TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls Season Kickoff

2012 banked-track Roller Derby starts now

TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls Season Kickoff
Courtesy of TXRD

So long, exhibition bouts: The real battle for the soul and control of Austin's banked Roller Derby track begins this weekend. At the end of January, as it is custom, the reigning Calvello Cup holders took on the all-star All-Scar Army, but the 2012 champs the Rhinestone Cow­girls may not want to recall the big defeat they took. Fortunately, the time for good-natured jousts is over. Now it's time for what they're calling the battle of good versus evil as the flame-licked Putas del Fuego try to drag the Holy Rollers into hell. Last time they clashed, the Rollers' prayers produced a narrow 45-44 victory. But this is 2012, the end times according to some, and there's no doubt the fiery Putas have a plan for revenge.

Sun., Feb. 19, 7pm. Doors, 6pm; first whistle, 7pm. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs. $12, advance; $15, door.

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