Attention wannabe rollergirls: Salt Lake City recreational roller-derby league (read: no contact or rough stuff) Red Rockettes is gearing up for a second round of training sessions next week. ---
The latest info from RRRRD (roll your tongue when you pronounce it):
"Red Rockettes Recreational Roller Derby League will start their third 12-week session on Thursday, April 7. The league is Salt Lake's newest and puts the emphasis on fitness, health and developing supportive female friendships through the game of roller derby. Full training will be given for all abilities. Red Rockettes has a place for every skater from beginner to veteran.
"The league aims to be a place where beginners can start to learn the sport of roller derby, as all minimum skills will be taught, and veterans can improve their skills, as the course will include weekly scrimmaging.
"The course will run every Thursday evening at the Derby Depot (Wasatch Roller Derby warehouse) from 7:30-9:30 p.m. for 12 weeks. The course costs $60. Skaters need to provide all equipment, skates, helmet, knee, elbow and wrist pads and mouth guard. Women's Flat-Track Derby Association insurance is required and costs $50 per year.
Full local roller-derby bout schedule at Utah Roller Derby 2011.