Dec 11 / Wednesday
Minnesota Roller Derby: Don't Kramp My Style at Roy Wilkins Auditorium Dec. 21
With Christmas just around the corner, Minnesota Roller Derby (MNRD) is gearing up for a Krampus-themed holiday bout on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium. First, the Atomic Bombshells take on the Garda Belts, followed by the Dagger Dolls battling the Rockits.
Doors open at 6 p.m. The first 100 fans to arrive will receive a limited-edition t-shirt. Come early to watch a pre-show performance by the Sleigh Belle Dancers, a volunteer danceline that performs throughout the Twin Cities metro during the holiday season to spread holiday cheer!
Head down to the track at halftime for a live performance by award-winning TUBBY ESQUIRE, the Midwest's only Pølka-Røck band. After the bout, meet your favorite skaters at Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul for the official MNRD afterparty.
General admission tickets to the event are $15 in advance, $17 at the door. Tickets are available at local outlets, Ticketmaster.com and the Roy Wilkins Auditorium Box Office. Children age 9 and under receive free general admission. Visit mnrollerderby.com for more details.
Community involvement is a core belief that makes Minnesota Roller Derby who they are. They believe in community and work to better theirs through volunteering and donations. In that spirit, each bout they honor a bout charity and door charity.
All season long, their bout charities are the Ann Bancroft Foundation's Let Me Play Grant Program, which funds athletic and dance equipment or participation fees for girls ages 5 through high school graduation, and JustUs Health. JustUs Health fights to end HIV and reach health equity for LBGTQ and HIV-positive communities.
In addition to their bout charities, they collect items at the door to support a door charity. Proceeds from theirTattoo and Team Spirit Booth are also donated to this worthy cause. This month, the door charity benefits the National Eagle Center. The National Eagle Center is an environmental education non-profit located in Wabasha, MN. Its mission is to connect people to eagles in nature, history and cultures through education with live eagle ambassadors as part of an engaging visitor experience and inspiring outreach to schools and organizations across the Upper Midwest.
Donate items at the door to support JustUS Health or the National Eagle Center and receive a $2 discount on your ticket purchase at the door. MNRD will be collecting heavy-duty spray bottles (never been used), facial tissue, freezer zip-lock gallon bags, original Tide detergent, Dawn dish soap, heavy-duty scrub sponges, Mr. Clean magic erasers, kitchen shears (that, ideally, come apart) and plain coco mat rugs (no colors and no signage such as Welcome) for the National Eagle Center. MNRD will also be collecting convenient food (like 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, razor, comb, brush, Q-Tips, tampons and pads), cleaning supplies and towels for JustUs Health.
ABOUT MNRD: Minnesota Roller Derby (MNRD) is a six-team flat track roller derby league committed to empowering women, non-binary and gender-expansive folks. Originally founded as Minnesota RollerGirls on Aug. 31, 2004 by the Donnelly sisters, Minnesota Roller Derby is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). Every Minnesota Roller Derby skater is held to the highest standards of
sportsmanship, ethics and good will and must adhere to rules set by the league and by WFTDA. MNRD is governed by the skaters, for the skaters. Skaters are not paid and a portion of the proceeds raised by the league is contributed to local charities.
Contact: [email protected] | Maulnavia! 262-909-2857 | Val Kyrie 763-232-8506