The Undead Bettys are back for another roller-derby season beginning tonight that promises to be packed with thrills, spills and a few surprises.
Audiences can expect, “fast skating, hard hits, spins, jumps and tremendous athleticism,” according to Jen Wuest, aka, Admiral DeJenerate #311. “It’s not staged, it’s not scripted, it’s all strategy, speed, endurance and control,” she adds.
One of the surprises this season is the Undead Bettys has ushered a newly formed men’s team.
The Undead Bettys are the first Roller Derby League in the East Bay. They were established to provide a fun sport to promote the empowerment and fitness for all women. They are a flat-track roller derby team who focuses on providing entertainment for fans and fitness and fun for skaters.
If you think you have what it takes to be an Undead Betty or would like more information, visit: http://undeadbettys.com/html/join.php
“No matter what your experience is, your background, your interests, what you look like, what kind of music you listen to, your age, your education level, you are welcome,” says Wuest. “It’s truly a melting pot of individuals,” she adds.
The countdown to bout day begins. The Damned Skaters take on The Resurrection Roller Girls is this Saturday Sept 14th at the Antioch Indoor Sports Center (1210 Sunset Drive, Antioch). You can purchase $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Children’s tickets (3 – 12 years old) are available for pre-sale online for $8.
Paper tickets are sold at the Antioch Indoor Sports Center, Vamp Salon in Oakley, or from your favorite derby guy/girl. Online tickets for this event are sold at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/435913.
Doors open at 6 PM, and the bout starts at 7 PM and usually ends around 8:30. This is an event for the whole family! “It’s family-friendly,” says Wuest. “Many of our skaters have kids and bring them to the bouts.” There will also be a halftime show featuring a local youth cheerleading squad. Fans can meet and greet their favorite skaters after the bout at Bases loaded in downtown Antioch.
By Amy Schrader
Arts & Entertainment Editor
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