EDWARDS, Colorado - Modern Roller Derby is a full contact sport played on a flat track. In order to keep players safe, there are a lot of rules - 56 pages to be precise. The Women's Flat Track Derby Association released a new rule set on Nov. 19 and it goes into effect officially Jan. 1. On Saturday at 4 p.m., 10th Mountain Roller Derby will play using the new rule set, which streamlines the game.-
Changes to the game of roller derby include the elimination of the "jammer whistle" - all players are now released on one whistle. Another change is in the way penalties are assessed. Under the new rules, any form of penalty will be considered a major if it affects gameplay, and actions that would have previously been a minor will be ignored.
10th Mountain Rollers are now practicing in Edwards for the winter and will have an exhibition bout on Saturday as a part of the Winter Festival 2012 at the WECMRD Field House at Edwards. The Winter Festival marks the three-year anniversary of the field house with family activities all daystarting at 10 a.m.
The WECMRD 10th Mountain Roller Dolls were established in May of 2011 and practice at the field house in Edwards during the winter and the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink in the summer. For more info on the Winter Festival or Roller Derby call the WECMRD Field house at 970-766-5555 or visit wecmrd.org.