Athens, GA (May 24, 2010) - Classic City Rollergirls gear up for their second bout of the season Saturday, June 5th against Augusta’s Soul City Sirens at 7pm at Skate Around USA in Athens. This bout, themed “Soul City Smash,” will feature powerhouse skaters returning from their thrilling season opener ready for another win. Admission at the door is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-10, and children under 6 are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 through any rollergirl or online. Doors open at 6pm and the action begins at 7pm at Skate Around USA, 3030 Cherokee Road, in Athens.
Classic City Rollergirls or CCRG is Athens’ all female flat track roller derby team. The team is comprised of local stars and college athletes who want more action than a simple gym can provide. For those unfamiliar with roller derby, a recent movie “Whip-it” with Drew Barrymore showcased this newly revived hard-hitting sport.
Although roller derby has countless rules much like baseball or football, the general objectives are simple. Two teams of skaters race around a track to get their point scoring skater, or jammer, past the opposing team. As jammers compete for points, skaters use strategic blocking, power moves and speed to outscore opponents creating a fast-paced, competitive, all-female contact sport on wheels.
To watch the Classic City Roller Girls live please come to Skate Around USA on June 5th at 7pm. For more information or to purchase advance tickets you can visit the website at www.classiccityrollergirls.com.
Classic City Rollergirls is comprised of a committed group of amateur female athletes from a diverse background. From firefighters to librarians, CCRG is for women dedicated to fun, fitness, and a smashing good time. In addition, the league includes a variety of local referees, team managers, and volunteers which make CCRG possible.
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