In roller skating, as in dangling from the edge of a cliff, it's important not to let a fear of falling make you miss an opportunity to hold someone's hand. Partake in adrenaline-charged hand-holding with today’s Groupon to OC Roller Girls in Huntington Beach. Choose between the following options:
For $6, you get a general-admission ticket to an OC Roller Girls event, typically held at 6 p.m. at the Juice Boxx (up to a $13 value; kids aged 10 and younger admitted for free).
For $25, you get one month of unlimited roller-derby or fitness classes (an $80 value). Class members must purchase their own skates and gear, which are available for sale at the shop.
Numbered among the OC Weekly’s Sexiest People 2011, the Orange County Roller Girls promote no-holds-barred wheeled warfare through empowering bouts, as well as a plethora of classes for aspiring skaters. OC teams Blockwork Orange, Pulp Friction, and Wheel Housewives of OC don colorful uniforms and intimidating nicknames as they charge rolling enemies on an unforgiving flat track, or battle to give their favorite opponents a hug on the newly built banked track. Check the schedule for upcoming home games, which typically feature two high-energy, full-contact bouts in one night and may boast up-close-and-personal “crash zone” seating for spectators aged 18 or older.
A basic skating-skills class teaches aspiring combatants the skills necessary to participate in the OC Roller Girls’ School of Hard Blocks—an intensive three-day-a-week training program that gives participants the chance to participate in intra-club themed games or play on the junior derby team (for girls aged 8–17). Meanwhile, those wishing to reap the cardiovascular benefits of roller-skating without the physical aggression or scat battles inherent in roller derby can opt for the OC Roller Girls’ “Fit-No-Hit” roller fitness class. To register for a class, participants must attend an orientation at the OC Roller Girls’ skate shop, usually held Saturdays at 1 p.m.
5555 McFadden Ave.
Huntington Beach, California 92649Get Directions