Houston has a well kept secret – it’s roller derby teams! Four teams as well as 2 travel teams make up Houston’s roller derby district. Women compete by roller skating. A jammer, the lead skater, tries to score by passing the other teams members, while other members of her team are blocking and protecting the jammer. It is quite a fun and interesting sport that has been around since the 1920s.
This weekend is the championship games. In Game 1, The Valkyries are playing against The Brawlers for 3rd place. The Brawlers just competed with the Psych Ward Sirens and the Bayou City Bosses in a three way tie for the championship game. So it is down to the Psych Ward Sirens vs. the Bayou City Bosses for Game 2, the championship game. Come check it out! It should be a fun Saturday night!
Photo Credits: Houston Roller Derby