Friday, January 28, 2011

Our Next Bout! April 2nd in Albany!

We're excited to announce that on Saturday April 2nd The Quadfathers will take on Capital District Men's Roller Derby's Trauma Authority as part of a double header event with Central New York Roller Derby's CNY All-Stars vs the Albany All-Stars. Get on the facebook event page and tell them you're coming!

Albany has been packing the house at the Washington Ave Armory for their bouts, and this one is going to be crazy. If you havent been, the venue is a great place to watch a bout. We foresee a huge crowd, so get your tickets in advance! (via

This is the public debut of men's derby for the capital district (which is enough reason for you ALL to go, riiiiight?!?!?),  along with a long standing rivalry between Albany and CNY for upstate bragging rights after a nail biter 1 point game at last year's Empire Skate Showdown.

So please come out and cheer on all the boys as we help show the city of Albany what men's derby is all about!!

Introducing our coach, Slay West

photo by Vicki Fazio Hopper
The Quadfathers are excited to announce that Slay West #13 of Central New York Roller Derby is now coaching the team. Slay is the Coaching & Training chair for CNYRD, along with the captain of the Blue Collar Betties, and has years of experience in team sports. Plus in 'real life' she's an athletic trainer and god knows we can use someone with medical training on board with the way we play ;)

Slay will also have some guest helpers from CNYRD coming in to show us some moves, and we are grateful for the opportunity to have someone with her experience help us learn to play as a team and push ourselves that extra mile.

Slay showing Funk Roll Brother
 how to stop a jammer

Now Recruiting for 2011 Season!!!

The Quadfathers are looking for new skaters!
Already skate? Great, you sign a waiver and we can jump you into practices anytime and learn-as-you-go. We've got loaner gear and skates available for you to try it out.
If you decide you like it and want to stay, dues are $20 per month and insurance costs $45 for the year.

New to skating? Most of us were too! We are excited that CNY Roller Derby is once again allowing us to have our new skaters jump into their very well organized new skater training class. We will be announcing dates soon, but it will kick off with a meet-and-greet, open skate night at CNYRD's (and our!) soon-to-be-announced new home space in Utica sometime in late February. Following that, there will be new skaters classes Wednesday nights from 7-9 and Saturday mornings from 10-12. During the time you are part of new skater training, you pay $30 per month to CNYRD for their training. A Quadfathers rep will be at most new skater practices to help out ans answer questions.

The team practices Saturdays from 12p-3p, and new skaters are encouraged to stick around after the 10a-12p practice and get to know the team, help out with drills, and watch practice.

We have an exciting season shaping up, so get in NOW!

Questions? Email to and we'll answer promptly. See you on the track!