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Recruitment August 27th in Roseville!

Aug Recruit

What: Flood Water Roller Derby recruitment event

When: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27

Where: Jones Hall, Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All America City Blvd., Roseville

The Flood wants you – to play roller derby

Flood Water Roller Derby invites all women interested in skating to join the rising tide.

The team, comprising female athletes from throughout Placer County and the Sacramento area, will hold a recruitment event Wednesday, Aug. 27, in Roseville. Coaches and skaters will be at the event to answer questions and give demonstrations. Loaner gear is available for those who don’t have it, but it is requested that attendees bring their own mouth guards (available at a low cost at any athletic supply store).

Roller derby is more than a sport – it’s a lifestyle. Derby athletes commit to two or three practices a week, where they are trained by Shadow Soldier (Rena Garcia) of Roseville, arguably the most experienced and accomplished derby skater in the Sacramento area. The coaching team works with skaters of all levels, with one-on-one training guaranteed for even the most novice skater.

FWRD is committed to empowering women through athleticism, teamwork, competition and volunteerism. The women who practice together become a family, and together they build a life full of adventure and accomplishment. FWRD is serious about skating – you won’t find any tutus or ripped fishnets here! Instead, you’ll find a team of powerful women giving their all at practice and leaving it all on the track.

The league is built from the ground up, with all skaters participating in every aspect, from serving on the board of directors to screen-printing jerseys. Since its inception in 2012, FWRD has secured an indoor practice space, is in the final stages of becoming a 501(c)3 nonprofit and is working diligently toward becoming a Women’s Flat Track Derby Association league. This past season, FWRD traveled throughout the state to compete, and participated in numerous community events, including Hot Chili Cool Cars, Nascar races at the All American Speedway, Run Rocklin and the Berry Fest in Roseville.

Women of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to come see what this growing sport is all about. From the seasoned travel-team skater to the “fresh meat” lacing up her skates for the first time, the Flood has a place for you.




Roller girls’ rummage sale helps female athletics

The spring Flood Water Roller Derby Rummage Sale was so successful that your favorite roller girls are bringing it back for two days in August!

Flood Water Roller Derby comprises female athletes from throughout the Placer/Sacramento area, providing an encouraging, challenging environment in which women of all athletic abilities shine.

Team members and their families will offer a vast array of items for sale at great prices, from records and books to clothing and one-of-a-kind artwork created by local derby athletes. All proceeds will help the Flood continue to provide high-quality roller derby training, fulfilling its mission of empowering women through athleticism, teamwork, competition and volunteerism.

The sale takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 23 and 24 at 518 Vine Way, Roseville. Skaters will be at the sale to assist you in finding that perfect item, along with answering questions about roller derby, the fastest-growing women’s sport in the world.

Now in its second year, Flood Water Roller Derby welcomes women of all skating abilities to join the rising tide. Practice consists of on- and off-skates conditioning, roller-skating skills, scrimmages and one-on-one training with Shadow Soldier (Rena Garcia), arguably the most distinguished coach in the Sacramento area. Don’t have gear? We have loaners! Don’t know how to skate? We’ll teach you!

The Flood also seeks volunteers, men and women, to assist with refereeing, officiating, helping produce bouts, selling tickets and even just coming out to cheer on the team. And if you don’t have time for that, the team will happily take donations for the rummage sale! All types of items welcome – clothing, appliances, music items, electronics — you name it, we’ll pick it up and sell it! Call (209) 753-8192 for information.

What: Flood Water Roller Derby Rummage Sale

When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 and 24

Where: 518 Vine Way, Roseville


Recruitment May 28 Roseville, CA

Ever wanted to be a roller derby girl? Well here’s your chance. Come meet the ladies of the Flood and get a behind the scenes look. Try on some loaner gear and enjoy a free beginner derby lesson from Shadow Soldier. There’s no cost to check it out.


Rocklin Roller Derby in the Park

Back in June of 2012, a small band of derby girls mmay 17 bout posteret up and held their very first practice in the hockey rink
at the Johnson Springview park in Rocklin, CA. Just about two years later The Flood will be holding their first home bout on MAY 17TH in the place where it all began. Come out at 5:30 p.m. to show your support and enjoy some all female live action on roller skates. The bout starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. Bring your own lawn chair or find a spot on the bleachers. There will be a vendor village and food trucks on site. Only a $5 donation, so the price is right. We can’t wait to see you there.