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GRV Bout Canceled

June 24, 2013

We regret to inform you that we are cancelling this event due to a low number of female members at this time.  This has been a rough year for many of our players, some with new injuries and others with recurring problems with old injuries – don’t ever let anyone tell you roller derby isn’t real!  Others of us have moved out of the area, are gone for the summer, or have had family circumstances change.  We are taking this time to re-group and address any changes that may help us meet and train new skaters for our derby family!  Please stay tuned as things develop to keep the Blackwater Rollers rolling….we will post updates as they occur!  (We hope you did enjoy the poster though….special thanks to Robin Grover for use of her AWESOME Harley Davidson Crossbones, our photographer du jour Hell-ga, designer AuROARa, and of course our model, Ms. Luci Van Damsel.)

Meanwhile, in more positive news, we had a GREAT time scrimmaging with Star City Rollergirls, New River Valley Rollergirls and Rocktown Rollers at Lee Hi Skate Center in Roanoke June 23rd!  There was a super group of skaters and refs involved, and it was our last opportunity to skate with our good friend Slingin’ Gritz from NRV for a while.  We wish her and her family the best in her new home and team with the Carolina Rollergirls in Raleigh, NC.

Blackwater Rollers are continuing to develop as a co-ed team and have scheduled a rematch against Blue Stone Roller Derby, at Funky’s Skate Center in Harrisonburg, VA, on Sunday August 11th!   You all may remember this last bout on April 6th as one of the most action-packed events of the season….we certainly enjoyed ourselves, and look forward to playing this awesome team at their first home bout ever!

Blackwater Rollers WILL be playing in a double header vs. Star City Roller Girls on August 24th, at the Salem Civic Center, with help from some special guests from surrounding teams!  Stick around for a smashing good time at the main event, New River Valley Rollergirls vs. Chemical Valley Rollergirls from Charleston, WV.   There will be “Thunder in the Valley”!!!

We will continue our practice schedule of 7 – 9 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at AJ Skateworld in Appomattox until further notice.  Women and men 18 & older welcome – we have skates and gear for you to use until you get your own.  $5 per practice….first one is free.  Come get in shape, meet new friends and have fun.  This is a great time to take advantage of the individualized attention we can provide to teach you everything you need to know….no experience necessary.  Hope to see you on the track!

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