Kallio FINvitational 2017, 3.-4. June
Kallio FINvitational 2017, 3.-4. June, is a weekend long international roller derby tournament held in Helsinki, Finland.
Kallio Rolling Rainbow has invited five international, high-ranked women’s teams to play at a fast-paced roller derby weekend in the Pasila Sportshall on June 3 – 4, 2017. All the teams compete on the top 30 level in the world rankings, provided by the international Women’s Flat-Track Derby Association. The five participating teams in addition to the hosting team Kallio, are Helsinki Roller Derby (FIN) (Kallio’s friendly rivals); two Swedish frenemies, Malmö’s own Crime City Rollers and Stockholm Roller Derby; Rainy City Roller Derby from rainy Manchester, UK and their down-under opposite Sun State Roller Girls, from Brisbane, Australia.
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Organised by Kallio Rolling Rainbow
- Day Ticket (Saturday or Sunday): 16 euros
- Day Ticket (Sat or Sunday) for 12–17-year-olds, students, pensioners, servicemen, unemployed: 12 euros
- Weekend Ticket (Sat-Sun): 25 euros
Free entry for children under 12 accompanied by adults
Ticket prices already include Tiketti’s service fees
Online tickets will be available until 2nd June, 2017 or until they’re sold out, so get yours as soon as possible and make sure you don’t miss any of the weekend’s action!
Pasila Sports Hall (UH & FIX Pasila) is located in the district of Länsi-Pasila, approximately 1.5 km from the Pasila Railway Station. The address of the venue is Radiokatu 22.
How to get there?
Bus number 23 from the Central Railway Station (direction: Ruskeasuo) stops almost in front of the building. The bus stop is called TV-keskus. An estimated travel time from the Central Station is about 20 minutes.
All local and long-distance trains stops at the Pasila Railway Station. Conveniently, bus 23 stops right in front of the station and takes you the venue in just few minutes. Walking from the station to the venue takes roughly 20 minutes.
Food and beverages
A cafeteria operating at the venue offers a selections of food and beverages, including mild alcohol.
The nearest supermarket, K-Market, is around five minutes’ walk from the venue (see map).
The venue is generally accessible for people with mobility impairments. There are accessible toilet facilities and a lift in the building, and wheelchair spaces are available in the front part of the stand. However, there are some inconveniences: there is a threshold at the entrance and the doors are non-automatic and rather heavy. Our tournament crew will do their best to assist visitors with mobility impairments.
10:00–12:15 Kallio Rolling Rainbow – Stockholm Roller Derby
12:15–14:30 Sun State Roller Girls – Crime City Rollers
15:00–17:00 Kallio Rolling Rainbow – Rainy City Roller Derby
17:30–19:45 Helsinki Roller Derby – Stockholm Roller Derby
19:45–22:00 Rainy City Roller Derby – Sun State Roller Girls
10:00–12:15 Kallio Rolling Rainbow – Crime City Rollers
12:15–14:30 Helsinki Roller Derby – Sun State Roller Girls
15:00–17:15 Crime City Rollers – Stockholm Roller Derby
17:15–19:30 Rainy City Roller Derby – Helsinki Roller Derby
Tournament Head NSO
Bruise Pain from Malmö’s Crime City Rollers, has a passion for education of both officials and skaters. “I think i challenge people but in a way that makes them feel safe”, Bruise describes. She also has a thing for spreadsheets and numbers.
Bruise Pain has a vast experience of NSOing in Scandinavia – she has worked through both Mayday in HEL and Smackdown in 2016. Kallio FINvitational will be Bruise’s comeback to tournaments: “I’ve been lucky to have done games all over the place and really look forward to being THNSO and meet old and new friends!”
Tournament Head Referee
RAWK has been a roller derby official since the beginning of 2006, during which time he’s traveled around the world both to officiate and instruct officiating. RAWK has refereed in leagues from Gotham and Rat City Rollergirls to current Angel City Derby Girls.
He has officiated in every WFTDA Championship Tournament to date in addition to a variety of other WFTDA Regional/Divisional Tournaments. He also has a vast experience tournament head refereeing in various WFTDA and MRDA recognised tournaments.
Presently Eric RAWK has a truly impressive track record – He is the longest running Level 5 WFTDA Certified Referee, did the majority of writing for the first three Rules Tests for the WFTDA Referee Certification Committee, and was one of the three officials to draft the proposal that created the WFTDA Officiating Committee and the WFTDA Referee Certification Committee.
Games Tournament Oversight (GTO)
Kaiser Gueuze, WFTDA L2 NSO is currently working as head-NSO for Luleå Roller Derby, Sweden. He has joined the derby officials’ crew in 2011, and is a experienced GTO from May Day in HEL to the European Smackdown as a GTO-assistant.
Tournamentwise, one of his best experiences is from the Battle of the beasts II in Holland. The venue had a problem with humidity, and water dropping down onto the track. For the tournament to continue, everybody chipped in to help out in any way they could, which really showed the best sides of the derby community
For Kaiser Gueuze, the best part of officiating in Finland are the people. “They seem bitter but most of it is a front” – welcome to the team no-fun of FINvitational, Kaiser!