Green Mountain Roller Derby Family Feud Home Bout! October 20th, 2018

Green Mountain Roller Derby is excited to be playing against themselves this Saturday, October 20th in their Family Feud bout! The league will be split into two team, Ghosts (white) and Ghouls (black), and will have to face each other as opponents instead of teammates!

What’s really exciting, and challenging, about creating two opposing teams out of one league, is that both teams practice the same drills and are taught the same strategic game plans. Being able to anticipate what the other team will do is an advantage, but it’s one that both teams will have on each other. Playing against each other also allows for a lot of growth as a team; playing a competitive sport against the people you usually work with to compete against other leagues will give good insight on the skills and maneuvers that are successful as well the ones that aren’t so successful. GMRD will really be able to utilize this experience to structure future practices in a way that benefit the players and their learning curves.

Speaking of learning curves, every player on this team has spent countless hours practicing, and among them all are some new skaters. GMRD is thrilled to be welcoming three new players onto the track with them for this game. Kurt Copain, Executie, and Dictator Tot (a graduate of GMRD’s junior league Minor Catastrophes), are all rolling onto the track for their first bout! All three of them have pushed themselves so hard to get to where they are now and have gained the skills and have the perseverance to make it through an entire bout. The league is so proud of the work and commitment they’ve put into derby! Also debuting at this game are two new referees! GMRD is beyond appreciative to anyone who is willing to learn all there is to know about reffing for a roller derby bout. There is an array of rules set by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association that are known to be updated every now and then that every ref needs to learn and be able to spot on the track. Roll for Damage and Slothzilla have been familiarizing themselves with these rules and working hard on becoming amazing refs. GMRD is so happy and thankful to have them on board for our Family Feud bout. Just like any family, this bout will be filled with members new and old, both on and off the track!

At every bout, GMRD partners with a local non-profit in an effort to give back to the community. For this game, they have partnered with Steps to End Domestic Violence(STEPS), an organization in Chittenden County whose mission is to “… assist in the transition to a safe, independent life for all those who have been affected physically, sexually, emotionally, or economically by domestic abuse and to promote a culture that fosters justice, equity and safety.” GMRD feels strongly about the efforts that this organization puts forward towards helping those affected by domestic abuse, and to help them raise funds, GMRD will be holding a 50/50 raffle to benefit them. When you come to the game, make sure to buy some raffle tickets and check our their table for more information on ways you can help and for informative pamphlets. In the meantime, check our their website :

Green Mountain Roller Derby wants to thank you all in advance for coming to our game, for your support of roller derby, our non-profit STEPS, and everyone that puts tireless hours of work into running the league. Make sure you visit our merch table to get your hands on our brand new shirt designs for 2018, and learn how you can get involved in roller derby!

Game details:

Saturday, October 20th at the Champlain Valley Exposition.
Doors open at 5:00 pm, first whistle at 6:00 pm

You can take advantage of presale prices at the seven days tickets link below:
FREE Ages 6 & under
$6 Ages 7-12
$8 Seniors, Students, & Military
$10 Adult
Plus fees & taxes

If you purchase tickets at the door, prices will be as follows:

FREE Ages 6 & under
$6 Ages 7-12
$10 Seniors, Students, & Military
$12 Adult
Plus fees & taxes