Move over Bengals, hit the showers Mr. Red Legs…there’s a new sheriff in town! The Cincinnati Rollergirls (CRG) are back in action for their sixth year of thrills and spills on the track. Our family has been a loyal fan base since we were introduced to it by the lovely Miss Print last year.
It is simply a great time! The sport is fun and fast paced. Don’t know the rules? No worries – just cheer when everyone else does! I love taking P to something so full of GIRL-POWER! Three-thousand plus fans screaming and cheering on WOMEN! She thinks they are all ROCK STARS and I consider it a plus to my parenting!
Some background so you can strut your stuff:
The Rollergirls consist of two teams: A Team known as The BLACK SHEEP and B Team known as The SILENT LAMBS.
At each home match up, both squads will compete – there is an intermission and usually a HALF TIME SHOW in between.
CRG competes as part of the WFTDA – the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.
The team is owned and operated by the skaters.
Believe me, this is serious business. The competition is fierce and the skaters play hard, but it never turns nasty and sportsmanship is always in play.
They are wonderfully regular gals: moms, sisters, wives, daughters…true role models who have donated over $5,000 to date to local charities
During the matches, there is plenty of family friendly fun to check out – they have a terrific balloon animal artist (you can find him near the merchandise table on the floor). Two “Little Bo Peeps” who are just delightful – and new this year is the WORLD’S MOST AWESOME MASCOT EVER: Wooly Bully. He’s quite the charmer and P is absolutely smitten. At the end of the night, the crowd is invited to descend onto the track for autographs, pictures…plenty of fan face time with the entire team! P loves getting her picture taken with everyone – even the opposition!
Tickets are quite reasonable: $10 for adults; kids 7-12 are $5; and kids six and under are FREE! Parking is FREE! Doors open at 6pm and first match is at 7pm. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, but I believe you can walk up as well on game days.
They have food and beverages available, but we bring in snacks and juice for P to keep the conce$$ion stand runs to a minimum. True Hollywood Story: I usually cave and have to get a Chick-fil-a for $4 . What is it about those yummy chicken sandwiches that weaken my defenses so?
The next home matches are:
THIS SATURDAY (5/8) vs. Chicago – This is SCOUT NIGHT. There is special ticket pricing for Scouts which includes a private meet & greet with the skaters and a commemorative patch. More details can be found here.
Saturday, May 29th vs. Minneapolis CWB (Cincinnati Women Bloggers) is doing a group outing for this match – complete with tailgate and everything! You can find more details here and EVERYONE is welcome to join them!)
Saturday, June 19th vs. Milwaukee
My family will be there with bells on Saturday! So what are you waiting for? Grab some tickets and let’s roll!