The Queen City Roller Girls will kick-off 2016, and their 10th season, at 2 p.m. Saturday inside RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St., Buffalo. The season opener pairs home teams the Suicidal Saucies and the Devil Dollies. Doors will open at 1 p.m. with first whistle at 2 p.m.
With a redraft from last year, these teams feature only a handful of returning skaters. This bout will be the first for 14 rookie skaters.
For the first year since 2011, there will be a new champion at the end of the season, as the Knockouts retired. No one knows how these teams will mesh and find a rhythm, so fans are excited to see how this will play out.
Find tickets and ticket packages online at http://www.qcrg.net/tickets/.
About the Queen City Roller Girls
Founded in 2006, the Queen City Roller Girls are Western New York's premier women's flat track roller derby league. The skater-owned and -operated league consists of three home teams and a travel team representing the Buffalo area in the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (the Lake Effect Furies), a travel B team and a junior league.
Since its inception, the Queen City Roller Girls' mission has always been to provide opportunities for athleticism, camaraderie and self-expression. Founded and supported entirely through the efforts of nonpaid skaters, officials and volunteers, QCRG has grown to more than 150 members and continues to expand throughout the Buffalo-Niagara Region.
Visit www.qcrg.net to find out more about your local derby girls.
The Dollies and the Saucies do battle.