Roller derby season begins Sunday in Eagle
Ryan Summerlin April 20, 2012
EAGLE -The ice has melted at WECMRD’s Eagle Pool & Ice Rink and the roller rink is in. The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls return to Eagle on Sunday for the beginning of the group’s second season with a 5:30 p.m. informational meeting for everyone interested in roller derby. Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby is a recent addition to adult programming at WECMRD; the league uses the rules of Women’s Flat Track Derby Association and skates in Eagle in the summer and Edwards in the winter.This summer the league will host four bouts, in addition to regular scrimmages. In June the 10th Mountain Rollers host the Kill Scouts from Rocky Mountain Rollergirls (Colorado’s original Flat Track Roller Derby League); and in August Moab Roller Derby will bout the Mountaineers,10th Mountain Rollers A-team. Sunday’s season two kickoff is the place to be to find out more about roller derby and sign up with the 10th Mountain Rollers, positions are available for skaters and non-skaters. The afternoon’s festivities start at 3:30 p.m. with a boot camp – basic training for new skaters and skaters returning from an extended break. At 5:30 p.m. there is an informational meeting followed by a practice and open skate. “We are excited to welcome new and returning skaters and officials to roller derby on Sunday. We learned so much over the winter and are eager to share what we have learned with everyone,” said Coach Zen Blaster, aka Robin Nash, who got the roller derby program going last spring. Preregistration for the bootcamp is required, sign up online at www.wecmrd.org or by calling 970-328-5277. Practices take place on Sunday and Thursday evenings April 22 to Sept. 9. A variety of sign-up options are available for participants.