[ 16 July 2016 at 7:00 pm; ]
Roller derby is the only full contact sport that adult men and women (or any gender) play together as equals, with no rule changes*. And you can see it this Saturday 16 July when Varsity Derby League’s Smackademics take on ‘The World’, a special one-off team for this event. Fresh from a win in Perth against Swan [...]
[ 6 August 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Canberra Roller Derby League is back on 6 August. The Red Bellied Black Hearts will take on the Brindabelters in game 4 of the 2016 CRDL home season.
The Hearts opened their home season with a win over the Surly Griffins in Game 2. The experienced Bambi von Smash’er teamed up with the Hearts’ new blood [...]
Junior roller derby registration days are on.
Boys and girls aged 10-17 can join Varsity Derby League‘s newest roller derby team.
You don’t need to know how to skate – we’ll teach you.
Dates: Sunday 1 May / Sunday 8 May
Time: 9-11 am
Where: Queanbeyan High School, Surveyor St.
See our website for full details.
[ 9 April 2016; ]
Photo by David Mackie/Soul Hunter Photography
Canberra is chilling down but the roller derby action is only getting hotter: Varsity Derby League’s DisHonour Rollers are heading for a fierce match against Canberra Roller Derby League’s Vice City Betamax on Saturday 9 April at Southern Cross Basketball Stadium.
Get yourself trackside for this game and enjoy some awesome [...]
[ 12 March 2016 at 6:30 pm; ]
Get ready for smashing speed when Varsity Derby League’s Capital Carnage take on Victorian Vanguard on Saturday 12 March at Southern Cross Stadium. With Vanguard ranked #1 and Carnage #4 after the 2015 Men’s National Roller Derby Championships, and both teams with skaters on the Australian squad, you’ll be guaranteed a super fast, hard-hitting action packed [...]
[ 14 November 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]
The massive Canberra Roller Derby League grand final double header is on Saturday, 14 November!
It’s Block to the Future and you can bet there’ll be plenty of thunder and lightning!
In game 1, the Brindabelters take on the Black’n’Blue Belles. The Belters have a winning record against the Belles this season. But the Belles have been [...]
[ 17 October 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]
Haven’t seen any roller derby this year? Better hurry! The last game before Canberra Roller Derby League’s grand final is on 17 October!
Those salty sirens of the track, the Red Bellied Black Hearts will take on the belles of the brawl, the Black ’n’ Blue Belles.
The Black Hearts have been a dominant force on the [...]
[ 31 October 2015 at 4:00 pm; ]
Help CRDL ring in this most gruesome day by getting your coven together and heading to our awesome FUNdraiser.
We have plenty on offer to keep you entertained, including loads of classic carnival games to play like Tin Can Crash, Duck Pond and Hole in One!
We’ll also be giving prizes away like they’re, well, candy! Compete for [...]
[ 12 September 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]
We ain’t fakin’, whole lotta skatin’ goin’ on! Join in the excitement of live, full contact roller derby action when Varsity Derby League’s Capital Carnage rips it up on the track with Sydney City Smash on Saturday 12 September at Southern Cross Basketball Stadium.
If you want to see fast, hard-hitting derby this is one not to [...]
[ 15 August 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]
The derby girls are back on the track, this Saturday 15th August.
It’s CRDL’s two original teams facing off in the fourth round of the 2015 season, with the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles taking on the Surly Griffins at Tuggeranong Southern Cross Stadium. Both teams are eager to change the direction of this season so far, neither [...]
[ 30 July 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
Superheroes of trivia and lovers of a great night out can come try their hand the Superfun Trivia Night hosted by Varsity Derby League on Thursday 30 July, 7 pm at The Duxton, O’Connor.
Varsity Derby League (VDL), Canberra’s only gender-inclusive roller derby league, is hosting a superhero-themed night of “Superfun” trivia with plenty of chances [...]
[ 11 July 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]
That’s right, roller derby’s for everyone. This Saturday 11 July, Varsity Derby League’s men’s team, Capital Carnage, will be taking on the Light City Sabres from Adelaide, and our mixed team, the Smackademics, will also be playing Light City Sabres, this time in their mixed team form.
There will be rock n roll from local band The [...]
[ 6 June 2015 at 9:00 am; 7 June 2015 at 9:00 am; 8 June 2015 at 12:00 am; ] Canberra Roller Derby League presents QUAD SAVE THE QUEEN, an explosive colony-wide roller derby tournament on the June long weekend!
Two tracks, three days, and twelve teams makes this a roller derby spectacular not to be missed! Knock-out structure means there is no predicting who will conquer all and rise to the throne.
Whether you’re a derby [...]
[ 11 April 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]
See a great big helping of roller derby action in Canberra on Saturday 11 April with not one but two awesome bouts in the one event: “Maulin’ Rogues”. Varsity Derby League’s second women’s team, the Rogue Scholars, will be making their debut against the Wagga Derby Dolls’ Murderous Crows, and to warm you up for [...]
[ 8 November 2014 at 5:00 pm; ]
This Saturday Varsity Derby League’s Sophomores will be taking on Canberra Roller Derby League’s Capital Brawlers, and the VDL DisHonour Rollers will be playing against Wollongong-Illawarra’s Steel City Derby Dolls.
Last chance to see roller derby for 2014 in Canberra! Also there will be cake.
$15 at the door, kids under 12 free with a paying adult.
They say a good impression is all about a first impression, which if you’re meeting someone from an online dating site can be very true!
The first date is not only crucial in securing a second date, but depending on what you choose to do can give you a very cool edge to your potential partner.
Just a quick note to say my latest short story explores the wonderful subculture of the Canberra Roller Derby League, and questions how prominent some of the competitors might be…at times hidden beneath their masks and nicknames.
She – A Canberra Capital Yarn
A reminder too that I’m continuing to seek crowd-funding to publish a book [...]
CRDL’s Third double header - Saturday, 20th September
The CRDL home season is rolling on with unstoppable force, with the third double-header of the season, and the last before the final, set to take place on the 20th of September. This home season is continuing to prove that in derby, anything can happen, with last season’s standings completely [...]
On Friday 8 August, Varsity Derby League will be holding an information night for its August “fresh meat” intake. VDL is a gender-inclusive league and we have a men’s team and mixed team as well as our women’s teams. We also welcome people of any gender who want to become a referee or non-skating official. [...]
[ 3 May 2014 at 5:00 pm; ]
Varsity Derby League’s Sophomores will be going up against Wagga Derby Dolls’ Murderous Crows on Saturday 3 May!
The bout will also introduce Capital Carnage, our men’s roller derby team, in a special five-on-five short game before the main game.
Doors open at 5 pm at Southern Cross Stadium, Tuggeranong.
Tickets are $10 at the door, and children under [...]
[ 25 April 2014 to 26 April 2014. ]
Canberra Roller Derby League presents Skate of the ANZAC: a two-day, three-tier skate extravaganza. Whether you want to catch a few heats on Friday 25 April for the mere cost of a gold coin donation, or show up for the thrilling finals on Saturday evening, 26 April, this tournament will have your Anzac entertainment covered.
Varsity Derby League vs BMRDL. Photo: David Mackie
The first roller derby bout for 2014 in Canberra is on! Varsity Derby League‘s DisHonour Rollers will take on the Blue Mountains Roller Derby League’s Free Sisters this Saturday.
There will be some skaters having their debut bout for VDL – come see how the hard work put [...]
[ 23 November 2013 at 5:00 pm; ]
Varsity Derby League’s DisHonour Rollers clash on the track with WA Roller Derby’s Wards of the Skate this Saturday 23 November at Southern Cross Stadium, Tuggeranong. Doors open 5 pm.
This event will celebrate 50 years of our favourite time traveller with the theme Blocktor Who: Time and Rollertive Dimensions in Skate! Fans are encouraged to [...]
[ 30 November 2013; ]
The Moulin Bruise: 100 years of Can-baret; A Roller Derby Double Header Sporting Event featuring Canberra Roller Derby Leagues’ Black n Blue Belles, Brindabelters, Red Bellied Black Hearts and Surly Griffins.
Like the Moulin Rouge itself, Canberra is a city of intrigue, where glittering facades belie a seething underbelly of politics, creativity and raw sensual power. [...]
[ 2 November 2013 at 5:00 pm; ] ‘
Bout 6: Red Bellied Black Hearts vs Surly Griffins
THIS Saturday November 2nd!
Canberra Roller Derby League are starting November off right by having their second-last event of the 2013 season, an epic bout between the Surly Griffins and the Red Bellied Black Hearts.
The Surly Griffins have been laying out hits and biff on the flat track [...]
[ 26 October 2013; ]
There will be plenty of fast skating, big hits and knockout roller derby action when Varsity Derby League’s all-star team, the DisHonour Rollers, take to the track this Saturday 26 October for their third roller derby home bout for 2013. They will be playing against the (Sydney) South Side Derby Dolls’ The Force at Southern [...]
[ 12 October 2013 at 5:30 pm; ]
The VCRs are taking on two teams in one night!
The VCR B squad, aka the VCBs are taking on Northern Brisbane Rollers Raw Stars while the VCRs are taking on Paradise City Roller Derby.
Wear your purple and green and get behind your ACT representative skaters!
Doors open at 5:30
VCBS V Raw Stars starting at 6:30
VCRs V [...]
[ 21 September 2013; ]
CRDL will celebrate its 5th birthday with their next home season in what has become the most anticipated match of the year, the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles and the Brindabelters will be going head to head looking to steamroll their way into the final. Both teams are undefeated this season and both are looking incredibly [...]
Varsity Derby League is having another ‘fresh meat’ intake. Women and men (over 18) are welcome to come along and start training with VDL to be either players or referees. No previous skating experience is required, we’ll teach you! The sessions are:
Sunday 18 August, 6 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday 20 August, 7.30 pm – 10 [...]
[ 24 August 2013 at 5:00 pm; ] The Canberra Roller Derby League’s 2013 season continues with the fourth bout on August 24th. Clashing on the track for the first time since the 2012 grand final will be last year’s champions, the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles and the always fierce Red Bellied Black Hearts. Previous bouts have seen these teams alternate in defeating [...]
[ 3 August 2013 at 6:00 pm; ]
The Varsity Derby League DisHonour Rollers will take to the track on Saturday 3 August for their second roller derby home bout against the Wagga Derby Dolls’ Murderous Crows at Southern Cross Stadium, Tuggeranong.
The DisHonour Rollers won their July 13 bout against the Misfit Militia – can they win again against the Murderous Crows, eager [...]
[ 27 July 2013 6:00 pm to 28 July 2013 12:00 am. ] Canberra Roller Derby League are fundraising to get our VCR Squad to Queensland to face off against the Brisbane City Rollers and Sun State Roller Girls! And what better way than to dance!
Join members of CRDL and DJ Raven in the Atlas Room -Hellenic in the City from 6pm-7:30pm for a Kids Dance Party, followed [...]