With its combination of friction-free motion and wholesome fun, roller skating quickly replaced ditch digging and dancing frenetically to "Shipoopi" as America's favorite first-date activity. Rediscover the appeal of the wheels with today's Groupon: for $5, you get a general-admission ticket to a Columbia QuadSquad Rollergirls roller-derby match (a $10 value). Choose from the following three dates.
- Saturday, May 14, doors open at 5 p.m. with a 6 p.m. start time
- Saturday, August 27, start time TBD
- Sunday, October 16, start time TBD
An all-female, flat-track roller-derby team, the Columbia QuadSquad Rollergirls aim to defend their state title with a vengeance each night they blaze in eight-wheeled fury through Jamil Temple. In each night's lineup of matches, the Miss B-Havers, CQS's secondary squad, will take the rink first, followed by the Allstars, so named because of their cosmological egalitarianism. During each jam, CQS attempts to send its star-helmeted jammer through the crowd to gain control, where she can score points by lapping opponents. Meanwhile, four blockers assist the jammer's cause by escorting adversaries to a date with linoleum. The hits are real, and referees see to it that they are legal, or else players will be sent to the penalty box where they must endure two minutes of wearing nose plugs made of Vegemite.
CQS is a nonprofit organization, and all rollers hold day jobs and have paid their dues to play. A portion of the earnings go to several charities, of which SisterCare, Tamika & Friends, and SCCADVASA receive the lioness's share.
206 Jamil Rd.
Columbia, South Carolina 29210Get Directions