Deathbridge Derby Dames prepare for final summer strike
They’re at it again. The Deathbridge Derby Dames are tightening up their roller skates, warming up their hip-checks, and shining their helmets for more shoulder-to-shoulder action. On August 11 at the Henderson Ice Arena, they will be tearing up the track against the Kill Jills of Calgary’s Chinook City Roller Derby Association in the final game of the summer season.
Having met the Kill Jills once before in April at the Flat Track Fever Tournament in Calgary, the Dames are anticipating a tough game as vengeance for their 77–35 victory. And the Jills were happy to fuel that expectancy with their triumph over the St. Albert Heavenly Rollers in July.
Of course, it will not be an easy game against the Dames as they rate 25th in Canada, but the Jills sit at 52nd.
A mix of roller skates, full contact, and a healthy dose of attitude makes this sport a thrilling mix of athleticism and entertainment for the audience. Since 2010, the Lethbridge Roller Derby Guild has been bringing the sport alive for the people of Lethbridge.
With doors opening at 18:00 and the whistle blowing at 18:00, attendees will have more than enough time to visit the beer garden and find the right seat to watch the game unfold.
Kids 10 and under are always free, and tickets, if bought in advance online at the league website or locally at Blueprint, Culture Craze, Charisma, or Boarderline, cost $10. They are also available at the door for $15.