Most sports grow out of a simple formula—ball plus stick, ball plus kick, or car plus explosion. Enjoy the uncomplicated calculus of sporting fun with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two tickets to the Mad Rollin' Dolls roller-derby-league season opener on December 18 in the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center (a value of up to $24; normal prices vary depending on when tickets are purchased). Blending the excitement of vicious aggression with the glee of campy antics and theatricality, roller derby delights as throngs of women on wheels jam, block, and pivot their way around the track in a race to lead the pack and rack up points. The Mad Rollin' Dolls' season opener, "Naughty or Nice?," features two tempestuous bouts—one between the Quad Squad and the Unholy Rollers and another between the Reservoir Dolls and the Vaudeville Vixens—ensuring fans an evening of the sort of hard-hitting action that's made roller-skating off-limits in most prison exercise yards. Doors open at 5 p.m., and skates fly at 6 p.m.
Mad Rollin' Dolls
The tough-as-nails ladies in the Mad Rollin' Dolls roller-derby league wow audiences with equal parts strength, speed, and glitter. Since their first season in 2005, skaters and MRD volunteers alike have donated their blood, sweat, and tears to the sport that promotes female athleticism and team spirit in a fun, competitive atmosphere. During the 30-minute bouts, fans cheer and sneer as the jammers attempt to lap the opposing team for points, and the blockers clear the way for their mates while putting the hurt on those who try to stop them. The season's schedule culminates in a championship match, in which the two mightiest teams battle for the title and a lifetime supply of solid-gold mouth guards.
Since the team is committed to supporting their community, a portion of the proceeds from each Mad Rollin' Dolls bout goes to various charities, which in the past have included Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center, Alliance for Animals, and Badger Childhood Cancer Network.
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
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