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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Have more questions? See our FAQ below.
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.
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!
Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10am-Noon
Saturday, October 4, 2014, doors at 6PM, game at 7PM
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.]]>
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!
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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!
• Roll on over to our after party at The Dock (formerly Castaways), located at 415 Taughannock Blvd.
UPCOMING HOME BOUTS:
Saturday, October 4, 2014 – SufferJets vs. Garden State Ironbound Maidens
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!
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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
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.
UPCOMING HOME BOUTS:
Sat., Sept 13, 2014 – BlueStockings vs. Rideau Valley Sirens
Sat., Oct 4, 2014 – SufferJets vs. Garden State Ironbound Maidens
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.
701 Taughannock Blvd