Local roller derby team to host ‘Day of Skating Dead’ Invitational

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DERBY: The Bryson City SMRG Lil Nemesisters roller derby team will take on Asheville’s Mad Divas during the double header on Sunday, Oct. 22 at the Swain County Rec Center. Tickets are $5. Games times are 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
(Photo by Kortney Kinkaid)



The ghosts and ghouls will be rolling out for blood at the next event hosted by local roller derby team Smoky Mountain Roller Girls for the Day of the Skating Dead Invitational on Sunday, Oct. 22 at the Swain County Recreation Center located on Deep Creek Road.

The double header will begin with a home bout for juniors’ team Lil’ Nemesisters as they take on The Mad Divas of Asheville.

The action will continue in an invitational with regional skaters mixing it up in Halloween costumes for a brutal battle between purple and green.

Adult skaters and audience members are encouraged to get dressed in their Halloween best and to compete in the costume contest. Prizes will be awarded during the invitational half-time show for audience members.

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Swain/Qualla SAFE, Inc. Established in 1985, SAFE operates on grant funds, private donations and fundraisers. The agency serves quality domestic violence services for the Cherokee and Swain communities. SAFE operates 24-hour crisis intervention, provides emergency shelter, food and clothing. It also provides assistance with civil remedies such as transportation, domestic violence protective orders and more.

The first bout starts at 1pm with the invitational at 3pm. Tickets are $5 at the door for skaters and for audience members. Bring your own chair to watch the action.

If you are interested in becoming a skater, ref or volunteer, SMRG is currently hosting Fresh Meat Training. Practices are Wednesday evenings 7-9 p.m. at the Sk8way and Fun Center in Waynesville through November. Regular adult practices will resume in January at the Rec Center. Contact the team for more information.

Follow https://www.facebook.com/SmokyMountainRollerGirls/ on Facebook to learn more.

– Smoky Mountain Roller Girls