Archive for June, 2011

BlueStockings Bring Home a Win!

Monday, June 20th, 2011

mvps
On Saturday, June 18, the BlueStockings traveled (many via the Ithaca Carshare sponsorship!) to Olean, NY for a bout versus Enchanted Mountain Roller Derby’s Hellbilly Heartbreakers. After losing a very early season scrimmage to the Heartbreakers this spring (167-138), the BlueStockings were anxious for a win. This was the second official bout for the BlueStockings – bringing their season record so far to 2-0. This was the fourth game for the Heartbreakers season, leaving them with a 2-2 record.

The first half was a blaze of blue as our BlueStockings did well getting lead jammer and calling off the jams before the Heartbreakers could score. By the end of the first period it was BlueStockings 97 to Heartbreakers 41.

With a 56 point lead the BlueStockings started the second half with a comfortable buffer; however they knew they had to keep up the pressure to stay ahead. The Heartbreakers offense really warmed up in the second half, successfully getting their jammers through the heavy hitting BlueStockings, and they managed to rack up 73 more points in the second half to the BlueStockings 58.

Final score BlueStockings 155, Heartbreakers 114. MVP awards went to Hurricane Katrina for jamming and Wheels McCoy for blocking for the BlueStockings and Trixie Pixie for blocking and Dali Dagger for jammer for the Hellbilly Heartbreakers.

These two teams will meet again on July 16! The Ithaca BlueStockings will be welcoming the Hellbilly Heartbreakers to Cass Park Rink in Ithaca, NY.

CinderBlockerella and Smash Register
CinderBlockerella and Smash Register brought merch!

Junior Roller Derby Session Starts July 12

Monday, June 20th, 2011

ILJR Group Photo Spring 2011

Too young to vote, but ready to roll? The Ithaca League of Women Rollers (ILWR) is bringing junior derby back to Ithaca this July. ILWR’s SufferJets and BlueStockings invite Ithaca’s newest roller girls—aged 8–12 and 13–17—to join them on the track, where they will learn powerful skating skills, build fitness, and enjoy a fun, confidence-building team experience.

The junior derby season will run from July 12 to September 10. Dues for this session are $150 and include a t-shirt. Mandatory USARS insurance is an additional $35 (unless you are a returning skater.

Skaters must provide their own skates and protective gear.

Need-based scholarships may be available. Register by July 1 to take part in Ithaca’s exciting team sport adventure. Junior derby leagues are springing up across the country. The girls play a safe, light contact game modified from adult women’s rules. Be the first on your block to become a roller derby star!

Summer 2011 session dates: July 12 – September 10 (9 weeks)

Practice Times: Tuesday & Thursday from 5:30-7:15pm

Location: Cass Park Rink (701 Taughannock Boulevard, Ithaca)

Contact: juniorderby@ithacarollerderby.com

>>Register Online<<

Showdown in O Town

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Enchanted Mtn. vs BlueStockings 6/18 – BlueStockings vs EMRD Hellbilly Heartbreakers
Doors at 6:30pm • Whistle at 730pm

There’s going to be a showdown in O Town this Saturday, June 18th at 7:30pm! Our own BlueStockings take on the Hellbilly Heartbreakers in Olean, NY.

Tickets $10 General Admission Children Under 4 free
At the door only: 10 and under $5

Tailgating starts at 2PM
Doors open @ 6:30
Whistle blows @ 7:30

The after party is at Cojones Cantina 206 W State St, Olean, NY 14760.

William O. Smith Rec Center | 551 E. State St., Olean, NY 14760
(607) 273-9211

BlueStockings on the road – June 18

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Enchanted Mtn. vs BlueStockings

There’s going to be a showdown in O Town this Saturday, June 18th at 7:30pm! Our own BlueStockings take on the Hellbilly Heartbreakers in Olean, NY.

Tickets $10 General Admission Children Under 4 free
At the door only: 10 and under $5

Tailgating starts at 2PM
Doors open @ 6:30
Whistle blows @ 7:30

William O. Smith Rec Center
551 E State St., Olean, NY 14760.

The after party is at Cojones Cantina 206 W State St, Olean, NY 14760.

SufferJets 166 – Bombers 90

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Blitzburg Bombers & SufferJets post-game 6/11/2011 photo
by Chairman Meow

The SufferJets came into the June 11 game versus SCDD’s Blitzburgh Bombers with a 1-3 season record, and after a fairly close loss to GGRD’s Wall Street Traitors last month were looking for a hometown win. After the first few jams the SufferJets held a small lead over the Bombers who worked hard to close the gap. By the end of the first period it was SufferJets 72 to Blitzburgh 55.

Emerging from the locker room for the second half the SufferJets knew they had to play a tighter defense against the Bombers. And the pack adjusted accordingly. Even when playing short with two blockers in the penalty box, star blockers CamArrow and Momo-A-Gogo were successfully holding the Bomber’s Jammer in the pack.

With SufferJets jammers hitting their stride mid-way through the second half, they had some blazing jams while the SufferJets blockers were ably shutting down the Bombers jammers and keeping a path open for their own jammer.

Final score SufferJets 166, Bombers 90. MVP awards went to CamArrow of the SufferJets and Hissy Fit of the Bombers.

An exciting game, fantastic fans, jeerleading extraordinaire, superb breakdancing by Greatest Common Factor at the half-time (er, and the afterparty too), music by Fall Creek Brass Band, DeeJaying by DJ Bob of No Radio Productions and National Anthem by Katie Marks. Our wonderful Foodnet Meals on Wheels partners held a fabulous BBQ fundraiser despite the torrential downpour. If you missed the BBQ, but would like to donate to Meals on Wheels please do so here: Foodnet. So many volunteers and sponsors made the event possible, we thank you all.

Photo linkity goodness:

Photos by Lauren Shatterbug Comly – Thank you!

Photos by Keith Thompson – Thank you!

Junior Derby Cookbook – On Sale at Wheel-a-thon 6/11

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Be sure to pick up a copy of the new Junior Derby Cookbook! Proceeds benefit the ILJR scholarship fund.

Junior Derby Cookbook!

Tantalizing, sweet, spicy and yummy – our junior derby skaters know how to whip up some good food!