Roller Derby in the Heart of Ithaca
Join the Ithaca League of Women Rollers for a hard-hitting evening of family friendly roller derby on Saturday, June 1st, as members of local fan favorites the SufferJets and the BlueStockings team up for a one-time only intra-league match at Cass Park Rink in Ithaca.
Team members from the SufferJets and BlueStockings will combine to create two new teams for this special eventâ€”the Cascadilla Crushers and the Buttermilk Brawlers. The skating will be fast, the hits will be furious, and a portion of the proceeds will help fund travel expenses as the teams head to tournaments in Philadelphia and Florida, this summer.
This event will also feature members of the Ithaca League of Junior Rollers, including returning vets and rookie skaters, during a pre-bout exhibition.
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Rollers take to the rink at 6:30 pm. Tickets are available at the door for $10. Children 12 and under are free, ages 13-17 are just $5.
The Ithaca League of Junior Rollers is run by ILWR and our adult skaters train these young athletes. Junior skaters, ages 8-17, learn powerful skating skills, build fitness, make new friends, and enjoy a fun, confidence-building team experience in a supervised, competitive league structure. Some of these young women have been with our program since it was founded in 2010, and we have been lucky enough to watch their progression. Please join us in cheering on our junior rollers!
Saturday, June 1st
Cass Park Rink â€“ 701 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca, NY
Roller Derby Bouts â€“ Doors at 6 pm
6:30 pm â€“ Ithaca League of Junior Rollers Intra-league Expo Bout
7:30 pm â€“ Cascadilla Crushers vs. Buttermilk Brawlers
After Party with the skaters, refs and fans at the Haunt – display your hand stamp to get in for $8. The Ithaca Fest Official After Party will have you dancing with music by Big Mean Sound Machine, Black Castle, and Rockwood Ferry.
The remaining ILWR home bout dates for 2013 are: July 6, August 10, September 7, and October 5.
Don’t miss the rollers and their antics at the annual Ithaca Festival Parade on Wednesday, May 29.