Canberra Roller Derby League Presents Fire and Vice

derbymedia 13 July 2011 2

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Fire and Vice will see an epic battle between two of Australia’s most passionate roller derby teams. Spawned in the hellfires of Australia’s hot tropical north come the Sun State Rollergirls’ Fancy Pants, fancy skaters and indeed wearing pants, they will challenge Canberra’s own icy maidens the Vice City Rollers.

The Rollers suffered a defeat at the hands of the pristine VRDL All Stars in March and they are looking to even the score with another of Australia’s highest ranked roller derby teams. With both teams campaigning for victory the glacial stage of the AIS arena will provide the battlefield for these two mighty hosts to clash.

Reserve your seat NOW to be front and centre at what could be the dawn of a new Vice age.

Date: 6 August 2011
Time: Doors open 5pm, game starts 6:30pm
Tickets: Through TICKETEK, purchase online, via phone or outlets
Adults 16 and over $20, Children 3-15 $10, Family $50, Under 3 free
Venue: AIS Arena, Australian Institute of Sport, Leverrier Crescent, Bruce.

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2 Responses to Canberra Roller Derby League Presents Fire and Vice
Keijidosha Keijidosha 9:53 am 08 Aug 11

As a roller derby newb I went along to check this out on Saturday night and was surprised by a few things:

1) The line of punters stretching a hundred metres or so outside the front doors, waiting to buy (or collect) their tickets. Made me glad I pre-purchased during the week.
2) The size of the crowd – had to be at least 3000 strong. Amazing support for the CRDL, with a roar from the stands every time a VCR jammer made a pass.
3) The 30 minute break at half time. The band was pretty good, but not good enough to make the break seem like anything less than an eternity. I think it would work better with 15 minute quarters and have the band play a couple of songs in each break, just to keep the tempo up.
4) The scoreline. VCR were down about 40-0 after 10 minutes, and 150-50 by close to full time. (I left a few minutes early). Although there was an almost embarrassing gap in talent between the VCR and SSRG I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Hopefully over time Canberra can improve and really lift the profile of the sport locally.

Regardless of the result on the night it is fantastic to see some alternative entertainment in this cultural wasteland and I would encourage others to check it out.

Aeek Aeek 2:06 am 08 Aug 11

Hamish & Andy had to go to the USA to see this?

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