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Roller Derby: WRD Season Opener Saturday

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Salt Lake City's Wasatch Roller Derby kicks off the 2011 women's flat-track derby season this Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Salt Palace, with a charity bout to benefit the March of Dimes. ---

The press release from Wasatch Roller Derby:

"The ladies of Wasatch Roller Derby are ready to kick off the 2011 season with bang! Come help us make a difference in the New Year as our new home teams, the Black Diamond Divas and the Hot Wheelers, take us to the Derby Dimension!

"The evening will feature two 30-minute halves where the Black Diamond Divas will go head-to-head against the Hot Wheelers to raise money for the March of Dimes charity. WRD will donate 40 percent of the net proceeds.

"All tickets are general admission: $10 in advance, $13 at the door, children 5 and under are free. Tickets are available at Hoppers (890 Fort Union Blvd. Midvale), via our website WasatchRollerDerby.com or at the door the night of the event."

Doors 6 pm, bout 7 pm at the Salt Palace (100 S. West Temple). Trackside "suicide" seating is best (if you're at least 18), and there's beer at the Palace (if you're at least 21).

Coming soon to City Weekly.net: Full 2011 Utah roller-derby season schedules from WRD, Salt City Derby Girls, Junction City Roller Dolls and O-Town Derby Dames.