Monday, August 18, 2014

Derby Gift Guide

People!  The holidays are upon us!  Or they're like three months away.  But anyway, there's no time like the present to start thinking about presents.  And people have birthdays all year round, of course, so I'm sure you've been stressing about what to get for that special derby enthusiast in your life.  Never fear!  Greensboro Roller Derby is here to help.

via rhodyart
First up, you'll need a card.  Etsy has millions, including the one featuring that classy dame to the left.  Come to think of it, Etsy is a superb place to look for a derby-themed gift.

Several sellers make cool cufflinks or jewelry from skate bearings.

For the more practical gift-giver, check out these toe guards to protect skates, arm band numbers, or a handy-dandy (and customizable!) skate leash.

And woah, can you beat these awesome custom portraits?  No,  you cannot.  Wicked.
Got a board gamer on your list?  Jammer Up is a board game based on the rules of modern derby!
The crafty derbylover deserves a nice selection from this collection of Roller Derby-themed fabric.
And for the bookish brawler there's Down and Derby.  (Reviewed on this blog here.)

And THE SHIRTS.  You can never go wrong with a shirt, eh?  Here are just a few of my personal favorites:

You can buy those bad boys here, here, and here.  (If you find that The World is Flat one for sale somewhere, please let me know so I can link up!)

But really, we all know that the coolest and best shirt is one that represents your own league.  Come to our next double-header on September 27th and stop by the merch table to see our beeeeeautiful offerings, especially those featuring our new Counterstrike logo!  If you just can't wait that long (and who could blame you?) you can order a home team or GSORD shirt online here.

Here's another idea: Take advantage of the Living Social deal going on for our September bout and treat that deserving loved one to a night of fast-paced, hard-hitting sportswomanship.

And if you really are thinking about holiday gifts already, consider the gift that keeps on giving: 2015 season passes!  Stay tuned here, on facebook, and at our bouts for more info about Season Passes.

Really, though, if you're lucky enough to have a player or ref or NSO in your family or circle of friends, your support is a GREAT GIFT!  Come to our events, support our fundraisers, ask questions about the rules and practices and stuff.  Tell us how much you love watching us play/ref/carry a clipboard.  We are easy to please and we love you!

Monday, August 4, 2014

4 teams, 2 incredible bouts, 1 very low price

Arrrrggghhhhh ya ready? This Saturday, Aug. 9, we will be putting on a double header with two travel teams coming to Greensboro and playing our A and B teams in an epic pirate themed showdown. First you will be treated to Greensboro Counterstrike’s first bout EVER! This is our new B-team, comprised from skaters from our three home teams, led by Sigourney Cleaver and C. Oswin. They will be taking on Daville Vixens Roller Girls from Fayetteville, NC. Also, check out what the Counterstrikers are wearing! Would you like to be wearing the same logo? Then head over to the merchandise table and check out the new Counterstrike shirts. 

Buster Licious and Betty Switch by Frayed Edge Concepts
The second bout will be one you don’t want to miss! Fresh from a spectacular victory against Richland County Regulators in South Carolina, our Gate City All-Stars will be challenging the Carolina Rollergirls from Raleigh, NC. We recently had a closed scrimmage against CRG, and both teams are eager for a re-match in front of a packed audience. Carolina Rollergirls is currently ranked 85th in the WFTDA official rankings and Gate City is ranked 155th. This is also Betty Switch and Buster Licious’ first appearance as the new captains of Gate City! We all know they are going to be incredible in the positions. 


As mentioned, this is going to be a pirate themed bout! Be sure to come decked out in in your finest pirate gear and win some sweet prizes during half time! Also, this time, you have a chance to get not one bout against a travel team, but TWO! And to make it even better, you can get it for half the price of our regular bouts. Yes, that’s right, twice the excitement, half the price! Check out this sweet Living Social deal, which can also be used for our September 27th bout. Prices at the door will be $10 for adults, $5 for kids and children 7 and below get in for free! But seriously, you should definitely be taking advantage of our Living Social deal.

So what’s new with merchandise? Well, with a new team comes new merch! We have the new t-shirts with the new Counterstrike logo and also buttons and cozies! Watch out for the sweet Counterstrike package deal we will be offering; a Counterstrike t-shirt, button, coozie and a GSORD sticker for only $18. So show your new travel team some love and support and stop by the merch table! As per requested, we have also brought in Gate City coozies. Coozies can be bought for $3 or two for $5! We will obviously also have our regular merchandize, which includes the awesome poster pictured here above for $3. Older posters from every single previous bout are also available at the same low price. Our friendly merch team will be happy to help you with whatever you need! 

Image by Andrea Ros

The proceeds from the bout will benefit Partners for Healthy Youth. The bout will be held at the Coliseum as usual, in the Special Events Center East Wing, Hall C. Parking will be very busy this weekend due to other events at the Coliseum, so be sure to arrive early! The doors will open at 5, with first whistle at 6. Our second bout is estimated to begin around 7:30.  You cannot afford to miss the incredible deal we are offering and four great teams taking each other on. It will be the hottest place in town, so be sure to be there!