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 this 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 double-header on Saturday, June 2 (up to a $24 value, including all fees), which includes the following matchups:
- Uncivil Warriors against Harrisburg, Virginia's Carolina Bootleggers at 5 p.m.
- The sanctioned event, Poe's Punishers against the Rocktown Rollers of Raleigh, North Carolina at 7 p.m.
Halfway through 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 Women's Flat Track Derby Assocation's East League. Under the leadership of co-captains Miss Bea Trippin and Scarriet Tubman, Poe's Punishers take on their rivals from the Shenandoah Valley in a WFTDA-sanctioned bout, dominating jams with bruising blocks and by filling opponents' skates with honey. Captains Lenore Quicksilver and Eva Anarchy head the Uncivil Warriors as they host Raleigh, looking for a win against the North Carolina competitors. The capacious Greater Richmond Convention Center houses the game, offering plenty of bleacher room to fervent fans and onsite parking for their sedan porters.
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.