Sunday 16 March 2008

Girls in high speed fight on rollerskates

Chalk up another one for quirky America. We went and saw the Baltimore Charm City Roller Girls take on the Denver Rocky Mountain Roller Girls in a Roller Derby. Roller Derby seems to be a niche sport for Goths(!), which combines elements of speed skating (except on rollerskates) and gridiron. The hits are big, and there is plenty of strategy, manoeuvring, and blocking to get the "jammer" through the pack to score points. Great to watch, there were probably a couple of thousand people at the Baltimore Armoury for the bout. The Charm City Rollers won, go B'more!

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