Recently we told you about the nomination of Momente des Sports 30 minute radio feature on VRD for the Austrian Radio Award. Well, yesterday it was decided – they took the award home! We are very excited and want to congratulate Momente des Sports for letting us being part of this (we are a little proud of ourselves too)! If you want to listen to the feature again, you can do that here.
Our season will officially start in February with a bout against Prague Roller Derby, here is everything you need to know:
What? VRD vs. Prague Roller Derby
Where? Perchtoldsdorferstraße 1, 1230 Wien
What time? Doors open at 17.00, bout starts at 18.00
Will there also be Fearleader action? …obviously. Make sure to be there at 5 if you dont want to miss that and get your ticket in time
Will there be an after bout party? …obviously! at Loop Bar, U-Bahn Bogen 26, 1080 Wien, starting at 21.00
On the 22nd of november, 13 (!!) VRD skaters played against the girls of Barockcity Roller Derby and six of them played in their first bout ever! Let’s not beat around the bush – we lost big time, 228:99. Big congratulations to the winners and thank you for giving us an opportunity to learn and get better, it was great fun after all! On sunday the 23rd we went to Karlsruhe to visit the RocKArollers for a friendly scrimmage and this time the odds were on our side 316:111 for VRD, thank you RocKArollers for having us! In the end we are super proud of our six former newbie skaters and very much looking forward to a promising spring season 2015! Check out the pics in the gallery!
The Fearleades are celebrating their Fearelli 2015 calendar release with a big party – and we’ll be there to celebrate with them. Don’t miss out on this spectacular event, there will be quite a few surprises so come to brut bar on the 5th of december and get your new calendar and have a drink with your favourite Derby girl at the same time. Check out the event page for more Information, but here are some hard facts:
When? 05.12, starting at 23.00
Wehere? brut bar, Karlsplatz 5
As part of the This Human World Film Festival taking place in Vienna from 4 til 13 of december, not only one but two Roller Derby related movies will be shown. in case you couldnt come to our screening party earlier this year, on 6th of december you’ll get the chance to see CRAZY DERBY LOVE again, it will be shown at Topkino at 12.30. Plus on december 9th you can see IN THE TURN at 20.00 at Schikaneder. Mark your calendars – we’ll see you there! For more updates keep checking the This Human World homepage.
You might remember that Momente des Sports did a 30 minute radio feature on Roller Derby, which aired on May, 11th on Radio Orange this year. Well, we can proudly annouce that this very feature has been nominated for the austrian radio awards in the category “Information”. We are very proud and thankful to be part of this and we’ll keep our fingers crossed for Momente des Sports to take the award home. The winner will be announced in January, 2015 at the radio award gala and we’ll let you know about the result here. If you want to listen to the feature again, you can do that here and if you want to read more about the nomination please klick here.
What an awesome trip up north to Finland. This September, eleven VRD skaters went to Finland for an epic week of bouts, practicing and team building. Our journey started in Helsinki. The Kallio Rolling Rainbows “Kinapori Fistfunkers” were up for some KRReba on and off the track! On those first days we already had some great ups trying to fight against one really big down – an injury of our Crazy Crystalline #12 during the Warm up. We managed to keep our heads up and our butts low but had to accept a result of 100 something to 200 something.
Helsinki Roller Derbys Queen B’s were waiting for us on the next day. Injuries were getting a little less horrifying but improved a lot in style when our very own jammer KNOCKOUT Nora #026 went into actual (Dr. Callie) COLLISION #33 with her teammate. Result: 4 stitches on Knockout, sore face on Collision, no win for VRD. But a fun experience and a well-deserved win for the Queen B´s!
On Day 3 we went up to Turku. After a great sunny time at the beach with a swim and a heartwarming team talk, we had a very promising game behind closed doors against Dirty River Roller Grrrls – Turku Roller Derby. It had to get better and it did. Well yes, we lost big time! But we achieved most of our goals and had so much fun! In the end we lost our heart to the amazing Dirty River team, which was cheering for us “Vienna, Vienna – Gemma, Gemma, Gemma”. A very promising and definitely lifelong connection was built between Turku and Vienna that day!
Inbetween our great bout adventures we spent some time enjoying ourselves with Finlands sights, like hills with trees or hills with holes, relaxing sauna-visits and learning new tricks during the practice with Tampere Roller Derby. Next time we need to play a full-blown bout with them!
On our way to Kouvola we visited the famous ski jump in Lahti and enjoyed a picnic on one of the countless beautiful finish lakes. We filled our energy tanks with VRD Power for our last Bout against Kouvola Rock n Rollers! Increased with our lovely fans from St. Petersburg, the White Night Furies – Roller Derby in Russia our adventurous ride found a very happy ending in a tight and fun game that WE WON!
A BIG THANK YOU to all the amazing Referees, awesome NSOs and the lovely teams Kallio Rolling Rainbows Kinapori Fistfunkers, Helsinki Roller Derbys Queen B’s, Dirty River Roller Grrrls – Turku Roller Derby, Tampere Roller Derby and Kouvola Rock n Rollers for making our Trip to Finland unforgettable. For some pics – go to our gallery.
On September, 20th the entire Heldenplatz in Vienna will be all about sports. As part of “Tag des Sports” you’ll get the possibility to try 130 different types of sports – for free! And obviously Roller Derby must be part of this, so mark your calenders!
The 42 days crowdfunding marathon is over and we are more than happy and completely overwhelmed by so much love and support! We’ve not reached 100%, but 105% of our goal! Therefore we want to say – THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
So, whats next? Rumours have it that there wont be one, not two but three homebouts in Vienna next year for you to watch. Only you made that possible! We are very much looking forward to that and once we have the exact dates you’ll read about them here. Always Heaps of Derby Love – your much obliged VRD!