A roller-derby champion, like a medal-winning mathlete, can calculate the trajectory of moving objects and has no qualms about body-slamming opponents. Cheer on skating warriors with today's Groupon to the ICT Roller Girls' double-header on August 20 at the Wichita Ice Center. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the first match begins at 6:30 p.m. Kids 11 and under are admitted at no charge. Choose between the following options:
- For $6, you get one general-admission ticket (up to a $12 value).
- For $12, you get two general-admission tickets (up to a $24 value).
Rolling thunder ensues as the ICT Roller Girls’ 30-member roster competes for skating-rink dominance during exhilarating, adrenaline-driving matches. On August 20, the wheeled ladies will vie for glory and pummel elbow pads during a double-header against teams from Columbia, Missouri. All-stars from the ICT Roller Girls and Columbia's Derby Dames duke it out in the first round, and the second line-up pits the hometown Heartland Havoc squad against the visiting Wreckoning Crew. Spectators can bring chairs from which to cheer, applaud, or toss bouquets of flowers made from pipe cleaners onto the rink. A part of proceeds from the event will benefit the Kansas Humane Society.
ICT Roller Girls
Founded in 2006, the ICT Roller Girls field an all-women team of gritty and competitive skaters from Wichita who give local roller-derby fans a chance to celebrate the sport as it continues its nationwide revival. Since its inception, the roller-derby club has grown to more than 30 members, who compete in the South Central Region of the Women's Flat-Track Derby Association.