- September 14th, 2009
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
AZ Roller Derby Presents
Arizona Derby Expo
Sunday, September 20th
Doors Open 6:00PM Bout Starts 6:30PM
USA Mesa Skateland
7 E Southern Ave, Mesa AZ
Arizona Derby Expo
Roller derby has taken the nation by storm. Just a few short years ago, only a mere handful of teams existed. Two in Austin, Texas, one here in Phoenix and one in Tucson. Today, there are hundreds of teams across the nation. There are thousands of skaters. There are special clothing lines at national chain outlets. And there is even an upcoming feature film, produced by and starring Drew Barrymore.
To celebrate the growth of the sport it helped revive, AZ Roller Derby is hosting teams from all over the state in a roller derby expo. Tucson Roller Derby, Northern AZ Roller Derby, and a brand new men’s team from Tucson, the Dry Heat Militia, will be skating with Phoenix’s AZ Roller Derby to bring exposure of the sport to Valley residents, while bringing the hurt to each other! The event will be held on Sunday, September 20th at USA Skateland in Mesa (7 E. Southern Ave., just north of US-60, 480.833.7775). Doors will open at 6pm; tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door, and can be purchased at AzRollerDerby.com.
If you have never seen roller derby, imagine if a hockey fan met and fell in love with a NASCAR fan. Then, to celebrate their love, they created an awesome new sport where participants raced really fast on an elliptical track (a la stock car), but really made it a point to crash into opponents while skating (such as in hockey). Now, imagine all of that at a live, spirited event, and you have a pretty good notion of a modern day derby game, or “bout.” Not only are you sure to have the time of your life whilst at the bout, but if you see roller derby before Barrymore’s movie comes out, you can lament how Hollywood has once again exploited your youth!
In review, your attendance thus assures: 1) knowledge of a cool new take on the sport of roller derby, 2) seeing representatives of the sport’s athletes from all over our great state, 3) high quality, yet stunningly affordable entertainment, 4) the popularity associated with deriding those Hollywood So-and-so’s. You can’t lose!