EDWARDS --The WECMRD Fieldhouse in Edwards is now offering a roller derby program for adults 18 and older who want to learn the sport. Practices are held on Monday and Friday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. and consist of skating drills, strength training, rules review and scrimmage. No previous experience is needed, and the cost for a seven-week session is $75 for twice a week or $50 for once a week. There are also opportunities available for non-skating and skating officials who want to get involved and learn the sport of roller derby. Practices are run by coaches Don Juan Noche and Zen Blaster.
The WECMRD 10th Mountain Roller Dolls play by the rules of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, which is the governing body for the sport of women's flat track roller derby.
"I love how derby makes me feel," said Brutal Brit, who has been skating with the 10th Mountain Rollers since the league started in June of last year. I feel energetic, fit, relaxed and it is quality time with a great group of women. I look forward to every practice and it is the one thing that will always make my day,"
In addition to training and playing, the 10th Mountain Roller Dolls also believe in giving back to the community their first bout was a fundraiser for the Round Up River Ranch. On Jan. 28 they will have a bout with a food drive for the local Salvation Army, which comes at a critical time of year for the Vail Valley Salvation Army, as the seasonal holiday work and extra hours are cut and the donations from the holiday season dwindle.
Districtwide WECMRD offers more than 100 youth and 35 adult programs. For more information call 970-328-5277 or stop by the WECMRD Fieldhouse at 450 Miller Ranch Road or go online WECMRD.org (click "All Activities") or 10thMountainRollerDolls.com.