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What to know what to expect at a roller Derby Bout? Read below, compliments of our own Banshee Barbrawler, posted on www.anysportanytime.ca
I know, you are all wondering the same thing, right? Those of you that are not seasoned fans yet, might need a little advice and guidance in this area…lol.
How does one behave at a Roller Derby bout? What can we expect at our first bout? All valid concerns my dear friends. As a lover of the sport (and skater, board member and fan)let me take you through this one step at a time, a helpful little guide detailing what to wear, what to bring and when it’s okay to touch a derby girl.
There are many things that the sterotype of the Derby Girl would have us believe, but the girls are all unique. Yes, there will be fishnets, yes, there will be tattoos and piercings and yes, there will be some big hits. There are most definitely some interesting names (ie. Sin D. Lapper, Brazil Whacks, Scream Soda….you get the idea) and a venue with a whole lotta energy!!!
-Signs. Cheer on your favourite derby girl or team. There is a strange, almost symbiotic relationship between the fans and the skaters. The louder you cheer, the harder we skate. We score a point, you cheer louder. The experience and atmosphere is often enhanced with homemade signs…and I have seen some great ones!
-Attire. Truly, pretty much anything goes. There are ranges from people in full Goth getups, to plain jeans and a t-shirt. Have some fun with it, but be yourself. If you try too hard, you’ll be uncomfortable, and it will show. No one will judge you there. As for the girls, expect alot of fishnets and booty shorts
-Do not laugh (too loudly) when someone falls. There’s ALOT of falling in this sport. It’s rough and tough, oh, and did I mention…done on ROLLER SKATES people! Learning to fall properly is one of the first things a derby girl must learn. It’s a better idea to cheer for how quickly they get up
-Watch the WHOLE game. It’s fun to watch the jammer (the girl with the star on her helmet) as she speeds through the curves and makes her way through the pack, but she is only part of the action happening on the track. As I heard someone describe it, it’s “a complicated dance” of blockers positioning, communicating and um, of course HITTING! Don’t be discouraged if you don’t understand all the seeming chaos occurring out there. The more bouts you attend, the easier it will become.
-Ask questions! There’s ALOT of rules, and it is fast paced. Don’t be afraid to ask someone what’s going on. At OCDG bouts, there are even Question Mark Girls mingling through the audience specifically for that purpose. Give them something to do!! Check out this brief video of the basic rules: Basics of Flat Track Roller Derby
-Buy stuff!! T-shirts, pins, stickers, hoodies and beer. These are the staples that all roller derby leagues sell at bouts. Support the league…buy a beer! Barring large sponsorships, the leagues rely on merchandise sales for fundraising. You can also expect to see 50/50 raffles and other creative ways for the leagues to make some money. Bring some cash with you. Most locations do not have ATMs.
-Touching a derby girl. You do so at your own risk A high-five is acceptable…a pat on the rear…well, not recommended. However, should you choose to sit in suicide seating (ages 18+), a derby girl could get up close and personal very quickly during a game. Keep your eyes on the game people!!! A welcome gesture would be for a fan to grab a program, and ask their favourite girls for their autographs…a souvenir that lasts much longer than a bruise from something more, um, inappropriate
-The track. Please, please, PLEASE, do NOT walk on the track!! You may think your shoes are clean, but even a little pebble can be a hazard to the skaters. Our wheels are very hard and the smallest thing can cause us to come to an immediate (and usually painful) stop.
-The after party. What other sport announces to the spectators where they can join the teams AFTER the game? It is encouraged, it is expected! After watching these gorgeous girls beat the heck out of each other, join them at their after party!!!
One last thing to keep in mind when watching a bout, is that this is an amateur sport. No one is paid to be there and they have all put ALOT of work into making the event happen. Be respectful and have fun!
OIL CITY DERBY GIRLS BOUT CODE OF CONDUCT
The Oil City Derby Girls are committed to creating a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for all fans. We want all fans attending our games to enjoy the experience in a responsible fashion.
SAFETY IS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY: Floor Seating is available at your own risk. Watch out for skaters who might breach the safety zone. No-one under 18 may sit in the front rows of floor seating.
DO NOT ENGAGE IN VIOLENT OR THREATENING ACTS: Offenders will be immediately removed from the facility by security staff.
DO NOT HARASS OR VERBALLY ABUSE US, OR EACH OTHER: Foul or abusive language, taunting, obscene gestures towards skaters (including opposing teams), referees, support staff, and event patrons will not be tolerated. Please be respectful.
KEEP YOUR CHILDREN SAFE: Children must be supervised at all times and should refrain from running around the facility. Please be aware that OCDG strives to entertain within the boundaries of a “PG-13″-type rating. However, roller derby is a full-contact sport with flirty overtones and sometimes colorful language.
NO GAME INTERFERENCE: Audience members are to refrain from interfering with the game by throwing objects, using laser pointers or whistles, or entering the track area.
SIGNS: Signs must be of a reasonable size and cannot block the view of others. They must maintain a PG-13 type rating and will be allowed at the discretion of OCDG Staff.
If you have any concerns or safety issues please approach security staff for assistance.