- $15 for two tickets to a Pikes Peak Derby Dames roller-derby match ($30 value)
- Where: Colorado Springs City Auditorium
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
Games and Dates
- Flygirls against G.I. Janes on Saturday, May 16, at 7 p.m.
- Killer Queens against Candy Snipers on Saturday, June 13, at 7 p.m.
As Colorado Springs’ first and only women’s flat-track roller-derby league, the Pikes Peak Derby Dames are members of the Women’s Flat-Track Derby Association (WFTDA). The tough-as-hammers, take-no-shilly-shallying chicks compete year-round in monthly bouts at Colorado Springs Auditorium. Derby Dames come from all skates of life, from stay-at-home moms to business professionals to amateur magicians with data-entry day jobs. In each bout, two teams duke it out in a series of “jams,” wherein a designated team “jammer” attempts to pass as many of the opposing team’s players as possible on the track. Although roller derby is by nature a somewhat scrappy enterprise, penalties are issued for tripping, illegal blocking, and cutting the track, though no mention is made of banana-peel tossing in the official rules.
A nonprofit grassroots organization, PPDD is operated entirely by its members, who do everything from marketing to fundraising; members also donate time, money, and tickets to local charities. The league consists of three home teams––the Danger Dolls, Killer Queens, and Candy Snipers–– and two travel teams––the All Stars and Slamazons––all in the name of empowering local female athletes. With more than 500 leagues worldwide, roller derby continues to expand, gripping the world in its icy lobster claw.