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Show our travel team love this weekend

Posted: February 12, 2014 by burningriverrollergirls in General, travel teams
Photo courtesy of Dave Brown

Photo courtesy of Dave Brown

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend, and what better way to spend it than with the lovable ladies of the Burning River Roller Girls!

Saturday, Feb. 15, Burning River will face off against the Rubber City Rollergirls in Akron. Sport your orange and blue and roll down to the John S. Night Center for Rubber City’s home opener and our first bout of the season.

Doors open at 5 pm and the bout begins 6 pm.

Tickets are available on Brown Paper Tickets. Adults are $9; children 12 and younger are $5.

If you’re feeling really feisty, head to Pittsburgh on Sunday night to cheer on some of the Burning River skaters as they join Steel City Roller Derby in a special Valentine’s scrimmage. Get all the details here.

And don’t forget our own season opener is right around the corner, March 8 at the Ohio Nets Sports Complex in Parma!


Welcome to Season 8

Posted: January 27, 2014 by burningriverrollergirls in BRRG News, General, home teams, travel teams
CupQuake of the Cleveland Steamers escapes the pack in the home opener against the Hellbombers last season. The teams will have a rematch March 8 at the Ohio Nets Sports Complex.

CupQuake of the Cleveland Steamers escapes the pack in the home opener against the Hellbombers last season. The teams will have a rematch March 8 at the Ohio Nets Sports Complex. Photo by Dave Brown.

Welcome to Season 8 of the Burning River Roller Girls. One league, seven teams and eight incredible years of roller derby action right here in Cleveland.

The fun begins March 8 with the home team season opener at the Ohio Nets Sports Complex. The double-header begins with the Hellbombers taking on the Cleveland Steamers, followed by a match-up of the Hard Knockers and the Rolling Pin-Ups.

Season Passes

Season passes are available now at an amazing discounted price! For $55 you can get a general admission season pass, a savings of $20 over the at-door prices for our five home team games. That’s like getting more than one bout for free!

In addition, season pass holders get into all of our home travel team bouts for free. This is an incredible deal that roller derby fans can’t afford to pass up.

Tickets for the home opener and season passes are available at Brown Paper Tickets.

Season @Home Schedule

Saturday, March 8
Home Teams (Hellbomers vs. Cleveland Steamers, Rolling Pin-Ups vs. Hard Knockers)
Ohio Nets Sports Complex – Doors 6 pm, Bout 7pm

Saturday, April 12
Home Teams (Hellbombers vs. Hard Knockers, Cleveland Steamers vs. Rolling Pin-Ups)
Ohio Nets Sports Complex – Doors 5pm, Bout 6pm

Saturday, May 10
Home Teams (Hellbombers vs. Rolling Pin-Ups, Cleveland Steamers vs. Hard Knockers)
Ohio Nets Sports Complex – Doors 5pm, Bout 6pm

Saturday, May 17
HazMat Crew and Pyromaniacs vs. Border City Brawlers
Elyria Roll Arena

Sunday, May 18
Burning River All-Stars vs. DC Roller Girls
Pla-Mor Roller Rink

Saturday, June 14
Home Teams (Semifinals)
Ohio Nets Sports Complex – Doors 5pm, Bout 6pm

Saturday, July 12
Home Teams (Championships)
Ohio Nets Sports Complex – Doors 5pm, Bout 6pm

Saturday, July 26
Burning River All-Stars and HazMat Crew vs. Chicago Outfit
Elyria Roll Arena

Celebrate with us!

Posted: August 31, 2013 by burningriverrollergirls in BRRG News, The Burning River All-Stars, travel teams, WFTDA rankings

as1Roller derby fans, do we have an event for you!

Come and join the Burning River Roller Girls at 2 Bucks in North Olmsted Friday, Sept. 6 from 7 to 9 PM to celebrate the end of our outstanding season.

as3 We will be showing footage from our recent tournament in which the Burning River All-Stars fought hard, played smart and went up in ranking in our division.


For $20 you can join us in this very special celebration. Your ticket gets you three drinks, food and a lot of fun with some of your favorite skaters. Plus you’ll be supporting the hard-working athletes of Burning River as they prepare to wow Cleveland with a new season of roller derby action.

We’ll also have some great merchandise and raffle tickets on hand.

Please RSVP if you are considering attending on our Facebook event page by Tuesday


Sept. 3 so we can give 2 Bucks a rough 

headcount – even if you’re just a maybe.  See you there!


Who: The Burning River Roller Girls and all their friends and fans.

What: Fundraiser + Tournament Celebration Party.

When: Friday, Sept. 6, 7-9 p.m.

Where: 2 Bucks, 24108 Lorain Rd, North Olmsted

Cost: $20 gets you admission, food and three drinks.


This weekend our travel teams will be playing 2 double headers!  One on Saturday and one on Sunday!  Get your tickets!

How exciting!  But wait, what exactly are the travel teams.  Alumna skater Star Crash put together this handy dandy guide:

Travel teams are populated based on tryouts rather than a draft system. Only skaters who have passed the initial skills test and are members of our league are eligible to participate in these tryouts. Most of these skaters are also members of one of the four home teams listed above.

Burning River All-Stars
This is BRRG’s “A” travel team. They are our WFTDA-sanctioned team and primarily play in bouts against other WFTDA-sanctioned teams to count toward their national ranking. Their colors are blue and orange.

HazMat Crewhazmat_templogo
BRRG’s “B” travel team. These skaters often play other B teams in double-headers with the All-Stars. They also play other teams within the North Central region, but generally not ones that are WFTDA-sanctioned. Their colors are also blue and orange.


Pyros +

BRRG’s “C” team.  This team is made up of rookies, Pyromaniacs and any additional skater that


may want to get some extra playing time.  This team can change from bout to bout.

So, there you have it.  Our travel teams have been doing quite well this year and may have the opportunity to travel to regional playoffs!  Travelling can get quite expensive – and you, wonderful fans, can help keep them rolling!  Our teams need food to fuel their brains and bodies, hotels to rest their tired legs, and well, let’s be honest, skates are not the best vehicle for travelling long distances.  Please help our travel team skaters!


July 21 bout canceled

Posted: July 9, 2012 by burningriverrollergirls in BRRG News, travel teams

Travel team bouts

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Burning River Roller Girls regretfully must cancel the bout against the Windy City Rollers of Chicago July 21 at the Cleveland State Wolstein Center.

Those who have season passes or have already purchased tickets for this event will receive a refund through the Wolstein Center. Purchases made using a credit card online, on the phone or in person will be refunded automatically within 7-10 business days of today to the card on which they were purchased. You don’t need to do anything.

Tickets bought with cash at the box office must be returned to the box office to receive a refund. Refunds can be obtained within a year of the event date during normal box office hours (Monday-Friday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.). The Wolstein Center box office also will be open Saturday, July 21 from 5 p.m.–7 p.m. for refunds.

Also, as a gift to our dedicated fans, those who purchased season tickets or advance tickets for the July 21 bout will receive a free ticket to Black & Blue 7, the league’s annual charity bout, which will take place later this fall. A date has not been solidified at this time. For more information on how to claim your ticket or any other questions, email

Until then, Burning River Roller Girls has plenty of fun events planned this summer. The travel teams will have more away bouts both far and near. And the league will be hosting a special screening of the film Derby Baby, Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Capitol Theater. Check back on our website for all the upcoming details!

Thank you to our fans for your understanding and support. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Hellbombers raise their trophy high … and Cleveland is Amazing.

Howdy, roller derby fans! Unless you’ve been living under a rock you know that our home team championships were earlier this month. While the Rolling Pin-Ups were able to overcome the reigning champs, the Hellbombers, earlier in the season, the girls in black and red were not about to hand over that Hazard Cup.

The Hellbombers won the championships 145-101.

Here are some other key scores and a recap of June 9 championships. But derby isn’t over yet for the season! Our HazMat Crew will be in Youngstown this Saturday, and both HazMat and All-Stars will be playing in Akron July 14. More details on those bouts tomorrow.

May 5 – Semifinals

Hellbombers 181, Hard Knockers 81
Rolling Pin-Ups 138, Cleveland Steamers 97

June 9 – Championships

Hard Knockers 185, Cleveland Steamers 84
Hellbombers 145, Rolling Pin-Ups 101

June 16
Burning River travel teams vs. Tri-City Roller Girls
BRRG’s Pyromaniacs vs. Glass City

Pyromaniacs 83, Glass City Rollers 19
Burning River All-Stars 125,  Tri-City Thunder 147
HazMat Crew 214, Tri-City Plan B 118

Premo Donna and the Killustrator round the track skate for skate.

The Hard Knockers and the Cleveland Steamers opened the night June 9, vying for third and fourth place among the Burning River home teams.

The first half was mostly dominated by the Hard Knockers, with the score hitting 31-8 by the 13th jam. But a 15-point jam by the Killustrator of the Steamers (the biggest score from either team for the half) evened the playing field a little, bring the score to a more attainable 31-23.

The first half ended with a score of Hard Knockers 55 to Cleveland Steamers 42, making it anyone’s game.

A swarm of Hard Knockers!

But the Hard Knockers really stepped up their game in the second half. Premo Donna slammed the Steamers with three double-digit jams in the first 9 jams, with 14, 19, and 19 points respectively, bringing the score 119-56. Scarlet GoDancin sealed the deal with a  25-point jam.

Final score 185-84, with the Hard Knockers scoring 130 of those points in the second half!

Lead change was the name of the game in the first half of the Rolling Pin-Ups vs. Hellbombers bout. A Hellbomber lead was snatched by Punkd Pixie’s 18 point jam, giving the Pin-Ups a 28-14 lead.

Eduskater took the lead back a few jams later with a 13-point jam. Punkd Pixie quickly responded with 13 points of her own, only to have the lead taken again by a 12-point jam from Marion Razorwound.

Hidden Ajennda puts a stop to Razorwound.

The Pin-Ups had 58 at the half against the Hellbombers 62.

The Hellbombers would maintain that lead throughout the second half. Several key jams solidified the lead for the Hellbombers, including a 20-point jam for Professor Booty (the skater formerly known as Your Royal Majesty formerly known as Professor Booty).

Final score Hellbombers 145 to Rolling Pin-Ups 101.

Congrats to the Hellbombers, and stay tuned for more travel team action coming your way this summer! For more play-by-play updates of past games and future events, check our live Twitter updates at

Travel team bouts

Here’s everything you need to know for today’s bout!

Preshow Bout: Pyromaniacs vs. Glass City Rollers (Toledo)
Bout 1: Burning River All-Stars vs. Tri-City Thunder (Kitchener, Ontario)
Bout 2: Burning River HazMat Crew vs. Tri-City Plan B (Kitchener, Ontario)

Tickets can still be purchased in person at the Wolstein Center box office when you arrive.

Doors open at 5 p.m. / Home teams, 6 p.m.
Wolstein Center – Cleveland State University
2000 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio

General admission
Adult day-of: $17
Kids (12 and younger): $6
Special group (Student, Military, etc.): $10

VIP admission
Adult day-of: $20
VIP special group (Student, Military, etc.): $12

What does VIP mean? VIP gets you access to the sectioned off area on the floor with tables and chairs (see the action up-close without sitting on the floor)! It also gives you access to a private cash bar, so you never have to leave the action for refreshments. You as always can also sit wherever you want in the Wolstein Center, but you always have special access to this section.

I’m new to roller derby. What’s happening on the track? Great! Welcome! Look for our “Ask Me About Derby” representatives. Skaters will be walking around during the bouts with bright orange shirts. They are ready to answer any questions you might have about roller derby, from the basics to trickier strategic plays happening on the track.

What’s with this preshow bout? The Glass City Rollers will be matched up with BRRG’s Pyromaniacs, our farm team from which our other teams draft. The teams will play one 30-minute period before the travel teams face off, so show up a little early to cheer on the rising stars of the BRRG!

Parking is available in several parking areas and on streets near the Wolstein Center. The easiest access is a parking deck right next door. In the past, parking has cost about $6, but we have no control over this area, so there’s no guarantee that will be the price today. Just make sure you have cash on hand. In the past, the deck has closed at midnight. Make sure you check the times when you park.

Extras: Check out our BRRG Kids Club and our memorial table for Luna Lovewound in the concourse. Join us in the fan zone on the track after the last bout for skater autographs!

Also, the Wolstein Center does serve alcohol, including fancier drinks at the bar concession areas. Take our food and drink survey to let the Wolstein Center know what you would like to see more of at our bouts! Look for Katniss Evermean around the raffle table area. She’s also collecting survey information there.

AFTER PARTY: There will be an after party event at the Old Angle Tavern, 1848 West 25th St., Cleveland. Bring your ticket stub and come join the skaters as they celebrate!