Atlanta Girls Roller Hockey Team

If you are into roller skating then you would probably love the excitement that comes out of the sport roller derby. The Atlanta Rollergirls have a league out of midtown which hosts roller derby meets from April – September. Tickets are $15 and can be bought ahead of time on their website.

The rules are a little complicated at first, but once you have caught on it is such a fun sport to watch. Each game is divided into two 30-minute periods. Each period is divided into 2 minute “jams”. In each jam, offense and defense are happening at the same time for both teams. Both Jammers go through the pack at the same time, so each team’s Blockers must work to help their own jammer score points, while also trying to stop the other team’s jammer from scoring.

If you are interested in learning basic derby skills, The Atlanta Rollergirls trainers will be leading a workshop on May 5th from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Clinics will cover skating form, speed control, blocking form, agility, and basic scrimmage strategy. For more information please contact rebelyellow@atlantarollergirls.com.

Roller Derby (30)

Roller Derby (30) (Photo credit: 4nitsirk)

 

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