The Rainy City Blog

Mon 20th Jun 2016

Going it alone: How to lease and run your own dedicated roller derby venue

For many leagues, owning their own venue is the dream. Former skater Cleo Fracture explains how Rainy City made that dream a reality with The Thunderdome.

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Wed 4th May 2016

What I’ve learned as a roller derby official

Hi! My name’s Katzilla and I’ve been training as an official with Rainy City for 16 months. I’d like to share some stories about what life is like training on the other side of the track boundaries.

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Tue 15th Mar 2016

The trials and tribulations of a transfer skater

New Rainy skater, Kate Push, talks stepping up.

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Mon 7th Mar 2016

How to rebrand a roller derby league

Rebranding can be a daunting undertaking for a league. It’s often put off over and over again simply because it’s difficult to know where to start. Over the past six months we took on the challenge and we documented every step along the way. Here’s our ultimate guide!

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Thu 3rd Mar 2016

Our playlist for Saturday’s roller derby double-header

This month’s guest record spinner at the Thunderdome is Kate Push.

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Sun 7th Feb 2016

Rainy City Rebrand Announcement

We’re excited to finally reveal our new name and logo!

As the sport of roller derby grows and develops, we felt that it was only right that we grew and developed alongside it.

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Fri 8th Jan 2016

2015 at Rainy City Roller Girls

2015 was a big year for Rainy City. All 3 of our teams played lots of home games and won plenty too. We held approximately 14 sell-out bootcamps, more than 10 open skate sessions, around 48 new skater training lessons and even held our own gallery exhibition!

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Wed 9th Dec 2015

Rainy City Roller Girls on The One Show!

Rainy City’s recent media domination continued with the Bet Lynch Mob being invited to appear on The One Show last week to promote the BBC Documentary Roller Derby: Skate Fast, Hit Hard. The North Cheshire Victory Rollers joined us for a very surreal day…

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