Know Sweat: Lava City Roller Dolls Library Night

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  10/24/2013

Roller Derby NightCall off the jam and join Deschutes Public Library for an evening full of fun and sport at Lava City Roller Dolls Library Night. Show your library card at the door for a discount on admission. This event is part of the Know Sweat series at Deschutes Public Library during the month of November.

November 2, 2013 • 6:00 p.m.
Central Indoor Sport Sports

Roller derby has changed over the past decade. Long gone are the days of over-the-top theatrics and overt violence. These days roller derby embraces the athletic principles of teamwork, skill and competition. With a national governing body (WFTDA) roller derby leagues have popped up all over the country.

Although skaters use clever names and adopt sometimes outrageous personas when they skate, derby should never be dismissed as purely for show. Endurance and agility are just two of the skills necessary to be a successful derby skater. According to April Witteveen, a.k.a. Dame Deviant, in addition to the athletic side of derby, joining LCRD provided an opportunity to meet other like-minded people. “Derby helped me meet great friends and play an unconventional sport that’s just as extreme as any other you see in Central Oregon.” Witteveen, who skates for Moulin Bruise, is a Community Librarian for DPL. “Derby is a full-contact game played with offensive and defensive strategies at the same time,” says Witteveen, which makes watching a derby bout exciting.

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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