Rose City Rollers Season 5 Opening Bout @ Expo Center + Win Tickets | January 16

We have 2 pairs of tickets to give away for Rose City Rollers opening bout. To win, just comment on this post on why you would like to attend. Winners will be drawn and emailed on Friday at noon.

Reminder: We give out free tickets every week to our Portland Facebook Group including to many of the top entertainment venues in Portland (including RCR bouts). Join it if you like free stuff.

From our partners at the Rose City Rollers

Rose City Rollers opening bout, Portland, OregonRose City Rollers Season 5 Opening Bout at the Expo Center

See all four of Portland's home teams square off in a double elimination tournament to kick off the 2010 season standings. High Rollers face the Guns N Rollers, Break Neck Betties vs. the Heartless Heathers and winners of the first round will play for first place seeding. Each match up will last a single period (30 minutes/half bout) and you'll see 4 matches total!

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Event Details:

Portland Expo Center
2060 N Marine Drive, Portland, Oregon 97217
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Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 6:00pm
Doors open at 5:00pm.

Special offer- Buy 9 tickets get 1 free
Children under 6 years of age are admiited free of charge.
Expo Center box office opens at 4pm the day of the event

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65 Responses to Rose City Rollers Season 5 Opening Bout @ Expo Center + Win Tickets | January 16

  1. robl January 13, 2010 at 2:09 pm #

    Would be our first derby!

    • Simone Castro January 15, 2010 at 11:56 am #

      Rose City Rollers:something great here in our city that encourages our women to be strong and intuitive. I want to go do something free and uplifting this weekend!

  2. Derek January 13, 2010 at 2:31 pm #

    Because I’m inspired by “Whip It” to see a real roller derby!

  3. Paula January 13, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    My 3 kids(two which are girls) would totally love it! I’ve lived in P-town all my life, but never seen roller derby! It would be fun….I’d like to be out there kickin’ it up and knockin’ em down too!!!

  4. Jeneen January 13, 2010 at 5:29 pm #

    Roller derby rocks and they have the sweetest socks. The opening drums session fills me with excitement, it makes me wanna play!

  5. Kate January 13, 2010 at 5:47 pm #

    Because I just found out my buddy Becca Stavenjord is a roller Derby grrrl! and our Clinic phlebotomy extraordinaire Mary is also involved – (coach?) And more importantly because we have never been yet and keep saying we need to go support our friends! Think I can dig up a couple of extra bra’s to throw…….oh yeah and Becca has B.On.B. so I’m sure we’ll miss her skating out there, but we’ll have to catch her in about 9 months!

  6. Faith January 13, 2010 at 5:58 pm #

    Because I wish a was a Roller-Girl!

  7. Graham January 13, 2010 at 6:36 pm #

    Because I helped one of the team members clear a homeless person off her porch this morning. That’s why I deserve free stuff!

  8. JJ January 14, 2010 at 9:02 am #

    Because I live vicariously through these girls. Rock em sock em!

  9. JC January 14, 2010 at 9:49 am #

    Because Roller Derby is GRRRRLLLLL Power at its best and Portland gals rock! Guys get all the other semi-violent sports like football and hockey. It’s refreshing to see some hard knock vixens battling it out on skates.

  10. Nico January 14, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

    I definitely want to go — my fiancee has been asking for us to go FOR EVER!

  11. rudie11 January 15, 2010 at 10:38 am #

    Because it has been years since I have been to a bout and would love to go to the season opener!

  12. Barb January 15, 2010 at 10:49 am #

    I would love the chance to see the RCR season opener! Winning tickets would be a fantastic opportunity for me – I’m a starving artist who can barely make ends meet, so this would be a welcome distraction! Thanks for considering me!!!

  13. Jennifer January 15, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    I would love to go see the Roller Derby! Every time I’ve tried to get tickets it’s sold out or been cancelled (in my home town) for some reason.

  14. Krystal Klein January 15, 2010 at 11:21 am #

    Because I had to quit derby after my hip surgery and I don’t get to play anymore but “I like to watch.”

  15. Amy Turrie January 15, 2010 at 11:21 am #

    Please! Roller derby tix for the world (me)!

  16. LMV January 15, 2010 at 11:22 am #

    Am a RCR wannabe and can’t think of a better event to support and go to – hpe to win tickets

  17. kathy January 15, 2010 at 11:22 am #

    oooh, I’ve never been, and need an escape from the rain!

  18. woo January 15, 2010 at 11:23 am #

    I wanna go b/c a friend of mine is visiting from Iowa – I’d love to give her a real Portland/Roller derby experience.

  19. Katie January 15, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    I’ve never been to a roller derby game before but they look like a ton of fun. I was sick the last time my friends went would love to try it out now that I’m all better!

  20. Hannah January 15, 2010 at 11:25 am #

    Roller Derby is so quintessentially Portland, and I have always wanted to experience it.

  21. Dee January 15, 2010 at 11:26 am #

    Never been and would like to see it!

  22. EternalJanuary January 15, 2010 at 11:30 am #

    Oh man…would love to see Derby in PDX. Been meaning to see the girls for a long time. Saw ’em @ Bumbershoot one year. Would be totally rad!

  23. Vanessa Anthony January 15, 2010 at 11:32 am #

    We are dying to go to the roller derby- never been and would love to go! My husband’s cousin is a roller derby gal in Baltimore, Maryland and we’ve never had a chance to get back and see an exhibition.

  24. MsD January 15, 2010 at 11:34 am #

    Love those bad-ass chicks.

  25. soumya January 15, 2010 at 11:34 am #

    I ve never been to it before. thats why i want the tickets

  26. Marita Martinez January 15, 2010 at 11:36 am #

    I have never been to see a Roller Derby and just turned 1/2 a century…lucky for me I do not look or act it…anyway…would love, love, love to see a Roller Derby, especially since it’s our local peeps…thanks Julian! :)

  27. Kelly Feller January 15, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    My 7 yr old loves rollerskating. In fact his next birthday party in Feb. will be at Skateworld in Hillsboro. We were talking last Sunday about Portland’s Roller Derby & he was super excited. Would love to take him to the opening game to experience a quintessentially Portland passion.

  28. Lucinda Bowman January 15, 2010 at 11:44 am #

    I heart Rose City Rollers!!!! I want tickets :-)

  29. AmyMae January 15, 2010 at 11:45 am #

    I would absolutely love to win the Roller Derby tickets. I’ve been dying to go and my best friend wants to go for the very first time. I would love to be able to share the experience of Portland Roller Derby with her. Winning this would be like Christmas come late!

  30. moira January 15, 2010 at 11:46 am #

    been dying to check out a roller derby game since my sister-in-law (bruise control) helped start the green mtn derby dames in vermont. i’m a recent transplant to portland from the east coast and i now have a chance to finally see what she’s been so into the past few years! would love to see all the local teams show off their stuff!

  31. tony January 15, 2010 at 11:49 am #

    Newbie derby-er!

  32. Brandon January 15, 2010 at 11:52 am #

    My wife and I were big roller derby fans back in my home town. We recently moved to Portland and haven’t been able to see the Rose City Rollers yet.

  33. Jaime A. January 15, 2010 at 11:57 am #

    I would love tickets because girls kick ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Simone Castro January 15, 2010 at 11:57 am #

    Rose City Rollers:something great here in our city that encourages our women to be strong and intuitive. I want to go do something free and uplifting this weekend!!!

  35. tamara January 15, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    I want to win tickets cuz it’s my sweetie’s birthday. I would love to take him to the bout. We love derby girls!


  36. Jac January 15, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    The music. The sweat. The noise. We gotta go. Might be our new career path. Only you can make us consider joining the team

    j&d ‘need to be roller derby queens’

  37. Kay Driscol January 15, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    I made it to the season final last year and loved it! I would love to have 2 tickets to take my best friend to the opening to get her hooked on this as well… Nothing says Portland like the Roller Derby. I can’t wait to see the documentary when it is released in Feb, was disappointed that I couldn’t go to the opening.

  38. leah January 15, 2010 at 12:14 pm #

    because there’s nothing sexier than a gang (or four!) of tattooed, pierced, tough, empowered ladies.

  39. J Longacre January 15, 2010 at 12:18 pm #

    I was a cynic, I admit, but then, then I was invited to see Roller Derby in Chicago….I was blown away. The excitement, the thrill of the battle, what’s not to love. Let me hear the sweet sound of the wheels, the delight in the quirky names, the beauty of the battle – hard fought and won. I really want to see Roller Derby in PDX. If it helps my cause any….I have been unemployed for a year and a free night out would be extremely appreciated. :)

  40. AC Slater January 15, 2010 at 12:21 pm #

    I just love to see roller girls ram each other :)

  41. Barbara Casey January 15, 2010 at 12:21 pm #

    OH please oh please, oh please, oh please, oh please, oh please. I have never been and would love love love to go to the RollerDerby! I remember it being on TV when I was a little girl of the ’70’s. My friend is having a Roller Derby Birthday and I would like to show up and not have to pretend I know what they are talking about.
    Enough groveling. Please give me some tickets

  42. AS January 15, 2010 at 12:25 pm #

    I have never been and would like to see a bunch of ladies goin’ nuts on eachother!

  43. Adreana January 15, 2010 at 12:39 pm #


  44. Zach January 15, 2010 at 12:41 pm #

    Woohoo. I have never gone, but will be fun…

  45. Karmen January 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    Would love to get me some rough girl action!

  46. mason January 15, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

    I need to go to the roller derby to fulfill my dream of having my fiance get into a fight with a tattooed girl on rollerskates.

  47. Anjan January 15, 2010 at 1:07 pm #

    Roller Derby…Fun stuff…not been to one in a LOOOONG while.

  48. Lilmslibrary January 15, 2010 at 1:11 pm #

    Always looking for good role models for my 10-year-old daughter. We’ve never been to the roller derby together.

  49. Nicole January 15, 2010 at 1:27 pm #

    Never been, I would love a new addiction! :)

  50. Courtney January 15, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    ROLLER DERBY! Broke college student would love some free tickets for tomorrow night! Pretty please?

  51. Molly January 15, 2010 at 1:43 pm #

    My friend is on one of the teams! Would love to be able to go and watch!!

  52. Sarah January 15, 2010 at 1:56 pm #

    I love roller derby!

  53. Stefanie January 15, 2010 at 2:27 pm #

    would love to win! never been before! thanks for the chance :)

  54. sheila January 15, 2010 at 2:35 pm #

    My 4 year old daughter channels Ellen Page! She saw Whip It and was so thrilled that Santa needed to get her roller skates this year. She has roller derby skates, helmet, so we must take her tomorrow for a real experience!

  55. Cara January 15, 2010 at 2:40 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to go to roller derby and I want to take my girlfriend!

  56. Maria January 15, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

    I remember growing up watching my 5’2 German mother get into watching the derby on TV and I was so excited to see her transform from a ‘hausfrau’ into an empowered woman who scared the living b-jeesus out of me.
    I’m a mom of two girls now. One of them under five feet, a derby fan and a young woman graduating from H.S this year heading out into the world. I would love the opportunity to share this experience with her.

    Thank you for the opp to win and being a great resource for all of us here!

  57. Jocelyn January 15, 2010 at 3:53 pm #

    Haven’t been to the derby in years, would love to go!!

  58. Jennifer January 15, 2010 at 4:23 pm #

    I want to take my son, who definitely should see what “girls” can do!

  59. Shana January 15, 2010 at 5:31 pm #

    This would be an appropriate event to celebrate my one year anniversary of meeting an awesome “friend with benefits” casual encounter on Craigslist. Roller Derby is true physicality, sweaty- with a hint of danger, and it overflows rough sexuality. That could describe a Casual Encounter, right? We’ve made one night last one year. Could you give us this one night in public with the Roller Girls?

  60. Candice ott January 15, 2010 at 5:51 pm #

    I so want to take my neice!!! Nothing better to build a girls self esteem than watching a bunch of tough girls kick ass on rollerskates!!!

  61. Buck January 15, 2010 at 6:50 pm #

    I grew up with roller derby in LA, glued to the TV to watch the action. Back in the late ’60s it was amazing to see women taking charge of the real estate and kicking ass. My sister-in-law and niece are now roller derby refs in Los Angeles. So cool!

  62. Duane Lane January 15, 2010 at 7:02 pm #

    I would like to take my son. 14 years old, he would love to attend.

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