Get ready to rumble with the Blue Ridge Roller Derby

The Blue Ridge Roller Derby kicks off the 2023 season with a retribution rumble on Saturday, Jan. 28.

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Roller derby combines an impressive blend of acrobatics, stunts, and skills on wheels.

Photo via Blue Ridge Roller Derby

Roller derby is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and here in the mountains.

The full contact sport is played by two teams of fifteen members that pits players (predominately women) against each other on quad roller skates.

Wanna see it in action locally?

Non-profit 501(c) sports organization and Asheville’s first flat track derby team, the Blue Ridge Roller Derby is set to kick off its 2023 season Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Smoky Mountain Event Center at 758 Crabtree Rd. in Waynesville (~30 miles from Asheville).

Ready to roll? Here’s what to know before you go:

  • Masks are encouraged.
  • BYOB.
  • Doors open at 4 p.m., the first whistle takes place at 5 p.m., and festivities end at 9 p.m.
  • Location: Smoky Mountain Event Center (758 Crabtree Rd.) in Waynesville.
  • Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 12-18, and free for kids 11 and under.
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