This Saturday, July 28, the Toronto Roller Derby League, the largest flat-track derby league in North America, presents “Derby: Dead or Alive” at the George Bell Arena. For a measly $10 bucks advance ($15 at the door) you can bring the whole damn family to watch Smoke City Betties versus Death Track Dolls. See short skirted chickas smash the hell out of each other while shredding the arena on their quad wheeled roller skates. These ladies aren’t afraid of blood, bruises, and busted bones, and what could be more fun than cheering on your favourite roller derby girl as she elbows and body checks her way to victory?
Roller derby is real bona fide sport with referees, rules, and nearly ninety skaters active in the Toronto league alone. Tickets are available at Rotate This!, Soundscapes and online at Rollerbug Skate Co. But get ’em quick because these seats are red-hot. Doors open at 7 p.m.; the bloodbath begins at 8 p.m.
Photo by Eyeline-Imagery from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.