Roller Derby’s kinetic physicality sets it apart from sports that make a point of avoiding contact, such as competitive court-summons distribution. Catch some high-impact sporting with today’s GrouponLive deal to a River City Rollergirls bout at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. For $12, you get two tickets for general-admission seating to the season-opening double-header on Saturday, February 25 (up to a $24 value, including all fees), which includes the following games:
- Poe’s Punishers against the Charlottesville Derby Dames at 5 p.m.
- Uncivil Warriors against the Chemical Valley Rollergirls at 8 p.m.<p>
Entering their seventh season, the teams of the River City Rollergirls cruise and bruise their way around the track, looking to climb up the rankings of the WFTDA’s East League. Under the leadership of co-captains Paris Kills and Scarriet Tubman, Poe’s Punishers take on their Charlottesville rivals, dominating jams with bruising blocks and by filling opponents’ skates with honey. Captain Patsy Climax heads the Uncivil Warriors as they host Charleston, hoping to start the season off with a win against the South Carolina competitors. The capacious Greater Richmond Convention Center houses the game, offering plenty of bleacher room to fervent fans and onsite parking for their palanquin bearers.
River City Rollergirls
Teachers and doctors. Moms and sisters. The River City Rollergirls don't really care who you are, as long as you're ready to hit someone—and foster an environment that values diversity and gender equity in the process.
The skater- and volunteer-operated league sprouted in early 2006 as Richmond's first all-women's flat-track roller-derby association. At the start, the league featured just two teams—Poe's Punishers and the Uncivil Warriors—but has since expanded to include new members, including the Carytown Cadets, the Hollywood Undertakers, and the Jackson Wardens. All teams take falls and crack skulls as part of the Eastern region of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association. But off the track, players put away their growling game faces when participating in community-outreach programs.