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Archived Events

Aug 16 2014 - 3:30pm - 8:30pm

The Cincinnati Rollergirls' Violent Lambs and Black Sheep will make the short trip north to Columbus for a double-header against the Ohio Roller Girls. For more information, visit http://ohiorollergirls.ticketleap.com/ohrg-august-16/.

Jul 19 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:30pm

The Cincinnati Rollergirls will travel to Chicago to take on the Chicago Outfit. For more information, visit http://chicagooutfitrollerderby.com/schedule/.

Jun 30 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Did you miss our tryouts earlier this year? You have another chance! We're holding a boot camp on Saturday, June 28 and a tryout on Monday, June 30! Please email Recruiting to RSVP for this bootcamp and tryout. Sorry, bootcamps and tryouts are NOT open to spectators. For media inquiries, please email Public Relations.

Bootcamp
Location: Cincinnati Rollergirls practice space. Please email Recruiting for the address and directions.
Date and TIme: Saturday, June 28, 10 a.m. to noon
Cost: $15 commitment fee

At this session, we will run drills to gauge your skill level and skating ability. You will receive immediate feedback on what you need to work on to pass the actual tryout. Our bootcamps are designed for interested skaters, but those interested in officiating are more than welcome.

Tryouts
Location: The Skatin’ Place, 3211 Lina Place, Cincinnati, OH 45239
Date and Time: Monday, June 30, 6 to 8 p.m.

At tryouts, you will be tested on the skills you learned at the bootcamp, including timed laps around the derby track, stops, skating backward, skating with others, giving and receiving hits and overall potential as a derby skater.


Frequently Asked Questions

When do you hold tryouts?
Tryouts for Cincinnati Rollergirls are held every January and sometimes later in the season as needed. A skater must be able to pass a minimum skills test and interview. Transfer skaters may be permitted to join the team during the season; email Recruiting for more information.

How old do I have to be in order to be a member of Cincinnati Rollergirls?
You must be at least 18 years of age. If you are younger than 18, you can join the Cincinnati Junior Rollergirls. There is no age maximum.

How can I get ready for tryouts?
There are numerous skating rinks around the tri-state, so hit those open skates! If you can dodge an 8-year-old, you can dodge a rollergirl.

It's also very important that you are in decent athletic shape, as roller derby is a sport that takes lots of endurance. Working on cardio and strengthening your quads, glutes and core muscles will help you to be ready for tryouts and reduce risk of injury. Cross training is highly recommended for all of our athletes.

You can also get ready by watching our games, getting to know the Women's Flat Track Derby Association rules and liking us on Facebook to keep up with our events and bootcamps. You can also volunteer for the team to get to know us and how our league is run. If you're interested in volunteering, email Volunteers.

What equipment will I need for bootcamps and tryouts?
Every skater is required to wear a helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, a mouth guard and quad roller skates - no inline skates. We do have some gear to loan out at bootcamps and tryouts, but it is not to leave the building.

Having your own equipment is highly encouraged. Skateboarding equipment and mouth guards can be found at most sporting goods stores. Skates can be purchased online or through the Skatin' Place. There is a huge variety of skates and wheels to choose from and skate sizes are very different from shoe sizes, so please talk to a Skatin’ Place staff member or a Cincinnati Rollergirl before you buy!

What should I wear for bootcamps and tryouts?
You can wear anything that you would be comfortable working out in, but keep in mind that you will be strapping knee pads over your pants, so jeans are not a good idea. Also, please bring a water bottle, and be sure to eat a healthy breakfast before you come. We'll be working hard and you'll need the energy.

Will I be put on a team if I'm selected at tryouts?
We have three teams that are divided up by skill level: The Black Sheep (A team/varsity squad); the Violent Lambs (B team/junior varsity squad); and the Flock Ewes (C team/rookie team). Skaters are not drafted onto teams for the entire season; rosters can - and do - change from game to game. The Cincinnati Rollergirls is a highly competitive league, and no one is ever guaranteed a spot on any roster. Attendance, service credits and performance during practice are all factors taken into consideration when coaches choose rosters.

Are there a lot of injuries?
Injuries happen, but we work to prevent them with specific training that includes injury-preventative exercises and stretches. Cross training is a great tool to prevent injury. Primary health insurance is strongly encouraged. WFTDA insurance is required to be purchased after passing tryouts, but this is not primary insurance.

What do I need to be able to do at tryouts?
1. Skate 5 laps around the derby track in less than 1 minute. No Cincinnati Rollergirl takes more than 50 seconds to skate 5 laps.
2. Perform turn-around toe stops, plow stops and hockey stops.
3. Skate backward.
4. Skate with others by speeding up and slowing down between two CRG skaters and skating around in a "super pack" of skaters.
5. Give and receive derby hits to the inside and the outside of the track.
6. Other:
• Positive attitude
• Basic knowledge of the sport
• Ability to listen and apply new knowledge
• Ability to pick up new skills quickly
• Time commitment and availability

How much of a commitment is required to be a skater?
You will be expected to attend 75% of league practices (held three times per week), work at our games and volunteer at other official events. We are an all-volunteer, skater-run organization, so skaters are required to pay a commitment fee and monthly dues that help to pay for the league's operational costs. We also require you to obtain a derby job (street team, sponsorship, ticket sales, etc). Despite the time commitment, any skater will tell you that it is completely worth it. If you don’t think being a skater is the best fit for you right now, there are plenty of other ways to be a part of CRG: You can volunteer to work at our scrimmages and games as an NSO, off the track on our street team or become a referee. For more information, email Volunteers.

If I have more questions or need more information, whom do I ask?
Email Recruiting!

I can't skate, but I still want to get involved. Can I?
Yes! Email Volunteers for more information about becoming a Cincinnati Rollergirls volunteer.

Jun 21 2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Cincinnati Rollergirls Violent Lambs and Black Sheep will travel to Kalamazoo, MI for a double-header against the Killamazoo Derby Darlins. For more information, visit www.killamazoo.com.

Jun 7 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Cincinnati Rollergirls Violent Lambs will take on the Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls Blackouts in the third annual Crosstown Knockdown, the headlining game of CRG's final home double-header of 2014 at the Cincinnati Gardens, 2250 Seymour Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45212. The opening game will be an East Side vs. West Side-themed co-ed game featuring CRG's Black Sheep and Cincinnati's men's team, the Cincinnati Battering Rams.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the first game starts at 6 p.m. Parking is free, tailgating is encouraged and beer is just $1 during happy hour!

This double-header is also our annual Fan Appreciation Night. The first 500 fans through the door will receive free CRG cowbells, and skaters will also be distributing personalized gifts to fans throughout the night.

And don't miss a halftime performance from jam skating group Kounterfit Krew!

Single Tickets

Adult general admission tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door
Adult trackside tickets (18 and older only): $15 in advance, $17 at the door
Kids 7-12: $5 in advance, $6 at the door
Kids 6 and younger: Free

Tickets are available at the Cincinnati Gardens box office (open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday), all Ticketmaster outlets including select Kroger stores, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com.

Group Tickets

Tickets for groups of 10 or more are $8 for adults and $4 for kids 7-12. Click here for our group sales form.

If you are unable to fax the forms to the Cincinnati Gardens, you may email them or stop by the Gardens box office (2250 Seymour Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45212) from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

May 30 2014 (All day) - Jun 1 2014 (All day)

The Cincinnati Rollergirls Black Sheep will travel to Milwaukee, WI to compete in the annual Midwest Brew Ha Ha Tournament along with 16 other WFTDA teams. For more information, visit http://www.brewcitybruisers.com/midwest-brewhaha/.

May 16 2014 (All day) - May 18 2014 (All day)

The Cincinnati Rollergirls Black Sheep will compete in the fifth annual Spring Roll tournament in Fort Wayne, IN along with 10 other WFTDA teams.


Cincinnati Black Sheep Spring Roll Schedule

Friday, May 16, 7 p.m.: Cincinnati Rollergirls Black Sheep vs. Chicago Outfit (Track 1)
Saturday, May 17, 8:30 p.m.: Cincinnati Rollergirls vs. Jacksonville Rollergirls (Track 2)
Sunday, May 18, 4:30 p.m.: Cincinnati Rollergirls vs. Toronto Roller Derby (Track 2)

Watch the games live on Derby News Network.

For more information, visit http://fwderbygirls.com/springroll


May 10 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Cincinnati Rollergirls Black Sheep and Violent Lambs will take on the Killamazoo Derby Darlins (Kalamazoo, MI) in their fourth home double-header of 2014 at the Cincinnati Gardens, 2250 Seymour Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45212.

This double-header also features our first '80s Night, so come dressed in your best '80s attire, and the second annual 96ROCK .05k Run/Walk/Crawl! Once again this year, the .05k will benefit The Dragonfly Foundation of Cincinnati. We’ll ‘pre-game’ with free parking and tailgating in the Gardens parking lot from 2-4:30 p.m.:

2 p.m. - Registration / packet pickup and tailgating begin
4 p.m. - Final stretching and race instructions
4:15 p.m. - Lineup for start
4:30 p.m. - Race start
4:40 p.m. - Race end
4:45 p.m. - Awards including the 96ROCK Mike Sevi .05k Trophy, named after one of CRG's biggest fans
5 p.m. - Cincinnati Gardens doors open for happy hour and $1 beers
6 p.m. - CRG domination begins

The $25 registration fee includes:

- Commemorative race tee and bib
- One (1) ticket to CRG game at The Gardens that evening
- Free food samples from participating food sponsors
- One (1) free beverage (soft drink or beer) after race from inside concessions
- One (1) .031 race completion sticker for car window
- One (1) good feeling inside

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

Single Tickets

Adult general admission tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door
Adult trackside tickets (18 and older only): $15 in advance, $17 at the door
Kids 7-12: $5 in advance, $6 at the door
Kids 6 and younger: Free

Tickets are available at the Cincinnati Gardens box office (open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday), all Ticketmaster outlets including select Kroger stores, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com.

Group Tickets

Tickets for groups of 10 or more are $8 for adults and $4 for kids 7-12. Click here for our group sales form.

If you are unable to fax the forms to the Cincinnati Gardens, you may email them or stop by the Gardens box office (2250 Seymour Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45212) from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.


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