Monday, October 17, 2011

Recruitment Night!! Wed Oct 26th, 7:30pm

It's that time of year again... Central New York Roller Derby is recruiting! This event is for new and potential recruits to come see what roller derby is all about - watch some demos, buy some merch, and meet some amazing people. Come one, come all! Sign a waiver, rent skates and necessary gear for $5 and skate with us, or just spectate for now, but we promise that won't last long ;)

Guys - you're in luck! The Quadfathers are also looking for new skaters to join their ranks - roller derby is not just for the ladies! Don't be scared, our shorts are much shorter than theirs... usually.

We are also recruiting referees, men and women! If you think you'd look great in stripes, or maybe you love to boss people around, become a ref!

The next newbie class starts the following Wednesday 11/2 from 7-10pm, so don't miss out on this chance to get acquainted beforehand! Don't wait - we won't hold another recruitment night until next fall. Come strap on some skates and be your own hero!

Classes run for 12-16 weeks on Wednesday nights from 7-10pm and Saturday mornings from from 10a-12p. Fees are $30 per month during the training. We have a wide selection of rental gear available for a small fee, but they are first-come first-served.

Contact for more info.
See the Facebook event page and RSVP to let us know you're coming HERE!

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New Practice Space!

CNY Roller Derby is excited to announce that after a long search and nail-biting wait, we have the practice space of our dreams right in Utica!
At least until April 2012 (and we hope for the foreseeable future!) our home base will be the SportsPlex building at 496 French Rd in Utica. The building sports a 165' X 65' Mateflex synthetic sports floor, and is nice and clean and accessible for our skaters.

Keep checking back for updates on other activities and events in the venue.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Tough Cookie Bake Sale, Saturday October 8th

On Saturday October 8th, CNY Roller Derby will host its 3rd semi-annual Tough Cookie Bake Sale. We have SOOOO many talented bakers/cooks/etc on the league that this event has become a food lover's delight!
The bake sale will take place at The Other Side, 2011 Genessee St, Utica (next door to Cafe Domenico), and will start at 11am. We'll stay open until the food's nearly gone, so come on down and get some goodies!
Prices range very inexpensive - from multiple items for $1 to the more 'gourmet' items that are $1-2 each. Come fill up a big tray for your office or just grab a snack on your way out and about.
There are usually multiple vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and other specialty offerings. Items will be clearly marked for dietary restrictions.
The bake sale benefits CNYRD as we go into our off season to help afford practice space and fees until April. Your support is highly appreciated and it all goes to help the league keep skating (plus you get yummy stuff to boot!)

Also, please support our loyal sponsors, Cafe Domenico (right next door- coffee, drinks, that cold glass of milk to go with all the cookies you're going to eat....), the Green Onion Pub (right across the street, full service bar with great atmosphere), and The Uptown Theater (also right across the street- great prices on new movies).

We will also have league merchandise, such as t-shirts, stickers, keyrings, and lots of other league stuff for sale. We will also have the Tough Cookie Cookbooks for sale showing many of the recipes from past bake sales.

There will be recruitment information available for all those looking to get into roller derby. We have a class starting THIS MONTH, so please feel free to come meet some of our members and talk about your plans to start skating!!

So come for the bake sale, load up on goodies, sign up for our new skater class, buy a t-shirt, grab a coffee to prevent the food coma, see a matinee, and have a drink at the bar to round off the afternoon. All within 20 yds or each other. Cant wait to see you there!

Please RSVP on our facebook event page.

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