Pirate City Rollers vs Richter City Rollers – this Saturday!

This Saturday, February 6th is your chance to see the absolute top level of Roller Derby in New Zealand as Auckland’s Pirate City Rollers duke it out with Wellington’s Richter City Rollers as part of the Full Contact derby expo in a WFTDA sanctioned bout!

The action starts at 6:30PM with a Junior Roller Derby curtain raiser bout and the first whistle of the main event is at 7:30PM.

Tickets on the door – $10, cheap!

Where: ASB Stadium, 237 Kohimarama Rd, Kohimarama, Auckland

When: Saturday February 6th, curtain raiser starts 6:30PM, PCR vs RCRD kicks off at 7:30PM

This bout also represents the end of an era for PCR as it’s the incomparable and inimitable Lady Trample’s final outing with the Pirates. She is departing for the fair shores of Australia to join the Victorian Roller Derby league – who are ranked second in the world!!! We’ll miss her like crazy but we’re ever so proud. Be there to show the love and help give her a send-off she’ll never forget!

Don’t miss it!

Freshmeat 2016 starting soon!

Freshmeat 2016

Keen to start a new sport this year? Watched Whip It and felt inspired
to become a Roller Derby queen? Now’s your chance to get involved!

Pirate City Rollers are starting their first Freshmeat course of 2016
with an Open Day on Sunday February 21st. During the course you’ll be
taught the basics of roller skating and the game of roller derby.
You’ll also become part of a great community of strong and athletic
people from all walks of life.

Come and watch a live roller derby game between two of the Pirate City
Rollers’ home teams before chucking on a pair of skates yourselves
afterwards. NO previous experience required!

Suitable for those keen to play, referee, or who’re just interested in
giving it a whirl. Gear will be available to hire, but you’ve got to
bring your drink bottles. Make sure to wear clothes that you’re
comfortable to do sport in.

Derby Depot will be there selling everything you need to play derby, with full pad sets from $60.

And we will be having survival drinks and Q&A straight after at The Hangar (104 Central Park Drive, i.e. about 200m down the road – just follow the crowd!) – a chance to talk about the Freshmeat course and joining the league.

DETAILS
What: Freshmeat Open Day and PCR home team game
Where: Trusts Arena, 65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson
When: Game from 10am-12pm, Open Day from 12pm-2pm.
Who: Anyone interested in roller skating and roller derby. No age
limit for the Open Day, all genders welcome.
Cost: $5 entry to Open Day and game, $5 skate and protective gear
hire if you don’t have your own.

Sign up to our Freshmeat newsletter here!

2016 Home Teams Announced!

The Pirate City Rollers are proud to announce our home teams for the 2016 season!

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Home team games are where the Pirates really mix it up in the essential grass-roots of Roller Derby. There’s a lot of love and friendship in the Derby scene – watch it get set aside and steamrolled over as past grudges are unearthed, old wounds are mercilessly prodded and ancient scores are settled on the track in four relentless heats. Will the Blackheart Bruisers viciously trample the opposition and leave carnage in their wake to take the Black Dahlia cup for the 3rd consecutive year? Will Dead Wreckoning keep on misbehavin’ to destroy the track with 16 lethal lasses in full warpaint? And will Mascara Massacre shove past the vicious crunches, ballistic crashes and ruthless hits that doomed them to have just 8 players left standing by the ending bell of the grand final? Only one way to find out!

We welcome a lot of fresh faces this season with a brand new batch of Freshmeat grads, some seasoned pirates returning to the fold, the introduction of our junior Derby players and even a top-level transfer from the capital city. It’s gonna be a thrilling season of killer Roller Derby for New Zealand’s biggest and loudest league, folks, and we’re stoked to have you along for the ride!

The Pirate City Rollers 2016 home season kicks off on the 21st of February at the Trusts Stadium in Henderson. Be there if you’re not a landlubber!

Pirate City Rollers home season heats up this winter

The weather outside is frightful, but the Derby is so delightful!

Saturday July 18th kicks off our back-to-back home games at Auckland’s YMCA Pitt Street.

As this is the first of three games coming up in quick succession, if you buy tickets to all three events online via Under the Radar using the same name, you will go in the draw to win great prizes!

Our first of three starts with Broadside Brawlers against Mt Militia from Tauranga for the first time on home ground. With half time entertainment supplied by our sponsor The Rock’N’Roll Circus and our after party at our sponsor bar Thirsty Dog, this is an evening not to be missed!

Check out all the details here.

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Broadside Brawlers head north!

While our All Scars are in Florida competing in Beach Brawl, our Broadside Brawlers are training hard for their domestic travel games!

This Saturday, Pirate City Rollers’ Broadside Brawlers head to Whangarei to face Northland Nightmare’s Hells Wives in their second travel game of the season.

If you’re in the neighbourhood or would like to join us for a road trip, come and see us at Kensington Stadium, Whangarei! Full details here

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HIRE A PIRATE

Pirate City Rollers are Auckland and New Zealand’s first Roller Derby team. Having been active for 10 years this year, we pride ourselves on our high standards of skating, team work and sportsmanship. As well as playing Roller Derby, we also enjoy engaging with the community across Auckland!

You may have seen us participating in a number of events throughout Auckland – check out our photos below:

  • Beam Bar Legend NZ 2013
  • ITM 500 V8 Supercars 2014
  • Farmer’s Santa Parade 2014
  • Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines 2015
  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
  • Open Streets 2015

We are also available for private events such as corporate Christmas parties. We always have such a great time doing these events and receive great feedback from the organisers and crowd.

Our skaters are outgoing, friendly, engaging and talented. We make fabulous skating waitresses, frontline customer service staff (skating or not skating) or can even do some demonstrations of how to play Roller Derby. Not only do we always complete our tasks with a smile, we love dressing up and adding to the theme of your event.

We guarantee a competitive rate for our Pirates with a high standard of professionalism. Contact us for a quote today and see the difference for yourself – not only will you be getting a great deal, you will be supporting one of Auckland’s premier sports teams in the fastest growing sport in the world.

For a new element of joy and entertainment for your event, contact us now for a quote!

Pirate All Scars head to Beach Brawl

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The Pirate City Rollers All Scars are continuing to take the Roller Derby world by storm with our latest goal – to be the first WTFDA ranked team in New Zealand.

Hosted by Gold Coast Derby Grrls, Beach Brawl 2015 will be held in Ft Lauderdale, Florida from 12-14 June. With less than 60 days to go, our A-team needs your help!

We have a number of initiatives to raise money for the All Scars so they can continue to make New Zealand Roller Derby history.

 

Fundraising Chocolates

Our skaters will be selling a selection of chocolates at our games and around their workplaces. If you know one of our skaters or are a regular attendee of our games, grab yourself a delicious treat – you will be helping the All Scars by treating yourself!

 

Entertainment™ Books

The ever popular Entertainment™ Books are back and Pirates are selling. Discover hundreds of valuable up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for many of the best restaurants, cafés, arts, attractions, hotels, travel, shopping and much more. At $65 (Auckland), an Entertainment™ Book is a must-have in any household.

Had one before and keep forgetting to take your vouchers with you? The new Entertainment™ Digital Membership that puts the value of the Entertainment™ Book into your iPhone or Android smartphone. Check out our All Scars Entertainment™ Book online shop here for more details and t buy!

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Avondale Markets

The All Scars will be making an appearance at Avondale Markets on Sunday 26th April with loads of goodies to sell! From vintage clothing to bric-a-brac and furniture, come down and pick up a bargain from our skaters. All funds raised from our stall will go straight into the Beach Brawl fund.

 

Givealittle

Our skaters have set up a givealittle page for anyone to donate money to the cause. So far we have had a number of generous donations and every little bit helps! To donate, check out our givealittle page here.

http://givealittle.co.nz/cause/supportpiratecityrollers

 

Any donations big or small will help our skaters in this monumental step forward for Pirate City Rollers and New Zealand Roller Derby. Help our skaters out so the future of this sport can continue to grow for the next generation!

PIRATE CITY ROLLERS v NORTHLAND NIGHTMARES

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Live all girl roller derby just upped the ante!

You are invited to come and witness Auckland’s premier roller derby league, the Pirate City Rollers, take on Northland Nightmares. But it gets better… before you show your support for your local team we have a special curtain raiser, JUNIOR ROLLER DERBY!

PCR skaters will take on Northland Nightmares for the first time since 2011, when Hells Wives took on the PCR league teams. Come and experience the glory as the two clubs battle it out head to head for the first time in the world’s fastest growing female sport.

As part of this growth we are proud to present to you two junior teams as they battle it out for victory.

WHO: Pirate City Rollers v Northland Nightmares
WHEN: Saturday March 21st. Doors open at 6pm, Juniors at 6.15pm, PCR v NN at 7pm
WHERE: YMCA Pitt Street, Auckland.
TICKETS: $15+bf online at Under the Radar, $20 on the door. $5 under 10’s and FREE under 5’s

Make sure that you grab your ticket from Under the Radar

TRY ROLLER DERBY!

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We know you’ve all watched a derby bout and thought “hey, I could do that.” Well, now’s your chance to give it a go!

We’re opening up our beginners skating course for new skaters (known affectionately as “freshmeat”) to learn how to stay on their wheels and play like a derby skater!

We’re holding two open skate sessions the Monday and Wednesday after our upcoming game this Valentine’s weekend. (Details here)

Then, a week later, we’ll be getting started on our first Freshmeat intake of the year. If you want to “try before you buy,” so to speak, then our open skate sessions are perfect for you!

We’re looking for derby skaters, junior skaters, referees, non-skating officials, you name it! Come along and get involved in the best sport around.

TRY ROLLER DERBY!
OPEN DAYS: Monday 16th and Wednesday 18th Feb.
WHEN: 7pm-9pm (registrations/gear hire opens from 6.45pm)
WHERE: Trusts Arena in Henderson.
COST: $5 (+$5 for gear hire) per day.

FRESHMEAT COURSE: Begins Monday 23rd, Trusts Arena in Henderson.