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Portland Roller Derby Celebrates 20th Year with Season Opener this Saturday

Two Decades of Derby Greatness: Rose City Rollers 20th Anniversary Season Opener on January 13th

PORTLAND, OREGON, JANUARY 8, 2023 – The Rose City Rollers (RCR), the powerhouse of flat-track roller derby, are turning 20 this year, and they’re about to kick off the year’s celebrations on January 13th, with the 20th Anniversary Season Opener. Portland’s favorite adult home teams will take the track this Saturday at the iconic Hangar at Oaks Park. This special doubleheader signals the beginning of an extraordinary year-long celebration and stands as a testament to RCR’s commitment to empowering athletes and fostering an inclusive community over the last 20 years.

The action begins at 5:30 PM with the Guns N Rollers facing off against the High Rollers, followed by the Break Neck Betties taking on the Heartless Heathers at 8 PM. Roller derby enthusiasts and newcomers alike can witness the skill, strategy, and sheer excitement that have defined the Rose City Rollers’ legacy over the past two decades. Tickets are available now, with fan seating so close to the action that you can feel the intensity on the track.

For the past 20 years, the Rose City Rollers have not just been a roller derby league. They’re a beacon of inclusivity, a community that defies stereotypes, and a space where champions emerge, both on and off the track. “I can’t believe it’s been 20 years,” says RCR Executive Director and Founder Kim “Rocket Mean” Stegeman, “We’ve gone from skating in the basement of Grand Central Bowling Alley to winning four world championships. I’m so proud of what this community has built, and I can’t wait to see the athleticism and camaraderie at the Season Opener this Saturday.”

The Portland world champions are set to celebrate their 20th anniversary all year long, and you can immerse yourself in the grit, glory, and unrivaled spirit that have set the Rose City Rollers apart from any other derby team. Each game offers delicious food, tasty beverages, and thrilling action. You won’t want to miss the 20th Anniversary Season Opener. Get tickets to join in on the fun.

Saturday, January 13th

Guns N Rollers vs. High Rollers: Doors at 4:30 PM, game at 5:30 PM

Break Neck Betties vs. Heartless Heathers: Doors at 7:15 PM, game at 8 PM

Located at the Hangar at Oaks Amusement Park

Purchase tickets at rollerderbytickets.com

More information about the event on our website

For interviews or to receive a press pass, please contact marketing@rosecityrollers.com.

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The 2023 Home Team Champions, the Heartless Heathers. Photo by Skippy Steve

GNR Jammer, Eve Anne Hellical, jumps the apex versus the High Rollers, 2023. Photo by Skippy Steve


About Rose City Rollers
Rose City Rollers is a 501c3 charitable non-profit organization of 500+ members and 17 teams and programs. Their mission is to serve girls, women, and gender-expansive individuals who want to play the team sport of roller derby, connect with an inclusive community, and realize their power both on skates and off.