It's hard, it's fast, it's tough... it's Roller Derby!
New Zealand's premier roller derby event, slam rock is back, live at Rotorua's Southern Trust Sportsdrome! This year the Sulphur City Steam Rollers' Motley Crew take on Taranaki Roller Corps' Rumble Bees for the 2021 Slam Rock title!
Tickets on sale 1st June from Ticketmaster.
Phone: 07 928 4500 or 0800 111 999.
*Ticketmaster booking fee applies.
Slam Rock 2021 sees the Steam Rollers’ Motley Crew take on the Rumble Bees in an on-skate battle not for the faint-hearted.
With a mix of Slam Rock veterans along with some of the league’s newer players, Motley Crew are sure to have a large group of supporters in the crowd and it is anticipated tickets will sell quickly.
Half-time entertainment will include the Steam Rollers’ annual Slam Rock Air Guitar Competition, where members of the crowd are invited ‘on stage’ to show off their skills in the hope of winning a real guitar.
Prizes will also be given to the Best Dressed Adult and Child Rock Stars and spot prizes will be floating around too.
In previous years, tickets to Slam Rock have sold out up to a week prior to the event. So the organisers recommend that tickets are purchased well in advance.
Doors open at 6pm with game formalities commencing at 6:45pm. Food, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
Doors open: 6:00pm
Game start: 7:00pm
Est. End time: 8:45pm
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How the game is played:
In the game of roller derby, which is full contact and has been likened to ‘rugby on skates’, players skate around an oval track in a pack made up of eight skaters, four from each team, who hold the position of blockers.
Blockers must remain within a certain distance from each other at all times. Also on the track are jammers, one from each team who are the point scorers. It is the jammers’ role to attempt to ‘break’ through the pack and score points for each opposition player they pass.
Following an extensive rule set, modern roller derby also includes a large group of officials who keep the players in line and track game statistics. There are up to seven referees required during a game, each with individual responsibilities.
Up to 14 Non-skating Officials are also required, and generally include newer skaters, or in Steam Roller terminology, Groupies.
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