vs. Black (Empire). Will the Rebels win for the Alliance or will the Dark side rise again? Fans are encouraged to wear black or red or come dressed up as their favorite Star Wars character.

We'll be collecting non perishable items for Gleaners Food Bank. The organization has been feeding the area hungry for 40 years now. You can also enter a raffle to win two custom painted Star Wars helmets. The proceeds will be donated to Gleaners.

Doors open at 5pm on Saturday, March 10th. The first whistle blows at 6pm.Tickets are now available at www.brownpapertickets.com. They are $15 dollars in advance and $18 the day of the doubleheader. Kids 12 and under are free with a paying adult.

The Masonic Temple is located at 500 Temple Street in Detroit. It is the largest building like it in the world. There is plenty of parking onsite.

Feel the Love! Our Next Game is February 10th!

Photo: Josh Kahl

Photo: Josh Kahl

Feel the love and hurt when you head to the Masonic Temple for Detroit Roller Derby's next doubleheader set for Saturday, February 10th. The top two teams will earn a spot in the much anticipated Championship bout in the spring.

The Grand Prix Madonnas will try to put an end to the D-Funk Allstars winning streak in the first game of the night. The Devils Night Dames and Detroit Pistoffs will round out the evenings action.

You'll get your fill of derby and then a little dancing between games. Love is in the air with a couples shuffle contest and a three legged race. You might even see Cupid wandering around the crowd.

The doors open at the Masonic Temple at 5:00pm. The first whistle will blow at 6:00pm. Tickets are currently available for a discounted price online at Brown Paper Tickets. You can also buy them at the door the day of the event for $18. Kids 12 and under are free.

The Masonic Temple is located at 500 Temple Street in Detroit. It is the largest venue of its kind in the entire world with more than a thousand rooms.

Welcome Back! Season 13 - Matinee Double Header November 19th!

Photo credit: Phil Conners and Elissa Patterson

Photo credit: Phil Conners and Elissa Patterson

Hi Detroit Roller Derby friends, family and fans!

Falll is upon us and that means it’s time once again to head to the Masonic Temple to cheer on your favorite Detroit Roller Derby skaters. This year marks “Season 13” and the league has a lot of fun things planned including a Sunday matinee double header for the first game.

The Devil's Night Dames will take on the Grand Prix Madonnas in the first home season game. It will be followed by a repeat of the Championship bout when the Detroit Pistoffs and the reigning champs, the DFunk Allstars, face each other once again.

The doors to the Masonic Temple will open at noon on Sunday, November 19th

The hard hitting action will begin at 1pm. Bring the entire family! There will be plenty of activities for the kids and a Bloody Mary bar for the adults.

Tickets are now available at www.brownpapertickets.com. They are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Children 12 and under are free.

The Masonic Temple is located at 500 Temple Street in Detroit. It is the largest building of its kind in the world with more than a thousand rooms. There is plenty of parking onsite.

See you there!