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Ithaca League of Women Rollers http://www.ithacarollerderby.com home of the SufferJets & BlueStockings Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:44:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Meet Thistle Thrasher! http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/meet-thistle-thrasher/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/meet-thistle-thrasher/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:41:56 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4590

Thrash began her derby career with the Babe City Rollers of Minnesota in 2011, and joined up with us this past winter. She loves a good derby workout, and the post-practice bliss that follows an intense session. Thrash is a huge fan of the outdoors, and spends a lot of her time canoeing, kayaking, hiking and running. She’s even seen a grizzly bear in the wilds of Canada! Thrash also dedicates some of her time to local radio and grassroots community organizing in Ithaca.

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Join Junior Roller Derby & Choose a Kick Ass Name http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/join-junior-roller-derby-and-choose-a-kick-ass-name/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/join-junior-roller-derby-and-choose-a-kick-ass-name/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:42:18 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=1081 Step right up, don’t be shy!!!

Check out our latest session starting October 7,  and get more info here: http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/iljr/

Next start thinking of your derby name! A derby name is sort of like having a super power. Check out these cool names: Daisy Jukes, Racing Rainbow, Riptide, Zebra Muscle, Rosa Sparks. Cookie Crumble, Smarty Pants, Snot Rocket Science, Scald Eagle, Smack ‘n Cheese. Got a great name? Awesome, we can’t wait to hear it!

Questions? juniorderby@ithacarollerderby.com

Now on Facebook!

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BlueStockings Home Bout – September 13 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/bluestockings-home-bout-september-13/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/bluestockings-home-bout-september-13/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:48:00 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4549 Ithaca Skaters take on Canada in International Derby Bout!

Catch them while they’re hot! Fresh off a 3 bout winning streak, the Ithaca BlueStockings will go for victory #4 in this cross-border bout against the Rideau Valley Sirens from Ottawa, ON. The BlueStockings have been skating hard and are ready to bring an exciting game to their hometown crowd. Don’t miss the last bout of their 2014 season and end your summer with a bang!

A portion of the proceeds from the bout will go to benefit the Family Reading Partnership. Bring a gently used children’s book for the Bright Red Bookshelf and receive $2 off your admission!


Ithaca Roller Derby Bout - Advance Tickets

• Roll on over to our after party at The Dock (formerly Castaways), located at 415 Taughannock Blvd.

Saturday, October 4, 2014 – SufferJets vs. Garden State Ironbound Maidens

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Ithaca Roller Derby Chicken BBQ – Sat. Aug. 9 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/ithaca-roller-derby-chicken-bbq-aug-9/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/ithaca-roller-derby-chicken-bbq-aug-9/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:00:06 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4515

The Ithaca League of Women Rollers will be serving up chicken BBQ with all the fixin’s on Saturday, August 9th from 10:00AM until the chicken has flown the coop in the parking lot of Aaron’s at 363 Elmira Road.

The proceeds from this fundraiser will help ILWR and all its skaters from the Ithaca community continue to play the game they love and represent the city they love both at home and away. Come chat with the athletes, learn more about roller derby and fuel up with a delicious plate of Que!

So don’t be a chicken, just come eat some!

Saturday, August 9, from 10:00am

In the parking lot at Aaron’s Sales and Lease-Ithaca
363 Elmira Rd, Ithaca, New York 14850

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And don’t forget our upcoming home bouts!

September 13 – BlueStockings vs. Rideau Valley Sirens
October 4 – SufferJets vs. Garden State Ironbound Maidens

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Ithaca vs. Syracuse Roller Derby – August 2nd http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/ithaca-vs-syracuse-roller-derby-august-2nd/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/ithaca-vs-syracuse-roller-derby-august-2nd/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:09:39 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4528 Come watch the Ithaca SufferJets take on upstate rivals Syracuse’s Assault Squad!

On Saturday, August 2, 2014, the Ithaca League of Women Rollers will bring you the second SufferJets game of the 2014 season.

“Brace yourselves for this intense matchup of teams that have been meeting on the track since 2008!” said retired SufferJets skater Chairman Meow.

The SufferJets are currently ranked by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) at 73, and are enjoying a stronger than ever year as they work to climb the division 2 rankings. The Assault City Roller Derby’s travel team is the Assault Squad and WFTDA-ranked at 120.

A portion of the proceeds from the bout will go to benefit Hospicare. Hospicare provides hospice care for people of any age with any terminal diagnosis.


  • Bleacher seating available or bring your own cushion or chair to sit trackside!
  • Roll on over to our after party at The Dock (formerly Castaways), located at 415 Taughannock Blvd.

Sat., Sept 13, 2014 – BlueStockings vs. Rideau Valley Sirens
Sat., Oct 4, 2014 – SufferJets vs. Garden State Ironbound Maidens

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Friday Night Roller Fever at Cass Park Rink http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/friday-night-roller-fever-at-cass-park-rink/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/friday-night-roller-fever-at-cass-park-rink/#comments Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:37:09 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4510 Roll the evening away in this fun public skate for all ages.

Roller Skate for Youthful Spritis

Family Fun Nights are 7-9pm at Cass Park Rink:
June 20, July 18, August 15 and September 19

Fees: Skate Fee: $7 per person, includes skate rental. $5 if you have your own skates.

Program Location:
Cass Park
701 Taughannock Blvd

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2014 ILWR Sponsors http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/2014-ilwr-sponsors/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/2014-ilwr-sponsors/#comments Sat, 24 May 2014 12:22:31 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4498 Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors! We couldn’t do this without you! Support businesses that support roller derby, we do!

thedock80x80 Hosting the After Parties following all home bouts in Cass Park Rink, Ithaca!The Dock 415 Taughannock Blvd | Ithaca
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Gorges Promoting healthy sexuality and reproductive choice through exceptional services, honest education, and fearless advocacy. Proud to sponsor Ithaca’s roller derby gals! • 607.273.1513 • Planned Parenthood
Medusa Tattoo Offering high quality custom tattoos in Ithaca, NY. (607) 277-4474 | Medusa Tattoo
Be Well Acupuncture and Herbs

Be Well Acupuncture and Herbs is proud to be the official acupuncturist of ILWR!
• Aileen Boyd LAc., MSAom •

ithacatogo Offering food delivery and catering through online ordering or calling 607-216-9310 | Ithaca-to-Go
Linda Santos of Warren Real Estate Linda Santos is Ithaca’s Real Estate Agent of Choice for all your Real Estate Needs! Serving Tompkins and surrounding counties, she is available for all your calls and referrals about Ithaca Real Estate.Linda Santos of Warren Real Estate
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Ithaca Roller Derby hosts Upstate Rivals Syracuse – June 7 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/ithaca-roller-derby-hosts-upstate-rivals-syracuse-june-7/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/ithaca-roller-derby-hosts-upstate-rivals-syracuse-june-7/#comments Thu, 22 May 2014 19:24:14 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4475 BlueStockings Ithaca Roller Derby June 7

Don’t miss this upstate rivalry! In their fifth bout of the 2014 season the Ithaca BlueStockings will take on their neighbors to the north, the Syracuse Assault City Battery Brigade. The Blues are up for the challenge against the Battery Brigade, whose season is off to a strong start, winning 2 out of 3 bouts.

With a roster of seasoned rollers and eager newcomers the Blues have an itch in their stockings to win this bout for their hometown crowd. Whether you’re a longtime fan or new to the world of derby you won’t want to miss these fierce ladies defend their gorges town!

The skaters are rolling to help end senior hunger, raising money for Meals on Wheels.

Win great prizes! Buy a duck to chuck and win derby merch, gift certificates and more. And don’t miss the Ithaca League of Junior Rollers intraleague scrimmage at halftime. These girls may look small but watch out, they know how to roll!

Join us on Saturday, June 7th!
Doors open at 6:00 PM and the game starts at 7:00PM. You can find the action at Cass Park Rink, 701 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca, NY.

Roll on over to our after party at The Dock (formerly Castaways), located at 415 Taughannock Blvd.

Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the door, 13-17 $5, 12 and under free!
>>Buy tickets for ILWR BlueStockings vs. ACRD Battery Brigade
Tickets are also available at the door on bout day.

We are thrilled to donate a portion of the bout’s proceeds to the Ithaca Foodnet Meals on Wheels.

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Ithaca Roller Derby Season Opener – May 10 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/ithaca-roller-derby-season-opener-may-10/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/ithaca-roller-derby-season-opener-may-10/#comments Fri, 09 May 2014 13:42:57 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4294 Ithaca Roller Derby Season Opener - May 10

The Ithaca League of Women Rollers is hosting the opening game of their seventh season at Cass Park Rink on Saturday, May 10th. In a double-header evening, the BlueStockings will face off against the Yankee Brutals of the Connecticut Roller Girls followed by the SufferJets taking on the Lake Effect Furies of Buffalo’s Queen City Roller Girls.

Don’t miss out on this hometown roller derby bout as high-flying action, a roaring crowd and serious competition will bring out the best on the track. Come for the smash-ups, but stay for the serious heart-thumping, fast paced, amazing strategy and skilled skating prowess.

Currently ranked 79, the SufferJets last played the Lake Effect Furies, ranked at 50, in 2013. The Furies took the win by 66 points. But the SufferJets have been working hard, and are looking for payback on the track!

The action takes place at Cass Park rink on Saturday, May 10, at Cass Park Rink on 701 Taughannock Blvd., in Ithaca. Doors open at 5:00 PM and first whistle is at 6:00PM.

Everyone is invited to the after party at The Dock (formerly Castaways), located at 415 Taughannock Blvd.

A portion of the bout’s proceeds will be given to the Ithaca Children’s Garden.

Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the door, 13-17 $5, 12 and under free

>>Buy 5 bouts for the price of 4: 2014 Ithaca League of Women Rollers Season Passes

>>Get advance tickets for May 10!

Tickets are also available at the door on bout day.

Join our Facebook Event & spread the word.  

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Ithaca Junior Rollers Host First International Derby Games 5/3 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/ithaca-junior-rollers-host-first-international-derby-games/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/ithaca-junior-rollers-host-first-international-derby-games/#comments Sat, 03 May 2014 13:00:40 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4248 Ithaca Junior Rollers Host First International Derby Games 5/3

In their debut as a member of the Junior Roller Derby Association (JRDA), the Ithaca League of Junior Rollers (ILJR), ages 8-17, are hosting their very own double-header on Saturday, May 3rd. Both junior teams, the Seneca Dolls and the Title IXs, will be taking to the track for two full-length games in a thrilling match up against Canada’s Toronto Junior Rollers.

This historic debut of our junior rollers in their own event will be held at Cass Park Rink, located at 701 Taughannock Blvd., with doors opening at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 3rd. Game one starts at 4:00 pm and features Ithaca’s Seneca Dolls versus Toronto’s Whipper Snappers. Game two begins at 6:00 pm and features Ithaca’s Title IXs versus Toronto’s Torontosaurus Wrex.

“These bouts are going to be full of action-packed entertainment and family fun. Our juniors have been training hard, and are looking forward to these two exciting matchups!” said Coach Contagious.

Free admission! Donations will be gratefully accepted at the door. All proceeds will go towards ILJR and their uniform costs and travel costs. This event is made possible through the generous support of the City Federation of Women’s Organizations from the Women Building Community Grant.

>>Join the event on Facebook and spread the word!

Bout Date: Saturday, May 3rd
Time: Doors at 3:00PM, Whistle at 4:00PM, Second bout at 6:00
Location: Cass Park Rink – 701 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca, NY
Game 1: Ithaca Seneca Dolls v. Toronto Whipper Snappers
Game 2: Ithaca Title IXs v. Torontosaurus Wrex

Now in their 5th season, the Ithaca League of Junior Rollers range from first-year skaters to four-year veterans starting their 5th season. The juniors have been rolling since 2010, and 2014 is their biggest and busiest year yet with home games and travel games planned over the summer.

The athletes of ILJR are strong and motivated young women who train hard, respect their teammates, and love the sport of roller derby. Junior skaters, ages 8-17, learn powerful skating skills, build fitness, and enjoy a fun, confidence-building team experience in a supervised, competitive league structure.

2014 ILJR Schedule
May 3 Double Header against Toronto at Cass Park
June 7 Intra-league Half-time bout at Cass Park
June 28 Away game in Buffalo

This event is made possible through the generous support of the City Federation of Women’s Organizations from the Women Building Community Grant.

Ithaca League of Junior Rollers Home Game May 3, 2014

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