Roller Derby

Saturday could be a HARD day in Ancaster

Just because there is no football this weekend doesn’t mean there isn’t any hard hitting action to be had.

(Photo: Darren Stehr/

(Photo: Darren Stehr/

The Hamilton Area Roller Derby (HARD) takes on Tri-City Roller Derby from Waterloo in a double header women’s flat track match up Saturday (Jan. 24) at the Ancaster Fairgrounds. The first game, featuring the Hamilton Bombers, is set for a 6 p.m., start followed by HARD’s second team, the Los Conos, taking on Tri-City’s teams in full contact derby.

The inaugural game for the Bombers (Dec. 5) resulted in Hamilton defeating London’s Forest City Roller Girls, 276-70. The night’s headliners, Los Conos won against Toronto’s Chicks Ahoy, 221-110.

Admission is free.

HARD is comprised currently of two teams, Los Conos and the Bombers, both as full-contact teams in the Hamilton area with a fresh approach to roller derby.

Los Conos is mostly veteran players, while the Bombers are a mix of veterans and newer players.

Players hail from Hamilton, Kitchener, Toronto, Brantford and Simcoe and practices are held regularly at Ancaster Fairgrounds. More information on HARD is available through the group’s Facebook page.

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