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Ithaca League of Women Rollers http://www.ithacarollerderby.com home of the SufferJets & BlueStockings Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:19:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 2015 Junior Rollers – First Bout January 18 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/2015-junior-rollers-first-bout/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/2015-junior-rollers-first-bout/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:14:26 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4673 After a very successful fall session the initial rosters for the Title IXs and Seneca Dolls have been set. We are so pleased with our talented, dedicated, and hardworking juniors.

We also excited to announce the first bout of the 2015 season. The ILJR Title IXs will play in Buffalo against the Queen City junior rollers.

The bout starts in Buffalo on Saturday, January 18 at 5:30pm at the Rainbow Rink.

We’ll post more details as we get them!

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Junior Rollers Winter 2015 Session Begins January 6 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/junior-rollers-winter-2015-session-begins-january-6/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/junior-rollers-winter-2015-session-begins-january-6/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:05:34 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4668 Ithaca League of Junior Rollers

The Ithaca League of Junior Rollers Winter 2015 session starts on January 6!

The Winter 2015 Session is open to experienced derby skaters only.  No new skaters will be accepted unless they are experienced transfer skaters.

DATES: January 6 – March 26

LOCATION: ILWR/ILJR Training Space: East Shore Drive, Lansing

TIMES: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00- 7:30 pm

DUES: Session Fee $90*

INSURANCE: Mandatory accident insurance is required for each skater per calendar year (fee is $35/year).

Current Coaches: Fanny, Con, Bento, Taco, and Riot

GEAR: Skaters must have: mouthguard, helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, and skates. More info. (The ILJR has a limited supply of loaner gear in some sizes – available on a first come, first served basis.) More info.


  1. Please fill out our online registration form:
 Register Here
  2. Then return here to the ILJR website and pay the fees via Paypal:



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New skaters: Apply for an ILWR Scholarship http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/new-skaters-apply-for-an-ilwr-scholarship/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/new-skaters-apply-for-an-ilwr-scholarship/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:59:43 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4637 Thinking of giving roller derby a try?

Worried about the cost?

We have a solution for you!

The Ithaca League of Women’s Rollers was awarded a grant from The Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund to help make it possible for YOU to join us! ILWR is proud to announce we have two financial aid scholarships available for two new adult skaters for the 2014-2015 season!

All interested applicants are encouraged to apply. Skater’s interest and well as financial need will be considered when evaluating applications. Two (2) skaters will receive $1250 each to help offset the cost of joining ILWR. See our recruitment and training page for more info about joining.

Low income, people of color, queer and gender non-conforming individuals are encouraged to apply. Deadline for submissions is November 10th, 2014. Please email finance@ithacarollerderby.com for more information.

>>Download an application

We look forward to hearing from you!

Have more questions? See our FAQ below.

  • What funds are available?

    Participation Dues: 600 Travel related: 100 Gear: 550 Total: 1250

  • How many people will be awarded the scholarship?


  • Who is Eligible?

    Any female-identified persons 18 years or older committed to joining the Ithaca League of Women Rollers as an active skater and league member. No previous experience required; a one-year commitment to the sport and league is required. Low-income, people of color, queer/non-confirming individuals are strongly encouraged to apply!


    The commitment includes:

    • Attending two to three practices a week

    • Active committee participation and fulfillment of associated duties required of all league members

    • Opportunity to assist with sponsorship, marketing and fundraising if interested (business development)

  • How will the money be awarded (aka will I have to pay for derby expenses up-front)?

    Nope! The finance committee will work with you to purchase your gear directly, so you will not incur up-front expenses. Travel money will be dispensed on a bi-monthly basis directly to you to help offset gas/general travel costs. Participation dues will be administered by the finance committee as well.

  • What happens if I’m unable to fulfill my scholarship commitments? (I have to leave mid-year for example)

    If you have already received roller derby gear/equipment on behalf of the scholarship and you are no longer able to attend practices and carry-out committee responsibilities, your gear must be returned for to the ILWR for future use. If you ARE able to actively participate for the full year, the gear and equipment is yours to keep! Additionally, no further travel reimbursements will be dispensed once you have stopped fulfilling your scholarship commitments.

  • Will people know I received the scholarship?

    It’s entirely up to you. Let us know what you’re most comfortable with and we’re happy to uphold that request (we can keep it anonymous if you prefer).

  • When will scholarship recipients be notified?

    On November 14, 2014.

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Now Recruiting! http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/now-recruiting-2/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/now-recruiting-2/#comments Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:38:48 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4596 The Ithaca League of Women Rollers is opening recruitment for the 2015 season!

Learn to skate and play roller derby!
Interested in finding out what it takes to play roller derby? Attend our open house and recruitment night!

You’ll be able to check out our practice space and find out all about the skills you’ll learn and our training schedule. All women over 18 are welcome and no commitment or equipment is required at this time! Come, bring a friend, ask questions, and get ready to change your life!

Open House: October 13th and 20th, 7:30pm.
Freshmeat training starts October 14th.

No experience necessary!!
Gear and skate rental available!

Are there any scholarships available?

Yes, there are scholarships available for two new skaters. See our scholarship page for more info.

For more information visit our recruitment page.

Location: 2073 E. Shore Dr.

2015 Ithaca Roller Derby Recruitment

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Home Side 4 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/home-side-4/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/home-side-4/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:47:52 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4629 Join us Oct-Dec 2014

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Ithaca vs. New York City Roller Derby http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/oct-4-ithaca-vs-new-york-city-roller-derby/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/oct-4-ithaca-vs-new-york-city-roller-derby/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:30:33 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4603 On Saturday, October 4, 2014, the Ithaca League of Women Rollers will bring you the final game of their 2014 season.

Don’t miss your last chance this year to cheer on the SufferJets as they take on New York City’s Grand Central Terminators. The SJs have given their all to rise in the WFTDA rankings to #73 this season and they are ready to roll into Cass Park for one more win. The fall temperature might be dropping but the competition will be heating up and the SufferJets will keep you warm with blood pumping action.

A portion of the proceeds from the bout will go to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ithaca & Tompkins County, Big Brothers Big Sister’s very own Program Director, Joe Gibson, will be singing the national anthem!

ROLL FOR KID’S SAKE: Big Brothers Big Sisters & Ithaca League of Women Rollers

Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10am-Noon

  • Before the bout come out for a fun roller skating party with League members
  • Bring your Little, bring your friends. Admission is $5 at the door, but program participants get in free!
  • This event is in collaboration with the Ithaca League of Women Rollers!

BOUT DETAILS: SufferJets vs. Grand Central Terminators

Saturday, October 4, 2014, doors at 6PM, game at 7PM

  • Location: Cass Park Rink, 701 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca, NY
  • Tickets: $8 in advance $10 at the door, 13-17 $5, 12 and under free
  • Advanced tickets can be purchased via:
  • Ithaca CarShare members may display their key fob for $2 off door admission.
  • 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.

Join our facebook event!

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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

Tell your friends! >>Share our facebook event.

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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