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Kannapolis Roller Girls skate with courage, skill and a bit of glitter, too
On this week's CTW...
Oct. 17, 2013 —
This week, we’re bringing you an adrenaline-pumping competition on skates. We’re visiting a practice of The Kannapolis Roller Girls to show you the physicality and fun you can expect from a roller derby and to tell you about the Roller Girls’ upcoming double header against the Smoky Mountain Roller Girls on Oct. 19 at Cabarrus Arena.
The Kannapolis Roller Girls are a women’s flat-track roller derby league that formed in 2011 and plays by the rules of the Woman’s Flat Track Derby Association. They practice at Skateland USA Roller Rink in Kannapolis. Flat-track roller derby is a fast-paced contact team sport that requires speed, strategy and athleticism. The flat-track version evolved in 2001 and has quickly grown to include 400 leagues worldwide, largely due to the fact that a track can be set up on any flat surface.
Each game is made up of 60 minutes of play divided into two periods. Points are earned by scoring a pass as players race to the finish. It isn’t uncommon to see skaters push, shove, and even jump over other players to earn a scoring pass. Games can get really exciting if you sit track side. You are encouraged to bring camping or beach chairs to get an up close and personal view of the action. Keep in mind in order to sit track side you must be 18 years of age or older.
Although these women are pretty tough, they are also dedicated to supporting the community through volunteering and raising money for local charities. The Oct. 19 event will benefit Cabarrus Victims Assistance Network.
Tickets cost $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Children 10 and younger are admitted free with a paying adult. Parking costs $5 per vehicle.
For more information about 28 Skates Later double-header roller derby, presented by the Kannapolis Roller Girls, from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, call 704-920-3976 or visit
Watch this week's episode of CTW
for details on the following programs and events
NC Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Oct. 17, Gem Theater
Chic Gamine, Davis Theatre, Oct. 19
Dog’s Day Out Festival, Oct. 19, Les Myers Park
Tracy Lawrence concert, Oct. 19, Cabarrus Arena
Nonprofit workshop, Oct. 19, NC Cooperative Extension Office - Concord
Business Startup workshops, Oct. 22 and 29, Concord Library
Computer Class, Oct. 24, Cabarrus County Senior Center - Concord
Flapjack fundraiser supporting the Cabarrus County Senior Games, Oct. 19, Applebee’s on Concord Mills
Healthy Eating workshop for kids ages 5-19, Oct. 20 NC NC Cooperative Extension Office – Concord
Crimestoppers Golf Tournament, Oct 21, Rocky River Golf Club
Pumpkin decorating class, Oct. 19, North Cabarrus Park
Terror Toss Disc Golf Glow Tournament, Oct. 25, North Cabarrus Park
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