The ‘Mass Attack Roller Derby’ Girls Teach Gazelle How To Play
If there is one thing I learned yesterday, it is to not underestimate the power of chicks on roller skates.
I've never been on roller skates, just roller blades and not since I was eleven. Yesterday I had the opportunity to join the Mass Attack Roller Derby Team for their practice at Carousel Skate and it was lot harder than I imagined.
(Video and Photography courtesy of Kelsey Garcia @ K.Garcia Productions)
Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members that are skating in the same direction around a track. The game consists of a series of short match ups (jams) in which both teams designate a jammer who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team while the team attempts to hinder the opposing jammer.
I thought it was going to be fun and games but I thought wrong. Those girls were tough and they know how to hit. Even though I was in a lot of pain by the end of the night it was fun to learn the ropes of Roller Derby.
The Mass Attack Roller Derby team will have a home opener on May 14th at their new home, the Carousel Family Fun Center in Fairhaven. You can find out more information about the team and events on their website and Facebook page.