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We know you’ve all watched a derby bout and thought “hey, I could do that.” Well, now’s your chance to give it a go!

We’re opening up our beginners skating course for new skaters (known affectionately as “freshmeat”) to learn how to stay on their wheels and play like a derby skater!

We’re holding two open skate sessions the Monday and Wednesday after our upcoming game this Valentine’s weekend. (Details here)

Then, a week later, we’ll be getting started on our first Freshmeat intake of the year. If you want to “try before you buy,” so to speak, then our open skate sessions are perfect for you!

We’re looking for derby skaters, junior skaters, referees, non-skating officials, you name it! Come along and get involved in the best sport around.

OPEN DAYS: Monday 16th and Wednesday 18th Feb.
WHEN: 7pm-9pm (registrations/gear hire opens from 6.45pm)
WHERE: Trusts Arena in Henderson.
COST: $5 (+$5 for gear hire) per day.

FRESHMEAT COURSE: Begins Monday 23rd, Trusts Arena in Henderson.



Auckland’s premier roller derby league, the Pirate City Rollers, are holding their first game of the year – a re-match against New Zealand’s Vagine Regime!

A mixed team of new and experienced PCR skaters will take on Vagine Regime, a stellar group of LGBT skaters from throughout the country, including Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, and Palmerston North!

This first roller derby game in Auckland this year is an excellent way to support the LGBT community throughout Auckland’s Pride Festival!

We’ll be looking to repeat the excellent game we held against them this time last year, so make sure you grab your ticket ASAP!

WHO: Pirate City Rollers vs Vagine Regime Aotearoa
WHEN: Saturday February 14th
WHERE: YMCA Pitt Street, Auckland.
PRICES: $15+bf online at Under the Radar, $20 on the door. Discounted ticket prices for children under 12.
TICKETS: Available here!

Congratulations Freshmeat!

Our last Freshmeat group for 2014, with their coaches Myrtle Kombat, TutanKarnage and Machete Confetti, as well as LEE-thal Weapon.

Our last Freshmeat group for 2014, with their coaches Myrtle Kombat, TutanKarnage and Machete Confetti, as well as LEE-thal Weapon.

Congratulations to our latest pack of Freshmeat, who last night completed their skills test to join the Pirate City Rollers! We can’t wait to introduce them all to you.

If you’re interested in joining our league too, click the “Get Involved” tab for more details. You can also sign-up to our mailing list there, or on our Facebook page when you click on the “Freshmeat Sign-Up” tab.

See you all in 2015!

Come and skate with the Pirates!

scrimm posterCalling all scrimmage-ready derby skaters!

The Pirate City Rollers are hosting an Open Scrimmage fundraiser on on Sunday November 9th. All of your favourite skaters will be there, and this is your chance to play with them (or against them!) in a fun, friendly practice of the sport we all know and love!

If you’re a skills-tested skater and are 18+, we’d love for you to come and join us at our training grounds at the Trusts Arena in Henderson.

And YES – men, the scrimmage is co-ed!

 Pirate City Rollers’ Open Scrimmage
When: November 9th, 12pm – 2pm.
Where: Trusts Arena in Henderson.
Cost: $5 to play, gold coin donation to watch
Essentials: You must be 18+ and a skills-tested skater. Bring a black and white shirt.

Register here

DOUBLE HEADER: PCR vs Wellington and Kawerau – Nov 15, Auckland


Alright Auckland fans! It’s been a while, but the Pirate City Rollers are happy to announce we’re hosting a Double Header event this November!

That’s right – not one, but TWO games! The Pirate’s Broadside Brawlers will first face off against the Convicts from Wellington’s Richter City Roller Derby, before the All Scars battle against Kawerau Roller Derby.

Date: Saturday 15 November.
Time: First game at 5pm, second game at 7.30pm
Location: YMCA, Pitt Street
Cost: $10 online, $15 on the door, $5 kids under 12, FREE for kids under 5.
Tickets: Available here

Team NZ Squad Announced!

The 2014 Blood & Thunder Roller Derby World Cup is coming up quickly, with only 7 weeks left until competition time! For the past nine months 30 of the top roller derby skaters from around NZ have been working hard in the Team NZ Training Squad in preparation for the Cup. They’ve been participating in monthly team trainings around the country, fundraising for the trip to Dallas, Texas, and cross training every moment they could spare in their busy lives. Last week the final squad of twenty who will be traveling to Dallas were announced. We’re stoked to say the final squad hosts four Pirates – Terror Satana (who will also be captaining the team!), Lady Trample, Jordan Leah Parore (commonly known as Skate the Muss), and Coup D’eTalia all made the cut!

Congratulations to all the squad members, safe travels and best of luck at the World Cup! We will all be cheering you on!

Team NZ Travel Squad

Sur5al Worlds is Complete!

Another Sur5al down and the Pirates had a great showing! Team Argentina, with TutanKarnage, Machete Confetti, Sugar Hit, Lady Trample, and Coup D’eTalia, took out the tournament for the second time this year! Terror Satana, playing for Team Wales, took out Best Blocker, and her team placed third overall. Our referee Zephyr, playing with Team England who came second, was also awarded Best Jammer. Best dressed skaters Myrtle Kombat and Rick O’Shay were also formidable and an asset to their side, Team South Africa. And of course our ever smiling Head NSO Purple Parfait as well as our cool, calm and collected referee Dovenwolf helped to officiate the fast paced day. Congratulations to everyone, and thank you Whenua Fatales Roller Derby League for another fantastic event.sur5al


Pirates vs Dead End Derby Results

Thank you Dead End Derby Christchurch Rollergirls for your wonderful hospitality and wicked sportsmanship! The Broadside Brawlers were impressive, with five PCR recently graduated freshmeat playing their first ever game. But the Living Dead Dolls took the win 265-136. DED All Stars also played a hard hitting game, but the All Scars kept a tight game and used awesome teamwork to triumph 173-99.

PCR vs DED 2014