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Roller derby teams square off Saturday

Daily staff reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO Colorado
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EAGLE, Colorado – On Sunday and Thursday evenings throughout the summer the Eagle Pool & Ice Rink becomes the Eagle Roller Rink, home of the 10th Mountain Roller Dolls. Roller Derby is still new to the valley, and this one and a half year old league is making its mark. Saturday evening, WECMRD will host several Roller Derby leagues coming together for an exciting sporting event that will benefit local elementary school kids.Why would you want to go to a Roller Derby bout? Why do sports fans watch any sport? For the love of sport, of course! Roller Derby’s combination of fast-paced action, hard hits, and strategy requiring skaters to move continuously from defense to offense creates an engaging experience for sports fans. Saturday’s bout will have everyone on the edge of their seats, as the Mean Turns take on the Gore Ragers. Last August’s home team championship was a nail biter. These well matched teams kept the score very close and there were many lead changes – in the end the Gore Ragers won by only 3 points, an amazingly close score in the sport. Over the past year, the teams have continued to improve their skills and strategy and this Saturday’s match-up promises to be exciting. Saturday’s skaters will include league veterans and newer skaters. One of the new skaters is Rollin’ Rizzo. Saturday will be her first bout.”I am looking forward to surviving the bout!,” she said. “I enjoy roller derby because it is good for venting stresses of day in a healthy manner.” All of the profits from ticket sales will support Brush Creek Elementary School’s efforts to create well rounded programs for local children. Concessions will be available and include beer, pizza and baked goods. The WECMRD 10th Mountain Roller Dolls started skating in June of 2011 and practice at the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink in the summer and the Fieldhouse in Edwards during the winter. For more info visit wecmrd.org, find roller derby in the “All Activities” section, or call WECMRD in Eagle at 970-328-5277.


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