About a week from now in a rink not so far away, Chautauqua County Roller Derby’s Babes of Wrath present their season home opener, “May the 4th Be With You”! The game will, of course, be held on May 4th at Allen Park Ice Rink (200 Elizabeth Avenue, Jamestown NY). The Babes will battle the Niagara Roller Girls, from Niagara Falls, ON. If you find your lack of tickets disturbing, $8 pre-sale tickets are available at Labyrinth Press Company (12 E. 4th St., Jamestown NY), Sharp’s Russell Roller Rink (7385 Market St., Russell PA), or can be purchased from your favorite derby girl! $10 tickets will be available at the door. Doors will be open to the public at 6 pm, and the bout will begin at 7 pm. Admission is free for kids 12 and under. Kids and adults are invited to cheer for the Babes wearing their best Star Wars garb for a chance to win prizes during half-time. CCRD Events Director Frank Besse says, “Roller Derby is an event the whole family can enjoy. We have even invited Martz Observatory to come teach us about the stars!” Food and beverages will be available courtesy of Flantastic Foods.
The Babes will be holding a drawing, and matching funds to donate to the Reg Lenna Civic Center’s Digital Projector Fund. As movies are no longer produced in 35mm film, “The Reg” must purchase a digital projector in order to continue film screenings in downtown Jamestown. The theater’s transition from 35mm film to digital could cost up to $70,000. For more information on how to donate, visit www.reglenna.com.
Join the Babes after the bout for an after party at the Game Time Sports Bar and Grill (850 Foote Ave., Jamestown NY), where you just might find the droids you're looking for. For more info about roller derby events visit www.babesofwrath.com, or check out Chautauqua County Roller Derby on Facebook.