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#1 Jun 6, 2011
Potomac River Rollergirls need YOU!
Have you heard about the fastest growing sport in America?
Want to be a part of a sporting community, meet new people, and get fit, all while having the time of your life?
INFO SESSION: Thursday, June 9 2011 8:30 PM at the Gainesville Starbucks in Atlas Walk
WHAT is ROLLER DERBY?
Flat track roller derby is a fast-paced contact team sport that requires speed, strategy, and athleticism. The flat track version of the sport evolved in 2001, and has quickly grown to encompass more than 400 leagues worldwide. This is in large part due to the ease of setting up a flat track--it can be done on any flat surface that is suitable for skating, such as skating rinks, basketball courts, parking lots, and even airplane hangars. This greatly reduces the capital needed to start up a roller derby league, and allows small groups of people to get a fledgling league off the ground. The DIY spirit that drives the sport allows roller derby leagues to create their own unique identities and adapt their structures to reflect their local communities.
WHO are the Potomac River Rollergirls?
A new roller derby league is forming in Northern Virgina - we will play by the WFTDA rule set with the eventual goal of bouting against our neighboring teams the DC Rollergirls and Charm City Rollergirls (to name a few).
WHY is this team being formed?
We are creating this team as a much needed expansion of WFTDA roller derby in Northern Virginia. Currently, the only WFTDA team in NoVa is DC Rollergirls, who are AWESOME, but sometimes going into the city is too far to travel. This team is intended to serve the metro DC area for those of us further outside the District.
WHERE can you find out more?
You can also visit our blog at www.potomacriverrollergirls.wordpress.com , on Facebook “Potomac River Rollergirls,” or email potomacriverrollergirls@gmail. com.
For more information on roller derby and WFTDA in general, please visit www.wftda.com
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