Helsinki Roller Derby

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Helsinki Roller Derby
League logo
Metro area Helsinki
Country Finland
Founded 2009
Teams All-Star Ninja Turtles (travel team)
Hurtta Lottas
Saturday Fight Fever
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Pasila Sports Hall
Affiliations WFTDA
Website www.helsinkirollerderby.com

Helsinki Roller Derby is a roller derby league based in Helsinki in Finland. Founded in 2009, the league currently consists of two home teams and one travel team who compete against teams from other leagues.

As of 2010, the league's skaters included Annabel Apocalipstick, Estrogeena Davis, Renée Hellweger and Bananaspit.[1] Eleven of the their skaters were selected for Team Finland at the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup.[2]

The league was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice program in July 2011,[3] and it became a full member of the WFTDA in September 2012.[4] In September 2011, Helsinki competed in the Battle of the Nordic Light, the first roller derby tournament in Scandinavia.[5]

During 2013, Helsinki played in the first Suomi Cup of roller derby, taking second place in the tournament after losing narrowly to Kallio Rolling Rainbow in the final.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maria Pettersson, "Tytöt taklaa tykimmin", City, 17 April 2010 (Finnish)
  2. ^ "WFTDA and the Roller Derby World Cup", WFTDA, 1 November 2011
  3. ^ WFTDA Adds Crop of 15 Apprentice Leagues", WFTDA, 13 July 2011
  4. ^ "WFTDA Adds Four New Members", WFTDA, 7 September 2012
  5. ^ Pernilla Nielsen Negrén, "Tjejer i nordiskt slag", Skånska Dagbladet, 3 September 2011 (Swedish)
  6. ^ Jouni Munukka, "Roller Derby on naisten anarkistinen kontaktilaji", Helsingin Sanomat, 4 November 2013 (Finnish)