Interested in roller derby? Always wanted to go, but were a bit nervous or not sure what to expect? Like the idea of watching other people with awesome nicknames try and push each other down while on roller skates?
This weekend is your chance!
I’m sure there are more technical terms for what happens in roller derby, but I’ve only been to one bout–I do remember that term–and can’t remember any other lingo. The Monumental Mayhem, a roller derby tournament of the Top 10-ranked teams in the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association’s North Central region (thank you for the information, Indy Star), is happening at the Indianapolis Convention Center this weekend, across from our conference hotel!
For those who have never been to a bout, I have to say that it’s a fun atmosphere, and roller derby is more than skating and shoving people. There is strategy involved, and the scoring was (to me) not intuitive; it was fun to figure out how the sport worked, cheer for your favorites, and daydream about what your roller derby name would be.
Monumental Mayhem Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/MonumentalMayhem
Monumental Mayhem Webpage: http://www.monumentalmayhem.com/