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 this Groupon.
$10 for One Month of Beginner Roller-Derby Boot Camp ($65 Value)
During one-hour classes held each Monday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., students will run through drills that the South Side Roller Derby ladies use to stay quick and strong. The classes are intended for students interested in an invigorating fitness class or for those who would like to try out for South Side Roller Derby.
Boot-campers are advised to purchase their own helmets, kneepads, elbow pads, and wrist guards, but South Side Roller Derby will provide all the necessary gear for beginner classes at no additional cost. Click here to register.
South Side Roller Derby
Throughout the year, more than 100 ladies compete in the South Side Roller Derby league, racing each other and racking up points during exhilarating bouts on treacherous banked tracks. Owned and operated entirely by volunteers, the league is run by people who enjoy the sport and care about sharing it with their community. In addition to a regular schedule of matchups, the ladies host roller-derby bootcamp classes replete with speed skating drills, derby-specific exercises, conditioning regimens, and hand-holding techniques in case the DJ announces a couples’ skate.