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For those of you who don't know, there's a new sport in town: roller derby. Okay, it's actually an old sport, but it's making a comeback all around the country. A&E television even had a reality show called Rollergirls, if that gives you an idea of its budding popularity.

The 23 women athletes of Green Mountain Derby Dames are busting their asses at practice three times a week, then taking the community by storm, trying to build awareness, recruit skaters and raise funds to make our first bouting season happen in 2009. Most of us are relatively new skaters, but some of us were roller queens in the eighties, ice hockey players or just general all-around amazing athletes — like Star Slayer. Check out this photo of her, snapped by Adam Baisley down on the waterfront.

She freakin' ROCKS. Do you need another reason to love derby?

If you want to support the Green Mountain Derby Dames, consider yourself (and your twenty closest friends) invited to our "fun raiser" on Wednesday, May 28 at Higher Ground. We sold enough tickets to secure the ballroom, so we'll have plenty of room to put on an awesome derby demo for the crowd! You can also see three bands, Bone Cobra, Party Stay and Y69. Plus, we'll have raffles, meet-n-greet with dames and more. Tickets are $15 in advance, and you can get them at the Higher Ground box office, online or by asking one of your friendly local derby dames. Friend us on MySpace!

Skates and laces,
Ms. Candy Corn-ary
(or, as my Seven Days colleagues call me, Allison)

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