Roller Derby in Munich - Team Germany vs. Team Italy
Originating in the US in the Protected content , Roller Derby is a fast-paced, full contact sport with lots of power. Speed, team spirit, and a tough attitude, often reflected in the derby names of the female skaters, are characteristic for this sport.
Now is your chance to come see it LIVE in Munich! I’ll be in the crowd to explain the rules, so no worries if you don’t know anything about the game. Come to have fun and cheer on the teams!
Seats are limited, so I recommend purchasing tickets online ahead of time to avoid disappointment. "Online pre-sale" tickets for 8€ are available via Brown Paper Tickets here: Protected content
The opening game is between the Municorns (Munich Rolling Rebels’ B-Team) and the Breaking Bears of Berlin. The main event is Team Germany vs. Team Italy! Both teams competed in the Roller Derby World Cup hosted in Manchester at the beginning of the year—of 38 teams, Germany placed 13th and Italy placed 23rd.
-15:00 Doors open
-16:00 Municorns (Munich B-Team) vs. Breaking Bears (Berlin C-Team)
-18:30 Team Germany vs. Team Italy
Info from the Munich Rolling Rebels’ website:Protected content
Rules and Teams
During a game, there are five skaters of each team on the track: one jammer and four blockers who make up the pack. Every time the jammer passes the opposing blockers, she scores points for her team. At the same time, the blockers try to keep the opposing jammer from rounding the pack, while helping their own jammer get through.
Since Protected content , the WFTDA (Women's Flat Track Derby Association) has been the governing organization which sets rules and determines guidelines for the sport. There are already more than Protected content Roller Derby leagues in the USA. In Germany, too, the sport is becoming more and more popular. Not only big cities such as Munich, Hamburg, or Berlin, but also smaller towns like Freiburg or Wuppertal have a team of their own.
Who Can Join a Roller Derby Team?
No matter how experienced or physically fit you are, in Roller Derby, there is a place for everyone. What is important is that you are at least 18 years old and fearless. Minor bruises are part of the game and are usually carried with pride. Team spirit and commitment are another important part of belonging to a Roller Derby team. Men are also welcome to join the Munich Rolling Rebels – as coaches, referees, and helpers.
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