Roller Derby Season Playoffs Is Ready For Take Off
The Sun City Roller Girls Season 8th Playoffs are HERE! Las Catrinas and Las Diablas will BATTLE it out at the El Paso County Coliseum, Sunday, Sept. 18th, @ 5pm, on the banked track to see which team will be facing off the undefeated Chulas for the Season 8th Championship NEXT month! All tickets are $7 at the door, kids 10-under are free with ID. The half time raffle will benefit the Child Crisis Center.
The sport of roller derby originally began in 1922 when the term referred to flat-track roller skating races. The sport evolved into a more popular contact, team sport format in the 1930's, which has continued on to the present day. After falling out of popularity in the 1970's, the sport experienced a revival in the early 2000's that focuses on athletic ability as mush as the tough, indie aesthetic expressed by team uniforms and skater nicknames.
The sport has gained even more attention since being featured in Drew Barrymore's 2009 directorial debut, "Whip It," starring Ellen Page.