Roller Derby

Hammer Derby girls plan a smashing weekend

The Hammer City Roller Girls kick off their 10th season of competitive full-contact roller derby action with an all-Ontario, never-before-seen battle against the Renegade Derby Dames of Alliston.

(Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Aerial Promotions)

(Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Aerial Promotions)

Everything gets underway Saturday (May 2) at the Dave Andreychuk (Mountain) Arena with the Hammer City Harlots going toe-stop-to-toe-stop with the Alliston Bombshell Battalion at 6 p.m. Following that battle of the boards will be the Hammer City Eh! Team squaring off against the Striking Vikings in a Women’s Flat Track Derby Association sanctioned bout that counts for international ranking points.

Hamilton returns a number of veterans to this season’s campaign but will introduce some new faces making their home bout debuts.

Advance tickets are available online for only $13 ($15 at the door). Kids 13 and under are free. Season tickets are also available for only $30.

Other home dates are June 13 and Aug. 8. In June, Hammer City Eh! Team takes on the Montreal Roller Derby Sexpos while the Hammer City Harlots face the Capital City Derby Dolls. The Aug. 8 doubleheader will see the Ann Arbor Derby Dimes visiting the Hammer.

All games take place at Dave Andreychuk (Mountain) Arena.

Sandwich between the June date are two road trips. May 30 will see the Hammer City Eh! Team at Philly Roller Derby Independence Dolls in

Philadelphia, PA, and the next night Hammer City Eh! Team will visit the Garden State Rollergirls in North Arlington, New Jersey.

Hammer City is on the road June 27, battling the Burning River Roller Girls in a doubleheader in Cleveland, Ohio.

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