Welcome to another Richter City Roller Derby extravaganza, this time the Richter City Convicts will be rolling up against Nelson’s Sirens of Smash!
What is Roller Derby, what does it look like? Come and see as these top teams battle it out on the oval track, and learn what’s happening from our knowledgeable entertaining commentators talking you through the action. Enjoy the energy from the comfort of your seat. Grab a drink and some kai from Richter City’s supporting bar and food trucks (Janeen’s Feel Good Food, La Boca Loca, Garage Project). And of course follow your favourite skaters around the track.
6pm — Doors open
7pm — Game starts
Roller derby is an awesome day out for all ages.
Tickets from Eventfinda, or on the door.
Children $5, Kids under 5 are free.
Exit and re-entry available
Our Garage Project bar will be open for non-alcoholic options plus beer and wine. Alcohol will not be served to minors.
Our friends Wellington Free Ambulance will be present for those just-in-case moments.
To ensure the safety of our fans, the first 3 rows of the mat seating right next to the track is 18+ only. There is plenty of other seating, including tiered seating for full track views. Hot tip: Bring a cushion for extra comfort on the wooden terrace seats.
What is roller derby?
Roller derby is a full contact sport played on roller skates around a flat oval track.
Each team has one Jammer and four Blockers on the track at once in periods of two minutes. Jammers score points by passing Blocker’s on the opposing team, and Blocker’s help their Jammer get points and stop the opposing Jammer passing them! Many Referees and Non Skating Officials around the track make sure the game is safe and fair!
Still confused? Come and watch — it makes sense when you see it, we promise!
— We are forever grateful to our sponsors. Thank you Garage Project, Te Aro Physiotherapy, Form Massage, Iko Iko, Aotearoller skate gear, and Rich Coffee Roasters: we love youse. —