Being slow and steady might have helped the tortoise win the race, but it was definitely his heavy body armor that secured his roller-derby victory. Shell out for fun with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get one admission to select CT RollerGirls bouts (up to a $12 value). Upcoming events are posted online and take place at the Connecticut Sports Center in Woodbridge. Your Groupon is valid for one event held on or before May 15, including the March 5 double-header. Children younger than 12 are admitted free with a paying adult.
CT RollerGirls took to the rink in 2006 as the only all-women, flat-track derby league in Connecticut. Spectators can watch wheeled women from the Stepford Sabotage and Yankee Brutals engage opponents in a deadly dance of hip checks, blocks, and bone-crushing group hugs. Skaters sporting fearful monikers, such as Eleanor Bruisevelt, Ramona Rotten, and Amelia Tearheart, race around the rink on quad skates and face off in feisty formations of jammers, blockers, and pivots. Derby dames wear helmets, elbow pads, and knee armor, and their familiarity with clotheslining has nothing to do with laundry.
Though they refer to themselves as Daughters of the American Derby Revolution, the CT RollerGirls also deliver bruises to worldwide opponents, refusing to skimp on the smashes, crashes, and body slams typically reserved for electronics stores on Black Friday.
More than 4,000 Facebookers are fans of CT RollerGirls.
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