Like learning to use chopsticks, roller skating takes patience, dedication, and a particularly dexterous set of toes. Watch flexible feet fly with today’s GrouponLive deal for tickets to the Governor’s Cup women’s flat-track roller-derby tournament, hosted by Assassination City Roller Derby at Fair Park Coliseum on Saturday, January 28, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 29, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Choose from the following options:
- For $39, you get two general-admission weekend passes (an $80 value).
- For $69, you get four general-admission weekend passes (a $160 value).
- For $89, you get six general-admission weekend passes (a $240 value).<p>
For the first time, the Governor’s Cup rolls its four-wheeled fury into Dallas for a weekend’s worth of hard hits and raucous parties. On both days, skaters hailing from seven southwestern Women’s Flat Track Derby Association leagues and descending from a long line of souped-up steamrollers jam and block their way to the big trophy. First-time host league Assassination City seeks to break away from the middle of the South Central division pack with tenacious teams such as the schoolgirl-styled Deadly Kennedys and the black-leather-clad Lone Star Assassins, defended by fierce veteran blocker and travel-team member Trigger Mortis.
As wheels whir and brackets tighten in anticipation of Sunday’s championship bout, fans can roam the 9,552-seat arena and snack and beer stands of the Coliseum, where the league relocated following 2010’s constantly sold-out meets. After skates have been unknotted, bruises salved, and fishnets carefully rewoven, celebratory parties will descend each night on area establishments. Full information on bracket pairings and afterparty venues will be broadcast via Assassination City’s website and tattoos located on the toughest competitors.