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MRD Port Authorities vs. Green Mountain Roller Derby | March 11, 2017 | Happy Wheels Skate Center, Portland, ME | Bout Recap by: Assassin On Saturday, March 11th, Maine Roller Derby’s Port Authorities squared off against Green Mountain Roller Derb  More...

Help MRD Preserve Skating in Southern Maine! Roller skating is a valuable activity, and roller derby (especially Maine Roller Derby!) is awesome. Other local leagues (Resurgam Roller Derby, Casco Bay Gentlemen’s Derby) and activities (Derby Lite and  More...

Our first ever Home Team Draft Night took place on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Each new skater was given a gift to open, revealing a new uniform shirt for the team they have been placed on. Followed by a home team scrimmage of The RIP Tides v. The Calami  More...

Maine Roller Derby donated $1,640 to Preble Street after a very successful Thanks For Giving bout. The large donation — in addition to some clothing — was all possible because of roller derby fans who donated. Thank you, fans! Fans purchased points fo  More...

Maine Roller Derby recently became a 501c3 nonprofit. The league has a long, long history of donating any profits to other local charities, such as Preble Street, which was the beneficiary of the November bout. But now it’s official: MRD is a nonpro  More...

Monday July 6th kicked off the beginning of our new recruits’ journey towards becoming full fledged, hard-hitting, scrimmage-ready athletes of our league. It was so much fun and probably the warmest it’s been in the Expo this season. After a   More...

Not only does Maine Roller Derby have some talented athletes, there are also many talented artists! What a great way to welcome celebrate the First Friday of spring here in Maine and get excited for our next bout the following day! There will be wine, coo  More...

Welcome to the Maine Roller Derby 2015 season! This season we are introducing Home Teams, which are made up entirely of Maine Roller Derby skaters who compete against each other at home rather than traveling or playing opponents from other leagues. Home T  More...

On Thursday, January 8th, 2015, the members of Maine Roller Derby gathered at the Great Lost Bear restaurant to take part in the GLB’s epic event: The Wheel of Destiny! The Wheel of Destiny is an epic event that celebrates local Maine beer. Every   More...

December 15, 2014 | Bubba’s Sulky Lounge | Portland, ME Following a fantastical debut bout for MRD’s freshest skaters, league skaters, volunteers, fans, friends and family gathered at Bubba’s Sulky Lounge for our annual end-of-year party  More...

Have you been watching us and wanted to join? Now’s your chance! MRD is taking in new recruits THIS SEPTEMBER and will train them to be bout-ready by December! TRYOUTS WHEN? Sunday, September 14th, 2014 7:00pm – 9:30pm WHERE? Happy Wheels Skat  More...

MRD All-Stars The Port Authorities vs. Green Mountain Derby Dames All-Stars the Grade A Fancies | April 26, 2014 | The Portland Expo, Portland, ME | Bout Recap by: Zeldangerous Maine Roller Derby’s All-Star Team hoped to continue their climb up the Div  More...

Your bout preview: Maine Roller Derby vs Green Mountain Derby Dames Double Header   Following a string of big wins, Maine Roller Derby is gearing up to face some formidable opponents in our first double-header of the season this Saturday, April 26th.    More...

  While many of you were cozied up in your homes, preparing for your Wednesday work days, MRD’s C-Team The R.I.P. Tides drove 2 hours north of Portland to have their first full scrimmage as a team together on Tuesday, March 25 at 7:00pm. They m  More...

MRD All Stars The Port Authorities vs. ROC City Roller Derby’s ROC Stars | March 15, 2014 | Happy Wheels Skate Center, Portland, ME | Bout Recap by: Sparrowhawk   Maine Roller Derby’s All-Star team The Port Authorities hosted the ROC Star  More...

MRD Calamity Janes vs. Roller Derby Quebec’s Les Duchesses | February 15, 2014 | Happy Wheels Skate Center, Portland, Maine | Bout Recap by: Sparrowhawk   Maine Roller Derby was proud to kick off our 2014 season with a showdown between our Cala  More...

MRD COMING OUT BOUT: TEAM FIRE vs. TEAM ICE | DECEMBER 16, 2013 | HAPPY WHEELS SKATE CENTER | BOUT RECAP BY SUGARBUSH   December’s Coming Out Bout featured Maine Roller Derby’s newest skaters (along with a few old favorites to fill out the roster  More...

MAINE ROLLER DERBY’S 6th ANNUAL WICKED VERSUS GOOD BOUT | OCTOBER 5, 2013 | THE PORTLAND EXPO | BOUT RECAP BY JIMMY ROLLSOME   There was something strange in the neighborhood when Maine Roller Derby returned to the Portland Expo on October 5, 2013 for   More...

Central Maine Derby vs RIP Tides | September 22, 2013 | The Cross Insurance Center, Bangor Maine | Bout Recap by Jimmy Rollsome Roller derby made its debut at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Sunday September 22, 2013. The event, dubbed ‘Double C  More...

THE BLACK AND BLUEBERRIES, TEAM DISCOVERY CHANNEL, THE ROCK COAST ROLLERS, AND THE MAINIACS | SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 | THE PORTLAND EXPO | BOUT RECAP BY JIMMY ROLLSOME Roller derby returned to the Portland Expo on Saturday September 7, 2013, with four teams vy  More...

THE PORT AUTHORITIES VS THE SKATE FREE OR DIE ALL-STARS | MAY 11, 2013 | THE PORTLAND EXPO | BOUT RECAP BY JIMMY ROLLSOME   Roller derby returned to the Portland Expo on Saturday May 11, 2013, with the Skate Free Or Die All-Stars of New Hampshire Rol  More...

THE CALAMITY JANES VS THE QUEEN CITY CHERRY BOMBS | May 4, 2013 | JFK MEMORIAL COLISEUM | BOUT RECAP BY JIMMY ROLLSOME   On May 4th Maine Roller Derby’s Calamity Janes rode the trail southwest to Manchester, NH for a showdown with New Hampshire Rol  More...

THE CALAMITY JANES VS THE YANKEE BRUTALS | APRIL 27, 2013 | THE PORTLAND EXPO | BOUT RECAP BY JIMMY ROLLSOME   The Portland Expo welcomed back Maine Roller for their first double header event, with live music entertainment by celtic-punk rock band Th  More...

The Port Authorities vs. CTRG Stepford Sabotage | April 27, 2013 | The Portland Expo | Bout Recap by Zeldangerous   Tonight’s matchup marked game number two of the evening for Maine Roller Derby’s first double header event, at the Portland Expo C  More...

The Calamity Janes vs the Salty Broads | April 13, 2013 | Happy Wheels Skate Center, Portland, Maine | Bout Recap by Jimmy Rollsome Maine Roller Derby returned to Happy Wheels on Saturday April 13, 2013, with Shoreline Roller Derby’s Salty Broads making  More...

Tune in to sports radio station The Big Jab at 96.3 or AM 1440 in Portland and you might hear MRD’s new radio ads!    Maine Roller Derby – Short Radio Ad   Maine Roller Derby – Big Jab Radio Commercial

The R.I.P. Tides versus Central Maine Derby | March 24, 2013 | The Bangor Auditorium, Bangor Maine | Bout Recap by Chris Seneca Sunday March 24, 2013, was a day of “firsts” and “lasts” in Bangor, Maine. The Inaugural Brawl marked C  More...

The Port Authorities vs Rock Coast Rollers | March 9, 2013 | Happy Wheels Skate Center, Portland, Maine | Bout Recap by Milhouse Van Bouten   Maine Roller Derby’s Port Authorities kicked off their competitive season with the annual March Lucky  More...

Calamity Janes vs Bangor Roller Derby | February 16, 2013 | Happy Wheels Skate Center, Portland, Maine | Bout Recap by Milhouse Van Bouten They’re baaaaaaaaaack…. Maine Roller Derby is back for a 2013 season that is sure to be unlike any othe  More...

MRD Stars Interviewed by Kimball & Keyser Maine Roller Derby’s Grim D. Mise, Kissy Kicks, and T-Storm were interviewed by the Portland Press Herald’s Kimball & Keyser on January 16th about the appeal of Roller Derby. You can view their  More...

Calamity Janes vs Granite State Legislashers | September 22, 2012 | Portland Expo, Maine | Bout Recap by Milhouse Van Bouten Maine Roller Derby kicked off their 2012-2013 season on September 22th in Gangnam style with the Calamity Janes hosting the road-t  More...

Port Authorities vs. Carolina All-Stars | May 5, 2012 | Portland Expo, Maine | Bout Recap by Milhouse Van Bouten On May 5th, 2012, Maine Roller Derby’s all-star Port Authorities hosted the Carolina Rollergirls at the Portland Expo. This bout was argua  More...

Calamity Janes vs Pair O’Dice City | April 21, 2012 | Portland Expo, Maine | Bout Recap by Milhouse Van Bouten April 21st marked the return of Maine Roller Derby to their high-profile home arena, the Portland Expo. Maine’s Calamity Janes played  More...

Calamity Janes vs Fog City | April 7, 2012 | Happy Wheels, Portland ME | Bout Recap by Milhouse Van Bouten On April 7th, 2012, international roller derby action returned to Portland as Maine Roller Derby’s Calamity Janes hosted the Fog City Shipyard S  More...

Port Authorities at DC Rollergirls | April 14, 2012, DC Armory | Bout Recap by: Rock Clobster The first bout of the day saw a fierce tussle between the DC Rollergirls All-Stars (ranked #11 in the East) and the Maine Port Authorities (#10E) to lay cl  More...

Port Authories vs Connecticut Stepford Sabotage | March 17, 2012 | Happy Wheels, Portland ME | Bout Recap by Milhouse Van Bouten March 17, 2012 brought the fifth chapter of a developing rivalry between Maine Roller Derby’s Port Authorities and Connectic  More...

Calamity Janes vs Montreal Sexpos | Feb 25, 2012 | Happy Wheels, Portland ME | Bout Recap by Milhouse Van Bouten International roller derby action returned to Portland on February 25 as Maine Roller Derby’s Calamity Janes hosted Montréal Roller Derby  More...

Port Authorities vs Queen City Rollergirls | February 11, 2012 | Happy Wheels, Portland ME | Bout Recap by Milhouse Van Bouten Exactly 364 days prior to this bout, Maine Roller Derby’s Port Authorities kicked off their 2011 WFTDA year against Buffalo,  More...

February 6, 2012

2011 Skater Superlative Awards Life of the Party: A-Block Heavy Hitter: Busty Mayhem Fastest Feet: Grim D. Mise Big Mouth: A-Block Wicked Smaht: Punchy O’Guts Booty Vicious: Shirley B. Slammin’ Most Versatile Skater: Jessica Aspiras Unsung Her  More...

THANKS FOR GIVING (and giving… and giving) | Nov 19, 2011 | Happy Wheels, Portland ME | Bout Recap by Milhouse Van Bouten November 19th marked the five year anniversary of MRD’s first public bout, the Sneak Peek, and brought a different kind  More...

Calamity Janes vs Rock Coast | Oct 28, 2010 | Bout Recap by Milhouse Van Bouten THE FIRST EVER ALL-MAINE INTERLEAGUE BOUT! October 28th marked another milestone in the history of roller derby in Maine, as Happy Wheels served as host to the first ever int  More...

November 4, 2011

Wicked vs Good IV | Oct 8, 2011 | Bout Recap by Milhouse Van Bouten Maine Roller Derby’s annual tradition of intraleague competition played out another chapter on October 8th at the Portland Expo. The league was once again shuffled and split down the  More...

November 4, 2011

Maine Roller Derby wrapped up another derby year with the 2010 Awards Ceremony, held in December 17 at Bayside Bowl in Portland. In addition to the ceremony, the league introduced the fresh meat skaters to the public for the first time! Yay, fresh meats!   More...

Maine’s Leighton Images Wins Top Prize for Maine Roller Derby TV Spot Campaign featuring dynamic videography and raucous music captures the excitement of the popular sport of roller derby and takes Gold and two Silvers at the esteemed Broderson Awards,   More...

FIRST-TIME AT PLAYOFFS! “Lots of folks were focused on the Dutchland contrversy, but I didn’t want to lose sight of the good stuff we saw at this Eastern Regional playoff tournament… a) Maine. This team would have bouted a well-armed p  More...

July 25, 2011

On June 18 and 19, Maine Roller Derby ended its 2011 home season in style with back-to-back bouts, one each for the all-star Port Authorities and Calamity Janes. Accepting both challenges was the fierce and fiery Long Island Roller Rebels, who gladly mad  More...

June 4, 2011 | Portland Expo | Bout Recap by Punchy O’Guts After a big loss to Providence Killah Bees, the Calamity Janes kicked up their training in anticipation of a bout against NHRD’s home team, the Queen City Cherry Bombs. The Janes lost seve  More...

May 14, 2011 | Portland Expo | Bout Recap by Punchy O’Guts The Calamity Janes last met up with the Providence Killah Bees three years ago in June of 2008 (see recap here) with an edge-of-the-seater that went into overtime with the Bees winning by   More...

May 1, 2011 | WATERBURY, CT. Twelve hours after a close bout against the Suburban Brawl, the Port Authorities warmed up to play another sanctioned bout against Connecticut’s Stepford Sabotage. These teams know each other well, having played three t  More...

May 6, 2011

DOUBLE-HEADER IN YONKERS | April 30, 2011 YONKERS, NY. Both the Calamity Janes and the Port Authorities traveled to New York for a double-header against Suburbia Roller Derby. The Port Authorities (ranked #9 in the east) played first against the Suburban   More...

Port Authorities vs Boston Massacre | April 23, 2011 | Bout Recap by Milhouse Van Bouten PORTLAND, ME. The Boston Massacre are a team with a loyal devoted fanbase and a proud history of competency in the highest levels of competition. As a major hub in de  More...

Maine Roller Derby is wildly excited to report that the Port Authorities have broken into DNN’s Power Rankings at #24! Derby News Network, the roller derby go-to for scores, bout recaps and rankings, produces the Power Rankings, a monthly ranking of  More...

Calamity Janes 41, Boston B Party 188 Bout recap by Punchy O’Guts The Calamity Janes suffered a loss in their first bout of the 2011 season against Boston’s B Party. The bout occurred April 3rd at Happy Wheels in Portland, ME. The B Party, Bos  More...

April 1, 2011

The following recap was posted on Derby News Network. By Lady Burn Johnson WASHINGTON, DC — So far this season, the DC Rollergirls’ (officially #9 in the East via WFTDA) strategy of trying to overcome their unbroken home-turf losing streak by pla  More...

The following recap was posted on Derby News Network. By Josie Cuervo LANCASTER, PA – In a closed sanctioned game on Saturday afternoon, rising Dutchland (unofficially #25 in the nation via DNN, officially #10 East via WFTDA) continued a successful 201  More...

The Port Authorities returned home with a loss and a win to add to the record. The team played Dutchland March 25 in Lancaster, PA and played DC in DC the next day. In Amish country, the PAs were unable to defend themselves against Dutchland’s tight  More...

March 12, 2011 | Bout Recap by Milhouse Van Bouten Maine Roller Derby’s Port Authorities hosted their 2nd WFTDA-Sanctioned home bout of the year and welcomed the Garden State Rollergirls to Happy Wheels Skate Center in Portland. Garden State skated   More...

2.12.11 | Portland Maine Bout recap by Milhouse Van Bouten Maine Roller Derby’s Port Authorities opened their most ambitious season yet with a bout against Queen City Roller Girls’ Lake Effect Furies from Buffalo, NY at Happy Wheels Skate Center. The   More...

Bout recap published at Naptown Rollergirls website. Oct 23, 2010 | Indianapolis, IN Naptown Roller Girls welcomed Maine Roller Derby‘s Port Authorities to The Pepsi Coliseum for the Season Five home opener on Oct. 23rd. The rabid Naptown fans were tre  More...

Oct 16, 2010 | Happy Wheels, Portland ME Bout recap by Punchy O’Guts The Rideau Valley Vixens travelled from Ottawa, Canada to take on the Calamity Janes and went home with a huge victory. These ladies came to win and put up quite a challenge for th  More...

October 9, 2010

Oct 9, 2010: Maine Roller Derby’s third annual intraleague bout. The league is split into two teams: Team Wicked and Team Good. Video montage by Punchy O’Guts. Video submitted by Spry Icicle. Most photos by Evan Smith. Music: the theme song from that   More...

Bout Recap by Milhouse Van Bouten The atmosphere was electric. Just a week before, the Port Authorities took down the SufferJets with little effort. CT RollerGirl’s Stepford Sabotage, their opponents, returned to the Portland Expo looking for a win.   More...

Boutcast by Milhouse Van Bouten August 21st, 2010. Maine Roller Derby’s Port Authorities offered a public scrimmage in the hopes of warming up their roster to begin a brand new fall season, as well as remind the hardcore fans what they have been missing  More...

Bout Recap by Milhouse Van Bouten Maine Roller Derby hosted the Meat Grinder, a public scrimmage on June 20, 2010 at Happy Wheels, to wrap up the home season. Fresh Meat skaters and Calamity Janes players were split into 2 teams: the Porthouses and the Te  More...

Bout re-cap by Milhouse Van Bouten On June 12th 2010, Maine Roller Derby’s Calamity Janes returned to the Portland Expo. After a hard-fought win over Massachusett’s Petticoat Punishers, the Janes were looking to keep their home fans happy and contin  More...

Bout re-cap by Milhouse Van Bouten June 5th 2010 was the day, Happy Wheels the place. Maine’s All-Star Port Authorities hosted a public scrimmage at their home away from home for the first time. The quarters were somewhat cramped but loaded with die-ha  More...

Bout re-cap by Milhouse Van Bouten May 15, 2010 was the first bout for the Calamity Janes this season, facing off against the Petticoat Punishers: a team from the upstart Central Mass Roller Derby league who were collectively on a hot streak throughout  More...

Bout Re-cap by Milhouse Van Bouten Maine Roller Derby’s All-Stars returned home to Portland… with authority. April 25, 2010 marked the first home bout of the season for Maine’s Port Authorities, still stinging from a decisive loss in Steel City. Har  More...

That’s right, your hometown roller girls, Maine Roller Derby’s Port Authorities, have landed in the 8th position in WFTDA’s quarterly rankings. Our Spring Home Season kicks off on April 25th, so be sure to watch for us as we defend our position and   More...

October 10, 2009

The second annual WICKED VS GOOD intra-league bout occurred at the Portland Expo on Saturday, October 10, 2009. Final score: Wicked 113, Good 73. Wicked versus Good is the one opportunity you have to see all your favorite players on the track in a si  More...

September 26, 2009

The Calamity Janes earned a hefty win against ROC City Roller Derby’s All-star team on September 26, 2009 at the Portland Expo. The Janes set the tone early by holding ROC City to one point throughout 12 jams as they racked up 67 of their own. Toward th  More...

Bout Recap by Punchy O’Guts Maine Roller Derby’s Port Authorities, ranked #9 in the east bouted the DC Rollergirls’ All-Stars, ranked #11 in the east, in Portland Maine on August 29, 2009 in a WFTDA-sanctioned bout. Maine came out on top with a   More...

The Port Authorities scrimmaged the Brooklyn Bombshells – a home team for Gotham City Roller Girls – on Aug 23, 2009 at the Portland Expo. Final score : 105 to 58. The PAs tested a new roster and strategy against the Bombshells, proving to be a winnin  More...

PortSports and Maine Roller Derby teamed up on Saturday, August 8th, 2009 to help raise money for The Vera Foundation. A Portland organization that promotes Suicide Prevention and Awareness. View photos from the event here.  

The following recap was written by Jose Cuervo and published on Derby News Network. PORTLAND, ME — On Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 Maine Roller Derby’s Port Authorities hosted the Dutchland Derby Rollers’ All-Stars in Portland, Maine for a W  More...

“Pump up the Jammer” by SALT Institute for Documentary Studies student Sarah Danson, is “a six minute sonic glimpse into the fast moving, occasionally painful, bad ass world of women’s roller derby.” SALT’s spring students’ opening recepti  More...

It was a shore vs shore matchup at the Portland Expo on Saturday, May 2, 2009, when the Jersey Shore Roller Girls brought their best to take on Maine’s Calamity Janes. The game opened with a scoreless jam when Janes’ jammer Grim D. Mise grabbed lead b  More...

On April 25, 2009, ten MRD members walked in Walk MS Maine 2009. The Maine Roller Derby team raised over $800 in pledges and donations for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Team Captains were Vexacious D and Maulie MacKillem, and were join  More...

The Spring 2009 MRD television commercial, created and produced by Geoffrey Leighton of Leighton Images (with production assistance from Anna Schechter and Sandra Hrasdzira) won two prestigious awards in the Telly Awards categories of Best Use of Animati  More...

The Expo stands were filled with an expectant crowd on Saturday, April 11, 2009, when the Calamity Janes rolled out in their snappy red-and-white uniforms for their first home game of 2009. The Janes were fresh off a very strong win at an away bout agains  More...

MRD’s Calamity Janes traveled to Morristown, New Jersey to take on the non-WFTDA Morristown Madams on Saturday, March 28, 2009. Armed with three new teammates, Grim D. Mise, Shirley B. Slammin’ (both bouting for the first time) and Vexacious D (finall  More...

Maine’s all-star Port Authorities suffered their first loss at home to the Charm City All-Stars from Baltimore, MD. This game demonstrates the Port Authorities’ plan this year to play more highly-experienced, highly-ranked, and veteran teams in order   More...

February 28, 2009

Feb 28, 2009 The following recap was written by Ruby Khan of the Boston Derby Dames and published on Derby News Network. BOSTON, MA — Move over David Ortiz, the Boston Massacre are Beantown’s new grand slam champions. In a bout that saw Boston’  More...

The Port Authorities traveled to Woodbridge, CT on December 13th for a rematch against CT RollerGirls savage all-stars the Stepford Sabotage. The Sabotage once again lived up to their name by providing 60 minutes of brutal, teeth-rattling competition, wit  More...

September 27, 2008 The Calamity Janes chalked up a huge victory on Saturday September 27th, handily defeating New Hampshire Roller Derby’s Skate Free or Die 241 – 14. The fans who trudged through the rainy evening for a seat in the Expo were served up  More...

September 13, 2008 The following excerpt was written by Pussy Venom of the Boston Derby Dames and published on Derby News Network. PORTLAND, ME — On September 13th, Maine Roller Derby’s #30 ranked Port Authorities hosted Montreal’s non-WFTDA tra  More...

June 28, 2008 The Calamity Janes’ second bout was another down-to-the-wire finish, with the Hudson Valley Horrors coming out ahead by a scant three points at the final buzzer. The game started with two swift and brutal jams in which the Janes’ offense  More...

June 7, 2008 The derby fans at the Portland Expo were treated to an edge-of-the-seat, bite-the- nails-to-the-quick game when the Maine Roller Derby Calamity Janes and the Providence Killah Bees took to the track on Saturday, June 7th. The game ended in a   More...

Port Authorities Undefeated at Home! Maine 87, CT 39 Maine Roller Derby’s all-star Port Authorities played the final game of their spring season against CT Stepford Sabotage Saturday, May 17, and won 87-39. It was the fledgling league’s second consecu  More...

The Port Authorities took an 8-0 lead in the first jam, and maintained the lead the entire night. In the third jam, Amaretto Sour Puss was the first Long Island jammer to secure lead status. She scored the team’s first three points. Long Island would no  More...

Maine Roller Derby fans were treated to a nail-biter of a season-opener on Saturday April 12th when the Port Authorities took down the Rhode Island Riveters, 75 – 64. The Port Authorities anticipated an extremely tough match-up against such a stellar, W  More...