Roller Derby

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roller derby

(Individual Sports, other than specified) a race on roller skates, esp one involving aggressive tactics
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Roll′er Der`by

a contest between two teams on roller skates, held on a circular track, in which the players try to free a teammate for the opportunity to score by lapping one or more opponents.
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Julie is the active schools and community sports officer with the local authority and following the office discussion a host of new classes rolled into action including baton-twirling, badminton and even roller derbies. She said: "We started a family fitness programme called Fit Families to encourage mums, dads and children to train together with different sports like football, basketball and netball.
THE VERDICT The wonderfully entertaining Whip It is a joyous delve into the murky world of all-women roller derbies, with Ellen Page (so good in Juno) perfect as the young woman who comes of age with the support of her wild and wacky skater buddies.
Dubbed the meanest mama on skates, Calvello began competing in roller derbies in 1948 and is the only professional athlete whose working career spanned seven decades.