Like learning to use chopsticks, roller-skating takes patience, dedication, and a particularly dexterous set of toes. Scout some flexible feet with this GrouponLive deal to see an Omaha Rollergirls bout against the Mid Iowa Rollers at Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs. For $12, you get two tickets for general-admission seating on Saturday, May 19, at 7 p.m. (up to a $24 value). Doors open at 6 p.m. Kids aged 10 and younger receive free admission.
The Omaha Rollergirls joust elbow-to-elbow with territorial rival Mid Iowa during a late-season, hard-hitting double-header. Founded in 2006 and owned by the skaters themselves, the club has surged to an impressive seventh-place ranking in the South Central region of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association. Instilling a sense of hometown pride by painting their stomachs with the mayor's name, fans of any age can cheer on the Rollers' two teams—the Midwest-focused AAA squad and the more experienced, travelling All-Stars—during a pair of bouts on May 19, both of which feature two 30-minute periods separated by a brief intermission. As Axl Rogue, Ima Firestarter, and the rest of the Rollergirls soar around the track collecting points, referees police the action, sending troublemakers to the penalty box for dangerous infractions such as tripping, blocking from behind, and littering the track with thousands of marbles.
1 Arena Way
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501