Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 9:55 a.m.
If taking a trip down the highway to hell means ending up at a double-header roller derby, then by all means, let's hit the road.
This Saturday, August 21, the North Star Roller Girls and the Twin City Terrors will co-host the Highway to Hell bout against rival St. Louis teams in Lakeville. Just a short jaunt down 35, fans will get to revel in the hard-hitting, sneering, and cheering competition that is flat track roller derby.
The official derby tournament season doesn't start until September, but women and men's organizations the North Star Roller Girls
and Twin City Terrors
are lighting things up early with their premiere Highway to Hell bout on Saturday. Never before has Minnesota seen such a large roller derby event for men and women together, so the crowd should be large and the rink action grueling, but entertaining of course.
Currently ranked 6th in the North Central Region, the North Star all-stars known as the Supernovas will battle it out against the 8th spot Arch Rival Roller Girls, and the Twin City Terrors will take the rink against the St. Louis
GateKeepers, each defending their current status as two of the most competitive teams in the U.S.
If that's not enough tenacious action for you, the Twin Cities Junior Roller Derby
will make their debut during halftime, providing a glimpse into what Minnesota derby will become years down the road. If it's anything like the rugged determination of our existing organizations, men and women alike, Minnesota definitely has a bright roller derby future ahead.
This Saturday at the Lakeville Hasse arena delivers a unique chance to see our Twin Cities derby all-stars in action. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the bout begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets
for adults are $15, and $5 for children ages 5-10.
And, in case you need a little refresher course in the rules and regs of roller derby blockers and jammers, check out the very informational and compelling video below.