Your local teams are The Notorious VIP, Hoover Damned, Flying Aces and Tommy Gun Terrors. Vegas also hosts two traveling teams, The All-Stars and Black Spade Betties. There's a very loyal and vocal fan base. And, the players seem equally devoted. Their website states, "You have to be a badass to be a rollergirl," before presenting a "Hall of Pain" gallery of on-track injuries. The ladies have sharp monikers like "Violet Tendencies" and "Dolce & Grab On Ya." They're playing for keeps. And, having a seriously good time doing it.
A match lasts two, 30-minute sessions. They do have rules and we've included a video introduction to the basics below. You'll learn about jammers and blockers. One team blocks the other. Get your team member in front of the opposition, you score a point. Team with most points wins. All the while skating 'round a track. And, looking awesome doing it.
The upcoming big game is February 23 with our Sin City Rollergirls All-Stars competing against the Midnight Terrors from Utah. We're calling it a grudge match. They are probably all grudge matches. This is take-no-prisoners competing. It all kicks off at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 on the day. And, the rollergirls have a full season of future games ahead, too. Here's a video of a previous battle. Wouldn't you rather have these ladies represent our city than a new NBA franchise?
And, here are the basic rules: