SAINT PAUL, MINN. - The Minnesota RollerGirls (MNRG) will kick off their 14th season on Saturday, October 21 at 7 p.m. in The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium. Come see the 11th ranked roller derby league in the world compete in a round-robin mini-tournament downtown Saint Paul! Their season long charity is the Ann Bancroft Foundation's Let Me Play Grant which funds athletic and dance equipment or participation fees for girls ages 5 through high school graduation.
Keeping with tradition, this bout showcases the new rookie skaters who have been training all summer. The All-Stars will also be joining their home teams. The All-Stars A team recently competed in Division 1 playoffs in Dallas and earned a place at the WFTDA Championships. The All-Stars B team will also be competing in the B team championship tournament.
Doors open at 6 p.m. The first 200 fans to arrive will receive a limited edition t-shirt. Get there early for a pre-show bout featuring Hangry, Hangry RollerGirls - a fun take on the game Hungry, Hungry Hippos but featuring your favorite derby skaters. Head down to the track at half-time for a live performance by Tubby Esquire. After the bout, join the Minnesota RollerGirls for the official after party at Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub.
General admission tickets to the event are $14 in advance/$16 at the door. Tickets are available at local outlets and Ticketmaster.com or the Roy Wilkins Box Office. Children nine and under have free general admission. Visit mnrollergirls.com for more details.
ABOUT MNRG: The Minnesota RollerGirls (MNRG) organization is a four-team, all-female, flat track roller derby league. Founded in August 2004 by the Donnelly sisters, the Minnesota RollerGirls are members of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). Every Minnesota RollerGirl is held to the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethics and good will and must adhere to rules set by the league and by WFTDA. The MNRG is governed by the skaters, for the skaters. Skaters are not paid and a portion of the proceeds raised by the league is contributed to local charities.
ABOUT WFTDA: The Women's Flat Track Derby Association is the international governing body for the sport of women's flat track roller derby. The WFTDA sets standards for rules, seasons, and safety, and determines guidelines for the international athletic competitions of member leagues. There are more than 400 WFTDA-affiliated leagues worldwide.
EVENT: Minnesota RollerGirls Season Opener
DATE: Saturday, Oct. 21 - 7 p.m. (Doors - 6 p.m.)
TYPE: Flat Track Roller Derby
FLOOR PLAN: Trackside, reserved floor and balcony, general admission floor and balcony (must be 18+ for trackside)
$14 / $16 in advance
$16 / $18 at the door
Ages nine and under do not need a ticket for general admission areas. In reserved seating areas, tickets need to be purchased for children three and older. At the door only, bring your valid student ID to receive a $2 discount.
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DETAILS: Tickets are available at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium Box Office, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone using Ticketmaster TDD/TTY, call 800-359-2525. Certain fees may apply.