Words and Photos By Kayleigh Cyrus | Contributor
The Ann Arbor Derby Dimes will finish their second home season on Oct. 27 in a Halloween-themed bout – with a twist.
All eligible and able-bodied skaters from all four teams – the Huron River Rollers, the Tree Town Thrashers, the Brawl Stars and the Arbor Bruising Company – will be randomly placed onto two mixed teams. This gives the league an opportunity to have a competitive, hour-long bout, but with integrated skill levels and experience.
The action goes down at Buhr Park, located at 2751 Parkard St. in Ann Arbor. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. First whistle at 6 p.m., with a halftime performance from local rockabilly band Devil Elvis.
Ten percent of all ticket sales will be donated to the Washtenaw Community College Nursing Program.
The Dimes finished fourth in an annual 10-team Mitten Kitten Tournament league after finishing last in their inaugural season. They are now looking forward to finding a permanent home as a certified Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association team. WFTDA is a collaboration of leagues around the world that participate in the development of modern roller derby, facilitating sportsmanship and positive influences among strong women.