Hometown Heroes: Admission to the Atlanta Rollergirls
Combine the speed and grace of roller-skating with the brutality of a full-on contact sport and you’ll end up with the wacky and wild sport of Roller Derby. And in our humble opinion, tickets to the Atlanta Rollergirls are the best way to get a taste of the one-of-a-kind sport that’s taken Atlanta by storm.
What To Expect
- Double Header tickets to Atlanta Rollergirls Roller Derby Bouts
- Get up close and personal to the action at Yaarab Shrine Center on Ponce
- The chance to knock Atlanta’s most unique spectator sport off your bucket list (though we think you’ll be back for more)
When it comes to the weird and wonderful sport of roller derby, the Atlanta Rollergirls are the undisputed queens of the city. For 12 years, the Atlanta Rollergirls have been the premier roller derby league, drawing its 80+ members from local women of all walks of life. At any given Atlanta Rollergirls event, you’ll see doctors, lawyers, students, and all sorts of women from their late teens to their early 50’s mixing it up on the track.
For those who are unfamiliar, roller derby is an all-female contact sport on roller skates! Games, or Bouts, take place on a flat track skating rink. Each team has a point scorer, called a Jammer, and a group of 4 skaters called Blockers. When the whistle blows and the group of skaters make their way around the track, the Jammers attempt to score points for their team by forcing their way through the pack of Blockers, who try to knock them off course and slow them down, all while helping their own Jammer get through the pack.
While roller derby bouts are an exhilarating sporting event for the players, they are just as fascinating as a spectator. Bouts are simultaneously off the wall and seriously competitive. The league’s four home teams – the Apocalipstix, Denim Demons, Sake Tuyas, and Toxic Shocks – are all stacked with strong athletes who always put on an intense and entertaining show. League bouts take place at the Yaarab Shrine Center on Ponce de Leon Avenue and they attract an enthusiastic crowd of roller derby devotees and curious sports fans alike. Spectators can even tailgate before the event, bring their own beer, and peruse the various artists and vendors that often set up in the courtyard before bouts.
Atlanta roller derby is so much more than a sport. It’s a one-of-a-kind event that combines pulse-pounding athletic competition with a fun subculture and a supportive community to create an Atlanta bucket list experience that can’t be missed!