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2019 Season Championship Game

Date: August 24, 2019
Where: The Palace of the Fine Arts
Cost: $20 – $30
Doors open: 3:00 PM
Game starts: 5:00 PM





BAD’s #20ShineTeen season is finally coming to a close, but not before we host our doubleheader championship games at the Palace of Fine Arts!  After defeating the ShEvil Dead in July, the Berkeley Resistance now face the fearsome Oakland Outlaws for the title of League Champs.  Will Oakland be able to defend their title in this final game?  Or will Berkeley’s Resistance be able to tear them down? Who will take the Heels and Wheels trophy back home across the Bay?

Arrive early at PoFA to witness the ShEvil Dead take on the neighboring Peninsula Roller Derby in an early game.  The zombies have to defend their territory, but PRD are formidable opponents! You’ll see two games for the price of one!

Where: The Palace of the Fine Arts Venue
When: August 24, 2019
Doors Open: 3:00 PM
Game 1 (SF v. PRD) First Whistle: 5:00 PM
Game 2 (Oakland v. Berkeley) First Whistle: 7:00 PM
General Admission: $20 (Kids 7 and under free)
VIP Admission: $30

Outside food and alcohol are not permitted but there will be food, beverages and alcohol available for purchase. Bars are cash only. There is an ATM on site.

General admission includes:

Bleachers, floor trackside seating (bring blankets, pillows, support cushions), and standing room areas. NO outside chairs allowed.

Accessible seating is also available.

VIP Admission Includes:

Limited VIP seating in prime viewing area (along the start straightaway and into turn 1), and dedicated line at the bar.

Entrance to the venue:

The doors to the event are on the inner portion of the building, near the famous rotunda.

For parking and public transportation information, visit SFMTA websites:

Short Term Parking Permits: https://www.sfmta.com/sites/default/files/reports-and-documents/2017/09/rpp_temp_permit_app_fy18_eng_v5.pdf

Public Transportation: https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around-san-francisco

BAD events at the Palace of the Fine Arts Venue are ADA accessible.

After party hosted by Silver Cloud Restaurant and Bar in San Francisco

Questions? Please email events@bayareaderby.com





July 13th, 2019 Bay Area Derby Live Stream

The Berkeley Resistance are charging across the East Bay to do battle with the San Francisco ShEvil Dead in an epic show of endurance, skill and strategy!

The #20ShineTeen season is winding down, and the August Championship bout looms large on all teams’ horizons. Which two teams will be contenders for the golden trophy? Hopes are still alive for both the ShEvil Dead and the Resistance. Who will continue on and claim the title of Champions? Only the results of this game will tell!

July Officiating Clinic

Do you like roller derby, but haven’t been sure how to get involved? Or are you already involved in roller derby at a beginner level and want to take your knowledge of the game to the next level? Join us for this Beginner Clinic to learn the foundations of roller derby officiating. Not sure what an official is or does? This is a perfect event to learn.

The clinic will take place from 10am-4pm, Sunday July 28th at BAD HQ with a one hour independent lunch break. An optional scrimmage to get more hands on experience will be available after the clinic.

This clinic will cover:

  • The Rules: a quick jumpstart overview
  • Officiating Roles: whatchy’all doing out there?
  • Officiating Paperwork: for those who love it and those who don’t
  • The Derbyverse: league membership and beyond

And More™!

Summer Skate Camps

Skate Like a Girl

Summer is the perfect time to discover a new hobby! Join people of all ages and genders and find your passion through our Bay Area Derby and Skate Like a Girl SF Summer Skate Camps!

Throughout the summer, SLAG is hosting numerous full-day and half-day camps for kids (ages 6-12), teens and adults! In addition to skateboarding camps, you can learn QUAD roller skating in our week 4 camp at the end of July. Why walk when you could roll?

Check out SLAG’s website for more information or the form below for camp times, dates, scholarship information and how to request loaner gear! Take your first step and fill out the interest form: https://form.jotform.com/90655207937161

Get out of the house and onto eight wheels!

2019 GAME 2 Recap: Oakland Outlaws vs. Berkeley Resistance

The second bout of Bay Area Derby’s 2019 season saw the Berkeley Resistance, armed with a fresh roster of new faces amongst longtime teammates, take on the Oakland Outlaws, the 2018 Champs and season opener winners. With teams this evenly matched, it was anyone’s game. The buzzing energy of the crowd gave way to rousing cheers that rang through the Palace of Fine Arts as the skaters took to the track, with everyone excited to see how these teams would compete and who would take home the win.

The first jam pitted Oakland’s Legs//Cité against Berkeley’s newly-transferred Kate Silver, who made her new teammates proud with a two-pronged attack of hard hitting and strategic footwork to push her way to lead jammer status. Slam Chowder was up next and gained lead for her team again with some well-placed hits to clear her path through the pack. The next lineup of blockers, each determined not to give up any points, pushed both jammers backwards once the whistle blew. Berkeley’s Big Perm broke away to land several quick, hard hits on the opposing blockers, and created just enough space for the lightning-quick jammer Hell or High to dart through and take the lead. Berkeley jammer Harmageddon continued Berkeley’s streak with a soaring apex jump, but received a penalty when her skate grazed the inside of the track upon landing. This gave Oakland jammer Blood, Sweat, and Ears the opportunity to score the first points of the game for their team.

Oakland continued to catch up with Berkeley during the remainder of the first half, switching to more deliberate offense once an opposing jammer had been caught by a wall of Oakland blockers – among them the impenetrable Hieronymus Bash, Ripley Effect, and Lethally Blonde. Veteran skaters Grim Reeba, Esteemed Bun Bun and Eris Jordan, along with brand-new Outlaw Maya, all found opportunities to break up even the most powerful Berkeley formations. The first strategic star passes of the game came from Berkeley to pivots Red Card and The Boonvillain, who each took their jammer’s helmet cover and raced off to start scoring points. By the end of the first half, Oakland led 71-45.

The second half saw a breakout-success power jam for first-time Oakland jammer Peter Panic, who drew roars from the crowd as they racked up points for their team. Berkeley responded by upping offensive moves from Dixie Did It, Red Card and Knockout, while tightening up their defensive play with HOS, Missy Misdemeanor, Psi, and Attila the Hut locking together to create obstacles that even the strongest Oakland jammers had trouble breaking through – although sneaky ones like Snatch managed to dash around on the outside line. Both teams continued to fight head to head with Oakland eventually pulling away and ending with a well-deserved win, 178 – 118.

Bay Area teams return to the Palace of Fine Arts on July 13th, with the Resistance taking on the San Francisco ShEvil Dead. It’s not too soon to grab your tickets and see who will emerge victorious!

FINAL SCORE
Oakland Outlaws: 178
Berkeley Resistance: 118

Photography by Mark Nockleby.

2019 Summer Reckless Beginner Skate Camp

Bay Area Derby presents Reckless Skate Camp, a progressive skating clinic aimed at getting beginner skaters ready for entry-level roller derby starting July 9, 2019 and running through August 17th, inclusive of and optional tryout for the league on August 17, 2019.

During classes, we will teach a structured agenda starting from the very beginner level skills and building up to the minimum skills required to join a roller derby league as a new skater with the goal of preparing skaters for league tryouts.

The Bay Area Derby Reckless Skate Camp is geared towards beginner skaters who want to skate in a flat track roller derby environment. We’ll break down the basics of proper derby stance, work on building muscles to maintain that stance, stopping techniques, fluid movement on the track, laterals, jumping and weaving. The latter part of the classes will focus on partner and pack work as well as game aspects, including blocking and hitting.

  • Tuesday 7/9 6:30-8PM
  • Saturday 7/13 9-11AM
  • Tuesday 7/16 6:30-8PM
  • Saturday 7/20 9-11AM
  • Tuesday 7/23 6:30-8PM
  • Saturday 7/27 9-11AM
  • Tuesday 7/30 6:30-8PM
  • Saturday 8/3 9-11AM
  • Tuesday 8/6 6:30-8PM
  • Saturday 8/10 9-11AM
  • Tuesday 8/13 6:30-8PM

Saturday 8/17 9-11 AM TRYOUT

WHAT TO EXPECT

Open to female-identifying and gender non-binary individuals who are at least 18 years old, and interested in learning how to play flat track roller derby under the WFTDA ruleset. You must have a basic ability to:

  • balance/roll on skates with no outside assistance
  • stay active for up to two hours at a time
  • exert yourself physically and mentally throughout the session

Attendance at every session is not required but highly encouraged, as each class builds upon the previous one. No refunds will be given, including for missed sessions or drop-outs. We are limiting the camp to 35 skaters in order to provide each participant quality instruction and individual feedback.

Register today to save your spot!

Please arrive 15 minutes before sessions to gear up and warm up. Bring sneakers.

PRICING
Skate Camp Pass $199

Skate Camp Pass holders may also attend Sunday’s Dudes practice and Friday Open Skate for free throughout July and August.

REQUIRED GEAR

  • Quad roller derby skates with appropriate indoor wheels
  • Protective gear (helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, and knee pads)
  • Well-fitting mouthguard

Skates and protective gear (aside from mouthguard) are possible to borrow at our practice venue each session on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot guarantee your size or quality of equipment. We highly recommend purchasing your own protective gear for cleanliness and safety. You MUST provide your own mouthguard.

Quad Republic Skate Co. (https://www.quadrepublicskateco.com/) is a skate shop located onsite and is able to help with any equipment needs. They are offering a 10% discount to Reckless Camp participants.

Questions? Email recklesscamp@bayareaderby.com

We’ll see you on the track!

BAD and Frameline43 Present: “Océan” & “Gender Derby”

Frameline43

Bay Area Derby is proud to co-present two films with Frameline43’s San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival!  Please join us in celebrating these unique stories!

“Océan” & “Gender Derby”

Total Running Time: 86 min

In French and English with English subtitles

Thursday, June 27 at the Landmark Theaters Piedmont at 7PM

This exciting pair of French DIY episodics explore gender and activism in the arenas of sports and filmmaking. In Océan, we follow Parisian activist and filmmaker Océan as he travels to San Francisco to promote Kiss Me! at Frameline after coming out as trans. In Gender Derby, meet non-binary artist and roller derby star Jasmin and their friends as they discuss and celebrate their community on and off the track.

https://www.frameline.org/festival/film-guide/ocean-and-gender-derby

Bay Area All Stars 2019 Private Training Sessions

Bay Area Derby All Stars Private Training

Ready to step up your game?  BAD All Stars are here to help!  Are you interested in derby skills for yourself or your team? Or learning how to train off-skates or shred the ramps? We have trainers to fit all of your needs!

Available Trainers:

  • Brawllen Angel (derby skills, off-skates workouts, ramp skating)
  • Big Perm (derby skills, blocking)
  • Blood, Sweat, & Ears (jammer skills)
  • Bun (derby skills, blocking)
  • Eva Menace (derby skills, off-skates workouts)
  • HOS (basic beginner skills, stops and lateral movement)
  • Kate Silver (off-skates workouts)
  • K.O. (stops, blocking, stride, backwards skating)
  • Legs//Cité (derby skills)
  • Neuralize HER (derby skills, off-skates workouts)
  • Stef Mainey (derby skills, off-skates workouts)

Pricing:

  • Single session- $50

Bundles (buy more than one lesson, for a discount):

  • 2 for 90 ($10 off, $45 each)
  • 3 for 120 ($30 off, $40 each)
  • 4 for 140 ($60 off, $35 each)

Please contact Ripley (ripley@bayareaderby.com) or HOS (hos@bayareaderby.com) for more details or fill out the Interest Form.  

Roller Derby Game 3: San Francisco ShEvil Dead vs. The Berkeley Resistance

Date: July 13, 2019
Where: The Palace of the Fine Arts
Cost: $20 – $30
Doors open: 5:00 PM
Game starts: 7:00 PM

The Berkeley Resistance are charging across the East Bay to do battle with the San Francisco ShEvil Dead in an epic show of endurance, skill and strategy!

The #20ShineTeen season is winding down, and the August Championship bout looms large on all teams’ horizons. Which two teams will be contenders for the golden trophy? Hopes are still alive for both the ShEvil Dead and the Resistance. Who will continue on and claim the title of Champions? Only the results of this game will tell!

Where: The Palace of the Fine Arts Venue
When: July 13, 2019
Doors Open: 5:00 PM
First Whistle: 7:00 PM
General Admission: $20 (Kids 7 and under free)
VIP Admission: $30

Outside food and alcohol are not permitted but there will be food, beverages and alcohol available for purchase. Bars are cash only. There is an ATM on site.

General admission includes:

Bleachers, floor trackside seating (bring blankets, pillows, support cushions), and standing room areas. NO outside chairs allowed.

Accessible seating is also available.

VIP Admission Includes:

Limited VIP seating in prime viewing area (along the start straightaway and into turn 1), and dedicated line at the bar.

Entrance to the venue:

The doors to the event are on the inner portion of the building, near the famous rotunda.

For parking and public transportation information, visit SFMTA websites:

Short Term Parking Permits: https://www.sfmta.com/sites/default/files/reports-and-documents/2017/09/rpp_temp_permit_app_fy18_eng_v5.pdf

Public Transportation: https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around-san-francisco

BAD events at the Palace of the Fine Arts Venue are ADA accessible.

After party hosted by Silver Cloud Restaurant and Bar in San Francisco

Questions? Please email events@bayareaderby.com