Roller Derby Is Revving Up in Athens

The Classic City Rollergirls are an all female roller derby league making skating in Athens way more than just a pre-teen pass-time.

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On Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 05:46

Athens sports leagues don't just include the usual baseball, football or soccer teams. The Classic City Rollergirls are an all female roller derby league making skating in Athens way more than just a pre-teen pass-time.

The ladies in black and green pull out all the stops when competing. Their bright outfits, eccentric face paint and infamous scowls portray the tough image the Rollergirls need to intimidate their rivals.

Athens residents and visitors flock to the skating rinks to watch this up-and-coming sport. Roller derby consists of skating as hard as possible to ram other girls off the rink. The league consists of the Screamin' Demons, Dames of Maim and a traveling team.

Admission to the Rollergirls' events are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-10 and children under the age of 6 are admitted free.