Fast action makes any sport fun to watch, which is why everybody loves roller derby and so many golfers have started riding motorcycles from hole to hole. Gear up for competitive action with this GrouponLive deal to see a St. Chux Derby Chix bout at Matteson Square Garden. Bouts start at 6 p.m. Saturday; see the calendar for upcoming events. Choose from the following ticketing options:
- For $10, you get two general-admission tickets (up to a $20 value).
- For $18, you get four general-admission tickets (up to a $40 value).
- For $24, you get six general-admission tickets (up to a $60 value).
Fishnets, bruises, and beer––the thud of padded knees on the rink, angry grunts, and honking goose calls. Grey Goose O'Flyen responds to her fans, zipping past competitors to drive the St. Chux Derby Chix toward another victory. Founded three years ago, when five women emerged from the wrong side of the Missouri to create their own hardcore, modern roller-derby league closer to home, the team is now midway into its third season and basking in a series of wins the way Michael Jordan basks in a bathtub full of trophies each morning. The Chix’s bouts often take the form of a double-header, kicked off by their developmental squad––the Hell’s Belles––before their seasoned veterans, Pack in Black, roll out. Between the two 30-minute face-offs, a half-time show entertains spectators of all ages, complete with audience participation.
As wheels spin and GI Jamie’s camo flashes around the rink, fans wash down nachos with soft drinks and adult beverages, or pick up T-shirts and hats to complement tattoos professing their team allegiance. Spectators can also feel good knowing that each of the St. Chux Derby Chix’s bouts raises money for a different charity, such as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Miles Against Melanoma.
St. Chux Derby Chix
In August of 2009, the five women who founded the St. Chux Derby Chix found themselves on the wrong side of the Missouri river. In search of a local roller derby league to join—but unwilling to drive or quantum leap over to St. Louis—the women decided to start their own league. Through word-of-mouth, the news spread quickly, and soon, female competitors from across the county were signing up. By December, the St. Chux Derby Chix were born. From young professionals and college students to moms with college-aged kids of their own, the Derby Chix roster steadily grew. So much so that they now have enough players to field two teams: the Pack in Black and Helles Belles. Both clubs compete at Matteson Square Garden, where fans of all ages are invited to kick back and watch the fast-paced action.