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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Roller Derby Season Kicks Off Saturday!

Posted By on March 5, 2009, 2:29 PM

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Well, sort of: The O-Town Derby Dames aren't quite a proven entity yet and, having lost a handful of skaters to other Ogden league the Junction City Roller Dolls, might be a bit light on team members.

Nevertheless, O-Town will be the first off the starting line for the 2009 Utah roller derby season Saturday, March 7, when their Spring Massacre expo bout (Bloody Marys vs. Graveyard Dolls) goes down at Ogden's Eccles Conference Center, 2415 Washington Blvd., at 7 pm. Will there be beer? Of course--it's Ogden! The Dames have seven more monthly bouts scheduled after Saturday, including an away game against Oregon's Emerald City Roller Girls.

As for Utah's other roller derby leagues, the originating Salt City Derby Girls begin their season on Saturday, March 28 at the Salt Palace); the Junction City Roller Dolls on Saturday, April 11 (at Layton's Davis Conference Center); and the new Wasatch Roller Derby league on Saturday, April 25 (at West Valley's Hollywood Connection).

That's right: Four functioning local women's roller-derby leagues where we had just one a year ago. And you thought I was crazy for giving it all this coverage--now, when will the "real" media catch on?

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