Providence Roller Derby: 2018 Travel Season Off To Hot Start

Providence Roller Derby’s travel teams of The Rhode Island Riveters (A Team, ranked #99) and the Killah Bees (B Team) are spending more of their season away than they are home, and taking advantage of back-to-back weekend bouts and multi-day tournaments to improve their game play and overall ranking with WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association). The only downside is the smaller number of travel bouts played at home, but PRD’s home season will fill that gap for local fans.

Travel season kicked off over the Canadian border, eh, during the weekend of March 10-11. Toronto (#88) defeated PRD 237-141, but PRD was able to top Tri City (#89) 182-166.

PRD’s return home will be quite the showcase on Saturday, April 7 at 5:30pm at the West Warwick Civic Center. The double header will feature the Bees taking on Connecticut’s Yankee Brutals and an exhibition fun bout of Team Unicorn vs. Team Merfolk, both featuring many new faces of the league. As a bonus attraction, Providence Junior Roller Derby will have their own expo to demonstrate their new skills. Tickets are on sale at providencerollerderby.ticketleap.com

After that, PRD will be competing at two WFTDA-sanctioned tournaments. Their first stop will be at Siege of Central New York (Rome, NY) the weekend of April 21 – 22. Then it’s on to their second year at Midwest Brewhaha (Milwaukee, WI) June 1 – 3.

The Bees will close out the travel season competing at the 2018 All Eight On The Floor Tournament August 11 – 12 in Worcester, Mass. More dates for travel and the upcoming home season will be announced on their Facebook page and on providencerollerderby.com. Also keep up on up-to-date information regarding classes, recruitment and volunteer work with PRD through the website.

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