New Jersey Stage

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Garden State Rollergirls Host Double Header On September 25

(WALLINGTON, NJ)-- The Garden State Rollergirls (GSR) will host a roller derby double header in Wallington, NJ on Saturday, September 25th featuring the two GSR's teams. The Ironbound Maidens will battle the CN Power from Toronto and the Brick City Bruisers take on the Petticoat Punishers from Central Massachusetts. It is sure to be an exciting, action packed night of roller derby, so don't miss it!

The Garden State Rollergirls LLC is a skater-owned and operated roller derby organization, with members hailing from all over northern New Jersey and the NYC metro area. GSR was established in spring 2006 to bring the classic sport of roller derby to New Jersey in a new action-packed form. The league skated its first three seasons at Branch Brook Park Roller Rink in Newark, NJ before moving to Inline Skating Club of America in Wallington, NJ.

Roller derby involves two teams of four blockers skating round an elliptical track, while a point scorer from each team ("the jammer") tries to fight their way through, gaining a point for each opposing player they pass. Trips, grabs, elbows, and fighting are all illegal – but spine-crunching shoulder barges, hip checks and booty blocks are legit. For more information on the league and the sport of roller derby visit us at http://www.gardenstaterollergirls.com/

Garden State Rollergirls is currently the only team in New Jersey to have full membership in the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). For more information on WFTDA, please visit http://wftda.com/