Minnesota RollerGirls Season Opener (Oct. 15)

Roller Derby is back! The Minnesota RollerGirls (MNRG) will kick off their 13th season on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium. Come see the 9th ranked roller derby league in the world compete in a round-robin mini-tournament in downtown Saint Paul! The MNRG are joined by special guest Mark Hamburger of the St. Paul Saints to count down to the first jam of the season.

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 skaters of Twin Cities Junior Roller Derby. Head down to the track at halftime for a live performance by PHO. After the bout, join the Minnesota RollerGirls at Camp Bar 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, 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 a six-team, 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 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.