Live Roller Derby in Dayton October 9th
Rec Team season is in full swing for Gem City Roller Derby
Gem City Roller Derby hits the track again on Sunday, October 9th for the second game of their Recreational Team season.
Fans can expect to see their favorite skaters like Ohio All-Stars Supersonic and Pain Train, and local superstars Reckless Ratchet and Racey Rocker take the track with the league’s bright new talent. Be among the first to witness the promising rookies bout against seasoned veteran skaters. It’s a family-friendly affair that is sure to brighten your Sunday afternoon.
“I was pretty stoked for [first] the bout,” reported rookie skater Jenny Ventling aka Zero Fox. “And also a little nervous since we have a good balance of A-Team skaters, so I knew we'd be up against some tough blockers/jammers. It felt amazing to jam successfully and have my teammates help me. Obviously winning was awesome, and being chosen for MVP meant the world to me.”
GCRD Home Team Season Schedule: 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 5:30pm. The first whistle blows at 6:00pm. The game consists of two 30-minute halves and a 15-minute halftime. Don’t want to miss football? Don’t worry! Fricker’s is right down the street. Enjoy football and beer with the skaters after the bout. You’ll make it in time for the 8:00pm game! Tickets for the bout are $5.00 on the GCRD website and at the door. All children under 8 are free. While seating will be available, spectators who wish to sit track-side are encouraged to bring folding or bean bag chairs.
Gem City Roller Derby was founded in 2006, and has been skating competitively for the last decade. They won the River Valley Riot Tournament in 2015, the Siege of New York in 2016, and are ranked #108 in the world. Roller derby is a growing competitive, athletic sport.