Scottish Roller Derby is just starting to emerge from its traditional month of hibernation, and there's already a lot of derby events scheduled for the next few weeks. To get you started on your next year of Derby, we've collected them together in one place for you with handy links! We’ve already covered most of the derby recruitment events in a previous post, so here we present mostly bouts and fundraising. We should note, however, a few addenda to the fresh meat article:
Firstly, Helgin Roller Derby have completely filled up their attendance list for their fresh meat, and are now closed for additional skaters until their next recruitment.
Secondly, just missing out on our article, Ayrshire Roller Derby also have a recruitment event scheduled for Tuesday 26th January, starting at 7pm at the Magnum Leisure Centre, Irvine. There is some kit available, but you are advised to contact ahead of time firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lothian Derby Dolls also announced recruitment very recently, with a session planned for 31st January at Musselburgh Sport Centre, starting at 1pm. You are advised to contact email@example.com for more information.
The Scottish Derby bout calendar starts on the 30th of January, with 3 bouts occurring:
Glasgow Roller Derby A and B are taking on Vagine Regime UK in a double-header hosted in the Lagoon Centre, Paisley. https://www.facebook.com/events/440385519419560/ There's also the second annual GRD Drag Party planned after this event, for which details go here.
Over in Edinburgh, Auld Reekie Roller Girls are also holding their first bout of the year, with the Reserves taking on Roller Derby Dresden. https://www.facebook.com/events/918798478210693/
Meanwhile, down in Newcastle, Men's National Team Power of Scotland are taking on Tyne and Fear B as part of a double header with Newcastle Roller Girls. https://www.facebook.com/events/1829763710583763/The action doesn't stop the week after, as the 6th of February sees:
Fierce Valley Roller Girls host a 12-team Charity Sur5al tournament at The Peak, Stirling. https://www.facebook.com/events/908140529265523/ There's also an afterparty event for the tournament, which is sure to be well attended!
Also on the 6th, Power of Scotland have a fundraiser up in Aberdeen, as Granite City Brawlermen host a Quiz Night in Sinatra's Bar. https://www.facebook.com/events/1711963732359161/The 13th of February continues to be lucky for derby enthusiasts, as we have another two events to choose from:
In Edinburgh, Lothian Derby Dolls take on Dundee Roller Girls' Bonnie Colliders at the Jack Kane Centre, https://www.facebook.com/events/1537726313212932/
Meanwhile, playing away at Eston Leisure Centre,Middlesborough, Mean City Roller Derby take on Teesside Skate Invaders in a double header hosted by Middlesborough Milk Rollers. https://www.facebook.com/events/370810093043423/