They are in the middle of their season, but you may not even know they exist. It is an all-women sport, but they don’t dribble so much as rumble.
The Atlanta Rollergirls has been around since 2004 when they were one of the charter members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). They have four home teams and three to four traveling teams who compete on the non-traditional flat floor.
The home teams meet about once a month at the Yaarab Shrine Center on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Midtown to battle each other for city supremacy. Saturday, the Denim Demons took on the Sake Tuyas in the early bout while the Apocalypstix battled the Toxic Shocks in the late bout.
The tongue-in-cheek nicknames and the attitude are there, but one will notice the absence of fishnets. One could say they are a classier breed of derby debutantes, but do not tell them that. They are just as rough and tumble as well as cut-throat competitive as any in the roller derby sports world.
The Atlanta Rollergirl’s season runs from February to September. To find out all about their bouts including tickets, visit their website: atlantarollergirls.comWatch the Video