EDWARDS - A roller skate party is coming to the WECMRD Fieldhouse at Edwards on Saturday.-Dust off your roller blades and roller skates and join the 10th Mountain Roller Dolls and DJ Hop Rod for an afternoon of skating.-Zen Blaster, a coach for the 10th Mountain Roller Dolls, recently visited a skating rink in Florida and said, "It was so much fun, people of all ages were having a great time - the music is fun and everyone skates at their own pace, its a great way to play and get some exercise."
Fun for all, skating is also a great cardiovascular workout; an average size person skating for two hours burns 1,000 calories or more.
The WECMRD motto, "it just means fun," is taken very seriously by the 10th Mountain Roller Dolls and this event is going to be fun for all ages. Bring your roller blades or roller skates and a helmet for the inaugural, all ages open skate at the Field House. There will be a limited number of loaner adult skates available. If you haven't skated in a while, the 10th Mountain Roller Dolls will be there to help. Saturday's event is an open house-open skate, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Catch the next roller derby bout on Oct. 29, when the 10th Mountain Roller Dolls celebrate Halloween with a themed bout. The Zombie Militia will take on the Alien Invaders at 6:30 p.m. The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls started skating in June 2011, practicing at the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink (summer) and the Fieldhouse in Edwards (winter). The League plays flat track roller derby by the rules of W.F.T.D.A (Women's Flat Track Derby Association). For more info visit wecmrd.org, or call WECMRD in Edwards at 970-766-5555.