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Why would I want to play roller derby?
Hey, I’m going to try doing this roller derby thing. You should come with.”
“Roller Derby?! Why on earth would I want to play roller derby?” A pause, then a realization: “I totally want to play roller derby.”
For me, it was that easy – a simple suggestion from a friend. For you? Maybe not so much.
So I’m here to tell you why you should be playing roller derby with the Ohio Valley Roller Girls.
1) Roller Derby is for all women. OVRG embraces all shapes, sizes, ages, and skill levels. All you have to do is strap on some skates and pads and we’ll take care of the rest. We have new skater training classes almost every Sunday at 5pm after our league practices. You can meet your future teammates there!
2) Roller Derby is a fun way to get an intense workout! Tired of going to the gym and doing the same thing over and over again? Each practice at OVRG is different and you will learn new skills that will work all of the muscles in your body!
3) Roller Derby is a community of women who are genuinely supportive and encouraging of each other. Your teammates at OVRG will become like family, always pushing you to be your best. Even your opponents on the track become friends at the afterparty!
4) OVRG is involved in your community. We work with a different local charity every month, whether it be by donating money or by collecting food, we try our best to do good things in the Ohio Valley.
So are you ready to join yet? If you’re still undecided, come check out our bouts this weekend. The OVRG All Stars play on April 18 at 7pm and our brand new B-Team, Wheels of Pain plays on April 19 at 5pm. We hope to see you there!
PS- Hey gents, we haven't forgotten about you! We are always looking for referees, non-skating officials and volunteers for OVRG, so if you are interested let us know!