With its combination of friction-free motion and fast-paced fun, roller derbies quickly replaced ditch digging and dancing frenetically to "Shipoopi" as America's favorite first-date activity. Rediscover the appeal of the wheels and get roller rowdy with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two general-admission tickets (up to a $30 advance value, or up to a $36 value at the door) to see Brewcity Bruisers roller-derby bouts, which take place at U.S. Cellular Arena on Sunday, February 20, starting at 3 p.m. Maiden Milwaukee will take on the Shevil Knevils in the first bout, and the Crazy Eights square off against the Rushin Rollettes in the nightcap. Children under age 5 receive free admission.
An all-female, amateur, flat-track roller-derby league, the Brewcity Bruisers' mobile mayhem has dazzled audiences and has been digitally immortalized in the Nintendo Wii game Jam City Rollergirls. Take in a sensory assault of devastating checks and merciless puns in the bout between the Shevil Knevils and Maiden Milwaukee, where respective captains Anita Bier and Moby Nipps throw elbows against Bionika and Betty Clobber in a grudge match. Then stay for the second bout, where captains Blue Siren and Rhoda Ruin lead the Rushin' Rollettes to bang wheelie-spurs with Servin' Justice, Pabsty Cline, and Sharkira's Crazy Eights.
Since their inaugural 2006 season, the Bruisers league has garnered a dedicated group of competitors and spectators for their tactical rolly warfare. Throughout the matches, athletes audibly razz each other, riling up opposing team members by scoring points, blocking shots, or pointing out misspelled tattoos. While excitingly interactive, spectators should know the full-contact sport sparks many watch-at-your-own risk moments, especially when sitting close to the rink.
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