While pen names provide paper-thin disguises for acclaimed authors, roller-derby names provide sentient battering rams with the human alias needed to enter athletic competitions. Witness the ruthlessness of flat-tracked epithets with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get one general-admission ticket to Providence Roller Derby at the Rhode Island Convention Center (a $10 advanced value or $15 at the door). Choose from three dates:
- Saturday, May 21 at 7 p.m.: Rhode Island Riveters vs. Dutchland Derby Rollers
- Saturday, June 18 at 4 p.m.: Rhode Island Riveters vs. Poe's Punishers
- Saturday, August 13 at 5 p.m.: Rhode Island Riveters vs. Montreal New Skids on the Block and Killah Bees vs. Montreal Les Sexpos
A skater-owned organization, Providence Roller Derby rewards wheeled shareholders and raucous spectators with fiercely competitive action, clever rink wear, and stamina-demanding athleticism. Pack into the Rhode Island Convention Center for 60 minutes of skate-clad action as the league's two traveling teams defend home hardwood against swift interlopers. Co-captains Hot Apply Cry and Hot Sauce lead the red-kerchiefed Riveters into tilts against the Dutchland Derby Rollers’ All-Star team and the raven-aided Poe's Punishers to settle simmering rivalries and arguments over the proper treatment for rink rash. Undefeated in 2010, the Killah Bees join the Riveters for a late-summer doubleheader against the forces of French Canada in a skate-aided intercontinental incident.
Fans track every bruising block and stealthy snipers from the rowdy confines of general-admission seating, where crowds cheer on home-team skaters and cheerleaders taunt rivals with pom-poms made of bandages from past bouts.
Though Providence Roller Derby offers tickets for kids 12 and younger at a discounted rate, this Groupon is the best deal available for adult general admission.
1 Sabin St.
Providence, Rhode Island 02903Get Directions