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New Hampshire Roller Derby Hosts Second Annual Double Dose of Derby
Roller Consolation 2009, Scheduled for August 1st, 2009, Features Challenge Matches with Skaters from New England and Beyond
Athletes from some of the biggest leagues in the Northeast will bring hard-hitting, fast-paced roller derby action to the Granite State during this second-annual mixed scrimmage event. Challenge events at the second annual Double Dose of Derby will feature skaters from:
• New Hampshire Roller Derby
• Boston Derby Dames
• Central Mass Roller Derby
• Green Mountain Derby Dames (Vermont)
• Broward County Derby Grrls (Florida)
• Ottowa Roller Derby
• Pioneer Valley Roller Derby
• Providence Roller Derby
• and more…
Roller Consolation 2009 – Double Dose of Derby
WHEN: Saturday, August 1st, 5 p.m., doors at 4 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.
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