After celebrating its tenth competitive year as Dayton’s only Women’s Flat Track Derby Association team, Gem City Roller Derby announced that it will add off-season recreational play to the schedule. Rec season will begin on September 11, 2016. The league divided its skaters evenly into three recreational teams who will play each other in a series of games during the competitive off-season.
Over the course of the recr season, the Bully Frogs, Snark Attack, and Murder Squad, will play a series of six games on Sundays at Orbit Fun Center (5001 Nebraska Avenue, Huber Heights). First whistle is at 6pm on the following dates:
September 11, 2016: Snark Attack vs Bully Frogs
October 9, 2016: Murder Squad vs Bully Frogs
November 13, 2016: Snark Attack vs Murder Squad
January 8, 2017: Bully Frogs vs Snark Attack
February 12, 2017: Murder Squad vs Snark Attack
March 12, 2017: Bully Frogs vs Murder Squad
Doors open at 5:30 for spectators. Tickets are $5.00 at the door, and children under 8 years old are free. While seating will be available, spectators who wish to sit track-side are encouraged to bring folding chairs.
Meg Overman, Gem City skater and coach of the Bully Frogs, states, “GCRD has 60 skaters now, so this is a chance for our fans to come see their favorites from the competitive travel teams take the track with our brand new talent. It’ll be a blast!”