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Roller Derby: The Charlotte Rollergirls at the Lowcountry Rollergirls, at McAllister Field House at the Citadel
© 2014 by Louis E. Keiner and Lesley M. Etherson.
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2013 season illustration for the Charlotte Roller Girls by comic book artist Andy Smith.
Roller Derby is the fastest growing women’s sport. Here in Charlotte, NC, the Charlotte Roller Girls take on a variety of competitive WFTDA teams at the Grady Cole Center. The organization also takes time off skates to give back to the community and continue to grow the sport.
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Spectators that are new to the sport will find a hard-hitting race, with offense and defense played simultaneously. Jammers (racers) try to pass opposing players to score points. And the blockers do everything (legally) possible to help their jammer through the pack and stop the other jammer from getting through. Seasoned fans will be excited to see that new rules are in place this season: Jammers will take off the same time blockers do, creating an even faster, fiercer start to the bout.
Callin’ off the jam in style
WFTDA leagues will play under new rules in 2013! No minors, yikes! Time to study up before bouting season.