March 21st, some of your favorite Port City girls took to the track to face off against the Albany All Stars in an epic showdown. While PCRD was unable to overtake AASRD after they took an early lead, it was an exciting bout and we were glad to be on the track with such a great group of ladies!
March 2, 2015
It is with a sad heart that we must inform our fans that the decision has been made to dissolve our Junior team. Unfortunately due to lack of players, personnel and support, we simply cannot continue to make it worth what the kids deserve at this time. It is a possibility that we may revisit bringing the team back at a later date, but for now, we must regretfully inform you that they will have to cancel any/all future bouts. All junior fundraisers will come to a close and any funds raised will be donated to a charity yet to be decided upon. We thank you for your support throughout our last two seasons!
PCRD Management Committee
January 27, 2015
On March 28th, PCRD is going to be freezin’ for a reason!
Help us raise some money for the Special Olympics by sponsoring our team’s dip!
January 26, 2015
We had a great time at this year’s Warm Up Oswego Festival!
The grown ups met some fans, talked with some potential derby girls, and sold some merch!
Meanwhile, the juniors geared up and wowed the crowd with a hard-hitting demo!
January 19, 2015
December 14, 2014
December 3, 2014
The Port City Roller Derby Family is helping spread cheer this holiday season with several activities aimed at giving back to the community that helps support our great sport.
We rang the Salvation Army bell at the Oswego WalMart Saturday, December 6th.
and we are thrilled at the turnout we had for our Operation Homefront toy collection.
If you missed us on December 2nd, never fear! We will be at Bosco’s Thursday (12/4) 3-6pm and we still have boxes at both Stewarts and the boxing club!
Join us in the spirit of holiday giving!
October 2, 2014
WFTDA Certified !!
As with any sport goals are set for everyone involved; whether it be to jump higher, coach better or win more. Port City Roller Derby has just reached a goal that many of us have been dying to reach: pass our WFTDA certifications and become a full fledged Woman’s Flat Track Derby Association member. It has taken time, patience and lots of work but we have finally made it. We want to congratulate all of our members, our volunteers, and of course our fans!
Next season starts us in the direction of new aspirations but also new obstacles. We have something different to work toward; our rank in the huge world of roller derby. This will take a lot of heart, sweat and tears, but also will take a ton of practice… Practice….about that…
Port City Roller Derby loves to help our community but now it’s time to ask our community to help us! We need a home to lay our skates. We need a place to go to get away, to empower each other but most of all a place to practice.
Please help us in our next goal. We need a space immediately for our Juniors to start their season and for our adults to get ready for our first season in the rankings!
September 14, 2014
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Much of Saturday’s season-closing doubleheader was derby the way you like to see it: a large and loud crowd with two intense bouts. And while Port City couldn’t bring home two wins — Assault City Roller Derby’s Assault Squad topped our Breakwall Bombshells but our Port City Sirens rallied past ACRD’s Battery Brigade — it was truly a magical night.
The Bombshells’ 10-game win streak and undefeated 2014 season hit a brick wall in the form of a stout Assault Squad blocking corps. ACRD’s A team took it to the home team early and often, matching every Bombshell rally. The final score of 190-104 doesn’t reflect how evenly matched the teams were for much of the bout, as we saw fights for lead jammer stretch out 30 or 40 seconds, both blocking walls hitting, recycling, moving with their teammates masterfully. Jammers on both sides had to show plenty of grit and gumption to get through the pack.
MVP blockers were Poison Ivory for the Bombshells, Morticia D. Kay for the Assault Squad. Certified Public Assassin earned MVP jammer for the Breakwall Bombshells, with Crazy Calt Lady earning honors for the Assault Squad.
The nightcap saw a back-and-forth contest that closed out the season on a high note for PCRD fans. The Battery Brigade went into halftime with a 70-68 lead and the teams were neck and neck much of the second half until a late Sirens surge tipped the scales in favor of the home side. The Port City Sirens closed the books on the 2014 season with a 167-152 victory against the very evenly matched Battery Brigade.
The respective 444s from each team — Meesh-chievous Maiden for the Sirens, Pumpkin Smash-Her for the Assault Squad — took MVP blocker honors, while MVPs jammers were Arthena from Port City and Hitten Kitten from Assault City.
A big shoutout to an enthusiastic crowd that filled the Crisafulli Rink parking lot beyond capacity and bought out all our Chuck A Ducks, and the winner of the $103 50/50 raffle who gave $20 of his winnings to the little girl representing charity Suicide Awareness Voices of Education who pulled the winning ticket. It’s those marvelous moments that transcend the game and remind us how every part of this sport is so special.
We know some Port City Roller Derby family members skated or worked their last games for us as they move onto the next chapters of their lives, but we saw a lot of performances and energy that tell us the future is bright as we look forward to welcoming more PCRD members. In all, our 2014 season was successful and stirring, magnificent and memorable — and we thank every single person who made it so awesome.
September 12, 2014
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Saturday night’s more than alright for a roller derby doubleheader that will wrap up our 2014 season. Our A and B teams, the Breakwall Bombshells and Port City Sirens, will match their opposite numbers from Assault City Roller Derby in Syracuse, the Assault Squad and Battery Brigade.
Meet the competitors, or in some cases their spirit animals:
The Breakwall Bombshells and Assault Squad will take the track first. Expect two skilled, strong and experienced teams going at it like cats and dogs, or raccoons and honey badgers if you prefer.
But the Port City Sirens-Battery Brigade battle promises excitement too. These teams met a few weeks ago and a thrilling, tense last-jam comeback by the Sirens fell just five points short of victory.
The event, titled Hip Service, will also support one of our favorite charities, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education — started by former skater J-RockIt. Tickets are available online for $12 in advance, $10 day of bout for adults. Tickets for kids ages 5 to 12 cost $5, while children less than 5 years old are admitted free. Doors open at 4 in Oswego’s Crisafulli Rink, with about 5 p.m. for game time.
Last chance for local derby in 2014, four amazing teams and an awesome cause. So many reasons to come see us!