After a very successful 2013 derby season, the Gold Pain City Derby Girls are poised and ready to start the new season.
Practices started back in September with our Fresh Meat recruiting program where we were happy to add three new skaters to our roster.
In October, our team had the pleasure of welcoming Team Canada skater 8Mean Wheeler to run an extended practice for us where we worked on skills and strategy.
Off in Prince George, some of our skaters attended the 3rd Annual Sk8fest Bootcamp and Scrimmage in November and a Camp Pivotstar Bootcamp in January.
It’s been practice, practice, practice! Now we’re heading back to Prince George to play a double header Feb. 15. Our junior team, the Gold Nuggets, will play the Spruce City Brats and the Gold Pain City Derby Girls will take on the Rated PG Roller Girls. Then we’re home again to train hard before our home season opener in April. We have four home bouts and four away bouts planned for the season, which runs April – July. But that’s not all!
To help with rental space for training and travel costs for the season, we’re hosting a Pub Night at the Cariboo Hotel on Feb. 22. It’s a private event with a buffet dinner, silent auction, dessert auction, door prizes, 50/50 draw, games, VIP tables and live music with the Alberta band, Fakers.
The silent auction items are rolling in from all directions and they are amazing! There are gift certificates for a variety of local businesses, a one night hotel stay, a gift basket from Barkerville Brewing, a power tool donation, a jewellery donation, a group season pass to all our home bouts and so much more. And we’re supplying designated drivers by donation.
The doors open to ticket holders at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. There will be live music after the event when the doors open to the public. Come out and support your local roller derby. Tickets are $25 each and are on sale at Outer Limits Hair Studio, 378 Vaughn St. Tuesday – Saturday and from any of the derby girls!
Space is limited so get yours today. For more information on the Pub Night find us on Facebook.
– submitted by
Reani Rink Rash, coach