Petersburg Ragnanrok Rollers host their FIRST EVER official bout!
May 16th – High School gym
Doors open at 7pm
Game starts at 8 pm
Come cheer on your local girls and support southeast roller derby!
The PRR logo contest is officially closed! Thank you to all who submitted logos, we were blown away with all the awesome artwork we received and the ladies (and gents) were all struggling to narrow it down to a single choice!
That said, here is the official winner of the Petersburg Ragnarök Rollers logo contest!
CONGRATULATIONS, SHILOH SWAINSON!
Petersburg Ragnarök Rollers at the Garnet Grit Betties Boot Camp in Wrangell, Alaska!
Garnet Grit Betties boot camp with Shocker Khan and Salmon Ella on Nov. 10 and 11 was a huge success! We had 11 PRR members participate: Yancey Nilsen, Angela Christensen, Lanette Smith, Tana O’Leary, Cozy Sipper, Bridey Short, Alice Williams, Kari Baekkelund, Holly Bell-Winje and Lisa Nilsen traveled over on the Aleutian Dream; Angel Worhatch caught up with the crew flying over on AK Air to make the start of the boot camp on Saturday! We spent 8 hours learning new skills and getting a fast and furious introduction to Roller Derby!
Holly Bell-Winje, is the newest board member (we were sorry that Cheryl resigned). She is also leading our Logo Contest!
Bridey Short is the new PRR member manager (her job will be to maintain a roster of all members, their attendance at practice, meetings and events and committee participation).
Garnet Grit Betties bootcamp with Shocker Khan and Salmon Ella on Nov. 10 and 11 was a huge success! Read all about it here!
Parks and Recreation Director, Donn Hayes, sent a letter to the PRR requesting information about our proposed program(s), for which he could secure the following practice days and times:
Wednesday nights from 7-9pm
Friday mornings from 5-8am
Our goal is to begin Roller Derby practice in Jan. 2013 and to focus on skating skills in December of 2012, more information to follow shortly (we hope to provide a boot camp in December).
The age for PRR members was reduced from 21 to 18. Although competitors must be women, skating and non-skating officials can be men or women, so become a member even if you are a guy!!!
Juneau Rollergirls Inc., is hosting a boot camp on December 14, 15 and 16, in Juneau.
Our “Logo Competition” hit the airwaves and newspapers this week! View the contest info here!
The PRR has developed the following committees, please contact the committee lead with suggestions, questions, or to become a committee member!
Logo, special committee: Holly Bell-Winje
Handbook, special committee: Angela Marie Christensen
Merchandise: Annette Wooton
Fundraising: Lanette Smith
MSR: Cozy Sipper
Legal/Structure: Lisa Nilsen
Community Service: Alice Williams and Lanette co-chair
Sponsorship: Holly Bell-Winje
Every Monday night meet with the PRR at PIA for MSR and working out!!! 5:30-7:30pm, except for the first Monday of each month…
General PRR membership meetings at the PIA conference room from 5:30-6:30.
Need gear??? Check out the “PRR Gear Swap” event on facebook, hosted by Angela Christensen!
The official colors of the PRR League are… the colors of the webpage! Charcoal, silver and teal (ish).
Lisa Nilsen and several other board members met with Parks & Rec Director Don Hayes at 2:30 PM October 24th, 2012. Here are the meeting notes:
Meeting with Mr. Hayes:
On Wed., Oct. 24th the entire PRR Board met with Mr. Hayes, the Parks and
Recreation Director. Per his request the board presented him with an 8 page business
plan, which included a brief history (very brief, as our organization is just under 3 weeks
old); our mission and goals; our organizational and management structure (we have
adopted bylaws and submitted articles of incorporation as a non-proﬁt organization) and
a short ﬁnancial management section.
Mr. Hayes was given a large amount of information to digest. We shared
information about two professional organizations which both guide and support roller
derby leagues, which we will apply to as we qualify.
The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) and USARS (USA Roller
Sports). The WFTDA, as an organization, provides guidelines for competent skating
skills, rules and regulations of the game and it is our goal to become an Associate
Program within the WFTDA~that is a long term goal, taking at least one year to achieve.
USARS is a national association that, although not an insurance company,
provides insurance to it’s members (individuals) and it’s club charters (such as the
USARS requires a dedicated ofﬁcial practice location to qualify, which in our case
would ideally be the community gym. A club charter is $80/year for the PRR and each
individual skater becomes a card carrying member for $45/year.
The WFTDA requires that a league has 14 skaters on a roster, who each skate 2
hours a week, minimum; also to have been to one away bout and hosted one at home,
in order to qualify as an Associate Program.
The outcome of the meeting was that Mr. Hayes would like to know several
things before he commits to or promises a block of time to our group.
1. He must have a conversation with the City’s Insurer to answer any questions he has
about liability for this activity at the community gym.
2. He would like the PRR to give him 3 days/time blocks which are their ﬁrst choices for
ofﬁcial practices (open gym in the early morning, Wednesday evenings and open gym
on weekends were some options discussed).
3. He would like to know, do we plan on renting the facility for practices, at $50/hour, or
do we plan to run a program through Parks and Recreation, for which we charge a
fee and split the income from the program 65/35 (our share being 35 and Parks and
Recreation recovering rental fee with their share of the program income).
New website for the derby team!
We just purchased ragnarokrollers.com so bookmark it and check back often for updates!