2015 Schedule!

February 15th, 2015 by shorttemper

2015 Season schedule


The Hellions of Troy, the capital district’s premier WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association) roller derby league is excited to announce their 2015 season schedule. The Hellions of Troy Roller Derby League (HoTRD), formed in 2008, is composed of skaters split into an A and B team, the Hellions and the Herculadies. Each team will take the track this season against opponents from around the state, New England and beyond.

HoTRD’s schedule is as follows:


3/7 – Hellions vs. Roller City Roller Girls Brute Leggers from ON, Canada

4/25 – Hellions vs. Worcester Roller Derby from Auburn, MA

5/16 – Herculadies vs. Finger Lakes LunaChicks from Geneva, NY


3/28-3/29 – Herculadies at CNY’s Siege of NY Tournament at Rome, NY

6/6 – Herculadies at Ladies Death and Derby Society at Hamilton, NY

All home bouts will be held at Rollarama Skating Center at 2710 Hamburg Street in Rotterdam with doors opening at 7PM and the first whistle starting the action at 8PM.

The Hellions are in open recruitment and encourage any interested men or women to contact hellionsrecruitment@gmail.com to get in on the action as a skater, referee, non-skating official or volunteer. Women over 18 can join as skaters. Both men and women over 18 can join as referees, officials, and volunteers.

Hellions vs. Worcester Roller Derby at Rollarama on April 25!

April 19th, 2015 by shorttemper


The Hellions, the Hellions of Troy Roller Derby’s A-team, versus Worcester Roller Derby

Rollarama Skating Center at 2710 Hamburg Street in Schenectady, NY

Saturday, April 25th – first whistle at 8, doors open at 7PM

$10 pre-sale, $12 at the door, $3 for children 12 and under

Buy tickets in advance at Brown Paper Tickets:

Tickets are also available from our venue, Rollarama during any open skate time or between 10am and 3pm, if you call in advance – 518-355-2140
Open skate schedule: http://rollarama.com/schedule.html

Bring a chair to ensure you have the best seat in the house! Seating is limited.

Hellions LivingSocial Deal: Frequently Asked Questions

February 17th, 2014 by skinherbox

How to use your Living Social Voucher at any one (1) of our 2014 Home Bout Dates and more Frequently Asked Questions

+ Present LivingSocial voucher at the door to redeem. You can print the voucher yourself or present a smartphone with the LivingSocial app. We will have a list of people who purchased the voucher at the door.

+ The LivingSocial vouchers are good for any one home bout: March 22nd, May 10th, or September 13th. If you purchased multiple vouchers, you will be able to use one each per bout.

+ Doors open at 7pm. First whistle at 8pm. Bouts are approximately 1.5 hours long.

+ Bouts have not historically sold out, but come early to get a good seat. We offer trackside seating (first come, first serve) and standing room. Fans can also bring their own chairs to guarantee seating.

+ Have more questions? Contact us: hellionsmarketing@gmail.com.

Thank you to all who purchased a Hellions of Troy Roller Derby ticket voucher!

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Open Recruitment – Join Today!

April 14th, 2013 by shorttemper

2012 Season Announced

February 6th, 2012 by shorttemper

Here’s your first look at our 2012 Season! Dates will be added to our “schedule” page shortly.

*Mid-season update: revision to the July 21 home bout: The Hellions will be taking on the Long Island Roller Rebels instead of NHRD’s Skate Free or Die.  All other details unchanged.

Hellions Accepted to WFTDA Apprentice Program

October 29th, 2011 by shorttemper

The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is proud to announce today that the Hellions of Troy have been accepted as an “Apprentice” affiliate of the WFTDA, the governing body for women’s amateur flat track roller derby.

This is an exciting, cumulative event for the Hellions, who have been working towards inclusion in the Association since their inception in 2008. Says Hellions League Manager Marcie Pry, aka Short Temper, “This was our goal from the beginning. After three years of working on our business organization, skating skills, and understanding of the sport, we are taking our League to the next level. After a successful 2011 Season with 10 wins, only two losses, and a third place finish at the NYS Roller Derby Tournament, we can only imagine the kinds of success our participation in the WFTDA Apprentice Program will bring. We thought 2011 was our year, but the best is yet to come.”

As an Apprentice affiliate of the WFTDA, the Hellions of Troy join the ranks of more than 100 all-female, skater-owned-and-operated leagues nationwide that have united to lead the growing sport of women’s flat track roller derby.

WFTDA apprentice leagues are matched with veteran member leagues who guide them in the processes and requirements necessary to become a full member of the Association. Additionally, the mentor offers advice and information related to the management and development of the apprentice league. WFTDA Apprentice leagues are considered “pre-members” of the WFTDA and have access to many of the resources and benefits of full WFTDA membership.

About the WFTDA

The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is the governing body for women’s flat-track roller derby, and a membership organization for the leagues to collaborate and network. The organization created and maintained the first standardized ruleset for the flat-track game, now in its fourth edition. The WFTDA also serves as the sanctioning body for games, hosts tournaments, sets safety standards and provides insurance to athletes and leagues. There are currently 124 WFTDA member leagues and 76 apprentice leagues in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.

Hellions of Troy win third place at Empire Skate Showdown

September 4th, 2011 by shorttemper

OLD BETHPAGE, NY, September 4, 2011 – The Hellions of Troy Roller Derby League earned a top three finish at the 2nd Annual New York State all-female flat track roller derby tournament Empire Skate Showdown, hosted by the Long Island Roller Rebels in Old Bethpage, NY on Saturday, September 3, 2011. Nine New York teams participated in a total of seventeen thirty minute challenge bouts during the double-elimination tournament.

The Hellions scored their first win over the Hudson Valley Horrors (Kingston, NY) with a score of 67 – 40. Their next match was against Roc City Roller Derby of Rochester, NY. The Hellions took a strong lead in the first 15 minutes, but after calling a team time out, Rochester rallied to shorten the gap to under 10 points. The Hellions held strong in the remaining minutes and held onto the lead with a final score of 74-71.

Two wins secured a spot in the quarter finals, where the Hellions faced Central New York Roller Derby (CNYRD), from Utica, NY. The Hellions have worked closely with CNYRD in the past two years, making it a meaningful bout for both leagues. CNYRD opened the bout strong by scoring over 25 in the initial minutes of the game, which the Hellions were not able to make up for over the remainder of bout. The game ended with a final score of 86 – 32 and hugs shared between both teams. Their first loss of the tournament sent the Hellions down to the lower bracket, where they would face the Wall Street Traitors (New York, NY), who had faced one loss earlier in the tournament, to the Ithaca League of Women Rollers (Ithaca, NY).

The Traitors, who ended on top at last year’s tournament, are part of New York’s premier roller derby league, the Gotham Girls, who are currently ranked number one in the eastern region of the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association (WFTDA). Hellions vs. Traitors was the fifteenth game of the day, the fourth for the both teams, taking place eight hours after the first game of the tournament. It was apparent that both leagues were fatigued, but the Hellions opened strong to keep pace with their opponents in the initial minutes of the game. Never giving up, the Hellions continued to push themselves harder than ever, but were unable to keep up with the might of the Wall Street Traitors. The final score of the game was 23 Hellions to 115 Traitors. This loss placed the Hellions in third place of the tournament overall. The Traitors went on to face Central New York in the final match up of the day, where they ultimately secured the win. Central New York placed second in the tournament overall.

After placing last in the 2010 tournament, the Hellions are proud to have earned a space at the top this year. So far in 2011, the Hellions have a record of 8 wins and 4 losses to various teams in the eastern United States and Canada. They attribute their success this year to quality recruiting and training efforts, the hard work of their coaching staff, and the dedication of their players.

The Hellions are winding down their 2011 season, with a game against Maine Roller Derby on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Rollarama Skating Center in Schenectady, NY at 7:00pm. Check the website for details on the final bouts of the season.

Individuals interested in joining the Hellions and playing roller derby can attend an informational recruitment night on Sunday, October 9 at Rollarama Skating Center at 7:00pm.

Roller Zombies Make Good Role Models

November 10th, 2010 by shorttemper

A guest writer for the website geekmom.com recently wrote a story on our Hellions vs. Vampires bout. She spoke with Hellions skater, Reading Rambo; and from the looks of the write-up, had a great time at the bout. Thanks for coming and see you next time!
An excerpt:

I will definitely go to another derby, and bring the whole family. Kids get a discount, and although it’s a contact sport, it’s not violent. Besides, what better role model for my teenage daughter than Reading Rambo, a women who is a librarian by day and roller derby fiend by night?

Check out the full article here: http://www.geekmom.com/2010/10/roller-zombies-make-good-role-models/

Hellions of Troy Doughraiser at Crossgates UNO

January 19th, 2014 by skinherbox

Join us on Wednesday, January 29th at UNO Chicago Grill at Crossgates in Albany to support local roller derby! It’s simple!

(1) Present the dough raiser voucher (included below)
(2) Eat some delicious food and
(3) Up to 20% of your bill will be donated to support our 2014 season!

If you swing by for dinner, be sure to say hi to the Hellions as we have a team dinner! We hope to see you there!

Please share with your friends, family and co-workers!

RSVP to our Facebook event today HERE.


Meet the Newest Hellions Skaters!

October 7th, 2013 by shorttemper


The Hellions had a blast last Sunday getting dolled up and taking head shots for some of our newest skaters. For those of you who don’t know, Short Temper isn’t just a fabulous derby player – she is also an excellent photographer! This season has been a fantastic growing season for the league as we have recruited 10+ fantastic new skaters, many of which will make their bout-debut this Saturday, October 12th against the Babes of Wrath at Rollarama. Be sure to visit our “Active” skaters page to read up on all of your favorite Hellions and Herculadies and get to know these fantastic ladies.

Are you interested in becoming a Hellion and joining one of the fastest growing sports in America? Be sure to check out our last recruitment event of the season on Sunday, October 13th from 7-9 at Rollarama and learn how roller derby can change your life!

Charity Bout Sponsorship HALF OFF this week only!

September 16th, 2013 by shorttemper

Help the Hellions put on their 3rd Annual Charity Bout, a fun-filled event to benefit local animal charities, by sponsoring today! This week, sponsorship for the 3rd Annual Charity Bout is HALF OFF!

Sponsors can be businesses, organizations, families or individuals – really, anyone who is interested in supporting this great event while getting their name out there to our fans. To sponsor the 3rd Annual Charity Bout being held this Saturday, 9/21 at Rollarama in Schenectady at 7PM, visit our Indiegogo campaign below:

IndieGogo Campaign

If you are interested in pre-bout donations, you can do that on our IndieGogo page as well! Buy points for your favorite team, dedicate a jam, the options are endless! Hope to see you there!


Get the Hellions to ECDX!

June 24th, 2013 by Hellions of Troy


Over the past few weeks, we have been fundraising to defer our costs of transportation and lodging for skaters and coaches attending the East Coast Derby Extravaganza (ECDX) where the Hellions will be making our international WFTDA debut (!!!) in Philly, PA. We will be skating in not one, but two sanctioned WFTDA bouts against the Lowcountry Highrollers from Charlestown, South Carolina and the River City Rollergirls from Richmond, Virginia. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for us and we are excited to represent the capital district at this level of play.


We have fundraised a total of $937 thus far including cash donations from fans, friends and family. We are so grateful to everyone who has supported us. All proceeds go to deferring the costs of transportation and lodging. We are still $563 away from our fundraising target and have set a personal goal of breaking $1,000 by midnight tonight (Monday, June 24th!) Can you help us?




Next Home Bout: Saturday April 13

March 14th, 2013 by shorttemper

The Herculadies are VERY Excited for their First Bout this Season against the Lumber Jills!!
Doors are at 7pm with the first whistle at 8pm

As always there will be fun and games for the whole family during half time.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.
Advanced tickets can be bought from your favorite roller girl or at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/334828
Tickets for kids under 12 are $3.

Tickets are also available from our venue, Rollarama during any open skate time or between 10am and 3pm, if you can in advance – 518-355-2140
Open skate schedule: http://rollarama.com/schedule.html

Join us after the bout for a drink and a recap at Clinton’s Ditch in Schenectady!

Annual Charity Bout – September 22

September 5th, 2012 by shorttemper

Check out the facebook group for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/221100018017950/

FREE ADMISSION. Donations accepted at the door. Join the Hellions and Capital District Men’s Roller Derby, plus several guest skaters, in our annual charity event. This year’s event will benefit a pair of reproductive cancer charities.

One of our most highly anticipated events, this is the only roller derby bout where the audience has the opportunity to control the action on track through donations:
+ send a player to the penalty box;
+ buy your team points;
+ choose a jammer;
+ request a reverse direction jam
+ and more!

Open Recruitment and Upcoming October Recruitment Events

September 5th, 2012 by shorttemper

Can’t wait to join?  We want you! The Hellions are accepting new recruits through the Fall.  Join our league today!  Contact hellionsrecruitment@gmail.com to find out details on attending one of our practices.



For more information, check out what it takes to join us:

Hellions UNO Fundraiser – June 24!

July 11th, 2012 by shorttemper

The Hellions will be holding a “Dough Rai$er” at the Uno’s at the Crossgate’s Mall location 7/24/12. All you have to do is print out the coupon, order take out or eat in, & present the coupon with the bill to the waiter/waitress. Any one can help support the cause, all they need is a Dough Rai$er voucher and an appetite. This is an all day event. Lunch, a mid day snack, or dinner…it all counts. Support your local roller derby! We will also be there for dinner as a group!

Next home bout: Saturday, June 16

June 11th, 2012 by shorttemper

This home bout will be a special one!  The Hellions are proud to introduce our new B Team: the Herculadies!

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/249403

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/280070792091010/