Like learning to use chopsticks, roller-skating takes patience, dedication, and a particularly dexterous set of toes. Admire flexible feet with this GrouponLive deal to El Paso Roller Derby Presents: St. Smacktrick’s Day at Nations Tobin Park on Saturday, March 17. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the first bout begins at 6 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- $8 for two tickets (a $16 value)
- $16 for four tickets (a $32 value)<p>
The ladies of El Paso Roller Derby celebrate two major events on St. Smacktrick’s Day: the day an English monk destroyed Ireland’s booming snake-breeding economy; and their league’s recent acceptance into the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. Colorfully named skaters convene from Odessa, Hobbs, Marfa, Albuquerque, and beyond for a double-header of flat-track face-offs. The first match pits the Irish Car Bombs against the Lucky Charms as green-clad jammers sprint under the flying elbows of blockers while the less lucky careen into walls. The Hooligans and the Shenanigans follow up the action with their own blur of scuffed helmets, bright spandex, striped knee socks, and fishnets.
El Paso Roller Derby is a nonprofit organization that promotes athleticism and community involvement. With the application of a couple of knee pads, its pack of local mothers, teachers, waitresses, and students transforms into wheel-footed Valkyries with names such as Battle Angel, Alkaline Trina, Mallibully Barbie, and Not-Feeling-Creative-Today Phyllis. As the TexPistols, they traverse the Lone Star State’s most treacherous tracks in trademark yellow shirts and black fishnets.
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