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Ithaca League of Women Rollers http://www.ithacarollerderby.com home of the SufferJets & BlueStockings Mon, 21 Sep 2015 21:10:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.8 Roller Derby Season Closer – October 3 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/roller-derby-season-closer-october-3/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/roller-derby-season-closer-october-3/#comments Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:10:18 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4991 SufferJets Season Closer October 3, 2015

Don’t miss out on the last bout of the season! The SufferJets will be taking on the Grand Central Terminators of Gotham Girls Roller Derby for the showdown of the season. Doors open at 6pm and the first whistle is at 7pm.

A portion of bout proceeds will benefit One to One Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ithaca & Tompkins County.

$8 in advance at brownpapertickets.com, $10 at the door, kids 13-17 $5, kids under 12 FREE. After party is at Silky Jones in Downtown Ithaca.

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Junior Roller Derby Fall Session Starts September 29 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/junior-roller-derby-fall-session-now-enrolling/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/junior-roller-derby-fall-session-now-enrolling/#comments Fri, 11 Sep 2015 20:47:57 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4945 The Fall 2015 Session is open to both new and experienced derby skaters.  The session runs September 29-December 17.

DATES: September 29-December 17

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

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

DUES: Session Fee $90, Family discount: $10 off each skater (2 or more)

GEAR RENTAL: New bulk gear rental fee for entire session $50 (nonrefundable). $3 nightly fee still available. Mouthguards are $1 each.

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

Current Coaches: Fanny, Rager

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.


Online registration is not available at this time. Please plan on registering on the first day.

New bulk gear rental fee for entire session $50 (nonrefundable). $3 nightly fee still available. Mouthguards are $1 each.

Email Rager (cassandra.rz13@gmail.com) with registration questions.

Payment by check only – mail in or drop off at space.

Payment by check only – mail in or drop off at space. Due in full by TBD.

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Roller Derby Doubleheader – Sep 12 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/roller-derby-doubleheader-sep-12/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/roller-derby-doubleheader-sep-12/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:35:58 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4947 Ithaca Roller Derby September 12, 2015

Don’t miss out on the last doubleheader of the season! The SufferJets will be bouting a compilation team from CNY consisting of women AND men. The BlueStockings will be taking on the Seven Valley Rollers of Cortland! Doors open at 5pm and the first whistle is at 6pm with the SufferJets.

A portion of bout proceeds will benefit the Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom, dedicated to engaging community members from around Cayuga Lake, and throughout the Finger Lakes Region, in the future of water resources through experiential education, engagement and communication.

$8 in advance, $10 at the door, kids 13-17 $5, kids under 12 FREE. After party is at Silky Jones in Downtown Ithaca.

Buy tickets for Roller Derby: Double Header Ithaca BlueStockings vs. 7 Valley Rollers and Ithaca SufferJets vs. CNY CO-ED Team

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Roller Derby Open House & Freshmeat Training http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/roller-derby-open-house-dates-sep-oct/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/roller-derby-open-house-dates-sep-oct/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:53:41 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4935

The Ithaca League of Women Rollers invites you set out on a new adventure! Learn a thrilling sport that’s on the rise while embracing your wild side. All women over 18 are welcome and no commitment, experience or equipment is required at this time! Come, bring a friend, ask questions, and get ready to change your life! Best of all this event is FREE!

When: 9/13 Open House | 10/13 Open House | 10/15 Open House

(Freshmeat Training officially begins October 20th. Practices run Tues/Thurs 7:30-9:30)

FAST. FUN. FIERCE – Ithaca Roller Derby seeks women looking for adventure!

Think you can’t skate? You’re too uncoordinated, or can’t even remember the last time you laced up a pair? Well future skater…Yes.You.Can!

Join us for one of our upcoming open houses where you’ll be able to check out our practice space and find out all about the skills you’ll learn and our training schedule. Grow confidence, get exercise, and meet awesome people willing to let you smack them around!

Since organizing in 2008 the Ithaca League of Women Rollers has grown into a league of more than 40 adult skaters. In 2010 they started a junior league of girls age 8-17. ILWR is one of 259 member leagues that make up the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, and is currently ranked 73. The league was founded and supported entirely through the efforts of non-paid skaters, officials, and volunteers. For more information, visit www.ithacarollerderby.com.

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Ithaca Roller Derby Chicken BBQ – August 15 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/ithaca-roller-derby-chicken-bbq-july-18/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/ithaca-roller-derby-chicken-bbq-july-18/#comments Tue, 11 Aug 2015 20:07:18 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4888 Ithaca Roller Derby Chicken BBQ July 19

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

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! Spread the word thunderbird on Facebook. 

$10 meal, $6 for half chicken only

And don’t forget our upcoming home bouts!
9/12 DOUBLEHEADER ILWR vs. Les Sexpos, Battery Brigade
10/3 Ithaca SufferJets vs. Grand Central Terminators

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Friday Night Roller Fever at Cass Park Rink http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/friday-night-roller-fever-at-cass-park-rink-2/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/friday-night-roller-fever-at-cass-park-rink-2/#comments Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:58:22 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4923 Fred and Ginger -- Dancing on skates to

Fred and Ginger — Dancing on skates to “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off

Family Fun Nights are 7-9pm at Cass Park Rink:
August 14th, 28th, September 11th, and 25th.

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

Facebook Event

Program Location:
Cass Park
701 Taughannock Blvd

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BlueStockings vs. Yankee Brutals – August 8 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/bluestockings-vs-yankee-brutals-august-8/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/bluestockings-vs-yankee-brutals-august-8/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:49:54 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4900 After their last matchup in May of 2014, the Ithaca League of Women Rollers’ BlueStockings are ready to meet the CT Roller Girls’ Yankee Brutals back on the track. Mark your calendars for August 8th when these Yankees come a-riding into town because this bout is gonna be a dandy!

And for the first time ILWR will have a mother-daughter duo playing together on the same team. Veteran skater and Blues co-captain, Fanny Farmer welcomes her daughter Rose Hips as she graduates from the Ithaca League of Junior Rollers where she started in 2010. Rose Hips, formerly Zebra Muscle, says of her mom,

“She has been my coach in the juniors for the past three  years, so I look forward to using the skills I learned from her when I play with her” but  “if I shout ‘mom!’ when I’m skating, she might correct me by saying “Ahem, that’s Captain Fanny to you!”

Fanny Farmer and Rose Hips on the track together!

A portion of bout proceeds will go to support Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service. The SPCS promotes constructive responses to crisis and trauma, and prevents violence to self and others through direct support and community education. They provide free and confidential help at 800-273-TALK and online at IthacaCrisis.org.

Join us on August 8th at the rink in beautiful Cass Park. Buy a duck to chuck and win great prizes. And don’t miss the After Party at our favorite bar & lounge Silky Jones in the Commons, 18+ welcome!


  • Saturday, August 8th
  • Doors at 6:00, Bout at 7:00
  • Cass Park Rink, 701 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca, NY
  • Tickets: $8 in advance $10 at the door, 13-17 $5, 12 and under free

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Ithaca BlueStockings vs Dolls of Destruction – July 11 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/ithaca-bluestockings-vs-dolls-of-destruction-july-11/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/ithaca-bluestockings-vs-dolls-of-destruction-july-11/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 01:02:38 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4869 UPDATE: FINAL SCORE BlueStockings 107 to Dolls of Destruction 212

On Saturday, July 11, the Ithaca BlueStockings will take on the Dolls of Destruction from Troy, PA.

With a roster of 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!

Win great prizes! Buy a duck to chuck and win derby merch, gift certificates and more. And don’t miss the After Party at our favorite bar & lounge Silky Jones, 18+ welcome!

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. Join the event on facebook and help spread the word! Thank you.

Tickets available online or at the door. Tickets for adults are $10.00 at the door or $8.00 in advance, and admission for kids 12 and under just $5.

Ithaca BlueStockings vs Dolls of Destruction - July 11, 2015 - Ithaca Roller Derby

>>Join the event on facebook and help spread the word! Thank you.
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Ithaca SufferJets vs Suburban Brawl – Sat June 13 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/ithaca-sufferjets-vs-suburban-brawl-sat-june-13/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/ithaca-sufferjets-vs-suburban-brawl-sat-june-13/#comments Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:10:39 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4849 EDIT: Final Score 212-159 SufferJets take the win!

The SufferJets are heated up and ready for a rematch! On Saturday June 13th, Ithaca Roller Derby’s All-Stars will take on Suburbia Roller Derby’s Suburban Brawl at Cass Park Rink. After a tough loss last April, the # 80 ranked SufferJets are looking for a come back on their home turf against the #81 ranked Suburban Brawl. The competition is sure to get heated as this yearly rivalry flares up and takes the track! Enjoy a beautiful summer evening on the shore of Cayuga Lake and cheer on the SJs in true Ithaca fashion.

After party is at Silky Jones, our favorite spot to groove!

A portion of the bout proceeds will go to support Ithaca’s FoodNet Meals on Wheels. The event will also feature music by veteran skater Gunder N’ Lighting as DJ Gundz, a halftime show performance by Alicia Freedman Belly Dancers and awesome Chuck-A-Duck prizes.

· Bout Date: Saturday, June 13th
· Bout Time: Doors at 6:00, Bout at 7:00
· Bout Location: Cass Park Rink, 701 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca, NY
· Tickets: $10 at the door, 13-17 $5, 12 and under free

FACEBOOK EVENT – Please help spread the word!


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Roller Derby in the Heart of Ithaca: Home Turf Showdown – May 30 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/roller-derby-in-the-heart-of-ithaca-home-turf-showdown/ http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/roller-derby-in-the-heart-of-ithaca-home-turf-showdown/#comments Sat, 23 May 2015 15:27:42 +0000 http://www.ithacarollerderby.com/?p=4831 The Ithaca League of Women Rollers are back at it in a full league home turf showdown! On Saturday May 30th members of the SufferJets and Bluestockings shed their team colors and take up new alliances in a unique intra-league match at Cass Park Rink in Ithaca.

Skaters will combine to create two new teams for this special event in a battle showcasing all of the league’s talents under one roof. The skating will be fast, the competition will be fierce, and the fun will be plenty! A portion of the proceeds help fund 2015 travel expenses to away bouts in Philadelphia, Rhode Island and Virginia.

The event will also feature members of the Ithaca League of Junior Rollers, ages 8-17, during a halftime scrimmage. Junior members build fitness, make new friends, and enjoy a fun, confidence-building team experience in a supervised, competitive league structure. So join right in and cheer on our junior rollers!

Doors open at 6:00 pm. Pre-sale tickets are available online for $8 or at the door for $10. Children 12 and under are free, ages 13-17 are just $5.


  •         Bout Date: Saturday, May 30th
  •         Bout Time: Doors at 6:00, Bout at 7:00
  •         Bout Location: Cass Park Rink, 701 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca, NY
  •         Tickets: $8 in advance $10 at the door, 13-17 $5, 12 and under free

Remaining home season dates for 2015 are: June 13, July 11, September 8, August 12, September 13, and October 3.


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