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Thursday, September 10, 2009

DC has ROLLERGIRLS!!!!!!!!!

Awwwwwww yeah...

Washington, D.C. – In July they rolled through the City of Brotherly Love at the East Coast Derby Extravaganza.


August took them to Maine, where they went head-to-head with Portland’s Port Authorities. September will

finally bring the DC Rollergirls home to the DC Armory to kick off their fourth season.

After winning last season’s League Championship, the DC DemonCats will immediately have to defend their title

against two-time champions Scare Force One in the first bout of the fourth season. The season opener will take

place Sunday, September 27, at the D.C. Armory. Doors will open at 3 p.m. and the action will begin at 4 p.m.

This may be the DC Rollergirls’ fourth season, but for many on the league, it will be their first. This season, 10

new players will grace the rosters of the DC Rollergirls’ home teams, distributed across the DC DemonCats, Scare

Force One and the Cherry Blossom Bombshells. Ivana Tripabitch, Velocity Raptor and Dyke Diggler are just a

few of the new faces you can expect to see blocking, bruising, and skating their hearts out in their first Armory

bout. And DC Rollergirl favorites like Guantanamo Babe, Condoleezza Slice and ShREDica will continue to be

forces to reckon with on the Armory floor.

The action kicks off with an expo bout, with our own Cherry Blossom Bombshells going toe-stop to toe-stop with

the Wilmington Ruff Rollers of Wilmington, Del. Half-time will feature D-Block Crew, the award-winning step

team from Dominion High School in Sterling, Va.

Tickets are just $12 for ages 12 and up, $6 for children 6 to 11 and free for kids 5 and under. They are available in

advance through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com) or at the door on bout day. Individuals with a valid

military I.D. receive admission for only $10 at the door.

The D.C. Armory is located at 2001 East Capitol Street, SE, in Washington. Secure lot parking is available for $7.

In addition, the Armory is adjacent to the Stadium-Armory Metro Station on the Blue and Orange lines.

Can’t get enough Rollergirl action at the bout? Follow the Rollergirls to My Brother’s Place, located at 237 2nd St

NW, for the official DC Rollergirls After Party.

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The DC Rollergirls are proud members of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, the national governing body for

women's amateur flat track roller derby. WFTDA is comprised of skater-owned and -operated leagues nationwide that have

united to lead this growing sport. Visit www.wftda.org to read the rules of the game and learn more about the derby scene.

Media interested in covering events, attending training sessions and conducting interviews with skaters should contact DC

Rollergirls media relations representative Samantha McGovern at 202-904-9592 or e-mail dcrg.media@gmail.com. Highresolution

action photos