Have you ever wanted to play roller derby? If so, join HARD for the start of our Fresh Meat Fall Session!

Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary…..

That is the motto of WFTDA, the governing body of women’s flat track roller derby. We at HARD couldn’t agree more, and are looking to add new skaters to keep the sport growing. We love roller derby, and want you to, too!

Starting on Sunday, July 30, Hartford Area Roller Derby will be hosting an intensive 20-week program designed to get even the most rookie skaters from wall-hugging to confident advanced-beginner. During the Fall, we build up the raw skills needed to play the game, the mindset to thrive in an athletic environment, and help develop good roller derby habits both on and off the track. Those passing the initial program will then move into the second half in the Spring which includes application of skill in game play, and breaking down the strategy of the game and preparing skaters for scrimmage, and eventually, competitive bouting.

We welcome skaters of all levels, and look forward to having you join us!

Our first night will be Sunday, July 30, from 5:00p to 7:00p. This
introductory night will allow us to introduce you all to HARD and our
training staff, to preview the schedule, to run through some basics about HARD as a league, to briefly explain about gear and what will be needed from Fresh Meat skaters, and, hopefully, get you on skates for a bit to run through some initial drills.

Email SkaterRelations@HartfordAreaRollerDerby.com to sign up for the program, or with any questions you may have.

There is a $10.00 registration fee (cash only), and a mouthguard and insurance are required.
Skates are available for rental, and limited protective gear is available, but skaters are encouraged to bring their own.

See you on the 30th!


Hartford Area Roller Derby (H.A.R.D.) is offering a scholarship of $500.00 to graduating female athletes. The roller derby league is dedicated to teamwork, athleticism, support, and community.  With over 50 active league members, H.A.R.D. strives to provide a safe, inclusive space for women to learn a full-contact sport while maintaining healthy competition and motivation.

This scholarship will be awarded to the female athlete who embodies the ideals and spirit of H.A.R.D., and incorporates those ideals into her future plans. Applicants should be a recent graduate of a Connecticut high school, and plan on attending a Connecticut university in the fall.

To apply, CLICK HERE to download the application, then email it along with a photo and essay to scholarships@hartfordarearollerderby.com. Applications may also be mailed to: Scholarship Committee, c/o Hartford Area Roller Derby, PO Box 8190, Manchester, CT 06040.


Submissions must be emailed or postmarked by June 9, 2017.


The second HARD home game of the season was one of the most exciting double headers we’ve ever hosted, with two nail-bitingly close games that kept everyone on the edge of their seats!

Game 1 went to the Black Ice Brawlers as they took on the Beat City Bedrockers, with a final score of 214-202.

Game 2 saw a final score of 175-143 for the Hartford Wailers, their second consecutive home game win this season.

Thank you to Green Mountain Roller Derby’s Black Ice Brawlers and Mass Attack Roller Derby for making the trip down to play us… great fun had by all!

Coming up next for HARD is our April 22 double header, with the Wailers vs PVRD and Bedrockers vs Shoreline Roller Derby.  Click Here to RSVP on Facebook, and join us at Nomad’s Adventure Quest this April!!


Want to be a part of one of the fastest-growing sports in the world? Hartford Area Roller Derby is offering two “Fresh Meat” Boot Camps in 2017… get all the details now!

The 2017 season is starting out strong in 2017, with a win for the Hartford Wailers this past February… and we want to keep the momentum going, for this year and beyond!

HARD will be offering two Freshie Prep Boot Camps this year, one in April and a second in June.  So if you’ve ever wanted to join a competitive and fun sports community, this is your perfect opportunity!

For all prospective skaters interested in joining roller derby, the first Fresh Meat Boot Camp will take place Sunday April 2nd from 7:30 to 9:30pm.

A second session will take place Monday June 19th from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

Both events will help you learn and practice basic skating skills to prepare for HARD’s Fall Fresh Meat class in August 2017.  These classes will be a prerequisite for Fresh Meat registration.

WHERE: Ron-A-Roll Skating Center, 85 South Frontage Rd, Vernon, CT 06066

HOW: Email skaterrelations@hartfordarearollerderby.com for more information and registration details

COST: $10.00 per skater per session

INFO: Mouth Guard and insurance required; Skates and safety gear available for rental, if needed.

The Hartford Wailers kicked off their 2017 Home Season with a victory over Syracuse, NY’s Assault City Roller Derby on Saturday February 25th.  Get a full recap of the double header event!

Saturday February 25, 2017 marked the start of Hartford Area Roller Derby’s 2017 season, as they hosted Assault City Roller Derby to face off against the Hartford Wailers.

After the Wailers vs Assault City bout, HARD hosted a mixed scrimmage against the Beat City Bedrockers… including players from Shoreline Roller Derby, Western Massachusetts Roller Derby, Worcester Roller Derby, the Long Island Roller Rebels, Suburbia Roller Derby, Albany All Stars Roller Derby, and the Strong Island Derby Revolution.

Thank you so much to the visiting skaters who played against us!

Join us for our 2017 season at Nomad’s Adventure Quest. All of our home games are double-headers, which is great fun for the family!

Tickets are on sale now for the home opener on February 25th, as well as the second game of the season on March 25th. Check out the full 2017 home schedule below!

Wailers vs Assault City | Open Scrimmage [CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS]

Bedrockers vs Black Ice Brawlers | Wailers vs Mass Attack All-Stars [CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS]

Bedrockers vs Shoreline | Wailers vs PVRD Western Mass Destruction

Bedrockers vs Dirty Jersey Roller Derby | Wailers vs NH Roller Derby All-Stars

Bedrockers vs CTRG | Wailers vs Western Mass Furies


What’s a sports team without their very own collectible cards?  The Hartford Wailers are now the stars of an awesome set of 5.5″ x 8.5″ cards, drawn and colored by Matt Ryan from Free Lunch Studios. The cards made their debut at a Wailers home game earlier this season, but now the entire set is available through Etsy!

The limited card set features all 14 of the hard hitting members of the Hartford Wailers, and a portion of each set sold goes back to the team.

Click Here to purchase your Hartford Wailers collectible card set today!