The Sioux Falls Roller Dollz is a skater owned and operated,
501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a member of the Women's Flat Track
Derby Association (WFTDA). We work together as a league to
empower women and enrich our community through competitive sport.
Be your own hero: play roller derby! The Sioux Falls Roller Dollz are gearing up for their annual Summer Rookie Boot Camp, and we want YOU to join us!
The Sioux Falls Roller Dollz are a non-profit organization in Sioux Falls comprised of men and women of all walks of life. We were South Dakota’s first women’s roller derby team and proudly represent Sioux Falls and the state of South Dakota in the national and international roller derby community. Since the Roller Dollz started in 2006 we have donated over $50,000 to Sioux Empire charities and have literally traveled the world to compete.
Joining the Roller Dollz is a fun way to get in shape, meet new friends and have the opportunity to play competitively across the country. Our Summer Rookie Boot Camp is the best opportunity to join: complete our 6-week boot camp and learn everything you need to know about skating, safety, strength training and how to play roller derby.
The first day of Rookie Boot Camp will kick-off with an informational meeting and demonstration on Wednesday, May 27th starting at 7:00pm (make sure to bring workout shoes and skates if you have them!) Meeting and subsequent Boot Camp classes will be held at the Armory Building at the W. H. Lyons Fairgrounds. Here is a link to a map of the area: http://www.siouxempirefair.com/expo-fairgrounds/map-and-directions
Summer Rookie Boot Camp is open to adults aged 18 and older who wish to join as either skaters or referees. Curious about what the Roller Dollz are all about? Check out our website, www.RollerDollz.com, and click on the link “Become a Doll!” to learn more about required gear and other rookie info.
The Dollz wrapped up another exciting Bacon Fest on April 25th! The event is a celebration of all things bacon, centered around a highly competitive cook-off where all entries are required to have bacon as their central ingredient. From sweet to savory, each year brings in a variety of creative and delicious dishes. This year’s 8 entries tantalized everyone’s taste buds, but only a small group of dishes are crowned best in show.
Winners for the 2015 Bacon Fest Cook-off:1st Place, Cleocatra with her Bacon Beer Cheese Soup 2nd Place and People’s Choice, Destructive D-Lite and Pain Maker with their Popping Bacon (?) 3rd Place, Rookie Jackie Sorenson with her Bacon Wrapped Smokies Aside from the great bacon entries, attendees enjoyed pizza provided by Zesty’s, the American Legion’s signature “build your own Bloody Mary bar” (complete with bacon crumbles!) and Krsipy Kreme doughnuts. Kids were having a blast with Bacon Limbo and the bacon coloring contest.
The true highlight of the event was of course the bacon eating contest: the chance for hardcore bacon fans to see who can eat two pounds of bacon in five minutes. This year’s triumphant winner was the Dollz’ own Puddin’ who woofed down all his bacon with just seconds left on the clock.The Dollz would like to thank everyone who came out to Bacon Fest, as well as send an extra special thank you to our judges – Jill Callison from the Argus Leader, Phil Schreck from KSFY, Chris Tubbs from KSWN Sports Radio, writer/director Dominic Wienekes, and Cade from the KRRO radio show. Special thank you to our amazing sponsors for helping make this event such a huge success, especially the American Legion for letting us take over and the Meat Lodge for their generous bacon donation – clearly the best place for bacon in town! Sincerly, Sioux Falls Roller Dollz Author Credit: Julia Wild Photography by: Mamarazzi
Tickets are available at the Arena box office (in advance or at the door) and online at ticketmaster.com
Bring a donation for the Make a Wish Foundation and receive a FREE ticket with the purchase of one!
Come enjoy the family fun, see the action and help out your community!
Level 1 junior league will start at 4pm. Following at 5pm is SoDak Attack vs. Lincoln Lightning!
Then, your Sioux Falls Roller Dollz take on Black Hills Roller Derby at 7pm. Doors will open at 3:30pm an it’s $12 to join this full night of action.
You can also support the community and bring a donation for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Donations of sunscreen and other outdoor necessities are needed for the summer season.
Any donations are appreciated and you will receive a free admission ticket with the purchase of one the night of the bout for your generosity.
Tickets are also available at any Ticketmaster outlet, at the door, or at www.ticketmaster.com.
Come join us for Roller Derby at it’s finest and fun for all ages!
Sioux Falls Roller Dollz is a non-profit organization. All proceeds go to area charities and to help keep this great sport alive.
1. Jill Callison– I was raised in Sioux Falls. I’ve worked at the Argus Leader for 20 years in a variety of jobs and right now I’m a reporter for Neighbors and Neighborhood. I’ve tried to be a vegetarian several times in my life, but until they can turn tofu into an exact twin of bacon, it’s not going to happen.
2. Phil Schreck has been the Senior Meteorologist at KSFY TV since 1988. The highlights of his time here in Sioux Falls are: 1) Getting married to Kristie Parsons in 1991. 2) Having 5 healthy children between 1994 and 2005. And 3) Being asked to be a Bacon Fest judge for the third year in a row!
3. Chris Tubbs of the Craig and Chris Show on Sports Radio KWSN has been a fan of salty meats since he grew teeth. His love of bacon is trumped only by his love of the WWE, where you can definitely find a ham or two AND his gorgeous wife and beautiful daughter, unless they turn vegetarian.
4. Dominic Wieneke is the writer/producer/ director of multiple short films and the independent feature horror film “Death Rot”. He is also the co-host of the podcast “Chaos Reigns” and works a normal 9 to 5 job somewhere in Sioux Falls.
5. Cade is the host of the KRRO Morning Show on 103.7 FM and renowned bacon aficionado.
These judges are ready for your Bacon recipes and to announce you as the winner! What are you waiting for join below to enter the fun! All entries must be submitted via www.RollerDollz.com before April 22th to compete. Entries must be homemade and feature bacon as the main ingredient. Recipes are not limited to pork; turkey or tofu bacon is permitted though we might make fun of you a little bit. Decorating your table and dressing up is encouraged!
Dishes will be assessed by a panel of judges for the top 3 prizes and will be voted on by all Baconfest attendees for the “People’s Choice Award”. There’s a $10 fee to join the bacon cooking contest. This saves your spot to compete and gets you 2lbs. of delicious bacon. Entrants will be responsible for set up and tear down of their own booth. Please provide your own extension cords, warming/cooling appliances and 300 1oz samples. Sample cups and tables will be provided.
Come join this family friendly fun and enter a contest while, helping your community!
Other contests during this event include:
1. Bacon Costume Contest – The best looking bacon!
2. Pig Oinking Contest – The best imitation of a pig!
Concessions and adult beverages will be available for purchase.
There are 3 ways to participate:
- If you would like to enter your dish, click HERE.
- If you are a business and would like to showcase your product, click HERE.
- Show up to the event, have fun, win prizes and eat bacon!