Like avoiding an ex-boyfriend at the grocery store, roller derbies require swift footwork, astute awareness, and the willingness to knock someone over. Study this fusion of fundamentals with this GrouponLive deal to see the Port City Roller Girls battle the South Coast Roller Derby at the Stockton Indoor Sports Complex. For $15, you get two general-admission tickets for Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m. (up to a $30 value). Children aged 5 and younger receive free admission. Doors open at 7 p.m.
The eight-wheeled warriors of the Port City Roller Girls storm onto the track for a bone-rattling bout that rouses fans of all ages with 60 minutes of supersonic action. After springing from grassroots in 2006, the skater-owned-and-operated organization has flourished into a fierce roster of lady combatants, who seamlessly intertwine their talents despite diverse backgrounds, age gaps, and varying definitions of pain. During each full-contact bout, helmeted players joust elbow-to-elbow while soaring around a flat track, clearing avenues for fleet-footed jammers who whiz past pileups to score points. Referees monitor all the hard-hitting hoopla, which is split into two rounds by a halftime period that allows attendees to stretch their legs or compare 40-yard-dash times in the parking lot. Although not included with today's deal, food stands, a beer garden, and merchandise sales join forces to complete each powerhouse experience.