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Avalanche City Roller Girls set to rock FerniePosted: August 3, 2012

The East Kootenay Roller Derby League (EKRDL) semi finals are set to be battled out in Fernie this weekend.

On Saturday August 4, Avalanche City Roller Girls (ACRG), Fernie’s Roller Derby team, will host the semi finals titled ‘Scrap to the Future’ at the Fernie Memorial Arena.

ACRG are undefeated after three bouts this season and have their eyes firmly fixed on the Grand Final next month. The team has been training extremely hard and has just spent five intensive days fine tuning their skills at Rollercon, a world Roller Derby Convention, held in Las Vegas, NV.

The girls are excited to play in their home town, for the first time and looking forward to have the home crowd cheering them on. Coach Hewhore has no doubt that the girls will put on a great show for the people of Fernie “they’re bringing their raucous, rolling, rampage home to drop the jaws of the fine folks of Fernie.”

The team of nine girls will line up against Cranbrook’s Mountain Town Maulers, this Saturday. Despite the small team, the girls are confident they will cement their spot in the Grand Final.

“The rigor of Roller Derby has honed us into a bullet hardcore of über allies: female athletes ready to seize their rightful place in the finals,” Coach Hewhore said.

Flat track roller derby is full contact, aggressive, competitive, and one of the fastest growing sports in North America. Played on a flat oval track the object is for the ‘jammer’ on each team to get through the pack of girls as many time as possible to score more points for their team. The style is fast and boisterous much like the players themselves; dressed in colourful and inventive derby gear, the sport provides entertainment for all.

Admission prices for this family friendly event are only $10 for adults, $5 for children and students, and free for those under 5.

Tickets are selling quickly and are available downtown Fernie at Freyja Lifestyle Fashion and Board Stiff or online at” and, if still available, $15 at the door.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to watch roller derby in the Elk Valley. The EKRDL Grand Final will be held on September 15 in Marysville.

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