Welcome to the Atlanta Rollergirls 2016 Homecoming and Championship games! We are looking forward to an action-packed night to close out the home team season! We are also celebrating the history of derby in Atlanta with homecoming celebrations- check out throwback uniforms and join us in raising a (non-glass) beverage to honor some of the skaters who started the league and built the foundation for the derby we play today. If you’re not sure what’s going on or even if you’re a seasoned fan with a question about the action, please flag down any of the skaters walking around with an “Ask Me” sign- they are here to help explain the game and help you enjoy the sport of women’s flat track roller derby!
Game 1: Grudge Match- The Sake Tuyas vs the Denim Demons. Both the Sakes and Demons had hoped to be battling for first place this weekend, but you can bet that they will leave it all on the track to end their season with a win. The last time these teams met, the Demons came away victorious, but a lot has happened since January- retirements, injuries and a whole new cohort of rollergirls at the mid-season draft. Will changes and additions to both rosters lead to a different result this time?
Game 2: 2016 Home Team Championship- The Toxic Shocks vs the Apocalypstix. This match up of the undefeated Shocks and the defending champion Stix promises to be one of the highlights of the season. These two teams last faced off in the season opener where the Shocks handed the Stix a tough 33 point loss. Led by all-star Trouble Make-Her, the Stix will be looking for redemption as well as a repeat of their 2015 title. On the other bench, the Shocks will lean on an impressive jammer roster led by Afro Dykee and defense anchored by Team USA’s Baller Shot Caller- fighting not just for the championship, but to finish out a perfect season.
With D1 playoffs, Bs champs and the passing of Jukes and Jams, the entire league has been training hard for the end of the season. These will be intense, high skill games that you don’t want to miss. Doubleheader tickets are available HERE!
BUT ROSIE, you may be saying! What if two games aren’t enough for me or What if I’m free all day Saturday and want to know what else I can do! Well, fans, you’re in luck! Our very own Atlanta Men’s Roller Derby ResurGents are opening the afternoon with their first 2016 home bout against the Illinois Brigade of Handsome Gentlemen. I may be biased, but there’s gonna be a whole lot of handsome gentlemen playing a heavy hitting, fancy-feet-moving hour of derby before ARG even gets started!