Hearkening back to the days of small, intimate training events, Skate for the Hills aims to be a fun, affordable experience shared in one of the most beautiful small venues of the northeastern United States – Riley Rink at Hunter Park. Producer Amy Jo “Bitches Bruze” Moore wanted to model the event after some of her favorite events like NHRD’s “Roller Consolation” (challenge games and some clinics) and Burlington Bomber’s “Great Derby Social” (24-hour overnight skating, games, and movies) while bringing high level coaches as she experienced while coaching at events like Sk8 Heaven (Northamptonshire, England) and many of the Get Skool’d events around the northeast.
We’ve worked with Southshire Roller Derby‘s game venue, Riley Rink at Hunter Park, to arrange for overnight accommodation choices of sleeping “sleep over” style in the rink lobby (a la “Great Derby Social”) or pitching at tent out in the park field for an unbeatable under the starts Vermont experience and full 48 hour use of the space for our event. We are also including buffet breakfast and lunch both Saturday and Sunday with vegetarian and gluten free options at all meals. Skaters are welcome to stay in one of the many great hotels if sleep overs or camping cramp your style (or back) and are encouraged to get a taste of all the Manchester area has to offer for dinners or pack their own for tailgating. In town you’ll find Manchester’s Skate Park where you can work your ramps and grinds!
We’re bringing coaches in from Charm City and Garden State and referee training coordinated by Ref Sin Style (names and bios soon!). Training will be conducted from 9am to 5pm Saturday with lunch breaks and 9am to noon on Sunday while challenge games will run from noon to 6pm on Sunday. On top of great training, evening hours on Friday and Saturday hit the town of Manchester for outlet shopping or amazing food, enjoy the park grounds, pick up a table game or a game of CAH, or enjoy open skate on the rink until the wee hours of the morning!
Turn Two is our official skate shop of the event and will be on hand with gear to try out and to buy. If you’ve been waiting for the right time to get new gear they’ll come to Manchester with all sorts of great specials.
You can get all this – 48 hours of derby training and skating fun – for only $125! That’s about the price of one night in a hotel for most events. Referee registration is only $25 with the promise to stay and officiate the Sunday afternoon games and includes cooperative training (we’ll be looking for some of you to help with a class or two), track time, the four meals, sleepover/camping, and evening/wee hour activities!
More about the Coaches
More about the Organizers
More about the Schedule
More about Riley Rink at Hunter Park
Our Skate Shop Sponsor who will be on premises for the weekend: Turn Two Skateshop