The Detroit Derby Girls Allstars and Motor City Disassembly Line travel teams have a lot of derby yet to play this season. In order to help raise the money to get them where they need to go, they are having a Skate-a-thon. The event will take place on Sunday, April 14 at Riverside Arena. It will go from 6- 8 p.m. It only costs $6 to get in, and that price even includes your skate rentals!
Oh yeah, did I forget to mention that at this skate-a-thon you'll get the chance to skate with the Detroit Derby Girls? Well, that's right, you do! And how many chances will you get to say that you skated with a real, live derby girl?
The night will start off with the skaters and officials competing against each other to see who can skate the most laps in the first hour. Then, you'll get your chance to strap on some skates and get out there with them. And go ahead, ask for a hip check! You know you want to!
To really help them raise their funds, each derby girl is asking for pledges for each lap they make during the competition that night. You can pledge in lump sums or by the lap. To give you a better idea of how much you should pledge, the average derby girl can skate 5 laps per minute! That's definitely more than I could manage. There is a suggested donation of 20 cents or 50 cents per lap skated.
There will be baked goods for sale, as well as Derby Girl merch to purchase. Get a hold of your favorite derby girl in order to make your pledges before April 14. You can visit the event page for more info. And head out to the skate-a-thon to support one of everyone's favorite Detroit sports and help them represent the D in their travels!