North Star RollerGirls: Big Top Derby

Come one, come all to the greatest bout on Earth! Brawling beauties, conjoined roller girl twins, and a bearded skater-lady await you at the North Star Roller Girls opening night. The circus-themed event at the Minneapolis Convention Center marks the start of the NSRG's fourth season. The NSRG currently rank seventh in the North Central division of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association. Haven't experienced the sheer awesomeness of a roller derby bout yet? Now is the time to step up to the rink. With a rousing tutorial before the bout, you'll be in the loop on all the ins and outs of flat track derby. Become acquainted with the "fresh meat" rookies making their hard-hitting debuts, and raise a ruckus for the girls on the track with the league's new "jeerleaders." Check out the family-friendly Minneapolis Aqua Jesters before the show (anyone with coulrophobia beware—they're clowns), and experience the Minneapolis Fire Collective's flaming talents in action during halftime. The NSRG teams promise spills and thrills for all when the Violent Femmes battle the Kilmore Girls and the Delta Delta Di combat the Banger Sisters. (For the full impact, get killer trackside seats.) Before the night is up, you'll be aching to lace up a pair of skates and bust out onto the rink. (Image by Wijadi Jodi)
Sat., Oct. 30, 7 p.m., 2010

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