May 182011

EAGLE — Roller derby is making a comeback, and this summer the sport is coming to Eagle County. WECMRD is forming a recreational flat track roller derby league this summer. The league is looking for skaters and non-skaters alike.

Roller derby has a long history as a women’s sport from its beginnings in Chicago in the 1920s to the 1970s when the sport was exploited for TV ratings, and more recently a grassroots come back with skater owned and recreational teams forming across the globe. Modern roller derby is often played on a flat track, although some leagues have both a flat and banked track.  …read more

  2 Responses to “Recreational Roller Derby League Coming To Eagle”

  1. Hey, I’ll be in Vail in July. I play and ref in Helena, MT. Let me know if I should bring my skates! — kp

  2. Hey KP…I’m sure they’d love for you too! The league was looking for skaters and non-skaters alike. The WECMRD Ice Rink is located at 1700 Brush Creek Road in Eagle. Contact Staten for more information at 970-328-5277 or Give them a call! Have fun.

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