Like cliff diving or ferret ownership, the roller derby is an endeavor best watched from the sidelines. Witness acts of bodily bravery with this GrouponLive deal: for $10, you get two general-admission tickets to see the Rocktown Rollers bout against the Charlotte Rollergirls at Funky's Skate Center on Saturday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m. (a $20 value). Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
The eight-wheeled warriors of the Rocktown Rollers skate back onto the track at Funky's Skate Center, rousing fans of all ages with 60 minutes of bone-rattling checks, pileups, and passes. Following its acceptance as a full member of the internationally recognized Women's Flat Track Derby Association in 2011, the skater-owned-and-operated squad has continued to flourish as one of Shenandoah Valley's prime sources of supersonic action and bruises that cast shadows over less impressive bruises.
During each full-contact bout, lady combatants speed around an annular battlefield, jousting elbow to elbow in order to spring point-scoring jammers to the front of the pack. Referees monitor all the hard-hitting action, which is split into two rounds by a halftime, enabling Luv at First Fright, Rosie the Retaliator, and the rest of the team to catch their breath while fans reenact their favorite derby moments in the parking lot.