Roller derby enlivens a popular 1950s activity with an aggressive new attitude, similar to drive-in car chases and sock-hop kickboxing. Get with the times with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get two general-admission tickets to see a Hurricane Alley Roller Derby bout at Saxet Hall on Leopard Street (a $20 value). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for general admission, and games begin at 7:30 p.m. Kids' tickets are available at the door for a discounted rate of $5 each. Attend a bout on one of the following dates:
• Saturday, September 10
• Saturday, October 8
• Saturday, October 22
• Saturday, November 12
Designated by Mayor Joe Adame as Corpus Christi’s official roller-derby league, Hurricane Alley Roller Derby (H.A.R.D.) rounds up sporty local women for fast-paced circular mayhem, as well as charitable, community-centered missions. With today’s deal, invite a friend or hopeful couple-skate partner to witness a high-velocity match against rival rollers, including Houston’s Northside Fury. While racing around an oval track, players use their limbs and bodies to neutralize opponents strategically, unlike sports such as basketball where players are armed with bats and sticks.
Owned and operated by skaters, H.A.R.D. contributes to the community through donations, community service, and the group’s junior league, the H.A.R.D. Brats, which gives local kids a positive outlet for energy built up during winter hibernations required by experiential biology classes.
Day-of-bout tickets are limited, so arrive early to redeem your Groupon.