Roller derby bout is Saturday in Edwards |

Roller derby bout is Saturday in Edwards

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the DailyMembers of the 10th Mountain Roller Dolls practice recently at the WECMRD Fieldhouse in Edwards. SaturdaySpecial to the Daily's mix-up bout teams are Fire and Ice.

EDWARDS, Colorado – The skaters of the WECMRD 10th Mountain Roller Dolls are all about giving – giving to the community and giving hard hits and bruises to each other, and in that spirit they begin 2012 with a mix-up bout to benefit the Vail Valley Salvation Army Food Pantry. The mix-up will include skaters from MRD, Roaring Fork Roller Derby of Glenwood Springs and No Coast Roller Derby of Lincoln, Neb.-

In support of locals in need, the 10th Mountain Roller Dolls is asking bout attendees to bring non-perishable food items for the Vail Valley Salvation Army Food Pantry. The food pantry is a year-round service that offers assistance to hundreds of families and individuals who are in financial need.- This time of year is crucial as the holiday donations are depleted and need is on the rise again.

Saturday’s mix-up bout teams are Fire and Ice – the two teams are so evenly matched that Monday’s scrimmage ended in a tie, resulting in overtime – a first for the league. This bout offers spectators a chance to see seasoned and rookie skaters in action on the flat track and learn the ins and outs of modern roller derby. What exactly is modern roller derby? A fast-paced, full-contact sport played on roller skates using strategy that requires simultaneous offensive and defensive maneuvers, including hip and shoulder checks, positional blocking and booty blocking.–

Admission to the bout is $5 plus a food pantry donation or $7. Limited seating in the bleachers and on the floor will be available on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. the event begins at 7 p.m.; there will be no re-entry for this event. Cafe Milano in Edward will host the after party.

The WECMRD 10th Mountain Roller Dolls started skating in June of 2011 and practice at the Fieldhouse in Edwards during the winter and the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink in the summer. For more info visit, find roller derby in the “All Activities” section, or call the WECMRD Fieldhouse at 970-766-5555.

Fire roster: Annie Smokely, Brutal Brit (captain), Die Die My Darlin’, Littl Vicious, Lyka Vyse, Newton’s Lawless, Massa Care, Mistress Medusa, Red Hot Momma, Sly Roller and Vicious Kitty.

Ice roster: Bad Rollmance, Banana Ram Her, Chelle on Wheels, Lemon Crusher, Pink FlameNgo (captain), Push Up Brawl, She Loves Me Not, Slam Anderson, Special K O, Viking Vixen and Terror Tuski.

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