All Scars at the East Coast Derby Extravaganza!

The All Scars have arrived in Philadelphia in preparation for the beginning of ECDX tomorrow.

They’ve got three bouts lined up against teams from Michigan, Ohio and New Jersey, and as one of only two teams participating from outside North America, they’re going to be handing out a taste of Kiwi derby to their opponents. Audio streams will be available for two of their three games – check out the ECDX schedule page for details.

Bout times (in NZ time) are as follows:

Pirate City vs Lansing Derby Vixens Saturday June 18th @ 10am No broadcast
Pirate City vs Gem City Rollergirls Sunday June 19th @ 8am Rink 2 audio stream
PCR All Scars vs Garden State Rollergirls Monday June 20th @ 2am Rink 3 audio stream

The girls are actively Snapchatting their adventures – follow “piratecity” or just use this handy dandy snapcode to get in on the action, and be sure and send them your messages of support! :)
image

Give a little to help the All Scars get to ECDX

The All Scars are headed to the East Coast Derby Extravaganza in Philadelphia and they need your help!

As New Zealand’s top-ranked team they’ll be representing us all, but getting a whole squad of skate-borne badasses all the way across the Atlantic is a costly exercise. Any donation you can make will ease the financial burden of having to foot the bill themselves. So please, give generously!

You can make a donation – every little bit counts! via Givealittle:

Givealittle to help the All Scars get to ECDX

Thanks for your support!

Home season game – 15th of May!

Pirate City Rollers home season got you on the edge of your seat? Can’t wait to see what happens next? Well, the wait is nearly over! Mascara Massacre are taking on last year’s champions the Blackheart Bruisers on the 15th of May at the Trusts Arena in Henderson!

And as an appetiser before the main event we have something very special for you. Our most recent batch of Freshmeat graduates will be making their derby debut against their opposite numbers from the Auckland Roller Derby League! Come along and show them your support as they step into the blinding lights of the Derby world! Thrills and spills aplenty await them – and you – and it’s coming up fast! So bring your gold coin donation and come get your derby on!

WHAT: Mascara Massacre vs Blackheart Bruisers – with PCR Freshmeat Grads vs ARDL Freshmeat Grads as a curtain raiser

WHERE: Trusts Arena, Henderson

WHEN: Grad bout 10am, Main event 12pm

Home Season resumes this Sunday

The Broadside Brawlers are back in town after a stellar performance at the Japan Open – 3 games, 3 wins, Shehard named overall tournament MVP and – and and and – the Broadside Brawlers were named the winners of Division B! Well done girls, we’re so very proud of you!!

And now that they’re back, the home season is underway again with Blackheart Bruisers vs Dead Wreckoning at Glenfield Activzone!

Where: 30 Downing Street, Glenfield
When: This Sunday, April 3rd
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Entry by gold coin donation.
Note that seating at Activzone is very limited so bring a chair if you want to sit down!

Check out the Facebook event page for more info.

See you there!

Live from Okinawa!

The Japan Open Roller Derby Tournament 2016 has kicked off and the Broadside Brawlers are there representing Pirate City. Check out the timetable:

12719569_450217955176401_1187688673511606081_o

All times are in JST (Japan Standard Time) which means the Brawlers are playing at 5:30PM today (Friday) and 5:30PM tomorrow (Saturday). And guess what – you can join in the action with the Japan Roller Derby Association’s live stream on Youtube!

So tune in, turn on and cheer for our girls!

Pirate City Rollers vs Richter City Rollers – this Saturday!

This Saturday, February 6th is your chance to see the absolute top level of Roller Derby in New Zealand as Auckland’s Pirate City Rollers duke it out with Wellington’s Richter City Rollers as part of the Full Contact derby expo in a WFTDA sanctioned bout!

The action starts at 6:30PM with a Junior Roller Derby curtain raiser bout and the first whistle of the main event is at 7:30PM.

Tickets on the door – $10, cheap!

Where: ASB Stadium, 237 Kohimarama Rd, Kohimarama, Auckland

When: Saturday February 6th, curtain raiser starts 6:30PM, PCR vs RCRD kicks off at 7:30PM

This bout also represents the end of an era for PCR as it’s the incomparable and inimitable Lady Trample’s final outing with the Pirates. She is departing for the fair shores of Australia to join the Victorian Roller Derby league – who are ranked second in the world!!! We’ll miss her like crazy but we’re ever so proud. Be there to show the love and help give her a send-off she’ll never forget!

Don’t miss it!

2016 Home Teams Announced!

The Pirate City Rollers are proud to announce our home teams for the 2016 season!

Mascara Massacre: Shehard - Papercut - Sugar Hit - Baby Slice - Kid Vicious - C3P0wned - Jem Molition - Drop the Pom - Kellie Hinton - Ruthless Doom - Zoomin Noomin - Linda Shovelace - Jack the Rip-Her - Ballistic Button - Crash Test Honey - Manic Street Creature 12491954_10153616233931130_2897293575846169749_o 12605474_10153616233956130_3790766695142897924_o

Home team games are where the Pirates really mix it up in the essential grass-roots of Roller Derby. There’s a lot of love and friendship in the Derby scene – watch it get set aside and steamrolled over as past grudges are unearthed, old wounds are mercilessly prodded and ancient scores are settled on the track in four relentless heats. Will the Blackheart Bruisers viciously trample the opposition and leave carnage in their wake to take the Black Dahlia cup for the 3rd consecutive year? Will Dead Wreckoning keep on misbehavin’ to destroy the track with 16 lethal lasses in full warpaint? And will Mascara Massacre shove past the vicious crunches, ballistic crashes and ruthless hits that doomed them to have just 8 players left standing by the ending bell of the grand final? Only one way to find out!

We welcome a lot of fresh faces this season with a brand new batch of Freshmeat grads, some seasoned pirates returning to the fold, the introduction of our junior Derby players and even a top-level transfer from the capital city. It’s gonna be a thrilling season of killer Roller Derby for New Zealand’s biggest and loudest league, folks, and we’re stoked to have you along for the ride!

The Pirate City Rollers 2016 home season kicks off on the 21st of February at the Trusts Stadium in Henderson. Be there if you’re not a landlubber!