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SPORTS | Roc City Roller Derby Home Opener


Roc City Roller Derby's badass women in black and green are marking 10 years this season, and will host its double header home opener on Saturday, back at The Dome Arena. The all-women, flat-track roller derby league started in 2008, and competes with two teams: The Roc Stars, its Women's Flat Track Derby Association-sanctioned A team; and the B-Sides, the group's travel B team. (The league also has a training program, the Roc Quarry.) This weekend, the Roc Stars will collide with the Black Rose All Stars, and the B-Sides take on the Rotten Cherries — both opposing teams are from Hanover, Pennsylvania. A portion of the event's ticket sales will go to St. Baldrick's Foundation, a charity that funds childhood cancer research, and several skaters and their family and friends will shave their heads during the event to raise a little extra cash. If you can't make the home opener, the league's season goes into July.

The Roc City Roller Derby home opener takes place Saturday, March 31, at The Dome, 2695 East Henrietta Road. Doors at 5 p.m.; starts at 6 p.m. $12 door; $10 pre-sale; $5 kids 5-12; free for kids under 5.