Volunteers, referees, and NSOs are a vital part of the roller derby community. If you are interested in becoming part of the Punisher crew, please join us for our Volunteer Open House coming up Friday, February 6th from 6pm to 8pm. Mingle with skaters, ask questions, and get involved! Snacks and refreshments will be provided by the Wharf.
Roller derby has advanced so much in the last 5 years. A game that used to be focused on speed and landing crowd pleasing hits has now transitioned to control, focus, and strength. This requires a much higher level of dedication from skaters: taking care of our bodies outside of practice. I can tell you with absolute conviction, you WILL NOT progress with your skills if you do not cross train your body. One of the most beneficial workouts a skater can do is power lifting.
The #proudtobeapunisher PROJECT is 13 part series of mini-articles written by our skaters. It’s about all things derby: on and off the track. Check out our website every other week starting this Thursday, January 8th to see the latest entry.
We are proud to unveil our new logo! The quickly approaching 2015 season is sure to be a year of milestones for the Punishers: working on the WFTDA apprenticeship and introducing our B-Team, Prairieland Punishers Backlash. The timing couldn’t be more perfect to revamp the look of the Punishers. If you own merchandise, congratulations, you now own Prairieland Punishers “ vintage”. Check out our merchandise tables at home bouts to grab your new Punisher Swag! Stay tuned to see new looks featured on our website.
Looking for a way to help continue the Punishers’ charity to the community? Have a favorite player you want to keep on the track? Consider becoming a Sponsor for the Punishers!
With a multi-tier system, you can find the sponsorship that fits your budget and help create a lasting legacy in the Punisher name.
To check out how to become a sponsor, visit our sponsorship page.
To see the companies in Decatur already donating, click here.
Twice the action for just one ticket!
The Prairieland Punishers, Decatur’s only women’s flat track roller derby team are hosting a double header Saturday, September 6, at the Decatur Civic Center. The first bout will be a fresh meat mixer featuring newer skaters from around Central Illinois. And in the main event the Prairieland Punishers will battle Cedar Rapids Roller Girls.
The Punishers promise a family-friendly evening of hard-hitting derby action to raise money for Homeward Bound.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. 1st bout starts at 5:00 p.m. Main event starts at 7:00. Buy your tickets now! Ticket prices go up $5 at the door. Kids aged 12 & under are only $5 at the door!! Bring the whole family!
The Praireland Punishers are derby 24/7, and now you can join them online. Be in the loop about where to see Decatur’s only roller derby team in action, how to buy tickets to our action packed bouts, and learn about the generous companies that support the Punishers as they raise money to enrich the community.
In the second home bout of the 2014 season, the Prairieland Punishers took on the NEMO Viqueens from Northeast Missouri in an action-packed bout. The night was kicked off with a mixer featuring newer skaters from multiple leagues. The mixer was an exciting battle between the Pirates and the Vikings, with the Vikings taking the victory. After the mixer, the Punishers and the Viqueens skated it out. The Punishers won their fifth game of the season 187 to 78. A portion of the night’s proceeds was donated to United Cerebral Palsy.
On March 22, the Prairieland Punishers kicked off their home season with a bout against the Southern Illinois Roller Girls with an exciting double-header. The night began with some men’s derby featuring Springfield’s Capital City Hooligans and the Chicago Bruise Brothers. The Hooligans defeated the Bruise Brothers in a 198-88 bout. The Punisher vs. SIRG bout was equally amazing. The Punishers took the win 246-144. Thanks to the fans, the Punishers were able to donate $2,000 to Crime Stoppers!