Saturday, July 4, 2009

Upcoming: Roller Derby Workshops

Indianapolis is known as a haven for amateur sports, and the reputation is well deserved. Case in point: the outpouring of support for the Naptown Roller Girls, our local women's roller derby team. The team members have been featured in Indianapolis Monthly and pretty much every other local publication, and the matches often draw sold-out crowds of enthusiastic spectators.

But, what if you want to do more than sit on the sidelines? Here's your chance. The Naptown gals are offering a series of workshops on the basics of the sport. The classes are meant to prepare skaters for the team try-outs in August, but you can go just for fun or to vary your fitness routine.

Classes meet 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in July. The cost is $20, but you'll also need to invest in some safety equipment (quad skates, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, a mouth guard and a helmet). And, you might consider reviewing your health insurance, too.

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