Four home teams are scheduled to take the track April 20 as part of the Cleveland-based Burning River Roller Girls flat-track roller derby league.
The Hard Knockers will kick off the night against the Hellbombers, followed by the Rolling Pin-Ups vs. the Cleveland Steamers. The doors open at 5 p.m. and bouts begin at 6 p.m. The site is Ohio Nets Sports Complex, 12665 Corporate Drive, Parma.
For adults, tickets cost $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Children's admission is $8. General admission, group rates and VIP seating are available, and online service fees apply. Visit www.burningriverrollergirls.com for details.
The Burning River Roller Girls (BRRG) is Cleveland’s first all-female, skater-owned, flat-track derby league, following the WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association) rules and regulations, including how bouts are run, track and equipment requirements, insurance, recruitment and training. The league consists of 100-plus skaters and officials – all volunteers.
The league consists of four home teams (Cleveland Steamers, Hard Knockers, Hellbombers and Rolling Pin-Ups), two travel teams (Burning River All-Stars and HazMat Crew) and a farm team, Pyromaniacs.
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 national and international athletic competitions of member leagues. There are currently 176 WFTDA member leagues, including leagues from the U.S., Canada and Europe, and 103 leagues in the WFTDA Apprentice program. For more information, visit www.wftda.com.