Appalachian Rollergirls face Speed Demons Feb. 25
Kicking off their 2012 season, the Appalachian Rollergirls of Boone are playing the Speed Demons of Charlotte on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Metrolina Trade Expo.
Both teams launched in 2010 and are expecting a good match of skills and game strategy.
According to Katie Betz, an Appalachian Rollergirl and Boone native, the Speed Demons should prove to be a tough team to play.
“We are stoked about starting the season back up and have been working extremely hard on our fitness level, as well as our game strategy, to counter the Speed Demons,” Betz said. “We hear they are a fit team both physically and mentally, and so are we.”
The Appalachian Rollergirls finished their 2011 season with eight wins and three losses. During that time, the team has gained new skaters. For some team members, Saturday will be their second bout ever.
“I am looking forward to my second bout. It should be a fun ride, and I couldn’t do it without the help of my derby sisters. They have taught me a lot along the way and are dedicated to the sport,” said Corey Holiday, Appalachian Rollergirl and biology instructor at the Watauga Campus of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute in Boone.
The teams will play at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Metrolina Trade Expo, located at 7100 Statesville Road in Charlotte.
Tickets in advance are $10, $14 on game day, and can be purchased online at Racecityrollerderby.com.
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