The circular track of a roller derby is a metaphor for life; strap on a helmet, move in circles, and pray that a tough woman doesn't knock you off. Watch life in motion with today's Groupon: for $6, you get a general-admission ticket (a $12 value at the door) to a Garden State Rollergirls roller-derby bout in Wallington. Choose one of the following four dates:
- August 14, 2010: Doors Open 7:30 p.m., Bout Starts 8:30 p.m.
Game: Two mixed teams of Garden State Rollergirls skaters; Cops vs. Firefighters, Brawl Enforcement vs. Badder Company No. 665
- September 25, 2010: Doors Open 7 p.m., Bout Starts 8 p.m.
Game 1: GSR All-Star Ironbound Maidens vs. Toronto
Game 2: GSR Brick City Bruisers vs. Central Massachusetts
- October 23, 2010: Doors Open 7:30 p.m., Bout Starts 8:30 p.m.
Game: Two mixed teams of Garden State Rollergirls skaters, theme TBD
- November 20, 2010: Doors Open 7 p.m., Bout Starts 8 p.m.
Interleague Bout Doubleheader:
Game 1: GSR All-Star Ironbound Maidens vs. Philly Independence Dolls
Game 2: GSR Brick City Bruisers vs. Shore Points Boardwalk Brawlers
The Garden State Rollergirls, New Jersey's all-female, flat-track roller-derby league, is comprised of local teams of strong, sexy skaters. The object of a game is for a player to skate around the track while offensively and defensively hitting and passing girls on the opposing team. This intoxicatingly entertaining sport plays by mottos such as "bruises are badges of glory" and "skate like the badass, tough-as-nails rollergirls we are," which is why each player has a pseudonym to reflect her style of play such as "Lady Vengeance," "I Don't Care Bear," and "First Derby, Might Have Just Wet My Pants."
Ladies with wheeled feet have been steamrolling each other for decades, but only recently has the sport reemerged as a fan favorite. The Garden State Rollergirls roll through the games with all the fervor of their foremothers, and because the organization is skater owned and operated, each player is as in tune with the game as a turtle is with its shell. Though seating is not assigned, artfully orchestrated chaos on every inch of the track means you’re bound to be close to the action no matter where you sit.