The Oil City Derby Girls have just signed a contract to play the E-Ville Roller Derby League on September 17, 2011 for the Wild Rose Cup! This is an historic moment in Western Flat Track Roller Derby.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the history of this sport, five years ago there was only one roller derby league in Edmonton: The Oil City Derby Girls. Some of the members branched off and formed the E-Ville Roller Derby League to prove that, like heads, two leagues are indeed better than one – and it seems that they may have been right. Over the past five years both teams have been striving for success, learning from losses and racking up wins in games with teams all over Canada and the USA.
However, despite the close proximity of these two leagues, they have never matched up head to head – or league to league. Last September, OCDG won the coveted Wild Rose Cup from the three-year-firm grasp of Calgary’s Hellion Rebellion. E-Ville was the first team to step up to challenge OCDG for the cup, and OCDG has enthusiastically accepted.
Some say it will be a grudge match, others say it will be a blood bath; one thing we all know is that it’s about time for Edmonton fans to see a bout of such epic proportions! Book it now and be ready to cheer, scream, and flinch as these girls skate hard, turn left, and bring their best strategies to knock each other into oblivion… or at least the laps of those sitting in Suicide Seating.
The game is happening at Hall D in the Edmonton Expo Centre. Keep an eye on www.oilcityderbygirls.ca to see when tickets go on sale.