Calgary, Alberta (PRWEB) April 11, 2013
The second annual Flat Track Fever roller derby tournament happens this weekend at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, Alberta. The tournament is once again bringing women’s, men’s, co-ed and junior derby action to the Olympic Oval in Calgary. This year’s tournament runs April 12-14 at the University of Calgary campus venue. With 18 teams competing, 13 from the province of Alberta, the event highlights the growth of the sport both locally and worldwide.
Chinook City Roller Derby Kill Jills (Calgary)
Calgary Roller Derby All Stars (Calgary)
Oil City Derby Girls All Stars (Edmonton)
E-ville Roller Derby (Edmonton)
Arch Angels (St. Albert)
Red Deer Roller Derby Association Belladonnas (Red Deer)
Lakeland Ladykillers (Bonnyville/Cold Lake)
Central Alberta Roller Derby Association (Stettler/Lacombe)
Grande Prairie Roller Derby Association (Grande Prairie)
Tar Sand Betties (Fort McMurray)
Avalanche City Roller Girls (Fernie, BC)
Pile O’ Bones Sugar Skulls (Regina, SK)
Saskatoon Roller Derby League (Saskatoon)
Chinook City Roller Derby Reservoir Dogs (Calgary)
River City Riot (Edmonton)
Puget Sound Outcast Derby (Tacoma, WA)
Red Deer Roller Derby Association Dreadnaughts (Red Deer)
Vancouver Murder (Vancouver)
Flat Track Fever is thrilled to announce that Robert Stroupe (AKA Dumptruck) will be the feature announcer at this year’s tournament. Dumptruck has been an announcer for the Denver Roller Dolls, Rocky Mtn. Roller Girls, and numerous other women’s roller derby events globally, including Australia for the 1st ever roller derby event in the southern hemisphere. He’s was the national emcee for the Southern Comfort Music Experience alongside artists like Gnarles Barkley, The Roots, Common, Justice, and Black Keys. In 2012 Dumptruck hit to the road as the spokesperson for Harley-Davidson on the NHRA circuit across the United States. Now he’s got his sights on Canada and will be rocking the mic at Flat Track Fever!
Flat Track Fever starts Friday, April 12 at 9:00 and wraps up Sunday, April 14 with the semi-final and final games for both the men and women. A total of 45 games will be played over the three day event. The men’s and women’s field will compete for national rankings. Juniors will play a series of open scrimmages in their age groups. Co-ed bouts will include mixed (men and women) competitive teams from Edmonton and Calgary. Complete schedule is now online at: http://flattrackfever.com/schedule/.
For media accreditation, visit http://flattrackfever.com/media/mediaaccreditation/.
Advanced tickets are available online through Brown Paper Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/303467/ or in Calgary at NERD Roller Skates http://www.nerdskates.com/, 917 12th Street SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 3H6, phone: (587) 353-8505.
Flat Track Fever is the single, largest flat track roller derby tournament event in Western Canada. On April 12, 13, and 14, 2013, Chinook City Roller Derby will host two single elimination tournaments - one women's and one men's. The tournament will feature 13 women's teams from Alberta, Saskatchewan and B.C.; 5 men's teams from the North Central and Western regions of the USA, BC, and Alberta; as well as co-ed bouts and junior bouts to showcase the present and future of roller derby! It will also include an extensive vendor village of local, national, and international vendors from the roller derby, fashion, and sports industries. Flat Track Fever is presented through the generous support of NERD Roller Skates, Millstreet Brewery, Riedell Skates, RAD Printing, CRDI, Bad Girlfriend Skates, The Ship & Anchor Pub, Mount Royal College Massage Therapy, Tourism Calgary, and CJSW 90.9 FM.
Chinook City Roller Derby (CCRD) is a Calgary non-profit association dedicated to learning, playing, and promoting co-ed roller derby in a skater owned and operated team atmosphere. Roller Derby is a sport based on the principles of community, sportsmanship, and competition driven by volunteerism; all aspects of league formation and operation are organized by team members for team members on a purely volunteer basis. Since its formation in early 2011, CCRD has grown to approximately 100 members.
Chinook City Roller Derby