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DuPage Derby Dames 2017 Open Recruitment!

Stength. Community. Empowerment. We've got it all! Want in?

The Dames are looking for both new recruits and experienced skaters ages 18 and over. No prior roller derby knowledge is necessary to tryout, but having solid skating ability is a huge plus. Boot camp tryouts consist mainly of endurance drills on skates to gauge how comfortable each person is on skates.

Where: Coachlite Skate Center, 1291 Bryn Mawr Ave., Roselle, IL 60172

Contact: Training@DuPageDerbyDames.com for more information.

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Ramps & Rollers Party

When: Saturday, January 21 & Sunday, January 22

Museum hours:
Saturday, January 21: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 22: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540

For more information and timing of events:
https://dupagechildrens.org/learning-experiences/for-families/family-eve...

Roll into in the family-friendly fun with the DuPage Derby Dames as they put their skating skills in motion! The DuPage Children’s Museum is celebrating the 30th birthday celebration of Mission in Motion with a Ramps & Rollers Party this weekend! See if you can spot your favorite Dame on and off skates at the S.M.A.R.T. Cafe, scooter obstacle course, art studio, or at the coaster rides! Activities include:
Scooter Obstacle Course
Giant Kerplunk
Imagination Playground™
Light Table Ramps
Zip Tracks
Recycled Roller Coasters
Wheel Works of Art
Mini Coaster Rides
Performance by Chicago Hoop Dancers
Chinese Yo-yo Performance
And more!

**Ramps & Rollers Party activities are included with museum admission or membership.

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Oh Hot Dame Holiday Shopping!

Support your favorite roller derby league this holiday season when you shop online! Find all of your holiday essentials including gifts, decorations, and much more. “Start With a Smile” at smile.amazon.com for your holiday shopping and Amazon donates a portion of your purchase price to the DuPage Derby Dames, at no cost to you!

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, select the Dames as your charitable organization to send donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. From then on, your selection will be retained, and every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

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DuPage Derby Dames 3rd Annual Halloween Fundraiser & Chili Cook-Off!

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Coach House Bar & Grill, 1626 E. Algonquin Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60193

Oh Hot Dame!!! Join the DuPage Derby Dames at our annual Halloween Fundraiser & Chili Cook-Off! Enjoy chili made with derby love! YOU be the judge and decide who will win best chili! Buy a wristband and savor all you can eat chili and an open bar (call drinks, beer, and wine) from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Dress to impress and enter the costume contest for a chance to win a prize! All proceeds from the fundraiser will support the DuPage Derby Dames. We appreciate and love our fans like zombies love brains! Don’t miss out on a spook-tacular fun time!

Details include:

$30 Wristbands (include all you can eat and drink!) **some exclusions apply

$2 Dames’ Shots

Raffle Prizes

50/50 Raffle

Costume Contest

Dames’ Scavenger Hunt

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DuPage Derby Dames Derby Prom 2016

When: Saturday, November 19, 2016
Time: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Coachlite Skate Center, 1291 Bryn Mawr Ave., Roselle, IL 60172
Price: $12 online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2665902 or $15 at the door. (Skate rentals available for an additional cost.)
Ages: 18 and over

Oh Hot Dame! The DuPage Derby Dames are hosting a roller derby prom open to the derby community of skaters, officials, and fans! Wear your fanciest prom attire and lace up your skates to roll with us in an evening full of classic prom fun—derby style! Come out and show us your best dance moves, take silly pictures at the photo booth, play games, win prizes, and snack on deliciousness from our homemade bake sale goodies!

Details include:
-skating and dancing
-music/DJ
-photo booth (with a classic balloon arch)
-games
-prizes
-raffles
-awards
-bake sale and snacks

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Fresh Meat Boot Camp Tryouts!

Stength. Community. Empowerment. We've got it all! Want in?

The Dames are looking for both new recruits and experienced skaters ages 18 and over. No prior roller derby knowledge is necessary to tryout, but having solid skating ability is a huge plus. Boot camp tryouts consist mainly of endurance drills on skates to gauge how comfortable each person is on skates.

Where: Coachlite Skate Center, 1291 Bryn Mawr Ave., Roselle, IL 60172

Contact: Training@DuPageDerbyDames.com for more information.

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Roller Girl Book Talk & Skate

When: Saturday, August 13th

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Coachlite Skate Center, 1291 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Roselle, IL 60172

With: Schaumburg Township District Library

Coachlite Skate Center will host a book discussion of must-read graphic novel Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson with the Schaumburg Township District Library (STDL) and the DuPage Derby Dames. The Dames will also demonstrate some awesome roller derby moves before enjoying free time to skate with attendees. This event is free to STDL cardholders.

*Attendees must be a STDL cardholder.
*Attendees must be between the ages of 9 years and 12 years old.

Register here.

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DuPage Derby Dames Inspire Young Readers!

What: Oak Park Public Library Derby Discussion & Demo!

When: Tuesday, July 12th

Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301
Main Library First Floor – Storytime Room

http://oppl.org/events/roller-girls-dupage-derby-dames-visit?ajax=1

The DuPage Derby Dames will be visiting the Oak Park Public Library to talk with kids about what it takes to play roller derby! The Dames will bring literature to life as they meet with young fans of the book Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson and answer questions about roller derby. Roller Girl is a New York Times best-selling tale of 12-year-old Astrid, who learns about friendship and empowerment through the amazing sport of roller derby. Following the discussion, the Dames will skate in an outdoor derby demo on the plaza (weather permitting).

*Best for kids 8 & up

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DuPage Derby Dames Recruitment Info Night

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DuPage Derby Dames Skate to Celebrate Independence Day!

What: Glen Ellyn’s 4th of July Parade

When: Monday, July 4th

Time: Parade starts at noon

Event website: http://www.glenellyn4thofjuly.org/

Stars and stripes aren’t just for roller derby helmet covers!

Celebrate your patriotic spirit with your favorite roller derby league! The DuPage Derby Dames will let freedom ring at Glen Ellyn’s annual 4th of July Parade. Arrive early to save a spot along the parade route and give the Dames your best lion “roar” as they roll through the parade!

Come for the parade, stay for the fireworks! Glen Ellyn’s 4th of July Celebration will feature fun festivities including a cardboard boat race across Lake Ellyn, great food at the first Food Truck Picnic in the Park fundraiser, and a Grand Fireworks display!

It’s a celebration of liberty you won’t want to miss!

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