On Saturday June 23rd RRD’s Derailers played Whistler’s Black Diamond Betties in Revelstoke’s first ever, flat-track roller derby bout. Tickets sold out just 2 minutes after opening the doors, and the crowd was eager for some hard hitting action! Strong blocking and quick, agile jammers gave the Derailers the edge they needed to hold the lead through the entire game. The Betties didn’t give it up easy! The final score was 190 for the Derailers, and 139 for the Betties.
RRD would like to thank the fans for their patience, loud cheers and awesome signs! Even if all you knew about derby was to cheer when the Derailers jammer broke out of the pack, you made us feel like rockstars! If you didn’t catch the video before the first whistle, you can find it here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Outside the track, over 50 volunteers and officials helped pull this historic event off! RRD is so thankful to everyone who volunteered their time and skills! It was a steep learning curve for everyone, and we are well on our way to be a well oiled, bout producing, machine. If you would like to volunteer, please contact volunteerRRD@gmail.com . Volunteers benefit from some of the best seats in the house!
We’ll see everyone again on July 21st, when we rematch against Penticton’s Pistoleras! Tickets will be available soon, so please pick them up in advance to avoid disappointment! Doors for this event will open at 6:00pm and our Beer Garden will be re-located to the Suicide Seats!
A special thank you to Lime, our guest coach!
Thanks to everyone who came to take pictures of our first bout! You can find pictures of the bouts here:
Brent Veideman – here
Sarah Mickel Photography – here
Revelstoke Times Review – here * also did the video below, thank you! (wasn’t working this morning but when it does, it’s awesome!