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2016 B-Cup Trophies

B-Cup Tournament 2017

2016 B-Cup Trophies

Photo by Cory Layman.

Join us for our 7th annual B-Cup Tournament! Watch as eight B-teams from around the world take each other on from May 20-21.

Participating Teams

Minnesota RollerGirls, Minnesota NICE
Rocky Mountain Rollergirls, The Contenders
Ann Arbor Derby Dimes, Arbor Bruising Co
Blue Ridge Rollergirls, French Broads
Naptown Roller Derby, Warning Bells
Cornfed Derby Dames, Muncie Missfits
North Star Roller Girls, Northern Lights
Cincinnati Rollergirls, Violent Lambs

Bouts start at 8 a.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday at the Cardiac Arena, 1801 N. Curry Pike, Bloomington, IN 47404. There will be eight bouts total on Saturday and four bouts total on Sunday.

Ticket Prices


$25 for both days

$20 for all day Saturday
Kids 5-16: $5
Kids under 5: Free

$15 for Saturday night
Military and student discounts: $8 at the door
Doors will open at 6 p.m.
Championship bout will start approximately 8:15p.m.

$10 for Sunday only
Kids 5-16: $5
Kids under 5: Free

If you volunteer for three hours, you get into B-Cup for free! Contact Thigh Candy for details.


Coming soon!


BHRD Preseason feat. Home Teams!


New this year! BHRD introduces a Preseason featuring our Home Teams! The Slaughter Scouts, Farm Fatales, and Poison IVs will gear up on three dates, Dec. 3, Jan 28, and March 4. Stay tuned to this event for all the details for each game!

All preseason games will be at our practice facility, the Cardiac Arena.

Seating is limited! For the first game on December 3rd, tickets are donation at the door. Doors open at 5pm, game is at 5:30.

Come check out this friendly game among our BHRD skaters!


Photo by Cory Layman

Now Accepting 2017 B-Cup Officials’ Applications

Photo by Cory Layman

Photo by Cory Layman

Calling all officials! 

Applications for our 7th annual B-Cup tournament are now open! B-Cup will be held May 20-21, 2016 in glorious Bloomington, IN.

Apply now!

There will be 12 WFTDA regulation games between 8 WFTDA B teams. We aim to staff this event with three set crews, giving each official four games for the weekend.

Tournament Head Referee: Epic Brendemic –
Tournament Head NSO: Silken Tofu –

Applications will close on Monday, March 6. All applicants will be notified of their acceptance status no later than Friday, March 31.

Click here to fill out a B-Cup Officials’ Application!

2016 B-Cup Trophies

Now Accepting B-Cup Tournament Applications!



Photo by Cory Layman

Bleeding Heartland is hosting our 7th annual B-team tournament on May 20-22, 2017 and we would like to invite your league to participate. Apply here!

The goal of this tournament is to assemble a mix of WFTDA B-teams for some badass derby action–we select teams based on criteria including WFTDA rank, prior participation at B Cup, and geography. We try to get teams old and new, near and far!


Photo by Cory Layman

The seventh annual “B-Cup” will be an eight-team tourney run according to WFTDA rules and standard practices. We will again be able to guarantee all participating leagues 3 games, (please see the example bracket below). Previous years’ participants have included B-teams from Montreal, Madison, Minnesota, Arch Rival, Toronto, Naptown, Nashville, Windy City, Cincinnati and many more! We are planning to submit referee evaluations at this event in an effort to recruit the best refs possible, so please encourage your league’s referees to apply! (Officials application will be available soon.)

The tournament will be held at Frank Southern Ice Arena. It is only a couple of miles away from downtown Bloomington and our sponsoring hotels. The arena is an excellent facility with a polished concrete floor. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about it.

→The tournament application is due November 18, 2016. Apply with this form.

We will notify you by December 2, 2016 if you are accepted to participate in the tournament, and you will then have until February 3, 2017 to submit your payment. Entry fees are $500 per team. We ask that only B-teams, not home teams or A-teams apply to this tournament. Please send all questions to

2017 Example Bracket:

Saturday, May 20, Day 1 – 8 a.m. start
Game 1 – Seed 1 v Seed 6
Game 2 – Seed 2 v Seed 7
Game 3 – Seed 3 v Seed 8
Game 4 – Seed 4 v Seed 5
Game 5 – Winner of G1 v winner of G3
Game 6 – Winner of G2 v winner of G4
Game 7 – Loser of G1 v loser of G3
Game 8 – Championship game Winner of G5 v winner of G6

Sunday, May 21, Day 2 – 9 a.m. start
Game 9 – Loser of G2 v loser of G4
Game 10 – Third/fourth place game Loser of G5 v loser of G6
Game 11 – Fifth/sixth place game Winner of G7 v winner of G9
Game 12 – Seventh/eighth place Loser of G7 v loser of G9

Image by Cory Layman

Fall 2016 Boot Camp

Image by Cory Layman

Image by Cory Layman

We’re looking for skaters and refs—no experience required! We’ll teach you what you need to know at our six-week training boot camp from September 19 to October 29. Whether you come in fresh or had  a taste for derby at our skills camp, this is a great opportunity to get in on the action!

What: A six-week boot camp to get YOU ready for team placements!

Who: This boot camp is for all new skaters, including those already in our Disorderlies program!

Where: Our badass warehouse, the Cardiac Arena (known to most as 1801 N. Curry Pike, at the corner of Curry Pike and Vernal Pike)

When: Mondays and Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
(Begins Monday, Sept. 19th, with an optional gear information session/gear sizing on Thursday, Sept. 15)

How much: $60 for the boot camp + If you do not have primary insurance$40 for WFTDA insurance = $60-$100.

Why: Because BHRD wants YOU!

Boot camp is $60-$100, which is $60 for the bootcamp itself and $40 for insurance through WFTDA, if you do not have primary insurance, which would need to be paid before you can skate at the Cardiac Arena. If you have primary insurance, you will not need to buy WFTDA insurance until after bootcamp, if you choose to continue. You will also need your own skates and gear, but we do have some gear available to rent if you need to. Figuring out what gear you need can be overwhelming, but not to worry — following our Skills Camp on Sept. 12, we’ll have an optional gear information/sizing session on Thursday, Sept. 15 to kick-off the boot camp, during which we’ll give you the lowdown on all things gear-related. We will also have Vital Skates available to get you fitted and to purchase your very own gear. Or, once you’re armed with knowledge, you can order gear online, go to Vital Skates in Indy, or look for used gear in good condition locally or online. We’ll be happy to help you figure out what you need.


Gear Information/Sizing Session on Thursday, Sept. 15: We’ll educate you about the necessary derby gear and have Vital Skates available to get you fitted for you very own pair of skates and derby gear.

Monday, Sept. 19: First day of our boot camp. This will be a day for paperwork to get you started (not on skates), and you can observe a league practice.

Thursday, September 22: First day of boot camp on skates. Any gear you ordered from Vital on the 15th will arrive.

Saturday, October 22: Last day of our bootcamp.

Thursday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 29: After our boot camp ends, participants who have passed their WFTDA minimum skills test will have two chances to skate in scrimmages, which will also be used to determine league placement. The Saturday evening scrimmage will be open to the public, so your friends and family can come and cheer you on!



Mondays, 7-9 p.m.—From 7-8 p.m., you’ll skate with our league members, and from 8-9 p.m., we’ll have off-skates discussion planned for you.

Thursdays, 7-9 p.m.—Thursdays are Disorderlies practices—you’ll do technical skills/footwork drills with the league, and learn about derby gameplay and rules.

Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.—Off-skates training and open laps (to practice skills learned during the week).

Any questions / need more info? Just email!

Check out our Become a Skater page, too. We also have more information for those interested in reffing.