Champions Fund Grant support -- please share!

Rated PG has applied for a Champions Fund Grant. The $5000 grant would help the league travel to tournaments, purchase new jerseys, training, and supporting skaters experiencing financial hardship. Please support our application by "liking" this post, and sharing with your friends and community so they can do the same. 

The Dome get's refurbished

Many thanks to the volunteers that came out to help refinish our precious wood floor. It hasn't been sanded down this extensively in it's history, according to longtime owner, Al Work. We're looking forward to skating again soon, when practices start up at the beginning of Oct, and Fresh Meat for new players on Thursday, Oct. 5. See you all soon!

Thanks to Steven Dubas for the fabulous photos :)

Rated PG is revving up for the new season!

It may be the off season, but Rated PG has been hard at work prepping for new derby adventures. Sept. 9 and 10 found reps from the Spruce City Roller Brats, Rated PG Rollergirls, Rated PG Northstars, and the RPG Officials at Pine Centre Mall for the annual Active Living Market. There was lots of interest from fans, both in and out of town, as well as prospective skaters. Mark your calendars: the next intake for Fresh Meat starts Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Dome.

Rated PG Northstars take home first WFTDA win!

The Northstars traveled to Vernon this weekend to compete against Vancouver region’s Anarchy Angels (ranked 15th in Canada). It was a milestone for the Northstars, as they are new to the WFTDA organization, and are currently an unranked apprentice league. The Northstars’ win against the seasoned 14 member  Angels roster was all the more convincing as the up and coming Rated PG bench fielded only 9 players and racked up an impressive 192-83 final score. The Rated PG Northstars’ next away game is vs. the Calgary Roller Derby Association All-Stars, May 14.

Northern Exposure 2017 - coming soon!

It's the moment you've all been waiting for, Northern Exposure 2017! The fourth annual roller derby tournament is set to kick off at 7pm on April 21 ath the Roll-a-dome, with an 80s themed dance and skate, followed by a beer gardens (off skate, of course).

The next day 6 teams from around BC and Alberta will meet on the flat track at the Roll-a-dome, with games running from 9am through the day on Saturday, and 8:30am on Sunday. We are pleased to host our Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Apprentice Program sponsors from the Calgary Roller Derby Association (CRDA), and are excited about having them join us on the track in PG. Other teams include your favourites, the Northcoast Nightmares, Gold Pain City, and the Killbillies, as well as NWO from Chilliwack, and Grimshaw from Alberta.

The marquis game for the tourney will be a "mock-sanctioned" game at 7pm on Saturday, April 22 between Rated PG's Northstars and CRDA's Jane Deeres. The mock-sanctioned game is a requirement of the WFTDA Apprenticeship Program, and Rated PG is a proud new member, seeking full member status.

See your favourite rollergirl for tickets, or you can also buy them at Handsome Cabin Boy Tattoo. Also, check out the Facebook Event Page for more info.

Iceman 2017 - Congratulations!

Congratulations to the athletes from Rated PG Roller Derby who competed in yesterday's 30th annual Iceman competition. Jawbreaker (Jocelyn Peel), Jenna Raider (Jenna Rae), Ruthless Red (Stephanie Forsyth), Amy Grindhouse (Katie Mroz), and Sistah Viberosis (Denise Kerr Hogue) rep'd RPG in the team event.

The multi-sport event includes solo and team categories, and is comprised of 5 events. Check out this excerpt from the event's website:

"The day starts with an 8km cross-country ski at the Otway Nordic Ski Centre. Next, it’s onto a 10km run from the Ski Centre along Otway Road, up Foothills Boulevard to the Outdoor Ice Oval. Next, you guessed it, it’s a 5km skate (12 laps) around the Oval. Following the skate, there is 5km run heads south from the Oval to 22nd Avenue and then winds through the Pinewood subdivision and out to Ospika.  The route then heads north on Ospika to 18th Avenue and west to the Aquatic Centre.  Last but not least, is an 800m swim (yes, this part is indoors!)."

As well as the team entry, Rated PG's very own Rock-it Man competed in the solo category and had a "very impressive" performance. Best known as one of the league's founding refs, and for his running exploits, Rock-it has also competed in the Iceman for several years.

Way to go RPG! I have a hunch next year will be even bigger and better ;)