Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Are You Going To Vegas This Weekend? Come See Us At The Extreme Thing!

That's right! San Diego Roller Derby was invited to participate in the 2009 edition of the Las Vegas Extreme Thing! What's the Extreme Thing? It's an outdoor action sports and music festival that takes place every year in Las Vegas at the Desert Breeze Skate Park! This year's event is exciting for us because it will feature the debut of roller derby as part of the action sports line up. We are so proud to be included in this event and to help promote the sport that we love. SDRD will be one of eight leagues chosen to play in this debut tournament. This year's leagues include; San Diego Roller Derby (CA), Arizona Roller Derby League, Derby Revolution of Bakersfield (CA), OC Roller Girls (CA), Syndicate Roller Girls (Riverside, CA), Ventura County Derby Darlins (CA), Battle Born Derby Demons (Reno, NV), and the Oly Rollers (Olympia, WA). This is going to be a full day of bouts beginning at 11 am on Sat. the 28th. Of course, we'll be staying close to the track in between games, but there's a lot of other sports to keep you entertained. There's the Vegas Am Jam, the Pro BMX Dirt Challenge, Pro Wrestling, Retaks Expression Tour "Battle of the Shops" Half Pipe Skateboard Competition, Pro Skaters Omar Hassan and Jeremy Rodgers will be signing autographs too! Want music? There's a ton of bands performing that day as well! The XPOZ Local Band Stage will showcase local bands chosen by over 20,000 votes. They include; This Romantic Tragedy, Dreamscar, Summit Grove, The Seventh Plague, Eyes Like Diamonds, Love It Or Leave It, and Damnear Divine. Over on the main stage you will see; Taking Dawn, Blessthefall, Suicide Silence, The Higher, Big B w/ Scott Russo, Framing Hanley, The Vandals, Silverstein, and Bad Religion! The event begins at 11 am and runs throughout the day until 10 pm. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. There will be lots of food/drink vendors inside the venue. Sorry, you can't bring in outside refreshments and this is an alcohol free, all ages event. Visit: for all the latest info and a complete list of timetables and maps of the venue. Don't miss it! This will be great!

The 2009 Extreme Thing Action Sports/Music Festival
@ Desert Breeze Skate Park
Saturday, March 28th 11 am - 10 pm
First bout begins at noon
(Spring Mountain & Durango)
8275 Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89147

Monday, March 9, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Parade! Saturday,March 14th!

Were you planning to check out the parade this weekend? What parade? The 29th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade of course! Brought to you by the Irish Congress of California, this yearly parade features an Irish festival at the parade's end to keep the party going all day! The SDRD will be skating in this year's event and we want to see you there! The parade starts at 11 am and begins at 6th & Juniper at Balboa Park. The route goes up 5th Ave. to Upas St. and then returns down 6th Ave. ending at Laurel St. where you find the festival! The festival hosts a Kid's Zone, Celtic Village, two beer gardens, and two entertainment stages featuring performances by; The Xceptions, Tony Cummins, "The Blokes" Irish Band, Brian Baynes, The Shamrockers, plus Irish dancing & more! Visit for more info, timetables, and maps! There's a free tram that will take you to the parade and festival so you don't have to fight the traffic! They've thought of everything!