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Congrats AJs!

January 11, 2013

Greetings folks!  We are so pleased to announce that AJ Skateworld is now re-opened for business!  The ribbon cutting ceremony was well-attended on January 4th, and our new managers have already had a ton of interested visitors and skaters!  Check out the local news story here!

Be sure to check out the Times-Virginian (local Appomattox newspaper) and the Lynchburg New& Advance for more upcoming stories!  We are so grateful for the hard work the Wilkersons and the Mayhughs, and other derby friends (shout out to Hell-ga!), have put in to making this dream a reality.  The rink is more family friendly than ever, with WiFi, Turning Pointe Cafe, new lighting, even Zumba fitness classes!  Check out for the new hours and schedule of events.

We are kicking the new year off right with a fresh meat/co-ed scrimmage on Saturday, January 26th from 10 am – 2 pm….get ready for Jersey Wars!!!  For more information check out the facebook page here or at AJ’s website.

This is an exciting opportunity for both our new and experienced skaters and referees to get experience on the track, and with the newWFTDA ruleset.  Major changes include: no more minor penalties, only majors will be called….the jammers now start at the same time as the pack….and increased violations for stop-blocks, track-cuts and destruction of the pack.  Spectators are welcome for a $5 fee – kids under 12 get in free.

Finally, Blackwater Rollers would like to thank our first sponsors of the year:  Timberlake Automotive, Axle Electronics and (Cheri’s mom‘s cleaning service who I have to get the name of).  These businesses have dedicated their support to Luci Van Damsel, Pizazz, and Cheri, and we thank them tremendously for their assistance with our rising insurance costs.  Roller derby is not for sissies!  Please contact us if you would like to become a sponsor – we have revamped our rates and options for 2013.  For more information, contact us at

Check back with us soon for our first home bout February 16th, vs. NOVA roller derby – “Love Hurts!”  See you on the track!

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