Like covert outings to a pastry chef's kitchen, roller-derby bouts involve whips, jams, and occasional shiners. Pair sweetness and savagery with today's GrouponLive deal: for $10, you get two general-admission tickets to a Junction City Roller Dolls doubleheader on Saturday, September 17 at the Davis Conference Center in Layton (up to a $20 value before the bout or a $24 value the day of; military tickets cost $10 each, tickets for kids ages 6–12 cost $6 each, and kids ages 5 and younger receive free admission). The doubleheader features the all-star Trainwrecks against Wasatch Roller Derby's Midnight Terror at 6 p.m. and the After Shocks vs. the Railway Banditas immediately afterward. Doors open at 5 p.m., and buyers who'd like to sit together must redeem their Groupons together.
The Junction City Roller Dolls—a four-team Women's Flat Track Derby Association league—whip fans into a frenzy. With playful costumes and sassy names, three Junction City squads—the Trainwrecks, After Shocks, and Railway Banditas—will turn the Davis Conference Center into a playground of rebel yells and impromptu games of Red Rover. Groupon holders can grab trackside seats to watch blockers such as Dominique Trix rattle rivals with fierce hip-checks and shiver-inducing laser vision. Meanwhile, point-scoring jammers such as Malibu Harpy weave through packs of oncoming skaters as they waggle their tongues at the opposing team. In addition to scoring an evening of hard-hitting action, bout-goers can bag prize-drawing tickets by donating nonperishable food items or dollar bills folded into origami nunchucks at the door.