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2020 Season Opener Postponed

In an effort to do our part to mitigate the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, and to follow the guidelines set forth by Governor Dewine to cancel or postpone mass gatherings, we are rescheduling our doubleheader event on March 21st at the Ohio Expo Center. Roller derby is a DIY sport, and months of hard work went into preparation for the opener of our 2020 home season. While it is disappointing to reschedule the game, we do so with the best interest of our fans and all Ohioans at heart.   We are working closely with our venue, the Ohio Expo Center, to reschedule the event for later this spring. We will keep you updated on changes to our schedule on our website and social media accounts. If you have already purchased tickets for the 3/21 game, the cost of your ticket can be applied to a future game, donated to the league, or refunded. You will receive an email with details regarding refunds and ticket exchanges from our Ticketing Committee. The committee will also reach out to season ticket holders. We want to thank all of our fans, volunteers, and advertising partners for your patience and continued support during this unprecedented scenario.

RECRUITING OPEN HOUSE: 9/26!

REAL. STRONG. ATHLETIC. REVOLUTIONARY. You're smart, strong, and ready for a new challenge. Interested in derby? OHRG is recruiting skaters, officials, and general volunteers. Whether you're a seasoned skater or you haven't laced up since junior high school, there is a place for you with the fastest growing sport in the world! Join us for an open house at Next Level Skate Shop, owned by OHRG's The Smacktivist. Hang out with our skaters and officials, learn about our league and this revolutionary sport, and find the right derby opportunity for you! We will have light snacks and refreshments, derby will be on the tv, and your favorite skaters will be in-house to answer all of your questions about this life changing sport. Where: Next Level Skate Shop, 4410 Indianola Ave, Columbus, OH 43214 When: Saturday, September 26th, Noon - 6 pm.

2015 Season Planning Survey

The Ohio Roller Girls are coming up on a decade of derby! If you attended a game in 2014, please take a few moments to fill out our 2015 season planning survey. Not only will your participation help us make this the best season yet, you will be entered for a chance to win a season pass!

PRESS RELEASE – OHRG HEADED TO D1 PLAYOFFS!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ohio Roller Girls Qualify for Women’s Roller Derby Playoffs OHRG to Compete in Division 1 Tournament in Evansville, IN AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) announced that the Ohio Roller Girls qualified for the 2014 WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs in Evansville, Indiana, Sept. 19-21 as the #5 seed. The tournament seeding reflects the June 30 WFTDA rankings, which were based on sanctioned games played through that date. The international WFTDA Playoffs and Championships tournament series brings together the most talented, highly trained and committed skaters and officials from WFTDA member leagues to display the “Real, Strong, Athletic and Revolutionary” game play that pushes the limits of the sport worldwide. Whether participating on the track, cheering in the stands or watching online, the WFTDA tournaments provide everyone who loves roller derby an opportunity to witness the most anticipated match-ups of the year. The following teams will be joining OHRG in Evansville Sept. 19-21 to compete for a shot at advancing to the WFTDA Championships in November. The top three teams from each of the four international D1 Playoffs will attend Championships to compete for the sport’s highest honor: the Hydra trophy and the title of WFTDA Champions. London Rollergirls,

OHRG POLAR PLUNGES FOR THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS

This past weekend, OHRG took a dive into some pretty chilly waters for a good cause. Skaters Ally McSqueal, Blankity Blank It, Chestburster, Sarah Bruce (formerly skating as "Pearl Rogi"), The Smacktivist, Zee "Loraine Acid" Gulertekin, and referee Stacy Keyerleber all took the Polar Plunge at the Columbus Zoo to benefit the Special Olympics of Ohio. We're proud to say that our band of zoogooders raised $900 to support these hard-working athletes. You can join us by donating here. Photos by Chainsaw.

Last Clinic of 2013!

Don't miss out on our last clinic of the year: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - United Skates of America, 3362 Refugee Road, Columbus OH, 43232 from 8:30-11 pm. Wannabe Clinics are two hour clinics, led by dedicated Ohio Roller Girls, that teach basic derby skating skills. We cover all the basic skills, but no contact drills. Clinics are a great workout and an awesome way to learn more about roller derby! Clinics are only $10! (Cash only, please.) Contact recruiting@ohiorollergirls.com to officially sign up and hold your spot in the clinics. While it helps to have some basic skating skills, it is not required. All attendees must be at least 19 years old and female. Rental skates are available at no extra charge, but if you have your own gear, please bring it. You'll need a helmet (for wannabe clinics, bicycle helmets are acceptable), a mouth guard, elbow pads, wrist guards, and thick, hard-shell knee pads. If you don't have gear, you can borrow it from us. Please let us know when you sign up that you need to reserve gear and/or buy a mouth guard for $2.00. Wear comfortable workout clothes or anything that allows you to move freely. We recommend you

OPEN TRYOUTS!

OHRG will hold 2013 open tryouts on Monday, October 14, and Thursday October 17, at the United Skates of America rink on Refugee Road. 3362 Refugee Rd. Columbus, OH 43232. Tryouts are open to women aged 19 and older. Those trying out should be available both nights, but a cut will be made before the second night. You should be prepared to be evaluated in off-skates exercises as well as on-skates drills based on the WFTDA Minimum Skills Requirements (http://wftda.com/resources). Wear athletic clothing and bring athletic shoes. If you have your own skates and gear (knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, mouth guard and helmet), please bring them. If you don't, rental skates will be available, as will pads to borrow. Mouth guards will be available to purchase for $2 (cash only). Please arrive no later than 8:15pm on Monday to register, fill out paperwork, and stretch. The tryout itself will run from 9-11 pm. Interviews will also be conducted prior to announcing tryout results, but may be scheduled on a third night. RSVPs are strongly encouraged to recruiting@ohiorollergirls.com For the comfort of those trying out, only those participating will be admitted. No spectators.

Sponsor Spotlight: Body Jewel

Today, we're talking with Danielle, owner of Body Jewel. She is a huge supporter of the Ohio Roller Girls and the roller derby movement. We visited one of her stores to get the scoop on who they are and what they do! 1. Tell us about your business. With the largest selections of quality body jewelry, we pride ourselves in bringing the most up to date styles, designs, and superb customer service in the industry. 2. How did you started? We wanted to do something different, and something we enjoyed. Our goal was to offer a great selection of body jewelry at a reasonable price. It has been 9 years since we started, and we have no plans on slowing down any time soon. 3. Where are your stores located? We have locations at Eastland Mall, Tuttle Mall, and Polaris Mall - all in Columbus. We also have locations in Tri-County Mall (Cincinnati) and the Dayton Mall. 4. How did you find out about the Ohio Roller Girls? Pearl Rogi invited me to a bout. I remember watching the team warm up before the first bout thinking it is going to be like the stuff you saw on TV. I was blown away by their athleticism and grace, it was nothing like what I

(23) Ohio Falls to (13) Arch On the Road

Both Ohio squads traveled to St. Louis this past weekend to challenge the Arch Rival Roller Girls at Midwest Sport Hockey at Queeny Park, in St. Louis. The last two times Arch and Ohio have met, OHRG earned wins; they were unable to make it a trio this past weekend. OHRG fell to Arch 108-179. Gang Green fell to the Arch Rival Roller Girls' St. Lunachix, 70-242. You can read Muckety Muck's full game recaps on the Arch Rival website. Photos by the inimitiable Bob Dunnell.