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.


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.


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.


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)


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


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!


If you are dropping off/pickup up please arrive at/before these times:
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)

Game Recap: San Francisco ShEvil Dead vs. Berkeley Resistance – July 13th, 2019

The Palace of Fine Arts was filled with roller derby fans again on the night of July 13th, with everyone eager to see the Berkeley Resistance take on the San Francisco ShEvil Dead in the third game of the season. After a neck-and-neck battle with the Oakland Outlaws in June, the Berkeley Resistance had proven themselves a fierce contender for the newly-formed ShEvil Dead.

The night was filled with hard-hitting action from the first whistle, as Berkeley’s newly-transferred jammer Beaver Mansbridge kicked it off with a 7-0 jam. Berkeley continued to rack up points during the first half with Slam Chowder, Hell or High, and Harmageddon on the jam line, and tight defensive play keeping ShEvil at bay. Formidable blockers Kate Silver, Red Card, Knockout, Psi, HOS, and Missy Misdemeanor created airtight walls to capture opposing jammers and hold them in place. When jammers started to break free from the pack, Berkeley strategically sent Big Perm to the front to catch them long enough for the rest of the Berkeley blockers to reform around them as a united, powerful wall.

ShEvil jammers Disco Brawl, Kitty Killa, and Stomping Hound all managed to pick up some points for their team during the first half, but the second half saw a quadrupling of their points as the zombies found more opportunities for strategic and offensive play. Powerhouse pivots Neuralize HER and Risky Ginger received star passes all night, taking the helmet cover to assume the jammer role and become eligible to score points. This strategy, along with offensive moves to break up Berkeley blocker formations and a tightening of defense by blockers Wicked Bruisah, Sparkle Motion, Dizaztronaut, Tequila Schatz, Lethal Lipstick and Slugga Mugga, gave ShEvil the edge to start catching up with the lead that their competitor had forged before halftime. 

After an impressive fight from both sides, it was Berkeley who came away with a sweeping victory with a final score of 238 – 41. The Berkeley Resistance and Oakland Outlaws have taken home one win each so far this season, and the final showdown between these fearsome teams is on August 24. ShEvil will face off against Peninsula Roller Derby in the first game, and you’ll want to be there to see who takes home the title of 2019 League Champions at the end of the night!

Berkeley Resistance: 238
ShEvil Dead: 41

Summer 2019 BAD Tryouts

Our second tryouts for the season are on August 17, 2019!

Open to female-identifying and gender non-binary individuals who are at least 18 years old and interested in playing flat track roller derby under the WFTDA ruleset.

You must have a basic ability to:

  • Skate comfortably and safely with others around you
  • Stay active for up to three hours at a time
  • Exert yourself physically and mentally throughout the session

Tryouts will be held at BAD HQ in West Oakland. Address will be provided upon registration.

To participate, you will need the following:

  • Registration completed & paid online in advance
  • Quad roller skates with appropriate indoor wheels=
  • Protective gear (helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, and knee pads, 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. We highly recommend purchasing your own protective gear for cleanliness and safety. You MUST provide your own mouthguard.

Questions? Email coaching@bayareaderby.com

We’ll see you on the track!

Summer of Skate B&W Scrimmage

Suns out and so are the guns and buns!  Come join BAD as we celebrate with a Summer of Skate Black and White Scrimmage on Saturday, August 3rd!

This event will feature three leveled scrimmages (the first two for beginner and intermediate skaters will last 30 minutes and the final scrimmage for advanced skaters will last 45 minutes)!  MVPs will also be awarded! Skate hard for a prize!

Skill Level:

BAD’s B&W Scrimmages are open to skaters of all genders, 18 years and older, who have passed the WFTDA minimum skills test and have scrimmage experience. Participants are encouraged to assess their own skill level.

BAD recommends using the following guidelines:

Beginner: You have passed WFTDA minimum skills, may 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 WFTDA 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 WFTDA minimum skills, can skate confidently forwards and backwards and are on your league’s A-team.
Please note that all skaters will be asked to sign a waiver upon arrival.

Schedule for the event:

  • 2:00 – 2:25 Doors open for check-in
  • 2:25 – 2:30 Split beginner skaters into black v. white, warm up
  • 2:30 – 3:00 Beginner scrimmage (30 min scrimmage)
  • 3:10 – 3:15 Split intermediate skaters into black v. white, warm up
  • 3:15 – 3:45 Intermediate scrimmage (30 min scrimmage)
  • 3:45 – 3:55 Break (and warm up for advanced skaters)
  • 3:55 – 4:00 Split advanced skaters into black v. white, warm up
  • 4:05 – 4:50 Advanced scrimmage (45 min scrimmage)

What to Bring: Both a black and a white t-shirt/jersey with your WFTDA-approved number on the back. All gear including mouthguard. All skaters will be gear checked before they skate. Numbered arm bands or a sharpie. Water bottle

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™!