The Depot was packed, fans of both teams filled the seats, ready to cheer on their respective teams. Our local boys of Uinta Madness, had a little score to settle with the Boise natives.
After a long, cold winter without many bouts to attend, the 2013 roller derby season began for Wasatch Roller Derby with a bout pitting home teams the Hot Wheelers and the Black Diamond Divas against each other.
To begin the 2013 season of roller derby, the Salt Lake men’s league, Uintah Madness, invited Spanish Fork’s Happy Valley Derby Darlins to the Derby Depot last Saturday for some men versus women action.
At the The Hive, the Happy Valley Derby Darlins hosted an event deemed Holiday Havoc. It was an opportunity for skaters across the state to come together, skate against each other, and watch the Molly Morbids take on the Plague from Moab Roller Derby.
Last Saturday I had the interesting pleasure of being at the Derby Depot, minus all the live derby action. Since the fabulous Midnight Terrors were able to make it to the Western Regional Playoffs, Salt Lake folks had the pleasure of watching the live feed of the Terrors play against Rat City of Seattle, Wash.
When I finally found my destination, walking into the old Food 4 Less that houses The Hive, headquarters for the Happy Valley Derby Darlins, I saw how they made themselves a nice little niche in the community.
I knew relatively little about Choice City before heading north to watch them take on the Junction City Trainwrecks. Still a somewhat small league, they travel with two-thirds of their skaters. Knowing this now, I can see why Choice City runs such tight strategies. When it comes to travel teams, just having the time to practice with each other can make or break a winning streak.
Last Saturday the Derby Depot was packed as WRD’s Hot Wheelers warmed up on the track against Spanish Fork’s Happy Valley Derby Darlins’ Molly Morbids in shocking pink. As the fans continued to swarm in, tensions ran higher and higher.
A day filled absolutely full of derby. What more could a girl ask for? Or anyone with decent taste, for that matter?
Saturday, the Salt City Derby Girls hosted their second banked track game of the season, pitting two of my dear friends against each other on opposite home teams, the Bomber Babes and the Sisters of No Mercy.