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Welcome to the 2015 USARS Roller Derby National Championship

August 28-30, 2015

Philadelphia, PA

Tournament Schedule

The schedule will be announced once all the team applications are submitted on July 28th.


Teams and Officials

Referees


The final list of referees will be announced shortly.

Krez Sez

Tournament Head

Referee

Non-Skating Officials


The final list of non-skating officials will be announced shortly.

SINslave

Tournament Head

NSO

Class of 1923 Arena

3130 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

The 2,500-seat arena is located on Penn’s Campus adjacent to the east entrance of Penn Park. Made primarily of poured concrete, the 60,000 square foot arena is supported by four twenty-two foot concrete columns around the exterior of the facility. The lower concourse includes six locker rooms, full service concession stand, the Quaker Room overlooking the skating surface and skate rental room. The skating surface itself is 85'x 200' and totals 17,000 square feet.

The upper concourse includes four restrooms and two concession stands and two entrances on Walnut Street, which completes the building's professional feel. Designed by Robert C. McMillian Associates, this building was a benchmark in arena design.

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Floorplans

The floorplans will be posted shortly.


Hospitality

This section will provide you with important travel information to help ensure smooth reservations and the best experience of travel and housing services. You will also find places to eat, organized by cuisine, that include restaurants that serve food for people with dietary restrictions.


 Hotels »

The Class of 1923 Arena is conveniently located in the University of Pennsylvania Campus and is close to several hotels, ranging in price and quality. We have negotiated a special rate with the Sheraton University City Hotel, located just a few blocks away from the Arena.

 Travel »

Whether you are coming to the tournament by plane, bus or car, we have useful information and directions so you can get there safely and quickly. Take advantage of the Olympic Travel Desk to get flight discounts or use our partner company to get a rental car.


 Eat »

For your convenience, we have put together a list of restaurants and coffee shops close to the Arena and the official tournament hotels. Find the best places to get that fabulous steak, taste great souther cuisine or satisfy your vegetarian appetite.

 Socialize »

Our amazing hosts, the Pennsylvania All-Stars, have prepared a number of social events to keep us entertained when off the tournament. Don't miss your chance to hang out with some of the players, officials, announcers, etc. Everyone will be there!

Official Hotel

USARS has partnered with the Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel to offer you affordable prices for your stay:


Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

$109/night
Special Price
3549 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Contact: 888-627-7071
Website

Located in the University City neighborhood on the University of Pennsylvania campus, this hotel is within walking distance of the Class of 1923 Arena and other iconic attractions, museums, restaurants and entertainment venues. We are steps from the Institute of Contemporary Art and a mile from City Center and the Philadelphia Zoo.

The Sheraton Philadelphia University City is a dynamic lifestyle hotel with a contemporary urban design and lifestyle amenities. The beautifully renovated hotel offers cutting edge technology, warm hospitality and beautiful social spaces, and it is immersed in the culture and history of Philadelphia - from museums that trace world civilizations to ethnic eateries and elite universities.


Additional Hotels

The following hotels are located less than 10 miles from the Arena and provide affordable prices:

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

$109/night
Kings or Doubles Breakfast Included
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Contact: 215-625-2900
Website

Located 1.9 miles from the Class of 1923 Arena. The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown has established itself as a premier hotel destination for both business and leisure travelers. World-famous attractions, including Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, are blocks away; the Pennsylvania Convention Center is connected to the hotel via a convenient skywalk. Superbly designed, intuitively appointed rooms and suites encourage both relaxation and productivity, with high-speed Internet access, spacious work desks, and plush bedding. Many of our hotel rooms also feature beautiful downtown Philadelphia views. On-site dining options include 13 Restaurant and Circ Lounge; sip a cocktail and enjoy modern, flavorful American cuisine.


Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown

$114/night
Hotels.com Deal Breakfast included
21 N Juniper St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Contact: ‎855-239-9399
Website

The historic Courtyard Downtown Philadelphia, PA Hotel is located in the heart of the Business District across from City Hall, , only 1.7 miles away from the Class of 1923 Arena.

The hotel reflects the grandeur of their 1926 origins and feature 11' ceilings, i-Home radio docking stations and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Our 15-floor, 498-room hotel is listed on the "National Register of Historic Places" and stands as a charming testament to time with unique architectural details. Enjoy a variety of hotel amenities, including a fitness center, indoor pool and our on-site restaurant, NINETEEN 26. This Philadelphia downtown hotel is convenient to the Historic District, University of Pennsylvania, Independence Hall and renowned restaurants and shopping.

Travel

Check out the following deals for your trip:


Flights

As a member of USA Roller Sports you are eligible to receive discount flights to USARS sanctioned events on United Airlines. Book now by calling the United Olympic Desk at 1-800-841-0460 and receive up to 10% off the retail fare price.

* Bookings can be made for departures up to 3 days before and returns up to 3 days after the event.


Car Rentals

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the official car rental company of USA Roller Sports.

To make a reservation, please use the discount code (NA62W04) and state that you are a member of USA Roller Sports. The code may be applied for both business and personal use.

Places to Eat

Socialize

Official after-party locations and times will be posted soon!


USARS Roller Derby Rules

The documents below have been approved and published by the USARS Roller Derby Sports Committee and represent the latest version of the USARS Rules and associated official documentation:


Official Rule Book

The official USARS Roller Derby Rule Book, published by the USARS Roller Derby Sport Committee.
Last reviewed: 01/01/2015

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Rules Cheat Sheet

This document highlights the main differences between the USARS rules and other rule sets. It's written so it is easy for fans and media to understand, so share it with anyone asking about the USARS rules!

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TICKETS

Tickets to the 2015 USARS National Championship will be available soon.


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About USARS

USA Roller Sports

USA Roller Sports (USARS), formerly the United States Amateur Confederation of Roller Skating, is the national governing body of competitive roller sports in the United States. It is recognized by the International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

USA Roller Sports has sponsored amateur roller skating competitions at the regional and national level since 1937, and has been the United States representative for the International Federation of Roller Sports (FIRS) since 1972. The organization exercises jurisdiction over matters pertaining to the participation of United States roller skaters in international competition, including existing or potential Pan American Games and Olympic Games participation.

USARS is dedicated to creating, enhancing and conducting the best competitions and programs for roller sports. We instill the drive to win and be the absolute best… in sport and in life.

To learn more about USA Roller Sports, visit the official site at: www.teamusa.org/usa-roller-sports


About USARS Roller Derby

USARS Roller Derby

Since the formation of the first modern Roller Derby leagues, more than 10 years ago, USARS has been providing membership and insurance services to the Roller Derby community in the United States. During the early years, these services were provided without a formal designation, under the "aggressive" category.

In 2010, the USARS Board of Directors approved the sport as an official discipline and initiated the development of a formal Roller Derby program. Later that year, USARS petitioned the International Federation of Roller Sports (FIRS) to include Roller Derby as an official discipline at the international level. FIRS approved the proposal and, with it, gave our sport the possibility of being included in the World Games, the Pan-American Games, and potentially the Olympic Games.

The USARS Roller Derby Sport Committee was formed in 2011, and was given the responsibility to develop and grow the recently created USARS Roller Derby program. The primary goal of the Committee, which comprises members of the Roller Derby community, is to create an efficient model for the sport to grow in all directions under a very open and inclusive atmosphere. Their plan defines initiatives that remove any restrictions based on gender (female, male, co-ed), style (flat, banked) or level (junior, novice, advanced), and that contain a clear recognition that every individual who is involved with Roller Derby is important (players, coaches, officials, announcers, fans, etc.).