The Smoky Mountain Rollergirls Roller Derby Team will open its 2014 season at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the Swain County Recreation Center in Bryson City.
From all across Western North Carolina, SMRG is a group of mixed-experience skaters, rolling with the punches, and then some. They entertain audiences with bouts against other roller derby teams from across the Southeast.
The team contributes heavily to its community. Whether it be a food pantry drive during a parade or collecting school supplies, these women spread their spirit and goodwill like grease on a wheel. This season, SMRG will be focusing its fundraising efforts on Hawthorne House in Bryson City and The Cherokee Children’s Home. This organization of derby girls is highly structured with various committees to help organize and maintain a good flow of energy.
No skating experience is necessary to join roller derby. The team teaches everything a member needs to know. Practice is at the Swain County Recreation Center on Sunday and Wednesday.
Tickets can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com for $5 or get them at the door for $7. Ages 7 and under are free.