Long Beach Roller Derby
Who are undead, gorgeous, and roll on eight wheels? The Long Beach Derby Gals, that’s who! Long Beach’s own all-female roller derby league is throwing a Zombie Prom, including a pop-up roller rink. Zombies and skaters alike are encouraged to bring their own skates, and rentals will also be available.
On Saturday, September 14th the Derby Gals will play their much anticipated third bout of the season in their brand new space at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles (Warehouse 10, 112 E 22nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90731). Titled “Mama Said Knock You Bout”, the game will pit Gallagher’s Breakwater Bombshells against the Pike Restaurant’s Cyclone Racers.
Long Beach Roller Sport is rolling to a new part of town. The store will celebrate their new location in Bixby Knolls with a Grand Opening event on July 20, 2013. There will be a ribbon-cutting with 8th District Councilmember Al Austin at noon, followed by a party at 7 p.m.
The Long Beach Derby Gals will debut its flagship roller derby teams – the Cyclone Racers and Breakwater Bombshells – at 7 pm on March 22, in front of an anticipated crowd of almost 2,000 people.
Appropriately-themed ‘Back From the Dead,’ the two teams will skate head-to-head, body-slam to body….well, you get the point, these gals like to hit.
Its been a great second season for the Long Beach Roller Derby. Lots of exciting action and close hard fought games featuring the fearless women on the old school roller skates with the fun nicknames and their new banked track.
This year we’re kicking off Zombie Walk Long Beach with not one but TWO cinematic tales of the undead – 1992′s ARMY OF DARKNESS, and our annual tradition, 2004′s SHAUN OF THE DEAD! We’re screening these awesome flicks as part of our new series Downtown Long Beach Drive-In – grab a bite at a food truck (or order food from your window from the Long Beach Roller Derby Girls!), get comfy in your car, tune in your FM dial to the station provided, and enjoy the show!
It has been a great 2011 season for the Long Beach Roller Derby. Every bout on their new banked track has been better and more exciting than the last. In the last game at the Queen Mary Dome the newest team the Belmont Hot Broads were narrowly defeated by the by the Bixby Rollerettes who are now in sole possession of first place.
Roller Derby is back, it’s hot and it’s growing. Fans are clamoring to see the action and local gals are lining up to play. It is this explosive energy that has allowed Long Beach Roller Derby to be so successful in such a short time.
Metro riders can save $5 on grandstand seating tickets for the Long Beach Roller Derby at the Queen Mary Dome by ordering tickets online and entering the promotional code METRO. By going Metro, Roller Derby fans also can avoid traffic and save on parking fees.
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