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Monday, February 15, 2010

What is Flat Track Roller Derby?

Flat track roller derby is a fast-paced contact team sport that requires speed, strategy, and athleticism. The flat track version of the sport evolved in 2001, and has quickly grown to encompass more than 400 leagues worldwide. This is in large part due to the ease of setting up a flat track--it can be done on any flat surface that is suitable for skating, such as skating rinks, basketball courts, parking lots, and even airplane hangars. This greatly reduces the capital needed to start up a roller derby league, and allows small groups of people to get a fledgling league off the ground. The DIY spirit that drives the sport allows roller derby leagues to create their own unique identities and adapt their structures to reflect their local communities.
About the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls

The Rocky Mountain Rollergirls are a group of vibrant, diverse, and fearless athletes. Their mission is to promote the strength, athleticism, and independence of women through the sport of flat-track roller derby, and to provide the skills training necessary for participation in regional, national, and inter-league competition.

Kristen is in training and hopes to join one of the Denver Roller Derby Teams.   The newbies will be in a mini-bout during the regular bout's halftime on March 6th.  Wish I could be there!  Go Kristen  uh, Awesome Possum #1968!


Kath said...

The Rocky Mountain Rollergirls ! They sound like tough cookies!

Janie Taylor said...

Soooooooooooo COOL