Monday, May 3, 2010

UPDATE: This Saturday is even CRAZIER!!!

We've added bands, busses, hula hoops, and a monkey!

As we've said before, this Saturday's bout is going to be a big deal.
We have confirmed shuttle buses available for our Utica peeps leaving from the Tramontaine Cafe on Lincoln Ave. The Tram will be CLOSING EARLY (yeah, we're THAT cool!), so park in the lot across the street please. The buses will leave from the Tram at 3:30pm, 4:30pm, and 5:30pm, and will return at 8:30pm, 9:30pm, and 10:30pm from Rome.

The cost per person for round trip bus rides will be a $5 suggested donation each way to help us cover the cost of the bus, but it even leaves you time to come to the afterparty for an hour or so and have a sober ride to Utica!

We have also confirmed a whole bunch of entertainment for you:
We will have DJ DeafGeoff (aka Funk Roll Brother) spinning tunes when he's not busy skating in the guys' bout (!)
The band Negative Truth will be performing 2 short sets, before the girls' bout during warm ups and again at halftime
.....And last but not least, The Hamlet Montgomery Halftime Spectacular, featuring Juggernaut Janice, Secret Asian Man, GR6, Hula hooping, drumming, and other local favorites and characters. Don’t miss this!
There will also be vending tables by Off Center Records, and Lizette Designs, along with our awesome merch table featuring lots of new CNYRD stuff!

So here's the rundown:
Buses start running from the Tram at 3:30pm
Doors open at 4pm.
Men's bout starts at 5:30pm
Band and DJ in between bouts from 6:30-7ish
Girls bout starts at 7pm
Halftime show starts at approximately 7:45pm
Bout ends approximately 8:30-8:45
First bus leaves JFK at 8:30 back to Tram
Afterparty, hilarity, and shananigans ensue.
Further busses pick up from afterparty at 9:30 and 10:30pm

And just to repeat the details:
Men's bout featuring members of Central Mass Roller Derby, Pioneer Valley Roller Derby, New York Shock Exchange, Albany Area Men's Roller Derby, and The Quadfathers starts at 5:30pm. Bench coaching by Lady Die-Mentia and Moody Obsession of The Utica Clubbers and Hayley Contagious of Boston Derby Dames. This is the FIRST Men's Roller Derby competition in the history of this area!!!!

Women's bout featuring The Utica Clubbers vs. NH Roller Derby's Skate Free Or Die starts at 7pm. Bench coaching for the Clubbers by Die-Lon of the Quadfathers and the triumphant return to derby of CNYRD favorite Ms. Rooster Lollipop!!!

After party is at DelVecchios, just around the corner from the arena at 416 W Dominick St. They do a great job with good food, drink specials, and a rockin' DJ that brings out the best (worst?) in all of us and usually turns into a giant dance party. Last time Elvis was there. That's all I'm sayin'.

Tickets are $10 in advance available online through or at the Tramontaine Cafe or Cafe Domenico in Utica
Tickets at the door are $12.
Kids 10 and under are free, adults 65 and over are free.
$1 of each ticket sold at the door goes to the YWCA's Domestic Violence programs

Oh, and since its Mother's Day, any mom who comes to the table with their kid as proof gets a free raffle ticket for our Mother's Day gift basket featuring all kinds of goodies!

....and if you're lucky we'll introduce you to the CNY Roller Derby Little League baseball team from Westmoreland!


  1. Whooo Hoo! Just received confirmation that Heather Case will be singing The National Anthem and co-announcing the bout!!!! It just keeps getting better and better!

  2. Simplified Bus schedule:Bus leaves Utica to Rome at 3:30 4:30 and 5:30 Back to Utica at 8:30,9:30 and 10:30