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Roller Derby Thu Mar 31 2011

Derby Lite: More Derby, Less Injuries (in Theory)

If you've ever wanted to be a derby girl (or know a gal who does), but are worried about the time commitment or, you know, major injuries, there's something you may want to look into: Derby Lite.

It's like this: Twice a week, women ages 18 and up meet in either the Oak Park or Forest Park locations (depending on skill level) to practice modified contact skills, do drills and derby workouts (there's nothing like leg lifts while wearing roller skates), and some scrimmaging. This is a chance for those who'd like to learn to skate to give it a whirl, and for retired roller girls and other experienced skaters to get some good exercise.

The next session starts April 5 -- visit their Facebook page or website to learn more and register.

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