Roller skates were first invented in 1994, when 10 slobs separately and simultaneously skidded over their discarded cardboard toilet-paper tubes, only to glide to the safety of their couches. Enjoy the fruits of this polygenetic inspiration with today's deal. For $6, you get a general-admission ticket to see roller-derby action (up to a $12 value) with the Circle City Socialites at The Forum at Fishers. All bouts begin at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), with home events taking place on Saturdays throughout the summer on May 1, June 12, July 3, and August 14. Buy as many of today's Groupon as you want and catch all four home bouts, or bring a whole gaggle of derby-doting pals.
The Circle City Socialites are an Indianapolis-based roller-derby league, operating independently of the seven other leagues in Indiana. The team consists of over 35 whippet-quick women on wheels, ready to shove and skate their way to derby victory under punny monikers such as "Maul of America," "Rumple SplitSkin," and "Splatty Hearst." The sport is competitive, entertaining, and family friendly with enough edge left over to raise the collective eyebrow of jaded adults. The sport showcases strong, empowered women doing what they love, inspiring countless girls to get sporty.
Roller derby is more than just speed skating in skirts or girl fights on wheels. It's a competition with strict rules. Two teams of five skaters go wheel to wheel on a flat track. One girl is appointed "jammer." Not a crafter of condiments but a point-scorer, she tries to get past the other team's "blockers" and score, while they try to block her and simultaneously shepherd their own jammer to the front of the pack. Hip and shoulder checks of the firmest sort are legal, though elbows, fists, and down-and-dirty trip 'n' grab tactics are forbidden. With today's Groupon tucked into a knee pad, make a visit to The Forum and witness some x-chromosome sporting action.
- I've seen them perform live, and these women are inspiring and do great things for the community! – myersm02
- These ladies are hard-hitting derby "debu-taunts" that successfully balance full-time professional jobs with raising families and staying fit and focused. – echomag
- I'm a big fan of these ladies! They're such a great combination of athletic and philanthropic. If you haven't seen them in action, what are you waiting for?! – skaterfan
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