Minnesota RollerGirls All-Stars vs. Philly Roller Derby (April 1)
The Minnesota RollerGirls All-Star program kicks off its season with some national level roller derby against Philly's A & B teams. The bout will take place on Saturday, April 1 at 7 p.m. at The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium. In the first bout of the evening, Minnesota Nice, the All-Star program B-team, will take to the track against the PRD Block Party. In the main event, watch the Minnesota RollerGirls All-Stars, the #10 team in the world, take on the #17-ranked Philly Roller Derby Liberty Belles!
Doors open at 6 p.m. The first 200 fans to arrive will receive a limited edition t-shirt. Get there early for a pre-show bout featuring the Minnesota RollerGirls premier training program, the Debu-Taunts. Dance your way onto the track at half-time for some funky and driving Afrobeat grooves by Black Market Brass! After the bout, join the Minnesota RollerGirls at Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub in Saint Paul for the official after party.
General admission tickets to the event are $14 in advance and $16 at the door. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the following locations: Ax-Man Surplus (St. Paul and St. Louis Park), Crafty Planet, Derby 4 All, Electric Fetus, HealthSource of St. Paul, Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub, Pizza Lucé (all metro locations) and St. Croix Scuba. Tickets are also available through ticketmaster.com or at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium Box Office. As always, children nine and under do not need a ticket for general admission areas. Visit mnrollergirls.com for more details.
ABOUT MNRG: The Minnesota RollerGirls (MNRG) organization is an all-female, flat track roller derby league. Founded in August 2004 by the Donnelly sisters, the Minnesota RollerGirls are members of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). Every Minnesota RollerGirl is held to the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethics and good will and must adhere to rules set by the league and by the WFTDA. The MNRG are governed by the skaters, for the skaters. Skaters are not paid and a portion of the proceeds raised by the league is contributed to local charities.
ABOUT WFTDA: The Women's Flat Track Derby Association is the international governing body for the sport of women's flat track roller derby. The WFTDA sets standards for rules, seasons and safety, and determines guidelines for the international athletic competitions of member leagues. There are more than 400 WFTDA-affiliated leagues worldwide.