Minnesota Roller Derby
Minnesota Roller Derby
Minnesota Roller Derby is kicking off Season 16 right by hosting a mini-tournament that puts each of the four home teams into competition mode immediately! See where your favorite home team falls as the Gardas, Bombshells, Dolls and Rockits battle it out in hopes of raising the Gilded Steak at the end of the night. What's a Gilded Steak you ask? It's the prestigious award given to the annual home opener mini-tournament victor, and acts as a preview for who might ultimately raise the Golden Skate at the end of Season 16!
GET THERE EARLY, GET A FREEBIE
Minnesota Roller Derby will be giving away a special limited edition t-shirt to the first 200 people in the doors. There will also be a very limited quantity for sale. When they’re gone, they’re gone, so get there early!
SHOW YOUR TEAM SPIRIT
Get old fashioned black eyes for $1 at the Tattoo and Team Spirit Booth, or support your favorite home team for a $2 donation (kids always free).
The half-time show will feature SYM1. SYM1, formerly known as Symone Smash It, is currently blowing up. Claimed to be the ‘EDM pop maven’ of the Twin Cites, SYM1 takes pride in reigniting the Twin Cities pop scene.
Join MNRD after the bout at Camp Bar for a good old fashioned derby after party!
BOUT CHARITY AND DOOR CHARITY
The first bout charity of the season is the Ann Bancroft Foundation Let Me Play Grant Program which funds athletic equipment or participation fees for girls ages 5 through high school graduation, giving them the opportunity to be part of a team, build strength and confidence, and push themselves farther—on the field and off.
The second season long bout charity is the YWCA. YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities.
In addition to the season long charities, each bout Minnesota Roller Derby collects items at the door to support the door charity of the evening. Tonight's door charity is JustUs Health. JustUs Health fights to end HIV and reach health equity for LGBTQ and HIV-positive communities.
Season Tickets: If you're the type of fan who wouldn't miss a single bout, why not order a season ticket package? New season ticket holders can submit this form to reserve season tickets. Season ticket packages are available until the first bout of the season.
Trackside Seating: Seating on the floor, no chair, right next to the track. Everyone must be 18+ to sit trackside. No kids on laps, no exceptions. Trackside tickets are only available through the Roy Wilkins Auditorium Box Office.
Reserved Seating: Access to reserved seating areas on the ground-floor level. Kids 2 and under free with an adult ticket. Must sit on parent’s lap. Kids 3 and older require a purchased ticket.
First Floor & Balcony Seats: Entrance to ground-floor level chair seating or standing plus access to the balcony. Balcony seats are for balcony only except for half-time. Kids 9 and under free with an adult ticket.
One discount per person/per ID or donation.
At the door only, bring your valid student ID or military ID to receive a $2 discount.
In addition, MNRD often collects donations of items to support the door charity for a $2 discount at the door. In support of JustUs Health, they'll be collecting convenient food (such as canned food with pop tops, granola, protein bars, peanut butter crackers, nuts, dried fruit, rice cakes, veggie straws, juice boxes, apple sauce, jerky, pudding, microwave ready food), toiletries (shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste and toothbrush, soap and deodorant, pocket-sized Kleenex and wipes, warm compresses and saline solution, razors, combs, brushes, Q-tips, tampons and pads), cleaning supplies and towels.
To provide a safer environment and significantly expedite guest entry, Roy Wilkins Auditorium encourages you to not bring a bag to the event or to limit the size of the bag that you bring. Should you choose to bring a bag, we encourage using a clear tote (plastic, vinyl or PVC) that does not exceed 12" x 6" x 12" or a maximum one gallon size plastic storage bag. Small bags or clutch purses no larger than 5" x 8" are permitted. Oversized bags and backpacks are prohibited.
Attendees are encouraged to park in the RiverCentre Parking Ramp which is located on Kellogg Boulevard and offers skyway access to Roy Wilkins Auditorium.