TBRDL News

Babes of Thunder vs. Bombshell Brawlers

This was a close one folks ! Thanks for coming out !  Aslo a special thank you to the Bombshell Brawlers for coming to Thunder Bay to play us.  It was an exciting first home bout of the year until the last whistle !!  We will see you at our next bout on May 27th.

April 1st Fundraiser !

The Thunder Bay Roller Derby League is hoping all of our fans will come down to Shooters Tavern on Saturday, April 1st to find out the new and exciting news we have to share! We need your help to send us off on our next adventure! There will be music and entertainment provided by Superior […]

Babes of Thunder now have (an unofficial) WFTDA rating!

Well a lot has happened this weekend for the TBRDL …. The Babes of Thunder played their hearts out at the Riot on the Red tournament in Winnipeg! We are now unofficially ranked 201 out of 351 teams within the WTFDA rankings. None of this would be possible without the Winnipeg Roller Derby League (WRDL), […]

Babes to compete in Riot on the Red tournament in Winnipeg

We wish the best of luck to our Babes of Thunder travel team who are heading to Winnipeg this month for the annual Riot on the Red tournament. Tickets are $15 for the entire weekend. Check out more information on WRDL’s facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/839096946218730/ FULL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE Saturday, August 27 9:00 a.m. – Doors open […]

Babes of Thunder to compete in Calgary at Flat Track Fever 2016!

Wish your Babes luck as they fly to Calgary to compete against seven other teams for the ultimate win! From May 27-29, 2016 Chinook City Roller Derby League will be hosting the fifth annual Flat Track Fever Roller Derby Tournament! The weekend’s events will take place at the Acadia Recreation Complex, located in Calgary’s South East. […]

Local Bout 3 Dates: Elle Capones vs Grizzly Madams Championships

They’re BACK!! After a long year off the Grizzly Madams and the Elle Capones are back and ready to play. We have been focused on recruiting and training new skaters to grow the rosters for our Home Teams and now we want you to see us in action. We are very pleased to announce that […]

Local Bout: Babes of Thunder vs NORD Starz

⚡️Save The Date Folks!⚡️ The Thunder Bay Roller Derby League is hosting its first bout of the year! The Babes of Thunder are going to take on the NORD Starz from NORD (Northern Ontario Roller Derby), April 16th at Delaney Arena.  Doors open at 7:00pm with the first whistle to blow at 7:30pm.  Tickets are […]

2016 Home Bouts Announced!

Thunder Bay Roller Derby League is pleased to announce our 2016 schedule for local bouts.  Be sure to save these dates and we’ll see you track-side for more fast action, hard hitting, local roller derby! All bouts are at Delaney Arena with doors at 7:00 pm, first whistle at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $10 in […]

Dress the Babes: Jersey Fundraiser Bar Triathalon at Shooters Tavern

Think you have what it takes to take down some derby girls off the track? Come to Shooters Tavern on March 12, 2016 and prove you have what it takes and help us out!  We’re fundraising to purchase new jerseys to represent Thunder Bay Roller Derby League as a full WFTDA league. The Challenge! Teams of two […]

Thunder Bay Roller Derby League newest NORD chapter

Thunder Bay Roller Derby League is proud to be the newest chapter league of Northern Ontario Roller Derby League (NORD). NORD is a regional association of leagues working together to provide support and opportunities for one another. Joining this league allows TBRDL to offer new opportunities for it’s members (women and men) to play roller derby […]

⚡ BABES OF THUNDER ⚡ 2016 roster

We are excited to announce the 2016 roster for ⚡ BABES OF THUNDER ⚡  Congratulations to: Amber Bandit Bean Stalker Jenny Chaos Joanie Zam Boney JoHell Krash Test Kitty Kwik E Mart No Chance Red Zeppelin The Dame Changer Vodka ChaseHer V-Rex Yaneeda Trissue These fierce ladies will be representing the Thunder Bay Roller Derby League […]

Family Bowling Night in support of TBRDL!

Your favourite derby girls want to spend the day bowling with you and your family! Come on out and support the Thunder Bay Roller Derby League on February 13th at Superior Bowladrome. Advance tickets are available for $10.00 and can be purchased at Hey Sailor, Superior Bowladrome, or contact your favourite derby girl and she […]

Babes to compete in Flat Track Fever 2016

The Babes will be travelling all the way to Calgary this May 27th to 29th.  Officially the 8 women’s teams competing at Flat Track Fever 2016 are: – PBDC All Stars – Regina, SK – Babes of Thunder – Thunderbay, ON – TCDD Deadlies – Kamloops, BC – Rated PG Northstars – Prince George, BC… […]

Thunder Bay Roller Derby League is welcomed into WFTDA!

Thunder Bay Roller Derby League is proud to announce it’s official welcome into the Woman’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). The benefits of full WFTDA membership include competing in sanctioned games and becoming eligible for rankings.  For local fans, expect to see more action packed play in Thunder Bay thanks to greater incentive for other WFTDA members to […]

We are actively recruiting new skaters! No experience needed.

Thunder Bay Roller Derby wants to see you on the track! Contact us today to join our January-April 2016 freshmeat training session.  We’re accepting new skaters throughout the entire session, late registrations will be allowed. There is no experience needed and most of our best skaters had no sports experience before trying derby.  We can teach you everything […]

Next Freshmeat Recruitment Information Session: Nov 25th, 2015 7pm

Thunder Bay Roller Derby League is NOW RECRUITING! Come for information about joining an athletic, inclusive and awesome league of women. No experience necessary; we will train you! We accept skaters 18+ and female as well as refs 18+! Come as you are, turn into something better! 250 Park Ave (Eaton’s Basement Practice Space; just […]

Next Freshmeat Recruitment Information Session: Oct 14th 7pm

Thunder Bay Roller Derby League is NOW RECRUITING! Come for information about joining an athletic, inclusive and awesome league of women. No experience necessary; we will train you! We accept skaters 18+ and female as well as refs 18+! Come as you are, turn into something better! RSVP – freshmeat@tbayrollergirls.com

Next Bout: Oct 10th Blast from the Past!

‘Blast from the Past’ Location: CLE Coliseum Tickets: $10 Advanced, $12 at Door, Ages 6-12 $5, Ages 5 and under Free;  If you arriving after the bout, $2.00 to attend after party. Buy online: http://m.bpt.me/event/2245369 Buy in person: Thunder Games and Gifts or Hey Sailor Starting at 6pm Classic Car Show 6-7 (outdoors)Dee Marie and The […]

2015 Fall Freshmeat Free Information Session

Attention derby lovers! Don’t miss your last chance to enrol in freshmeat before the 2015 home team season. Register for our free information session by emailing freshmeat@tbayrollergirls.com. More information for new skaters can be found on out “Want to Play?” page. Next Info Session: August 12th, 2015 7pm @ 250 Park Avenue (just past Def […]

Watch Babes vs GMD 2015-07-18 Bout

Did you miss the bout?  Or maybe you want to see all those great hits one more time!  Thanks to Steve Robinson for recording, editing, and posting this. Watch now on YouTube.

2015 Summer Freshmeat Now Open

Freshmeat Summer 2015 is about to begin.  Sign up now by emailing freshmeat@tbayrollergirls.com. More information for new skaters can be found on out “Want to Play?” page. Next Info Session: July 22, 2015 7pm – 250 Park Avenue

Derby Techniques of Interest

Question: Why do the blockers skate the other way after they knock a jammer out of bounds? Then, why do they make that line behind everyone else? This play is an effective blocking technique so the jammer has to skate extra distance. The blockers skate the other way because they want to get behind the […]

Thunder Bay Roller Derby League does what?!

Here’s a little known fact about roller derby that, unless you’re directly involved within the sport, maybe you’ve never heard of this before: the entire league is run by volunteers. Woah. Everyone is a volunteer. It’s true. The league is so tightly run and organised that it seems people do this as their job. Nope. […]