With its combination of friction-free motion and wholesome fun, roller skating quickly replaced ditch digging and dancing frenetically to "Shipoopi" as America's favorite first-date activity. Rediscover the appeal of the wheels with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two general-admission adult tickets to the Nashville Rollergirls at the Municipal Auditorium in downtown Nashville (a $30 value). Choose between the following games:
Season-opener double-header against the Kansas City Roller Warriors All Stars and the Kansas City Roller Warriors Plan B on Saturday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m.
Double-header against the Vette City Vixens and Jet City Rollergirls on Saturday, May 21 at 5:30 p.m.
The Nashville Rollergirls, an all-female roller-derby team, kick off their competitive 2011 season after an undefeated 2010 home season, a #3 division ranking, and a #18 national ranking. The April 23 season opener lets wheel watchers behold a double-dip showdown between the Rollergirls and the two Kansas City Roller Warriors squads, a snarling pack of skaters well-versed in circuit-track warfare and helmeted pirouettes.
The May 21 game sees the girls go head-to-hip-to-gut with both the Vette City Vixens of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and the Jet City Rollergirls of Everett, Washington. First-time roller-derby revelers will catch on to the rules quickly—star-helmeted jammers shove their way through the arena, accruing points for each passed opponent and well-executed rendition of the Hokey Pokey. Sit back and watch a skating saga unfold as the Rollergirls' Four-Leaf Roller, Maulin Monroe, and LeeAnn Crimes block, pivot, and jam their way into your hearts.