The Civic was aroused Sat., April 30 as the first roller derby home bouts were held between Pacific Roller Derby and Waimea Wranglers Rough Rollers and Hilo’s very own Paradise Roller Girls.
Waimea came away most successful, holding a 2-0 victory over both Pacific and Paradise. PRG lost to Waimea for the second time this season but turned out a 182-105 victory over the Hulagans. Pacific lost both games.
If you missed out on the action this time, don’t worry, local roller derby is ramping up with another home bout around the corner. Saturday, June 4 will be an all day event with four teams scrapping for wins.
“The first game starts at 11 a.m. and the last game probably won’t end until 8:30 p.m.. That’s so much roller derby. I am just thinking of how much I am going to get slammed into on the track,” Hannah “Hawkalolo Hottie” Hawkins, Paradise Roller Girls skater, said.
Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under the age of 5. Tickets can be bought at Jungle Love, CD Wizzard, Mt. View Video, Kadota Liquor, Lucy’s Taqueria, at the door or from any of the Paradise Roller Girls.