Southeastern Massachusetts’s Internationally ranked women’s flat track roller derby league is seeking space for league practices and public games.
Our skater-owned and operated 501(c)3 non-profit sports league called the former Silver City Sports Complex in Taunton home since 2013. A change in rink ownership occurred this April, and practice times remained available through the end of July. The league was able to rent space at Driscoll Skating Arena in Fall River until the end of August, until the skating arena installed ice for hockey season. After renovations this summer, new rink ownership informed us that other options were chosen moving forward, such as private functions and artistic skating.
To keep our teams competitive, we require consistent access to practice space. Our teams practice two nights per week. At this time of year, weather can make outside practices a challenge. We’ve been hauling a trailer full of borrowed lights and a generator to a basketball court when indoor practice isn’t possible. Ideally, we’d like to form a relationship with a roller rink, warehouse or gym space, and perhaps add a third night of practice.
Our practice time is spent teaching newer skaters core skating basics and endurance prior to learning contact, and working with seasoned skaters on conditioning, hard hits, technique and on-track strategies.
We’re currently seeking a public, indoor location for our October 17th and November 14th games, and the 2016 season. The floor surface needs to be suitable for skating, free of major obstructions.
In addition to providing live, flat track roller derby to an audience, Mass Attack Roller Derby’s games provide exposure to other local nonprofits such as the Taunton Boys & Girls Club, Silver City Teen Center, and Animal Protection Center of Southeastern MA. A different nonprofit is provided a presence at each game, and receives the proceeds of their 50/50 raffle. We believe it’s important to support the community.
How can you help? Please share our link on social media and let us know if you know of a space that may suit our needs. Including direct contact information for the recommended facility is super helpful. Our email address is massattackrollerderby@gmail.
We appreciate your support of local roller derby!
Your friends at Mass Attack