Sunday, September 27, 2009



To mark the October 2nd theatre release of Drew Barrymore's Roller Derby film "Whip it!" MTLRD has teamed up with the promoters of the film to throw a post-season party to celebrate roller derby and derby girls.

There will be themed drink specials, party games, prizes and fun times (obviously). We want you, our beloved fans, to be first in line for all the Hollywood swag they are giving away - so come - bring your friends and your appetite for a ridiculously good time!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 9:00pm
Les Foufounes Électriques
87 rue Sainte-Catherine Est
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Pour marquer la sortie en salles le 2 octobre du film « Ca Roule » de Drew Barrymore, MTLRD s’est joint aux promoteurs du film pour un party de fin de saison qui mettra à l’honneur le roller derby et les derby girls.

Il y aura des spéciaux sur les drinks, des jeux, des prix et beaucoup de fun (évidemment). Nous voulons que nos fans bien-aimés soient les premiers en ligne pour toutes les surprises de Hollywood qui vont être distribuées – donc venez – amenez vos amis ainsi que votre goût pour le fun!

Mercredi 30 Septembre, 2009 de 21h00
Les Foufounes Électriques
87 rue Sainte-Catherine Est

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

MTLRD on Les Francs Tireurs tonight


Okay, so during the week leading up the the Championship game, a few folks from TeleQuebec's program "les francs-tireurs" followed around a number of ladies from MTLRD, and attended both our last practice and the Championship bout. The host asked a number of questions about the game, why we played and essentially what the big deal was about Roller Derby. Frankly, the guy seemed a bit skeptical about the whole thing at the beginning. We hope he got the point by the end of the game... but, ya never know... tonight we'll find out. The show airs at 8pm.

Update: you can watch the segment here: http://video.telequebec.tv/video/1549/topo-roller-derby

Fine piece by les Francs Tireurs!

Friday, September 4, 2009

L’échange de vêtements "MTLRD se déshabille pour vous!*"


(*for a small fee)


Date:
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Time:
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Location:
Cagibi (the back room)

5490 st.laurent




(*en échange d’un peu d’argent, évidemment)

Des vêtements fabuleux!
De la bonne bouffe!
Toutes sortes de jeux!

Ce sont trois de nos choses préférées! Est-ce qu’il y a assez de points d’exclamations pour vous montrer à quel point on est excitées?! Probablement pas!!!!!!

Nous amassons des fonds pour permettre à notre équipe all-star, les New Skids on the Block, d’aller au Tennessee en Octobre pour des joutes sanctionnées contre Nashville et
Knoxville – et nous avons besoin de vous, nos amis et fans loyaux! Passer le mot!

L’entrée est gratuite - et on vous promet du fun fou!

Vous pouvez échanger des vêtements, jouer quelques parties de bingo, manger, boire de la bière - tout en nous aidant à amener notre "je ne sais quoi" au sud profond.

-$5 pour le premier sac de vêtements, $3 pour chaque sac supplémentaire
-$1 pour chaque carte de bingo
- carte de bingo gratuit pour un sac de vêtements



Monday, August 31, 2009

"We'll give you the clothing off our back*" clothing swap.


(*for a small fee)


Date:
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Time:
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Location:
Cagibi (the back room)

5490 st.laurent


Fabulous clothing!
Yummy food & beer!
Party games!

Three of our favorite things! Are there enough exclamation points to communicate how excited we are?! Probably not!!!

We are raising funds to send our all-star team, the New Skids on the Block, to Tennessee in October for sanctioned bouts against both Nashville and Knoxville - and we need you our loyal friends and fans! Please spread the word!

Free entry - and because we are more fun than a proverbial barrel of monkeys, are you are guaranteed a good time just for showing your purty face!

You can swap some clothing, play some bingo and have some food and beer - all while helping us bring our special form of "je ne sais quoi" to the deep south.

-$5 for a bag of clothes, $3 for every additional bag.
-$1 for each bingo card

Sexpos vs Capital Carnage in Ottawa



The Sexpos travelled to Ottawa to take on the Capital Carnage team - which was actually a mix of players from a few Ontario leagues. The Sexpos for their part were without El Kaboom, Mustache Rides, K-Dawg, Striking Viking, Roadkill, Beals on Wheels, Karla Shnikov, Myle Heather, Nut So Virgin Mary and Lil Homewrecker. Additions to the roster for the game, included Low Dive Jenny, Thora Lee Loaded and Gale Storm for a total of twelve players.

Ok, so this bout was really hard for me to describe. All in attendance at the Civic center, especially the south side, agreed that the tempo was a bit subdued in this bout. However, in good Sexpos fashion, they don’t give a shit how the other team plays, they just give it Sexpos-style.

The Sexpos started with an 8-0 run in the first jam and that was about it, they led the whole way and was the closest Carnage got. The only thing that was shared was lead jammer status, but the Sexpos stuffed most of Carnage’s on scoring pass. The score at halftime was 73 –23, give or take, I haven’t looked at the tape yet.

Second half was much of the same, but most of the game looked like a Nascar pile-up, with bodies and knee pads slamming on the track, don’t believe me? Buy the dvd. The century was in reach in the second, so it was taken 157- 48 for the Sexpos.

I believe the Sexpos program is still in the right direction, even when they field some of their newest skaters, they have a good result. The only loss to date being against the best of NH.

I’m not gonna say this was a barn burner, because it wasn’t. It is difficult to play against rebuilding sides and keep top form, the talent gap was visible. Don’t believe me? Buy the game dvd - it don’t lie.

The bench combo of Hellcatraz and Roadkill made sure all players hit the floor, and as always, the Sexpos had fun kicking some ass!

Dr.Johnny Capote

Thursday, August 27, 2009

WFTDA Preview: #11 Boston vs. Montreal

taken from derby news network

by Justice Feelgoo...


MANCHESTER, NH -- This Saturday afternoon, Montreal Roller Derby continues to seek their elusive first WFTDA-sanctioned win -- but they'll be taking on their highest-ranked opponent yet in the attempt, as the Boston Massacre, ranked #5 in a tough WFTDA Eastern Region and an unofficial #11 in the nation, plays its final bout before heading to the Eastern Regionals tournament on September 11.

Read on here...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Our New Website!!


That's correct - we are back on-line! And in fine fashion, we must say... after several months of numerous "under construction" pages, we've finally launched a brand-spanking new website! There is a forum - where you can discuss the finer elements of our officials fancy dresses or throw out your theories behind the sudden awesomeness of MTLRD teams. You can check out photos and videos in the media section. And best of all you can check out photos and bios on your favorite players from the Contrabanditas, Les Filles du Roi, La Racaille, the Sexpos, or the New Skids on the Block. There is so much more, and thesite is cool and customizable - we are pretty excited about it.

Let us know what you think!

Monday, August 10, 2009

MTLRD on CJAD

That's right ladies - now YOU TOO CAN BE A DERBY GIRL!!!

Starting Tuesday August 18th, at La Récréathèque, we are going to hold Boot Camps for aspiring Roller Girls. If you want to join MTLRD you NEED to complete the entire Boot Camp process first in order to be considered part of our league, and an official member of the Smash Squad.

This is how Boot Camp is going to work: There are five levels of skills to work on and a Newbie can NOT move to the next level if she did not pass the previous level.



Level 1: Basic Skating

-Form & Stride
-Crossovers
-Single Foot Glides (Balance)
-Sticky Skates
-Complete Stops (t-stops and snow plows)
-Quick lane changes (slicing and crossovers)
-Endurance Laps: 5laps in 1min & 20Laps in 5mins

Level 2: Falls/Recovery- Balance/Agility
-Falls (single/double knee/baseball/porn star/180)
-Recovery within 3 seconds
-Stepping (standstill)
-Squatting (skating)
-Jumping (two feet and one to the other)
-Focus (looking behind)
-Weaving cone drill



Level 3: Skating with Others
-Whips & Pushes
-Pacing
-Weaving (snake drill)
-Pack skating w/unexpected obstacles)
-Leaning
-Bumping Wheels


Level 4: Blocking
-Taking Hits
-Booty blocking/ Hip hits/ Full body hits

Level 5: Written Exam
-Basic of the Game
-Rules

There will be a tight structure for all the Boot Camps and including set testing dates. It is designed to give enough time for Newbies to learn, but is set at a fast pace so that by the time the league comes back from the off-season on November 3rd, Newbies will be "up to speed" and ready to join league practices. Please note: If a Newbie FAILS the same Level TWICE, she is not able to continue with boot camp. She will be encouraged to help out with the league, but can not skate as a Derby Girl until she tries-out again the following year.

Also Note: Due to the Boot Camps schedule **NO NEW GIRLS CAN JOIN AFTER SEPTEMBER 6th!**

Teaching Level 1: August 18th-30th
Level 1 TEST: Tuesday September 1st
Re-Test: Tuesday September 8th (No more testing Level 1)

Teaching Level 2: September 6th-13th
Level 2 TEST: Tuesday September, 15th
Re-Test: Tuesday September 22nd (No more testing Level 2)

Teaching Level 3: September 20th- October 4th
Level 3 TEST: Tuesday October 6th
Re-Test: Tuesday October 13th (No more testing Level 3)

Teaching Level 4: October 11th-25th
Level 4 TEST: Tuesday October 27th
Re-Test: Sunday November 1st (No more testing Level 4)

Final Test: Written Exam
TEST: Sunday November 1st
Re-Test: Tuesday November 3rd

For Newbies who were doing Re-Test of Level 4 on the 1st:
TEST: Tuesday November 3rd
Re-Test: Sunday November 8th.

More Info:
-COST: $20 a month to participate in the Boot Camp.
-You MUST HAVE Quad Skates and ALL GEAR by September.

-If you or anyone you know is interested, please email Trash & Smash at recruitment@mtlrollerderby.com

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À partir de mardi le 18 août nous allons commencer les des Camps d’Entraînement pour
Roller Girls potentielles. Si vous voulez joindre MTLRD vous devez ABSOLUMENT compléter tout le processus de Camps d’Entraînement pour faire partie de notre ligue et devenir un membre officiel de la Smash Squad.

Voici comment le Camp d’Entraînement va fonctionner: Il y a 5 niveaux de compétences à perfectionner et une Recrue ne peut PAS avancer au niveau suivant si elle n’a pas passé le niveau précédent.


*Niveau 1: Patinage de Base*
-Forme et Enjambée (niveau de confort sur patins)
-Croisements
-Patiner sur un pied (équilibre)
-« Sticky Skates » (patins restent sur le sol)
-Arrêts complets (arrêt en T et chasse-neige)
-Changements rapides sur la piste (couper et croisements)
-Endurance: 5 tours de piste en 1min & 20 tours en 5mins


*Niveau 2: Chutes/Rétablissement - Équilibre/Agilité*
-Chutes (sur un/deux genoux/baseball/complète/180)
-Rétablissement en 3 secondes
-Marcher (immobile)
-S’accroupir (en mouvement)
-Sauter (deux pieds en même temps et d’un pied à l’autre)
-Concentration (regarder en arrière)
-Exercice de slalom entre cônes

*Niveau 3: Patiner avec les autres*
-« Whips » et Poussées
-Maintenir le rythme
-Se faufiler (exercice « à la queue leu leu »)
-Patiner en groupe avec des obstacles inattendus
-S’appuyer
-Heurter les roues


*Niveau 4: Bloquer
-Recevoir des coups

-« Booty blocking »/ Coups de hanche / Coups corps complet

*Niveau 5 : Examen Écrit*
-Les bases du jeu
-Règlements

Tous les Camps d’Entraînement auront une structure rigoureuse et auront des dates d’examen pré- fixées. Cela a été créé pour laisser assez de temps aux Recrues d’apprendre, mais le rythme est assez rapide pour que, lorsque la ligue revient de sa saison « off » le 3 novembre, les Recrues seront en mesure de suivre et prêtes à se joindre aux pratiques de ligue. Veuillez prendre en note: Si une Recrue ÉCHOUE le même Niveau DEUX FOIS, elle ne pourra pas continuer le Camp d’Entraînement. Elle sera encouragée à nous aider lors des activités de la ligue, mais ne pourra pas patiner jusqu’à ce qu’elle refasse le Camp d’Entraînement l’année prochaine.

Notez aussi: Due à l’horaire du Camp d’Entraînement **NOUS N’ACCEPTERONS PAS DE NOUVELLES RECRUES APRÈS LE 6 SEPTEMBRE!**

Enseignement Niveau 1: 8-30 Août
*TEST Niveau 1: Mardi 1er Septembre*
Reprise du test: Mardi 8 Septembre (Fin des examens Niveau 1)

Enseignement Niveau 2: 6-13 Septembre
*TEST Niveau 2 : Mardi 15 Septembre*
Reprise du test : Mardi 22 Septembre (Fin des examens Niveau 2)

Enseignement Niveau 3: 20 Septembre-4 Octobre
*TEST Niveau 3: Mardi 6 Octobre*
Reprise du test: Mardi 13 Octobre (Fin des examens Niveau 3)

Enseignement Niveau 4: 11-25 Octobre
*TEST Niveau 4: Mardi 27 Octobre*
Reprise du test: Dimanche 1er Novembre (Fin des examens Niveau 4)

Examen Final: Examen écrit
*TEST: Dimanche 1er Novembre*
Reprise du test: Mardi 3 Novembre

Pour les Recrues qui ont fait la reprise du test Niveau 4 le 1er novembre:
TEST: Mardi, 3 Novembre
Reprise du Test: Dimanche 8 Novembre

Information supplémentaire:
-Coût: 20$ par mois pour participer au Camp d’Entraînement.
-Vous devez ABSOLUMENT avoir des patins à quatre roues (PAS à roues alignées) et TOUT L’ÉQUIPEMENT REQUIS à partir de septembre.

-Si vous êtes intéressés, veuillez contacter Trash & Smash à
recruitment@mtlrollerderby.com

**** MTLRD BOOTCAMP is from 7-9:30 PM at La Récréathèque in Laval. ****

Sunday, August 9, 2009

2009 Championsships - 100 FDR v. 97 La Racaille

MTLRD would like to thank all our fans, family and friends for participating in our season this year. We love you (honestly, we aren’t just saying that). We love this game, and we couldn’t do it without you.

For those of you who missed it, the championship game was all it should have been – close in score, intense in emotion, and cleanly played. In chatting with the other members on the Contrabanditas early that night – it was clear that we were quite anxious about the game. MTLRD is very much a large family - we practice together, we travel together and we party together. And it’s really nerve-wracking to witness a physical competition between two parts of your family – we were nervous that the game might become too emotional, too severe, and/or that someone might get hurt. While we are all well aware that contact sports can be dangerous, no one ever likes to see a friend go down – and we were uneasy about the bout.


Look at line up! Hundreds of MTLRD fans lining the block to see the championship bout!

That being said, what an electrifying night! It was so exciting to see people line up around the block to witness this year’s championship game. Being in top Montreal shape, our fans were prepared – they wore their team colours, made ridiculous signs and brought noise makers. The atmosphere was positively carnivalesque.

As the game started, it was clear that both teams were working strategically, rather than brutally, and that we were going to be in for one hell of a game. At risk of getting all play-by-play on you, I’ll mention only that FDR gained an early lead, and were able to maintain a lead throughout the game – with a point differential never much higher than 25-30 points. La Racaille played solid catch up whenever the differential increased by anything substantial and managed to play the whole game neck-and-neck with FDR. It was the closest match I have yet to witness, and certainly the most exciting game played thus far in Montreal.

The last jam ended with a long official pause, there seemed to be some uncertainty about the final score…. until finally the score was announced - 100-97 for Les Filles du Roi. La Racaille immediately congratulated their opponents – and amazingly everyone seemed to be ecstatic about the match.

- Ewan Wotarmy





Monday, July 27, 2009

MTLRD Championship 2009!



This is the moment we've all been waiting for folks - Championship time! This is the last derby game of the season at Arena St. Louis - so this is your moment dearest MTLRD fans - to show us how much you love Roller Derby!

2008 Champions, La Racaille, battle it out against Les Filles du Roi. Who's it going to be?

Wear you team's colours, bring your friends as well as your appetite for beer and great times.

Doors open at 18:30 - Game time 19:00

5633 St. Dominque
Arena St. Louis
Tickets available at the door ($15) or in advance ($10) from your favorite derby girl or at http://ca.brownpapertickets.com/event/62099 and
X20 - 3456 ST-DENIS (metro Sherbrooke)(handling fees may apply)
SOUND CENTRAL - 4486 avenue Coloniale handling fees may apply)
Sonik Musique - 4050 rue Berri

Get your tickets in advance in order to avoid sell out, and great, great disappointment.

Whip It Trailer



Yep. Ladies and gents - a roller derby film - it's called "Whip it" (that's «Ça Roule» in Quebec). Albeit a banked roller derby film, but a banked roller derby film directed by the lovely and talented Drew Barrymore and starring Ellen Page. Let's hope it's awesome. We will be present at the Montreal screening on October 1, 2009. Hopefully we'll see you there.

Friday, July 24, 2009

WFTDA Preview: #25 Providence @ Montreal

From DERBY NEWS NETWORK
by
WFTDA Preview: #25 Providence @ Montreal
by Justice Feelgoo...

- July 24, 2009 - 3:44pm

MONTREAL, CA -- The first WFTDA-sanctioned bout outside of the United States takes place in French Quebec on Saturday night as Montreal tries to knock off visiting Providence. Montreal is currently not ranked under either the official WFTDA system or DNN's unofficial top 25; Providence is officially ranked 7th in the WFTDA's East region and sits at #25th in the nation via the DNN Power Rankings.

read the rest @ Derby New Network

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Travel Team Double Header




This is derby at its finest folks! Two (count 'em - 2) of Montreal's travel teams take on TWO of Providence Rhode Island's best derby teams.

First the Montreal Sexpos take on the Providence Killah Bees - and then Montreal's A-team and renowned crowd charmers, the New Skids on the Block, take on the Rhode Island Riveters. The neon will be flying in this WFTDA sanctioned bout – don’t miss it! And certainly don’t let your friends miss it.

Show your MTLRD pride - wear Sexpos gear or your hottest neon get-up!

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C’est le derby à son meilleur! Deux (oui, deux!) des équipes de voyage de Montréal se mesurent à DEUX des meilleures équipes de Providence, Rhode Island.

On commence la soirée avec les Sexpos de Montréal contre les Killah Bees de Providence – et finalement l’équipe all-star de Montréal et toujours favorite de la foule, les New Skids on the Block, affronteront les Riveters de Rhode Island. Le néon va envahir l’aréna dans cette joute sanctionnée par la WFTDA – c’est à ne pas manquer!

Montrez votre fierté MTLRD – portez les couleurs des Sexpos ou votre ensemble fluo le plus hot!

Doors open 18h0030 - games start 19h00
As always - @ arena St. Louis 5633 St. Dominque

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Contrabanditas vs. FDR



Okay - so this is the last regular season home team bout. The ladies from les Filles du Roi take on Les Contrababditas in a battle for a place at the Championships! Not a game to be missed!

Doors open at 18:30
Tickets available at the door ($15) or in advance ($10) from your favorite derby girl or at http://ca.brownpapertickets.com/event/62099 and
X20 - 3456 ST-DENIS (metro Sherbrooke)
SOUND CENTRAL - 4486 avenue Coloniale
Sonik Musique - 4050 rue Berri

Get your tickets in advance in order to avoid sell out, and great, great disappointment.

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Voici la dernière joute de la saison régulière. Les Filles du Roi se mesurent aux Contrabanditas dans un combat pour une place dans le Championnat! Une partie à ne pas manquer!

Les portes ouvrent à 18:30
Les billets seront disponibles à l’entrée ($15) ou en avance ($10) par votre derby girl préférée ou chez http://ca.brownpapertickets.com/event/62099 ou...
X20 - 3456 ST-DENIS (metro Sherbrooke)
SOUND CENTRAL - 4486 avenue Coloniale
Sonik Musique - 4050 rue Berri

Achetez vos billets à l’avance pour éviter une mauvaise surprise!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

MTLRD's New Skids on the Block wins the hearts of ECEers.

MTLRD sends, for the first time, the New Skids on the Block to represent at the notorious East Coast Derby Extravaganza.

The team played in two sanctioned WFTDA bouts - only their 2nd and 3rd such bouts - and surprised everyone with their tenacity, heart and shear skating ability. Both games where close battles from the very first jams and the Skids were only defeated by minor amounts. No one expected the first Canadian representatives to the WFTDA to perform so well this early in sanctioned play.

Moreover, the Skids now infamous crowd pleasing antics endeared the neon-clad northerners to a good number of the people at ECE.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Tooth Grinding, Jaw-Clenching Affair



On July 4th, we are hosting this season's second full-length HOME TEAM face off between La Racaille and Les Filles du Roi!

Arena St. Louis
5633 St. Dominique
Doors open at 18:30
Tickets available at the door ($15) or in advance ($10) from your favorite derby girl or at http://ca.brownpapertickets.com/event/62099 and
X20 - 3456 ST-DENIS (metro Sherbrooke)
SOUND CENTRAL - 4486 avenue Coloniale
Sonik Musique - 4050 rue Berri

Get your tickets in advance in order to avoid sell out, and great, great disappointment.

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Samdi le 4 Juillet venez voir notre match entre La Racaille et les Filles du Roi.

Arena St. Louis
5633 St. Dominique
Les portes ouvrent à 18:30
Les billets seront disponibles à l’entrée ($15) ou en avance ($10) par votre derby girl préférée ou chez http://ca.brownpapertickets.com/event/62099 ou...
X20 - 3456 ST-DENIS (metro Sherbrooke)
SOUND CENTRAL - 4486 avenue Coloniale
Sonik Musique - 4050 rue Berri

Achetez vos billets à l’avance pour éviter une mauvaise surprise!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Le Roller Derby ou l’art de la castagne en roller… entre filles

Originally posted at tetu.com
Par Rédaction jeudi 18 juin 2009, à 10h22

Ce week-end à Montréal aura lieu le grand match de Roller Derby entre «La Racaille» et «Las Contrabanditas». Un sport très Têtue...




Des filles en rollers, armées de genouillères, coudières, casques et make-up: ce n'est pas un épisode caché du dessin animé Jem & les Holograms, mais bien un sport populaire américain féminin: le Roller Derby.

read more...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Games Night Fundraiser

Play with us so that we can play with others!




Montreal Derby knows fun.

And now you are invited to play with us.

No, we aren't going to push you around and laugh as you bleed - we are going to play games - like children do - only in a bar, with adults. There will be Twister, arm wrestling, starring contests and a spelling bee for the nerdy types. We'll also throw in some hammer & nail, musical human chairs, rock-paper-scissor, and bobbing for boobies (yep. Boobies).

If you get hungry, we'll have some baked goods too, and if your wardrobe is in short supply of cool t-shirts - there will be some derby swag available for purchase.

All this, while having a non-stop dance party. As if you could possibly have more fun any where else on Saturday night!

We are raising funds to send our travel team to the East Coast Extravaganza - so we are accepting donations at the door, will have a 50/50 draw and charging a menial $2 a game. Prizes for the winner of the most games will be awarded at midnight - so play early and often!

SaturdayJune 13th 9pm - 3am
O'Bar - 5788, St-Laurent blvd.

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Derby Montréal sait comment avoir du fun.

Et on vous invite à venir jouer avec nous.

Inquiétez-vous pas, on ne va pas vous malmener et rire de vous pendant que vous saignez du nez – nous allons jouer à des jeux – comme dans le bon vieux temps, dans le sous-sol de vos parents. Il y aura du Twister, des compétitions de bras de fer, et un concours de vocabulaire pour les plus intellectuel parmi nous. Il va aussi y avoir du clou & marteau, roche-papier-ciseaux, et plus encore! Si vous avez faim nous allons aussi avoir des pâtisseries, et si votre garde-robe est en manque de t-shirts – il y aura de la marchandise derby à vendre.

Et ce n’est pas tout, il y aura aussi de la danse non-stop! Autant de fun un samedi soir, ça ne s’est jamais vu!

Nous amassons des fonds pour envoyer notre équipe de voyage à la East Coast Extravaganza – nous allons donc aussi accepter les dons à l’entrée, il y aura un tirage moitié-moitié et nous chargerons un tout petit $2 par jeu. La personne qui aura gagné le plus de jeux recevra un prix à minuit – donc commencez à jouer tôt, et n’arrêtez pas!

Samdi le 13 juin 9pm - 3am
O'Bar - 5788, St-Laurent blvd.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tour de Force




On June 20, we are hosting this season's first full-length HOME TEAM face off between La Racaille and Les COntrabanditas!

5633 St. Dominique
Doors open at 18:30
Tickets available at the door ($15) or in advance ($10) from your favorite derby girl or at brown paper tickets and
X20 - 3456 ST-DENIS (metro Sherbrooke)
SOUND CENTRAL - 4486 avenue Coloniale
Sonik Musique - 4050 rue Berri

Get your tickets in advance in order to avoid sell out, and great, great disappointment.

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Samdi le 20 June venez voir notre match entre La Racaillei et les Contrabanditas.

5633 St. Dominique
Les portes ouvrent à 18:30
Les billets seront disponibles à l’entrée ($15) ou en avance ($10) par votre derby girl préférée ou chez brown paper tickets ou...
X20 - 3456 ST-DENIS (metro Sherbrooke)
SOUND CENTRAL - 4486 avenue Coloniale
Sonik Musique - 4050 rue Berri

Achetez vos billets à l’avance pour éviter une mauvaise surprise!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

On May 30, we are hosting a HOME TEAM DOUBLE HEADER! Both the Filles Du Roi and the Contrabanditas are hitting the track against teams from the south - The Contrabanditas take on Boston B-Party, while les Filles du Roi take on New York's Meat Packing District.

Arena St. Louis
5633 St Dominique
Doors open at 18:30
Tickets available at the door ($15) or in advance ($10) from your favorite derby girl or at http://ca.brownpapertickets.com/event/62099 and
X20 - 3456 ST-DENIS (metro Sherbrooke) (514) 281-0986
SOUND CENTRAL - 4486 avenue Coloniale (514) 393-4495

Get your tickets in advance in order to avoid sell out, and great, great disappointment.
Season Tickets now Available: http://ca.brownpapertickets.com/event/60590

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Samdi le 30 Mai venez voir notre MATCH DOUBLE! Les Filles du Roi et les Contrabanditas se mesureront à des équipes provenant du sud – Les Contrabanditas affronteront le Boston B-Party, alors que les Filles du Roi affronteront le Meat Packing District de New York.

Arena St. Louis
5633 St Dominique
Les portes ouvrent à 18:30
Les billets seront disponibles à l’entrée ($15) ou en avance ($10) par votre derby girl préférée ou chez http://ca.brownpapertickets.com/event/62099 ou...
X20 - 3456 ST-DENIS (metro Sherbrooke) (514) 281-0986
SOUND CENTRAL - 4486 avenue Coloniale (514) 393-4495

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Provincial Skatred - CN Power comes out on top.

all photos by Susan Moss

On Saturday May 23th 2009, La Racaille had the formidable task of playing Toronto's best-of-the-derby-best, The CN Power. We already knew that they had great pack players and speedy jammers, having played most of them at the Beast of the East. The game started with the usual feel-it-out jams and were very intense from the get go. We could tell this was gonna need a 60-minute effort from everyone. Unfortunatly, that’s about the point we decided to have a little nap. The nap translated into a 15 point or more run by Toronto over the course of a few jams in mid period. We finally woke up to close off the remaining jams but by the half-time the deficit of 25 points was gonna make it hard to hard close up. Half time score in favor of Toronto - 57-32.

So hey, we don’t ever quit. We shut up and skate.And skate we did in the second half. We had to play much better defense to hope for a positive result. The team gave a splendid push and played their hearts out winning the second half by a narrow 33-32 margin. Sadly, a 89-65 final score in favor of Toronto is all that matters for derby wins and losses.

From my floor perspective, this game was very exciting, and a score like 89-65 tells me there is a whole lot of derby strategy going on from both sides. It’s in the tiny details that the points accrue or are prevented. Both teams have done the homework. In a nutshell, GREAT GAME !!

This was La Racaille’s last game under the 3.1 ruleset and just when I’ve seen it all, something new happens. A little refresher course on jammer caps may be in order, huh boys and girls??

I’m assuming we won the after party, we always do, but I don’t coach those. I only go to those to beg for beers from my team. ;-)

Dr.Johnny Capote La Racaille


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Provicial Skatred - May 23rd bout

Our next bout is Saturday, May 23, 2009 between Montreal's very own green machine, La Racaille, and Toronto Roller Derby's CN Power. Come out and show your love and support for your city, your ladies and La Racaille.

Arena St Louis - 5633 St Dominique
Doors open at 18:30
Tickets available at the door ($15) or in advance ($10) from your favorite derby girl or at http://ca.brownpapertickets.com/event/62099 and
X20 - 3456 ST-DENIS (metro Sherbrooke)
SOUND CENTRAL - 4486 avenue Coloniale

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Notre prochaine joute Samdi le 23 Mai, 2009 - sera entre la machine verte de Roller Derby Montréal, La Racaille, et le CN Power de la ligue de roller derby de Toronto. Venez en grand nombre encourager votre ville, vos joueuses, et La Racaille.

Arena St Louis - 5633 St Dominique
Les portes ouvrent à 18:30
Les billets seront disponibles à l’entrée ($15) ou en avance ($10) par votre derby girl préférée ou chez http://ca.brownpapertickets.com/event/62099 ou...
X20 - 3456 ST-DENIS (metro Sherbrooke)
SOUND CENTRAL - 4486 avenue Coloniale

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

School of Hard Knocks


Check out this DNN article on the recent game between Harrisburg and the New Skids on the Block. The Skids got slammed 184-75.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Shopping Trip



The third in an on going series exploring the ever-evolving nature and disposition of the Montreal Roller Derby Girl.

Many thanks to VAL Desjardins for shooting, directing and editing.

Block by MTLRD's Jess Bandit. Also featuring Georgia W. Tush.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sunday, May 3, 2009

International Double Header

Our next bout is May 9th, a TRAVEL TEAM DOUBLE HEADER! Both thee New Skids and the Sexpos are hitting the track against teams from the south - The Sexpos take on New Hampshire's Skate Free or Die!, while the all-star New Skids on the Block take on Philadelphia's Independence Dolls.

Arena St Louis - 5633 St Dominique
Doors open at 18:30
Tickets available at the door ($15) or in advance ($10) from your favorite derby girl or at http://ca.brownpapertickets.com/event/62099 and
X20 - 3456 ST-DENIS (metro Sherbrooke)
SOUND CENTRAL - 4486 avenue Coloniale

Get your tickets in advance in order to avoid sell out, and great, great disappointment.
Season Tickets now Available: http://ca.brownpapertickets.com/event/60590

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Notre prochain évènement sera le 9 Mai, un MATCH DOUBLE mettant en vedette nos équipes de voyage! Les New Skids et les Sexpos se mesureront à des équipes provenant du sud – Les Sexpos affronteront Skate Free or Die! du New Hampshire, alors que l’équipe all-star Les New Skids on the Block affronteront les Independence Dolls de Philadelphie.

Arena St Louis - 5633 St Dominique
Les portes ouvrent à 18:30
Les billets seront disponibles à l’entrée ($15) ou en avance ($10) par votre derby girl préférée ou chez http://ca.brownpapertickets.com/event/62099 ou...
X20 - 3456 ST-DENIS (metro Sherbrooke)
SOUND CENTRAL - 4486 avenue Coloniale

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Coffee Break



The second in a series exploring the ever-evolving nature and disposition of the Montreal Roller Derby Girl.

Many thanks to VAL Desjardins for shooting, directing and editing.

Hit by MTLRD's Boxcar Bethy.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Walk in the Park



The first in an on going series exploring the ever-evolving nature and disposition of the Montreal Roller Derby Girl.

Many thanks to VAL Desjardins for shooting, directing and editing.

Hit by MTLRD's Beater Pan Tease.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Beast of the East 2009

Passez deux jours avec des femmes du nord-est qui frappent fort, sont agiles sur leurs patins, et surtout, qui n’ont pas froid aux yeux!

La Bête de l’Est est un tournoi de roller derby à élimination double d’une durée de 2 jours et le plus important tournoi de roller derby de l’Est canadien avec 16 équipes du Canada et des États-Unis désirant toute le titre de « Bête de l’Est 2009. »

Ce sera la deuxième édition du tournoi, qui fut créée pour faire avancer le sport roller derby dans la région, mettant en valeur les habiletés de nos joueuses dans un week-end de derby intense et rempli d’action.

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Two days of hard hitting, hard skating, rough playing women from the north east!

The Beast of the East is a two-day long, double-elimination Roller Derby tournament, and the grandest Eastern Canadian Roller Derby tournament with 16 teams from Canada and the United States vying for the singular title of “Beast of the East 2009”. This is the second addition of the tournament, which was created to strengthen the sport of roller derby in the region, showcasing the skills of upcoming derby talent in an intense, action-packed weekend of derby.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Susan Moss knows Montreal Roller Derby



To check out Ms.Moss' wicked camera skills, click here.
Better yet - buy her book, Roller Girls, by clicking here.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Smackdown in Bytown, indeed!


photo credit:
Vassilios Lanaris

Game report from the pages of Monsieur Dr. Johnny Capote, Sexpos Coach.

On January 31st 2009, the Bytown Blackhearts official home opener was held at the Norm Fenn Gym @ Carleton University, in Ottawa - their opposition was non other than MTLRD's newest travel team, the Sexpos. Both teams were excited to play before a sellout crowd.

The women came on strong, with Bytown laying a huge JTO (jammer take out) on Heartless Bitch in the first jam. However, a few smelling salts later, The Sexpos had a 10-2 lead after just 4 jams. Unfortunately, salts have a limited effect, and the Blackhearts eventually had a 12-0 run in two jams. It was 14-10 after six jams for the home team. The home crowd was wild. It's clear that derby will have a home in Ottawa long after this home opener.

After a few jams of evenly trading blows and points - the Sexpos picked up the pace and had a 20-2 run over the next six jams making, forcing the hosts to play catch up. By the half, it was 57-34 for the Sexpos.

The second half was, much like the first, crammed with big hits and big opportunities, made or missed, by both sides. The Sexpos continued to clog up the passing lanes, making it very difficult for the spunky and determined Bytown jammers to score. The final score was an impressive 108-65 for the Sexpos.

Cudos to the referee crew, which was short handed. The tight, haybail layden track, meant that the players decided the outcome of the match mainly in the pack trenches, and it wasn't easy to tell how much of it was clean. An awkward fall in the last jam by the Ottawa jammer, made the game finish much as it started - with a jammer on the floor - thankfully everyone was alright in the end.

As a Coach, I see that a sound foundation of derby playing can be found in the Bytown Blackhearts, which leads me to believe this young team will be a force to be reckoned with in the not too distant future.

As an aside, I believe the Sexpos also won the afterparty too (but honestly, who out-parties Montreal?). I faded early, coaches decision. Congrats to all!! Viva la derby, Ostie!!!

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