Itâ€™s 2016 and the Ithaca League of Women Rollers is back for its 9th season! We can guarantee itâ€™s going to be one for the books! Look for us at the Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-off on February 6th — ask us about our league and grab a season flyer.
Winter saw a new class of Freshmeat lacing up their skates and learning the ins and outs of derby. These skaters took to the track like naturals and we are thrilled to welcome them to the league.
ILWR is also eager to announce the addition of 3 new members: our coaches! We are honored to have Coach Matt Hobbs, Coach Rollin Polanski and Coach Daddy Long Leggs dedicate their time to training our skaters and pushing us to be our best. With an enormous amount of combined roller derby knowledge and experience in strength and conditioning, skating, and coaching, we canâ€™t wait to see what they have in store for our league.
The SufferJets, ILWRâ€™s charter team, ended 2015 ranked 77th nationally. With the taste of last seasonâ€™s success fresh in their minds the SufferJets are hungry for more. This season they have their sights set on making it to the Division 2 Playoffs. The BlueStockings have an exciting season ahead as well. With 9 bouts on their schedule they will be working hard to represent Ithaca both at home and on the road. And donâ€™t miss our July 16th international doubleheader! Cheer on our juniors team, the Title IXâ€™s, as they take on Montreal.
Home season dates for 2016 are:
- May 14th (note: this bout will be held at JM McDonald Sports Complex in Cortland)
- June 25th
- July 16th
- August 20th
So mark your calendars and come out to the bouts! Cheer on the familiar faces and find a new favorite among the fresh talent. With all the style and skills these skaters have it will be hard to choose just one!
- 5/14 at JM McDonald Sports Complex, 4292 Fairgrounds Dr., Cortland, NY
- 6/25, 7/16 & 8/20 at Cass Park Rink, 701 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca, NY
- $8 in advance $10 at the door, 13-17 $5, 12 and under free