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VA Tech roller derby club gains momentum

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A recently-formed student organization at Virginia Tech is bringing a growing competitive sport to the New River Valley community.

Students with the Roller Derby Club say they have found the sport to be a fun and challenging way to stay fit, take part in a team sport, make connections to the community, and meet new people both on and off campus.

The Roller Derby Club strives to promote the sport of roller derby, bringing awareness to the Virginia Tech community that roller derby is a growing competitive sport. Through a local league, New River Valley Roller Girls, students, faculty, staff, and members of the Virginia Tech community are able to participate.

The league will host an interest night at Adventure World Skate and Fun Center in Christiansburg, Va., on Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. Beverages and snacks will be provided, and attendees will also be able to observe a practice, attend a scrimmage, and skate with league members if desired.

Virginia Tech's Roller Derby Club will also host an on-campus interest meeting at 7 p.m. on Sept. 23, in Squires Student Center Brush Mountain B. Beverages will be provided and ride arrangements for off-campus practices will be discussed.

Women ages 18 and up of any skill level are welcome to become skating members. Men and women ages 18 and up of any skill level are welcome to become skating referees. 

The league will host an interest night at Adventure World Skate and Fun Center in Christiansburg, Va., on Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. Beverages and snacks will be provided, and attendees will also be able to observe a practice, attend a scrimmage, and skate with league members if desired.

Virginia Tech’s Roller Derby Club will also host an on-campus interest meeting at 7 p.m. on Sept. 23, in Squires Student Center Brush Mountain B. Beverages will be provided and ride arrangements for off-campus practices will be discussed.

Women ages 18 and up of any skill level are welcome to become skating members. Men and women ages 18 and up of any skill level are welcome to become skating referees.

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