Meet the Rookies: Kilmore Girls

It’s our final spotlight of the season, but don’t be sad! We’ll have another crop of rookies to meet at the end of the summer. The Kilmore Girls are a derby army not to be trifled with. They are ready to out-skate and out-party anyone who gets in their way! Get to know two of […]

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Get Ready for Unlucky Season 13 Champs: Count Your Lucky North Stars

This Saturday, April 20 will cap off North Star Roller Derby’s 13th season. We’re taking to the slick polished concrete at the Minneapolis Convention Center in the heart of downtown Minneapolis to see who will take the trophy. The Fight for Third To fire it up, the Banger Sisters will face off against the Kilmore […]

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North Star Roller Derby Semi-Final: Four Leaf Clobber

North Star Roller Derby’s 13th season of skating, smashing, and high-fiving is chugging along. We just wrapped up our semi-final bouts, Four Leaf Clobber. The third double-header of un/Lucky Season 13 kept giving unexpected blow after blow. Violent Femmes vs. Delta Delta Di Starting off the night was the team in red holding the pink […]

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Northern Lights Win 2019 B-Cup Tournament!

On March 2, the Northern Lights B team made the first trip of the travel season to lovely Bloomington, Indiana for the two-day B-Cup Tournament hosted by our friends, Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby. The team came in as the second seed. The tournament had a rigorous Day 1 schedule where the winners of each game […]

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Meet the Rookies: Violent Femmes

The Violent Femmes are the dirtiest girl gang around. They’re a rowdy, high-energy bunch that’s ready to fight! Get to know two of their newest members. Lady Gotcha What drew you to roller derby? How did you find out about NSRD? The first time I saw roller derby I was in Montreal. I just knew it […]

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“Four Leaf Clobber” Hits the Track March 23

The derby action returns to Canterbury Expo Center in Shakopee! Not rain, nor sleet, nor snow will keep us from hitting the track (and each other!). Hopefully, we won’t have to deal with any more of them for this post-Paddy’s Day derby party. Don your shamrocks and top hats Saturday, March 23 for “Four Leaf Clobber.” […]

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NSRD Official Fighting for Charity

This weekend, one of our officials will be trading her stopwatches and whistle for boxing gloves. Irish Frisky, a night-shift ER nurse, will be stepping into the boxing ring for charity, taking on a coworker to raise money for fellow first responders in crisis. Frisky’s fight is part of the Unite + Fight charity boxing […]

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NSRD Getting Ready to Take the Plunge!

As long as North Star has been around, we’ve had intrepid derby folks jumping in the Polar Plunge. That means this will be our 12th year (we’re pretty sure, those first years are like the Jurrasic at this point) participating in this amazing and more-than-a-bit-chilly fundraising event benefiting Special Olympics Minnesota. This event provides opportunity […]

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Block on Wood: Season’s Third Bout Locks in Champs Contenders

The Lee and Rose Warner Coliseum was packed with un/lucky vibes on Feb. 9 as North Star Roller Derby rolled into bout No. 3 of the season. And with a theme like “Block on Wood,” what could possibly go wrong? Nothing. Nothing went wrong. It was a great night. The beer was cold, the band […]

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Meet the Rookies: Banger Sisters

The Banger Sisters are like the mafia: tight-knit and not to be trifled with. Get to know this season’s newest addition to The Family. Judgment Bae What drew you to roller derby? How did you find out about NSRD? I don’t remember exactly what it was, but roller derby came up and I remember thinking […]

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“Block on Wood” Hits the Track Feb. 9

We’ve kicked our winter colds, cleared our calendars, plowed our driveways, and thawed our gear in anticipation for the second official North Star bout of Un/Lucky Season 13. What else could possibly go wrong? Watch us block shoulder to shoulder and hip to hip Saturday, Feb. 9 at “Block on Wood” at the Lee & […]

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*hit out of Luck: An Un/lucky (and Warm) Season Opener

Remember how Jan. 5 was unseasonably (and disconcertingly) warm? Thankfully, North Star Roller Derby’s Un/Lucky Season 13 kicked off with the first official double-header of the season to take your mind off global warming for a bit. While folks were out en masse wearing shorts and T-shirts like the decent Minnesotans they are, the athletes […]

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“*Hit Out of Luck” hits the track Jan. 5th!

  Bring in the New Year and make your resolution to attend North Star Roller Derby’s first regular bout of the season this Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum at the State Fairgrounds!   Which teams will be the lucky winners to advance their standings toward the Championship and which teams […]

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Meet the Rookies: Delta Delta Di

Delta Delta Di’s new logo isn’t the only addition to the team this season. Get to know some of the newest members of this glittery secret society! Sonny OhNo Tell us about your derby name! My birthday is on the winter solstice (the shortest day of the year) so my parents would joke about naming […]

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Canterbury Park Welcomed a New Breed of Athlete

We asked Canterbury to ditch the horse thing and host a new kinda athlete this year: The Derby Athlete. We rolled into Canterbury Park on our own roller skates for the first time ever to host North Star Roller Derby’s unLucky Season 13 premiere—Black Cat-astrophe, our very own mini-tournament to kick off the season Dec. […]

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Meet the Rookies: Zebra Edition

Every season we like to introduce you to some of our rookies. We’re starting off with our Officials crew. We asked them about what brought them to NSRD and what it’s like to be a Zebra. Freyja Mind, NSO What was it like NSOing your first bout/scrimmage? Were you nervous? I was nervous, but in […]

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Meow! unLucky Season 13 is finally here!

Some may think black cats are bad luck, but we disagree. Get ready for the purrrrrrfect kick off to unLucky Season 13 – “Black Cat-astrophe” this Saturday at the Canterbury Expo Center in Shakopee! We’ve been sharpening our claws and practicing our pounce ahead of this mini-tournament. And how fur-tuitous, the first bout of the […]

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First Give to the Max Day a success!

Wow! What a way to kick off our 13th season! We could not be more thankful for all our amazing fans and supporters. You made our very first Give to the Max Day a huge success. In fact, #GTMD18 was our most successful league fundraiser in recent memory! We raised a grand total of $1,190 […]

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Giving Never Felt so Good: #GTMD18 with North Star Roller Derby

North Star Roller Derby is excited to announce that we will be part of Give to the Max Day, Minnesota’s annual epic giving holiday. #GTMD18 takes place Nov. 15, but early giving is already underway. You can learn more about NSRD and make a donation on our Give to the Max page. To make this […]

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NSRD is Now on Amazon Smile!

Do you buy things from Amazon? Cool! Us, too! Now, your online shopping habits can help support North Star Roller Derby! Because of our new nonprofit status, we now qualify for Amazon Smile. If you’d like, you can click here to sign up to support NSRD. When you do, a small percentage of your purchase […]

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Watch our Halloween-Themed Mixer Live!

  We’ve got a spooky surprise in store for fans! This Saturday, Nov. 3, we will be holding a Halloween-themed mixer and we’ll be broadcasting it live! Join the live viewing party at the James Ballentine VFW Post 246, 2916 Lyndale Ave. S, starting at 4 p.m. and stick around for the awesome afterparty. Costumes are […]

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We’re Now a Nonprofit!

North Star Roller Derby is so very pleased to finally announce that we are now a nonprofit! This was a labor of love and our major project over the course of the past year. As you may or may not have noticed, we were formally an LLC. It was not an easy or quick switch. […]

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Congrats to the Supernovas at the Continental Cup!

North Star Roller Derby’s all-star team, the Supernovas, climbed the rankings this past season. All their hard work and higher-level play paid off when they were invited to the first-ever WFTDA North America East Continental Cup. This post-season tournament took place in Kalamazoo, Michigan Aug. 17 through Aug. 19 and showcased 12 tough teams playing in […]

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New Season, New Friends!

A new home season means new skaters! North Star Roller Derby would like to welcome our 2018 rookies to their new teams for Season 13!   Banger Sisters: Judgment Bae and Patty Gnarr  Delta Delta Di: ReBEAST, Short Stack, Slim Sadie, and Sunny Oh-No Kilmore Girls: Bzz Kill, H-Bomb, Lemony Kick-it, Luella De Vil, Rilda the […]

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Welcome to the New Damage Report Blog!

North Star Roller Derby would like to introduce you to our new blog, the Damage Report! As we close in on our 13th season, we’ve realized it’s time to update the way we communicate with our fans. As you may know, we’ve been sending out a monthly newsletter, The Damage Report, to folks who had signed […]

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Satellites Info Meeting

Come learn more about North Star Roller Derby’s recreational team, the Satellites! Satellites is separate from our competitive home teams or travel teams. This program provides an opportunity to learn and play roller derby without the time commitment or skill level required to play at a competitive level. The overall goal is to provide a […]

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Register for Fall Satellites

Have you ever wanted to give roller derby a shot? Registration for our Fall Satellites Session is live! Satellites is separate from our competitive home teams or travel teams. This program provides an opportunity to learn and play roller derby without the time commitment or skill level required to play at a competitive level. The […]

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