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 $12, you get two tickets to see the Des Moines Derby Dames Event on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds' Jacobson Exhibition Center (up to a $24 value). A portion of the event's proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and those battling the diseases.
Your Mom, the men's roller derby team, and the Derby Dames open the season with back-to-back games. Made up of many former world-class speed skaters, Your Mom will debut at 5:30 p.m., taking on the Sioux City Korn Stalkers for a full-length roller-derby session. At 7 p.m., the Derby Dames will face the Quad City Rollers, jamming, blocking, pivoting, and steamrolling their way around the egg-shaped circuit for some high-speed skatework. With a mission to represent athletics, integrity, and sportsmanship, the Des Moines Derby Dames invite roller-derby fans of all ages to renew their passion for the sport Thomas Edison accidentally invented. Children under 10 are invited to watch this collision chorus for free.
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