Roller derby makes its triumphant return to Victoria Saturday night (April 7th) as the hometown Belles of the Brawl and Margarita Villains face Squamish’s Sea to Sky Sirens and Nanaimo’s Harbour City Rollers respectively, for what is shaping up to be the most exciting season yet for the Eves of Destruction.
League President The Wife of Wrath says she is stoked for this season:
“It’s an exciting time for our top skaters on the A-Team with being accepted into the best derby league in the world, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. Our house teams The Belles of the Brawl and The Margarita Villains are the bedrock of the league and both games will be exciting. I especially can’t wait to introduce all our new rookies ”
The game marks the debut of this season’s exciting acquisition for the Belles of the Brawl –explosive jammer Kariac Arrest –formerly of Nanaimo’s Harbour City Rollers, and the return of Roller Derby World Cup player Rage. It will also be the first time a number of skaters have played for last year’s Calamity Cup Champion Margarita Villains – Fat Bottomed Hurls, Chip n’ Flail, Kourageous K, Daddy Stronglegs and Femme Fatality — who was drafted to the Villains right out of the junior level where she played for the Eves’ Rotten Apples.
Tickets for the season finale are available online and at Ticket Rocket HQ (804 Broughton), Hive Hair, Esquimalt Rec Centre and Logan’s Pub.
All the action takes place at Esquimalt’s Archie Browning Arena. The event is family friendly (kids under 10 are free!), and includes a beer garden, half-time contest, 50-50 draw and a vendor village. Doors open at 5, first whistle is at 5:30.
The Eves of Destruction Roller Derby League was formed in 2006, has over 80 players, refs, and officials, and features five teams. Adult members play for The A-Team, The Belles of the Brawl, The Margarita Villains and The Hard Cores. The league also has a gender-inclusive junior team, The Rotten Apples, made up of players aged 10-18.