With much sadness….

Dear fans, supporters, and volunteers,

The Crown City Rollerz have enjoyed four fun-filled seasons of roller derby and have been honored to share it with you. Sadly, the league will no longer be able to continue. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we must cancel the final two games of the 2014 season.

We truly appreciate the loyalty of our fans and supporters over the years. We will greatly miss skating for all of you. If you just can’t live without derby, as many of us cannot, please seek out other local leagues, such as the Ithaca League of Women Rollers or Assault City Roller Derby of Syracuse.

Hugs and Shoves,
CCR Out.

Pains 0-2 After Home Opener

After a tough match on March 23, the Crown City Rollerz Royal Pains faced the Albany All-Stars again for their first home bout of the 2014 season. This home-turf rematch was a nail biter until the very end. Determined to close the gap from their 167-108 March 23 loss, the Royal Pains fought hard in both halves, using skill and strategy  to make up for their light roster.

Photo by Mary Beth Mahaney

Manda Tori Chaos had some incredible hits, even pushing a fellow blocker into the jammer, and successfully dragging the Albany jammer back when the pains were down two blockers due to penalties. Meaniac never faltered on the track, often stalling or hitting Albany’s jammer out-of-play, giving the Pains’ jammer more time to score.

Photo by Mary Beth Mahaney

Unruly Miss Julie and Nora Morse both did their part to rack up the points for the Pains. Nora’s fast footwork and evasive moves proved to be a difficult combination for the All-Stars to handle. Unruly’s endurance and stability assisted in her feat.

Photo by Mary Beth Mahaney

The Pains used strategy to their advantage, creating dynamic walls that the blockers used to hold Albany’s jammer while the Pains’ jammer scored. Penalties, however, got the best of the Pains. Albany All-Stars ended up prevailing in the last minutes of the bout due to power jams, with the final whistle blow at 138-103.

Photo by Mary Beth Mahaney

MVPs for the Albany All-Stars were Liv Dangerously and Lusty Crush. For the Pains – Unruly Miss Julie and Malice in Chains, who contributed both blocking and jamming skills throughout the match. Overall, the Pains closed the gap by more than 30 points. They are looking forward to their second home bout on May 17 against the Lunachicks.

Pains 0-1 After First Bout of the Season

J. Gray, Manda Tori Chaos and Captain Meaniac hold down the Albany jammer.

The Royal Pains traveled to Albany NY to face the Albany All-Stars on March 23. This Matinée bout at the Washington Ave. Armory was the first of the season for the Pains. The Pains had one of their lightest rosters on records but put up an incredible fight. They played with great strategy and hard hitting, dynamic walls. They had a hard first half, with the half time score of 104-46 to Albany. Determined to not go down quietly they came out of the locker room even more ready to play.

MVP Jammer Nora Morse takes a star pass.

MVP Jammer Nora Morse takes a star pass.

The Pains pulled a successful and exciting panty pass in the second half. While Continuing to play with dominating walls allowing them to get lead jammer calls. Bombsicle had an amazing game with heavy hits and wonderful team work, taking down the jammers from Albany time and time again earning her MVP blocker.All in all it wasn’t enough and the Pains took their first bout of the season as a loss with a score of 167-108. These two teams face off again April 19th at the JM McDonald Sports complex. Look for a hard hitting rematch on the Pains home turf. 

Pain’s First Bout of the Season

Come watch the Crown City Rollerz, Royal Pains this Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Albany as they take on Albany All Stars Roller Derby. This is the first game of the season for the Pains so come out and show your support!

The bout takes place at the Washington Avenue Armory and doors open at 1PM.

2014 Season!

We are proud to announce our 2014 bouting season schedule. We look forward to making our fourth season our best yet! All home bouts take place at the JM McDonald Sports Complex, 4292 Fair Grounds Drive Cortland, New York

The Crown City Rollerz Need YOU. Yes, you!

Think you can’t do derby? You can and you will– and we’ll show you how.

A life-changing opportunity has presented itself to you– the Crown City Rollerz are now recruiting for the 2014 season!

This is your chance to become a part of the action. You don’t have to skate to join our pack– we’re looking for volunteers and non-skating officials as well as referees and skaters. No experience? No problem. We’ll teach you everything you need to know about the incredible world of roller derby!

Interested? Come to our informational meeting on January 28, 2014, where you will learn everything you need to know to get yourself on the track– on skates, in zebra stripes, or in sneakers. New Skater Academy is set to begin February 11, so don’t miss out on this chance to learn more!

Need more information? Need directions? E-mail us at recruitccr@gmail.com.

CCR Celebrates 2013 Season

CCR Cake Courtesy Edgewood Bakery in Homer, NY. Photo by Kathryn Coldren.

The Crown City Rollerz celebrated their 2013 season with an awards banquet at the Cortland American Legion on October 19. After a groundbreaking season with the birth of their second team, the Imperial Forces, CCR had a lot to celebrate! Not only were specific skaters recognized, but volunteers, sponsors, and the community at large were honored for their support of local roller derby.

Unruly Miss Julie holds the mic for Norm Stitzel of Cortland's Toys for Tots program. Photo by Kathryn Coldren.

Norm Stitzel of Cortland’s Toys for Tots program has been a long-time supporter of CCR and partnered with the organization several times over the years. CCR is always a big presence at the gift wrapping event around Christmas every year for Toys for Tots. Norm dropped by the end of the season party to present CCR skaters with their own special Toys for Tots coin in honor of their service.

Nora Morse receives a season award. Photo by Kathryn Coldren.

Several CCR skaters were given awards for their dedication and performance throughout the 2013 season. Awards given included: Best Game Face, Most Improved, Best Blocker and Best Jammer for each team, Gnarliest Injury, and many more.

As always, CCR would like to thank the community for its support. Without you, roller derby wouldn’t be possible in Cortland. Also, thanks to our sponsors, friends, derby widows and wives – we love you and can’t wait to get back out on the track in 2014!!

New Skater Academy Starts Next Month

Have you ever considered strapping on skates to play roller derby? Then come check us out! CCR’s next New Skater Academy is starting in August, and we’re hosting an info session next week! Come to J.M. McDonald Sports Complex on August 6 to learn what we’re all about and why roller derby is an exhilarating, life-changing sport that you’ll fall in love with. Academy starts August 11! Click image above for the Facebook event.

 

Last bout of the season a hometown showdown!

Join us for the last bout of the 2013 home season on August 3 at J.M. McDonald Sports Complex. To celebrate Cortland’s rich Brockway truck history, we’re hosting a Beautiful and Rugged hometown showdown – the first for CCR! Our skaters are being split up into two rough and tumble teams to go head to head to round out the season with a bang. The Huskietown Torpedoes will take on the Brockway Grimm Reapers in a hard-hitting battle to the finish. Representatives from the CNY Living History Center will be on hand to answer all your Brockway history questions! Be sure to come support us for the last time this season. Proceeds will benefit CAPCO’s Community Action Angels. Check out our teams below!

Pains Top Plattsburgh; Forces Fall to Lunachicks

Christmas in July bout heats up J.M. McDonald Sports Complex

Santa was dressed down for the summer heat. Photo courtesy Dean O'Gorman.

Crown City Rollerz annual Christmas in July bout was a scorcher at the J.M. McDonald Sports Complex on July 6. The heat of competition wasn’t the only thing simmering as the temperatures rose quickly while bodies hit the track. Even Santa Claus himself dressed down for the occasion trading his velvet suit for a lighter Hawaiian shirt. This warm Christmas event raised over $300 for Toys for Tots to make holiday dreams come true. A shiny new bike, graciously donated by Action Sports in Cortland, was raffled off to one lucky winner as well! But let’s not forget the action on the track…

Crash Pandasuit takes flight while jamming for the Imperial Forces. Photo courtesy Dean O'Gorman.

The Imperial Forces began the night facing off against the Finger Lakes Lunachicks. The Forces scrimmaged the ‘Chicks earlier this season and were eager for a rematch. The first half was a nail biter as the Forces stayed within range of the Lunachicks despite the heat. But the Forces weren’t able to keep up in the second half, after a valiant fight, falling to the Lunachicks 202-95.

Chicks and Forces MVPs. Photo courtesy Dean O'Gorman.

MVPs for the Lunachicks were (from left): Jammer – Tuff Mama #224 and Blocker – Swearin’ Heron #7. MVPs for the Forces were (from left): Blocker – Danicatastrophe #-30- and Jammer – Crash Pandasuit #5132. Good job, ladies!

 

Nora Morse #987 escapes the pack. Photo courtesy Dean O'Gorman.

Next The Royal Pains took on Plattsburgh’s Lumber Jills in their second match up this season. In February, the Pains met the Jills on their snowy home turf up north and took their first win of the season. Not to go quietly into that goodnight, the Jills put up an incredible fight with a light roster. Throughout much of the first and second halfs, both teams were neck and neck with lead changes happening almost every other jam. By the end of the game, much of the crowd was on its feet cheering for the home team! The Pains were able to snag the win and came out on top 150-136. Great fight, Jills!

Jills and Pains MVPs. Photo courtesy Dean O'Gorman.

MVPs for the Lumber Jills were (from left): Blocker – Pumpkin-Carvher #133 and Jammer – Salvador Brawli #1214. MVPs for the Pains were (from left): Blocker – Baby J #918 and Jammer – Unruly Miss Julie #224. Great job!

A big thanks goes out to both teams for making the trip to Cortland and for being incredibly cool women even in the heat! And as always, thank you to our fans and sponsors! Be sure to catch the last bout of the season on August 3. The Rugged and Beautiful Bout: A Hometown Showdown is the first intra-league bout CCR has ever seen. Don’t miss it!