After a few months of mixers, NOVA Roller Derby is proud to bring out two of the home teams to duke it out on the track. Join us on Saturday, September 14 at Michael and Son Sportsplex at Dulles , where The Beltway Betties will try to end Vineyard Vixens’ seemingly unstoppable winning streak.
Fans can look forward to plenty of hard-hitting action against these two teams in a bout where (almost) anything goes. Even though they’ve been matched up before, the Betties’ have undergone major changes in the past few months that have completely changed the makeup of their team, making this exciting rivalry a new experience for nearly everyone involved.
This bout will be played following the official rule set of Modern Athletic Derby Endeavor (M.A.D.E.)—a national affiliation of leagues promoting fair, skilled competition. Tickets are $10 if you buy them in advance online, or $12 at the door. As always, children six and under are free. The Michael and Son Sportsplex (formerly Dulles Sportsplex) is located at 21610 Atlantic Boulevard in Sterling, VA. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. While some seating is available, we recommend that fans bring their own chairs and arrive early to snag their spots and grab their pre-bout snacks. The first whistle will be at 5:30 p.m.
NOVA Roller Derby has a charitable mission that focuses on supporting people and organizations that have an immediate impact on our community. This September, NOVA Roller Derby is proud to be working with Blue Ridge Hospice as our charity of the month. Blue Ridge Hospice believes that high-quality healthcare is important at every stage of life. Their organization is dedicated to supporting those who are facing terminal illness, coping with grief, or seeking to learn more about these experiences. We will be holding a 50/50 raffle at the bout in order to support this important local organization.
After the bout, join the skaters as they return to Mahalo Cove for their after party. Located at 46300 McClellan Way in Sterling, Mahalo Cove offers music, drinks, delicious food, and the opportunity to meet and mingle with your favorite NOVA Roller Derby skaters and volunteers. Your admission wristband will get you in with no cover before 9 p.m.
The growing NOVA Roller Derby family—which today includes skaters, referees and volunteers—was founded in April 2011. The league is an active member of Modern Athletic Derby Endeavor (M.A.D.E.). Through strong community partnership, the league focuses on serving our local community through volunteerism. To learn more about NOVA Roller Derby and how to become involved, visit www.novarollerderby.com.