Enid Roller Girls

 

The Enid Roller Girls are ready to have their final bout of the year.  This year, they are trying their best to go out with a bang.  Not only will they have a change of venue for this bout, but it will mark their first sanctioned bout in WFTDA.

Moving to the Enid Event Center is a big deal.  Not only does it give the Roller Girls a world class facility, it provides for more parking and concession choices such as beer.  Coach of the Roller Girls, Grant Garen said, “I am very excited to be playing at the Enid Event Center. I think our fans will really enjoy it there. They will probably be closer to the action than at Skatetown. The seating will be much more comfortable and stadium style so you wont have to try to see around the people in front of you.”  When reached for comment, the Enid Event Center pointed  us towards a press release that we had already printed here.  Dynamite Enid Event Center!  Thanks.

But Grant’s points are spot-on.  This should be a great venue to watch the action from.  Skatetown was not without it’s own charm and honestly, I had no qualms about it.  But the Enid Event Center is quite simply a palace.

The Roller Girls are coming off a victory in Wichita, but have struggled recently at home.  “I think this will be a great bout.  We have been playing against teams with more experiance this year. It has taught us a lot. The team we will be playing, Roughneck Roller Derby, is a lot closer to our level. So it should be a good game to watch. It will be our first WFTDA Sanctioned bout. It will count towards our International WFTDA Ranking,” said Garen.  “We hope everyone will be in attendance making a lot of noise for us!”

To that end, the first 250 fans through the door will receive a free cow bell courtesy of the official photographer of the Enid Roller Girls, Pete Ramos Photography.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12.00 at the door.

 

I was able to attend the very first practice the roller girls had at the Event Center.  I took some pictures.  Enjoy.