On April 16, 2016, the Blue Ridge Rollergirls (#74) will face Charlotte Roller Girls (#108) at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. The first bout will begin at 5 p.m., and the second bout will begin at 7 p.m. Both the Blue Ridge All Stars and the Blue Ridge French Broads will battle the teams from Charlotte, North Carolina in a fight sure to thrill loyal and new fans of the growing sport of roller derby.
Blue Ridge Rollergirl Snatch made this statement about the upcoming bout:
“This game will be emotional for me. I skated with Charlotte for seven years, I started derby because of them, and those girls were like my family. As excited as I am to see my old teammates it's going to be hard to play against them because I love them all and want them to succeed, but I also want to win. I am now a proud member of the Blue Ridge Roller Girls and I promise that I will play my heart out and show no mercy when I'm on the track, but when that final whistle blows there will be plenty of hugs to go around.”
The Blue Ridge Rollergirls will be honoring the Iron Girls as their chosen charity for this bout. Iron girls is an organization that teaches girls to value fitness and nutrition, and also gives them the opportunity to improve their health and fitness by encouraging them to exercise at local gyms
Ticket prices are $13. Children 10-years-old and younger will receive free admission. We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information, please contact Princess Suck It Up Buttercup (Nicole Orlovitz) at 828-301-8449.
ABOUT BLUE RIDGE ROLLERGIRLS: The Blue Ridge Rollergirls comprise Asheville, NC’s first all-female, flat track roller derby league. The league’s mission is to actively create, promote, and sustain an environment that fosters strength, courage, vitality, and the empowerment of women in the roller derby sport. In 2014, the Blue Ridge Rollergirls experienced a winning season with a record of 11-2. The Blue Ridge Rollergirls have “rolled local” in Asheville since 2006 and have been full members of WFTDA since 2012.
ABOUT WFTDA: The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is the international governing body for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby and a membership organization for leagues to collaborate and network. The WFTDA sets standards for rules, seasons, and safety, and determines guidelines for the international athletic competitions of member leagues. There are currently 197 WFTDA member leagues and 98 affiliated leagues in the WFTDA Apprentice program worldwide. The WFTDA is governed by a five-member, volunteer Board of Directors and managed by an Executive Director.