2020 Bay Area Derby Season Opener: Battle of the Bays

Bay Area Derby’s 2020 season opens with a fresh fight between the ruthless Oakland Outlaws and the terrifying ShEvil Dead in an epic BATTLE OF THE BAYS. Last year Oakland walked away with the championship trophy, scoring a win for the East Bay. But ShEvil is scheming to upturn the Outlaws’ winning and snatch a victory for San Francisco! Will Oakland remain undefeated, or will the ShEvil zombies break their walls and their shriveled hearts? ONLY ONE CAN WIN!

Where: Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA
When: Sunday February 16th, 2020
Doors Open: 5 PM
Game: 7 PM
General Admission: $18 (Kids 7 and under free)
VIP Admission: $30

General admission includes:  Floor trackside seating: bring blankets, pillows, support cushions, or soft back chairs. NO hard back 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.

There will our traditional mid-game raffle, and Bay Area Derby official merchandise available for purchase.

Outside food and alcohol are not permitted but there will be food trucks, beverages and alcohol available for purchase (with all proceeds from drinks sales going to Bay Area Derby!).

***Bars accept cash or card. There is an ATM on site.***

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Bay Area Derby Live Stream – ShEvil Dead vs Outlaws – 2/16/2020

Won’t make it to Fort Mason for the all the action? We’ve got you covered. Catch the first game of the 2020 season TODAY, February 16th on live stream. In this evening’s EPIC Battle of the Bays, the Oakland Outlaws take on San Francisco Shevil Dead at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion. Video coverage will begin at 7pm, at first whistle.  

With a new year, comes new teammates, new strategies and in the end, new champions. Don’t miss a second of it.

2020 Reckless Skate Camps Announced

Reckless Rollers Skate Camp is a progressive skating clinic aimed at getting beginner skaters ready for entry-level roller derby. Below are some important details to get you started

We are excited to announce two camps for the 2020 season! July 20th- September 12th, 2020 and September 28th- November 21st, 2020. Each camp will hold practices on Monday 7-9pm and Saturday 10am-12pm. On the last Saturday of each camp BAD will hold league tryouts, which are included in your camp package, giving you the opportunity to show us all that you’ve learned and continue on your journey to join our league.

During practices, BAD Reckless Roller Coaches will teach a structured agenda starting from the very beginner level skills and building up to the minimum skills required to join a WFTDA roller derby league. This camp works to prepare new skaters for league tryouts.

The Bay Area Derby Reckless Skate Camp will teach you the basics of the flat track roller derby environment. We’ll break down essential skills, such as proper derby stance, stopping techniques, fluid movement on the track, laterals, jumping and weaving. During class, we will also focus on essential aspects of the game, including partner and pack work, blocking and hitting.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Open to women and gender expansive people who are at least 18 years old, and interested in learning how to play flat track roller derby under the WFTDA ruleset. Before you begin camp, you must be able 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 40 skaters in order to provide each participant quality instruction and individual feedback. Register today to save your spot!

We encourage new skaters to join the Reckless Rollers Facebook group to connect with other skaters currently enrolled in the program, as well as to stay up to date about any potential Friday open skate cancellation.

PRICING

Skate Camp Pass $199

Skate Camp Pass holders may attend Sunday BAD Dudes practice and Friday Open Skate for free for the duration of the skate camp. You’ll also have access to the BAD Tryouts immediately following the camp.

REQUIRED GEAR

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

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.

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

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

Questions? Email recklesscamp@bayareaderby.com

2020 RECKLESS ROLLERS CAMPS

Film Screening: Derby Crazy Love

Join us as we celebrate Women’s History Month with an insider’s view of the adrenaline-filled world of women’s roller derby followed by a post-film discussion with Bay Area Derby team members.

DERBY CRAZY LOVE accompanies Montreal’s top team, New Skids on the Block, on its exhilarating journey to regional championships, where they face off in a pitched battle against U.K. powerhouse, London Rollergirls, and reigning world champions, New York’s Gotham Girls. Deftly tackling issues of masculinity, femininity, aggression, body image, queer identity and gender norms, this fast-paced yet reflective film captures the spirit of community, inclusiveness, and sisterhood at roller derby’s core today. Directed by Maya Gallus and Justine Pimlott, of Red Queen Productions

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Bay Area Derby, Northern California’s premier women’s flat-track roller derby league. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/193498808690620/

Gold Nuggets Junior Roller Derby Clinic – 2/16/2020

Excited about skating? Want to delve into the world of roller derby!? Now is the time! Experience high level training from some of Bay Area Derby’s finest skaters. Skater passes include 3 hours of on skates training each day plus free admission to our adult home team game on 2/16. This training will focus on skills and group work for beginners, and skaters will be grouped based on age and previous skating experience. Participation in contact drills will depend on each skater’s previous experience and their comfort executing basic roller derby skills. For those not ready for contact, alternate skill drills will be available! 

The Gold Nugget Clinic is intended for youth skaters who are 7 – 17. You don’t have to have roller derby experience to participate but you do have to be able to skate by yourself and have all required protective gear.

Skater participants are encouraged to assess their own skill level. BAD recommends using the following guidelines:

  • New: You have not played roller derby but can roller skate without the assistance of anyone or anything.
  • Beginner: You have passed JRDA minimum skills, have skated in some scrimmages and/or games, still have a lot to learn on and off the track but are excited for new challenges.  
  • Intermediate: You have passed JRDA minimum skills, can confidently skate and scrimmage, may be on your league’s B-team but are looking to progress to the next level.
  • Advanced: You have passed JRDA minimum skills, can skate confidently forwards and backwards and are on your league’s A-team.

If you need skates and protective gear (helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, & mouth guard) visit Quad Republic Skate Co. online or at 9925 San Pablo Ave in El Cerrito – a Bay Area based skate shop run by our very own Brawllen Angel and Stef Mainey.

For more details and participation requirements, please visit the ticket site.

SCHEDULE

Sunday February 16 || 2-5 PM

PRICING*

Single Day: Skater Pass $50

QUESTIONS?E-mail juniors@bayareaderby.com.

BAD Beginner Officiating Clinic – 2/22/2020

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.

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

DETAILS

The clinic will take place from 10am-5pm on February 22, 2020 at BAD HQ (2635 Peralta St., Oakland) with a one hour independent lunch break.

The cost of the clinic is $40 and is free to league members. Please RSVP via Wellness Living. Visit our Officials Page for additional information on officiating with BAD.

See you there!

Acknowledging Indigenous Erasure: Bay Area Derby Contributes to Shuumi Land Tax

Bay Area Derby strives to respect and value all members of our community. In that spirit, we wish to acknowledge that we occupy the land of the Ramaytush and Chochenyo Ohlone. We recognize the exclusion and erasure of indigenous peoples; to contribute to the repair of this injustice, BAD will be paying a Shuumi Land Tax to support the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, which works to restore portions of Ohlone territory to Ohlone stewardship. While we understand that no amount of money can undo the damage that’s been done, we invite you to join us in supporting the self-determination and sovereignty of current and future Ohlone people.

For additional information, visit the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust website and the Indian People Organizing for Change website, and watch Beyond Recognition, a local film about the first women-led, urban indigenous land trust. 

Spooktacular Scrimmage 2019

Calling all basic liches, village witches and creatures full of stitches!  It’s time to get your spooky on in an afternoon of roller derby scrimmages with Bay Area Derby! 

We’ll be hosting a round robin-style scrimmage tournament with three Halloween-themed teams:

Creeptastic Creatures (green)
Jumpin’ Jack-o-Lanterns (orange)
Ghoulish Ghosts (white)

Scrimmage Details

This is a mixed level scrimmage, but you must be an active member of a roller derby league, 18 years or older, and cleared for contact/scrimmage. Teams will be sorted once registration has closed on October 13 and/or we have reached the maximum number of 16 skaters per team.

Bay Area Derby skaters will be your bench coaches for the afternoon—so no need to worry about helmet covers or support staff. Dressing in theme is encouraged (but not required) and there will be awards for the best costume!

Registration ends October 13 to give BAD staff enough time to form teams.

We will email you by October 14 to let you know what team you’re on so you can get your shirts and costumes ready!

Tentative Schedule

1:00 – 1:30: Check-in
1:30 – 1:45: Warm up/open track time for all
1:45 – 2:30: Game 1: Ghoulish Ghosts v. Jumpin’ Jack-O-Lanterns (20 minute halves)
2:30 – 2:45: 15 Min. Break
2:45 – 3:30: G2: Creeptastic Creatures v. Ghoulish Ghosts (20 minute halves)
3:30 – 3:45: 15 Min. Break
3:45 – 4:30: G3: Creeptastic Creatures v. Jumpin’ Jack-o-Lanterns (20 minute halves)
4:30 – 4:45: 15 Min. Break
4:45 – 5:30: Championship game (2 teams with the best records)
5:30 – 5:45pm: Awards, Costume contest winner, Group picture
5:45 – 6:00pm: Clean-up and goodbyes!

Questions? Email events@bayareaderby.com.

Reckless Skate Camp Fall 2019

Bay Area Derby presents Reckless Skate Camp, a progressive skating clinic aimed at getting beginner skaters ready for entry-level roller derby.

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.

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 in El Cerrito, CA 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!

SF Youth SK8 School Fall 2019

Sk8 School is a series of roller skating lessons for all gender youth (6-13 years) to progress and learn to skate smarter not harder. The program is geared for beginners.

Ages 6-13
All genders
Sunday mornings
Oct. 13 & 20, Nov. 3 & 17

4 sessions (1 hour lesson each session)

$185

Ages 6-9 yrs = 10-11am
Ages 10-13 yrs = 11am-12pm

PLEASE NOTE

This is a private facility that is not open to the public. Please do not attempt to visit/access the building outside of any official BAD or Skate Like a Girl programs. Thank you for understanding!

ARRIVAL & DROP OFF TIMES/ACCESS

If you are dropping off/pickup up please arrive at/before these times:
YOUTH SCHOOL DOORS OPEN:
9:45 am – 10:00 am (drop off / arrive)
10:45 am – 11:00 am (drop off / arrive)
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm (pick up)