The Skate Free or Die! All Stars of NHRD will bring hard-hitting, fast-paced roller derby action to the Granite State on June 13th at the JFK Coliseum when they host The Utica Clubbers for the team’s second home bout of the 2009 season. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and the bout will start at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
In addition, the women of NHRD will participate in the annual Sushi Smackdown at the ALL Gallery in Lowell, MA on June 7th, and will host the “Rollin’ Mob Scene” music event at The Blue Shamrock in Lowell, MA on June 20th.
**Sushi Smackdown - Competitive Sushi Making Fundraiser**
WHEN: Sunday June 7th, 1 – 4 p.m.
WHERE: ALL Gallery, 246 Market Street, Lowell, MA
TICKETS: $30 advance / $35 at the door; Available by calling 978-452-8138 or emailing email@example.com
**Home Bout – Skate Free or Die! vs. Utica Clubbers**
WHEN: Saturday, June 13th, 6 p.m., doors at 5 p.m.
WHERE: JFK Coliseum, 303 Beech Street, Manchester, NH
TICKETS: Adults – $8 in advance, $10 at the door and children under 10 are free. Available at http://www.nhrollerderby.com/
There will be live entertainment, door prize raffles from local businesses, charity vendors, and a few guaranteed bumps and bruises.
**Rollin’ Mob Scene**
WHEN: June 20th, 8 p.m.
WHERE: Gemstones above the Blue Shamrock, Lowell, MA
TICKETS: $10 at the door
About New Hampshire Roller Derby (NHRD)
NHRD is an all-woman, skater-owned, flat-track roller derby league with members from Central/Southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts. NHRD was founded in July 2007 with the intention of bringing roller derby to New Hampshire and providing a new and exciting form of entertainment, while also serving as a charitable organization in the community. There is no typical roller girl. The league is comprised of strong, intelligent women who share a goal of emotional growth and physical strength through the sport of roller derby. They come in a variety of backgrounds, ages, shapes and skill levels. New Hampshire Roller Derby follows the guidelines and standards set forth by Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. For more information, visit us on the Web at www.nhrollerderby.com, or on our Facebook or MySpace pages, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/
About Roller Derby
Roller derby has experienced a nationwide explosion in the past few years, and now it's found its way to New Hampshire. This gang of fearless female athletes offers more than your average sporting event. Roller derby is a full contact, aggressive, competitive sport conducted on four-wheeled skates.
Roller derby involves two teams of four blockers skating around an elliptical track, while a point scorer from each team ("the jammer") tries to fight their way through, gaining a point for each opposing player they pass. Trips, grabs, elbows, head-butts and fist-fighting are all illegal – but spine-crunching shoulder barges, hip checks and booty blocks are totally legit.
Erica Hill (Steelia Lunchmoney)
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NHRD is an all-woman, skater-owned, flat-track roller derby league with members from New Hampshire and Massachusetts. NHRD was founded in July 2007 with the intention of bringing roller derby to New Hampshire. http://www.nhrollerderby.com