A reader tipped me off this week about a kick-ass all-women’s roller derby league in the San Fernando Valley. Just watching the YouTube clip about SFV Roller Derby (SFVRD) has got me feeling like I want to both cry and ram someone into the wall.
The league is the first and only flat track roller derby league in the San Fernando Valley, and the season opener is set for Saturday, Jan. 11, at 6:30 p.m. The interleague bout will pit the Reseda Wreckers against the Topanga Maul Rats at The Lot, 12900 Bradley Ave., Sylmar. You can get all the details by checking out our Events page.
The league welcomes new talent — you don’t even have to know how to roller skate — at their monthly new skater night called “first date.” If you’re over 18, email Recruits@sfvrollerderby.com to RSVP, and they’ll send you additional information. Roller derby is only open to females, but they have roles for men as well, such as refereeing.
Check out their website to learn more, and grab a tissue before you watch the clip.