It’s mad! It’s fast! It’s thrills and wheels, crashes and blocks. From three states, come four teams competing on the flat track. It’s the Tri-State Thriller, the inaugural double header of the Burlington Bombers. Hosted at the Essex Skating Facility on the Essex High School campus, come see roller derby like Vermont has yet to witness.
Since the 1930s, men and women have played double headers of roller derby and now Vermont is home to its first co-ed flat track roller derby league. Our men and women have been training hard and are ready to compete for you!
Up first, in alternating periods, the Burlington Bombers’ Bomb Quads take on the Mass Maelstrom of Central Mass Roller Derby, Worcester, Massachusetts. Experience the growing excitement for men’s flat track derby the rest of New England has known for years. Witness history with this first ever men’s bout in Vermont. The Maelstrom is a rising star in regional men’s derby. They play a short roster, but have experience playing much stronger teams. The Bomb Quads will be taking it to the track for the first time as a team.
The second period will introduce the newest women’s team to take the track in the region, the B-Town Bomb Shells as they compete against Keene, New Hampshire’s Elm City Derby Damez. The Damez are in their first season and have been competing around New York and New England.
It’s all derby all night as the third and fourth period finish the men’s and women’s bouts. Refreshments available all night as well as merchandise from all three leagues and four teams.
Our referee crew comes from all over New York and New England. Announcers Bootsy Killins (Pioneer Valley) and Juggernaut Bitch (Central Mass) rock the microphone and keep you in the know.
If you’ve been a roller derby fan and just can’t get enough, all our teams play by WFTDA rules. If you’re new to derby and have been looking for some fun for the whole family, join us at the Essex Skating Facility, 2 Education Drive, Essex Jct. Saturday August 21.
Doors open at 5pm. First whistle (Bomb Quads vs. Maelstrom) at 6pm. Ladies’ first whistle approximately 7pm.
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