by Danny Cross
Posted In: Rollergirls
at 11:04 AM | Permalink
Team travels to Grand Rapids, Mich., Saturday; will host tryouts next week
Roller derby fans won’t
be able to catch the Cincinnati Rollergirls’ season-opening contest
against Grand Rapids this weekend because it’s taking place in
Michigan, but the group will host its second tryout of the season
next week, leading up to their March 10 home opener against St.
On Saturday the
Cincinnati Rollergirls will get their season started with a bout
against the Grand
Raggidy Roller Girls. The Rollergirls’ A-team, the Black Sheep,
open the season ranked No. 8 in the Women's Flat Track Derby
Association's North Central Region. The Grand Raggidies are No. 11,
though the Black Sheep have handily defeated them in both previous
contests, the most recent of which was two years ago.
Next week the
Rollergirls will host their second tryout of the year, scheduled for
Feb. 26 at The Skatin’ Place in Colerain Township (3211 Lina
Place). Tryouts are open to women who are at least 18 years old and
will include this set of minimum skill requirements.
The Rollergirls won’t
start their home schedule until March 10 when they host the Arch
Rival Rollergirls of St. Louis. During halftime a new roller derby
team for girls ages 8-17, the Cincinnati Junior Rollergirls, will
Rollergirls home games
take place at the Cincinnati Gardens (2250 Seymour Ave., Norwood).
Tickets are $10, parking is free and lots of beer is available, with
$1 happy hour specials starting at 6 p.m. (bouts start at 7). Season
tickets are now available at www.cincinnatirollergirls.com
and single-game tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com.
Kids’ tickets are $5 advance/$6 door (kids 6 and younger free) and
you can sit right next to the track and have people crash onto you
for $15/$17. Here's a funny commercial the Rollergirls put on the internet.