Roller Derby Weekend: Portland vs. Minnesota & Eugene
What has 112 wheels and innumerable booty bruises? How's about the all-star Rose City Rollers
' roller derby team, the Wheels of Justice! Friday, the pegacorn (pegasus + unicorn)-loving' skaters are taking on the #10-ranked Minnesota RollerGirls
out of St. Paul. Both teams are limping from back-to-back losing games in late July at the RollerCon event in Vegas. Minnesota lost three games because of some tough competition from top-ranking teams out of Denver and Philly; while Portland lost two to Denver and Philly, mostly because they were sporting a second-string jammer roster as not all the gals traveled to Vegas. So now our formerly ranked #2 team is sitting at #12. Both teams really want to nail a win on this late-season game. But mostly we're all wondering who will be jamming for Portland. Should be good!
Rose City's Wheels of Justice vs. Minnesota RollerGirls, Fri Aug 24, The Hangar at Oaks Park, 8 pm, $14-20, tix
Saturday sees Portland's B-team the Axles of Annihilation share the joint (how was that for a hippie reference?!) with Eugene's all-star roller derby team, the Skatesaphrenics. Who will win that one? Eugene's dirty hippies or Portland's dirty hippies? I kid! I'm sure both teams of hippies have very good hygiene.
Rose City's Axles of Annihilation vs. Eugene's Emerald City Roller Girls, Sat Aug 25, The Hangar at Oaks Park, 8 pm, $14-20, tix