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Thursday, July 23, 2009
Roller Derby Home Bout This Saturday!

Hey Derby fans! Don't forget to get your tickets for this Saturday's Roller Derby bout at Bladerunners in Harmarville!

The Steel Hurtin' is playing Hammer City Rollers from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
The B-Unit is playing the Lehigh Valley Hissy Fits.

When: Saturday, July 25; doors: 5:30 p.m., game starts 6:30
Where: Bladerunners, Harmarville
Price: $10 in advance. Buy tickets online today!


Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Public Scrimmage This Thursday!

We're just sending out a big ol' reminder to our fans to make it out to Romp N Roll in Glenshaw this Thursday to see some awesome derby action!

When: Thursday, July 16; 5:30 p.m.
Where: Romp N Roll, 1661 E. Sutter Road, Glenshaw PA 15116
Themes: Unicorns vs. Monsters; Real Job vs. Get a Job
Price: $5.00


Thursday, June 18, 2009
A Special Announcement to Our Fans

Dear derby fans,

Since our inception in 2006, the Steel City Derby Demons have made great strides in the sport of roller derby.  Through three home seasons our players have developed in skill and achieved ever higher levels of competitive play.  In 2007 we put together a team of some of the best skaters from all four of our home teams to play against other leagues.  This team would come to be called the Steel Hurtin’.  Over the past year, the Steel Hurtin’, has received national attention for a seven game winning streak against opponents from across the country.  Our second travel team, the B-Unit, has garnered attention of its own, winning five of seven games. 

The Steel City Derby Demons love representing Pittsburgh in the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby rankings and strive to be the best.  In the interest of pursuing our highest possible potential, we made the difficult decision to discontinue our home team structure and move to a travel team only structure.  With this new structure, we can provide a longer season for our fans to enjoy more games and three Steel City teams that all represent Pittsburgh against visiting teams from across the country. 

Many skaters that you know and love from the Bitch Doctors, Hot Metal Hellions, Slumber Party Slashers and Wrecking Dolls will still be playing together on one of our three interleague teams.  In addition, we’re excited about our very promising up and coming rookies making their debut against Rubber City Roller Girls at our September 19th bout. The Steel City Derby Demons are growing and have some big things in store for next season. We are grateful to continue to skate for you, our fans, and to serve up the most thrilling and hard hitting roller derby around!

Sincerely,
The Steel City Derby Demons


Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Harrisburg Away Game Recap

The SCDD's trip to Harrisburg was fun, exciting, gut-wrenching, and heart breaking all at once. The B-Unit kicked off the night by beating the Harrisburg Fallout Femmes 94 - 85. Not all of the B-Unit could make the trip but they had help from the likes of BB Basher, Dirty Merdi, Auntie Establishment, and J-Bomb, who all came over from the Steel Hurtin' to help them out.

The Steel Hurtin game, however, was another story entirely. The Hurtin' were blood thirsty for revenge and fought the hardest and most passionate game that this reporter has ever witnessed. The teams remained within only a few points of each other for the entire game, but sadly in the very last few minutes, Harrisburg managed to eke out 3 extra points to beat the Pittsburgh 175 - 178.

It was a heartbreaking defeat, but there is a silver lining. Last November, Harrisburg beat the Hurtin' by over 100 points. This time, they only managed to squeek by with 3. The girls of the SCDD are serious about derby and improving themselves every single day. There's bright future for this league, and we won't let defeat get us down.


Friday, May 29, 2009
Dinner and a Show: A Derby Double Header!

Treat yourself to dinner at the Spaghetti Warehouse in the strip district on Thursday June 11, 2009 between 4 and 10 p.m. and they will donate a portion of their take for the night to the Steel City Derby Demons! Roller girls will be on hand to greet customers, run raffles, and eat delicious Italian Cuisine. The wonderful folks at the Spaghetti Warehouse support the derby and you should too!

The Spaghetti Warehouse
2601 Smallman St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 261-6511

After dinner, head on down to Romp N Roll and catch the $5 public scrimmage that we will be holding. The themes are Supervisors vs. Underlings and Star Trek vs. Star Wars.

Romp N Roll
1661 E Sutter Rd
Glenshaw, PA 15116
(412) 486-4117


Sunday, May 17, 2009
Enter Our Bout Poster Contest!

The SCDD are looking for a few good artists! We want to showcase the artistic
talent that our great city has by offering up a bout poster contest. Applicants are to submit an original piece of artwork inspired by roller derby to be used to promote our bouts. There will be a cash prize awarded as well as free tickets to an upcoming Steel City Derby Demons game! Students: this is a great item to add to your resume!

Poster dimensions are 11 x 17 tabloid
Applicants can use any method or media they feel comfortable with. Illustration, photographs, you name it. We will add all the pertinent bout information so leave space in your design to do so.

We prefer you submit your art to us in adobe illustrator or photoshop formats using 300 dpi.

Zip or stuff the file upon sending. One submission per person. Winners will be chosen on June 15, 2009

The first design will be put to immediate use for our July 25th bout in which SCDD's Steel Hurin' face off against Canada's Hammer City Roller Girls.

Send submissions to SCDDsubmissions@gmail.com


Sunday, May 10, 2009
Steel Hurtin' Dance Party Revolution!

The Steel Hurtin are having a fund raising party and they want you to be there!

Friday May 15th, 9 p.m.

Belvedere's Bar,
Lawrenceville

Skating,
Dancing,
Human Pyramids!

$5.00 to Enter

All proceeds benefit
The Steel Hurtin'


Saturday, May 2, 2009
New WFTDA Rankings Released!

No doubt you have noticed that the The Steel City Derby Demons have been working hard this year. All of that effort is paying off in spades as the new Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) rankings have been released. The new Eastern region standings has the SCDD placed SIXTH! This is officially two spots ahead of where we were at the end of 2008.


Friday, April 24, 2009
We're at Steel City Con this Weekend!

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Come to the "Steel City Con" comics, toy, and pop-culture convention this weekend and while you're there, say hi to us! We will be signing autographs, posing for photos, raffling off free tickets to our games, and mingling with the various characters walking the 'Con! You could even dare us to eat some Knight Rider bubblegum that was manufactured in 1983. We just might do it!

Click here to view some pictures from the festivities that are already underway!

To find out more about Steel City Con, visit www.steelcitycon.com


Sunday, April 18, 2009
Planet of the Skate Wrap-Up

Saturday's game had another bittersweet ending. The Steel Hurtin' once again wowed the crowed with their amazing derby prowess and beat Lancaster PA's Duchland Rollergirls by a sizable margin. The ending score was 230-82.

Unfortunately, although the B-Unit held the lead for most of their game, the ladies of Buffalo, NY were able to creep back up, jam by jam, to win by only two points in the very last jam. It was a heartbreaking loss for the B-Unit but it was no doubt an exciting game for the players and the fans!

Thanks to both Duchland and Queen City for playing awesome games, fighting hard, and showing exemplary sportsmanship!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Planet of the Skate is this Saturday.
Get Your Tickets Today!

Don't forget to get your tickets for this Saturday's game! The Steel Hurtin' is playing the Dutchland Roller Girls and the B-Unit are playing the Queen City Roller Girls of Buffalo, NY. You can purchase tickets online thanks to Brown Paper Tickets by clicking the image above.

Doors open at 5:30, action starts at 6:00. Bladerunners, Harmarville.


Sunday, April 12, 2009
Ft. Wayne Recap

This weekend the Steel Hurtin' and the B-Unit went on the road together for the first time to play the roller girls of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Hopefully you got to catch the live streaming video of all of the exciting action!

The Steel Hurtin' adds yet another win to their resume by winning their game against the Ft. Wayne Bomb Squad with a final score of 143-67. Alternately, the B-Unit suffered their very first loss against the Ft. Wayne SWAT Team with a final score of 87 Ft. Wayne, 63 Pittsburgh.

The Ft. Wayne Derby Girls awarded members of the Steel City trophies for each game. Hurricane Heather, Ally McKill, and Athena won best Jammer, Pivot and Blocker respectively for the Steel Hurtin. The Shocker, Amanda Smakround, and Madame Abagael recieved the corresponding awards for the B-Unit/SWAT Team game. Congrats ladies!
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Saturday, July 25, 2009
Battle of the Black and Gold
Steel Hurtin' vs. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
B-Unit vs. Lehigh Valley, PA
Bladerunners, Harmarville; 5:30 p.m.

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