Author: Megan Mills

COVID-19 SEASON UPDATE AS OF 3-13-2020

CANCELLED BOUT MARCH 21ST

CANCELLED BOUT MARCH 28TH

We are broken hearted to inform you that due to recent circumstances we have confirmed our March 21st bouts are cancelled until further notice. We will be reevaluating our April 25th bout in the up coming weeks as more information becomes available for us. As always we thank you for your support. 

What does the COVID-19 virus mean for our upcoming season?

Here at Salt City Roller Derby we value the health and safety of our community. As it has always been, the safety and security of our fans, league members, and opponents remains our highest priority. In these uncertain times we wanted to talk about what this may possibly mean for our team and our upcoming 2020 season.  

As of today, our home bout at Onondaga Community College (OCC) on March 28th has been cancelled due to the closure of OCC for the time being. We feel like it is the most responsible choice after speaking with local and state public health officials and was decided with the safety of our team members and regional community in mind. Keep in mind that information changes sometimes hourly and as of now, although we have not announced the cancellation of our other bouts being held at Onondaga Nation Arena (ONA), it may be inevitable. We have not made any decisions about cancellations yet, but when we do it will be based on actions taken by our venue partners, decisions made by teams we are playing this season, our international league organization Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) as well as our state and local health department guidance. We continue to monitor the current situation with the coronavirus and COVID-19 with our venue partners and the local governments where they are located and post information about our bouts as it becomes available to us. At this time all pre-sale ticket sales have been suspended. If a bout you have purchased tickets to is indeed cancelled we will be issuing a full refund.

We ask that you help as a community by following the protocols as outlined by the CDC of regularly washing hands for at least 20 seconds, covering your cough or sneeze with your elbow or a tissue and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.  Most importantly, if you are sick or even suspicious of being ill, please stay home. Do not over buy items and only purchase what is needed. most importantly, be kind to each other, remember a virus is no reason to be racist, xenophobic, or discriminatory in any way shape or form.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. 

Salt City Roller Derby  

Hangout with our skater Katpiss Neverclean as she shares her thoughts and shows appreciation to roller derby brands that have gotten her though 8 years of roller derby.

 

S1 Helmets

Riedell

187 Killer Pads 

Antik Skates

Steaks Wear

Atom Skates

Sisu Mouth Guard

Frogmouth Clothing

Chicks In Bowls

Chaya Skates

We’re on a podcast!!!

Our very own Focus Pocus and team technologist d0rk vader spoke to CookE from NEW up and coming derby podcast Behind the Pivot Line Podcast . We talked all things PR and website related. we touched on our local rivalries with Kingston Roller Derbyand Albany All Stars Roller Derby.We also spoke about some of the awesome charities we have been recently involved with such as ACR Health and We Are #HappyPeriod Syracuse and as always all the fun ways our team interacts with our sponsors such as creating Syracuse’s very own first glitter beer with Stout Beard Brewing Company and all ways we are hoping to grow this next year!

Make sure to like this up and coming podcast Behind the Pivot Line on Facebook for all things derby happening in the North East.

www.facebook.com/RollerDerbyRulez

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Sled for Red Event

With help from our derby community we will be participating in this year’s ACR Health Sled for Red fundraiser.  Donate $5, $10, $15, even $25 to help us reach our goal of $250 and come watch us shred down a snow covered hill in a skate made out of cardboard!

click HERE to donate to our team!!!

 

Here are the event details from ARC health’s Facebook page.

When you compete in this cardboard sledding derby, you’ll enjoy a thrilling event and help raise money and awareness for a great cause! Race down the slopes in your own sled made of only cardboard, tape, and paint. Join us after the derby for food, drinks and a chance to vote in the Battle of the Bars in the comfort of our heated tent – and don’t miss the Bells Brewery Ice Bar!

Not a derby daredevil? Enjoy the fun with reduced priced snow tubing passes, and watch the derby from the heated tent while sampling food and drinks. There is something for everyone!

EVENT SCHEDULE:

  • Derby Registration: 4 pm — Pick up your Race Packet which includes 5 post-derby Tubing passes and 5 Food & Drink sample tickets.
  • Cardboard Sledding Derby: 5 pm — First heat kicks off.
  • Right after the derby you can enjoy tubing, hot chocolate, food and beer sampling!