The Skate Free or Die! All Stars of NHRD will bring hard-hitting, fast-paced roller derby action to the Granite State on August 29th when they host New Jersey’s Garden State Rollergirls for the team’s last 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.
**LAST Home Bout of 2009 – NHRD’s Skate Free or Die! vs. New Jersey’s Garden State Roller Girls**
WHEN: Saturday, August 29th, 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/
NHRD will hold a canned food drive in conjunction with the bout to benefit the New Hampshire Food Bank. Attendees who bring a canned food item for will get $1 off of admission at the door. Those who purchase tickets in advance and bring a canned food item will receive a $1 refund at the door.
There will be live entertainment, door prize raffles from local businesses, charity vendors, and a few guaranteed bumps and bruises. The women of NHRD will also host a party and meet-and-greet immediately following the bout at Stadium Ten Pin, located at 216 Maple Street in Manchester, NH, just steps from JFK Coliseum; all are welcome to attend.
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