Right about now the away bout between the Lehigh Valley Hissy Fits and the Harrisburg Nuclear Knockouts should be underway. I wish the ladies well and hope they emerge victorious this evening. Unfortunately I am unable to make it to this match due to prior commitments this weekend. If the stars are in alignment for me, I am hoping to catch them on the road May 7th when they take on the Long Island Roller Rebels in my old stomping grounds of Nassau County.
Your next local opportunity to see the LVRG will be at their open recruitment event to be held April, 11th from 8 – 10pm at their home track, Independence Family Fun Center in Schnecksville, PA. The LVRG hold several open-house/recruitment nights throughout the season, and this is a perfect opportunity to explore the sport of Roller Derby up close. Aside from “fresh meat,” the Lehigh Valley Roller Girls are always looking for volunteers to referee, keep score, and compile stats in addition to other duties. You don’t have to be a skater to become involved with this rapidly growing sport. For more information about recruitment contact the LVRG recruitment committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other upcoming appearances for the Hissy Fits will include the first two days of the three day 2011 Skindustry Tattoo Expo (expo runs April 15th -17th) at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, Allentown, PA. Check out many of the area’s best tattoo artists all gathered under one roof. In addition to tattoo artists there will be music, art and contests! Come out and see your Lehigh Valley Rollergirls, get a tattoo or just admire the wealth of talented artists we are fortunate to have in the region. Admission is $10 at the door. For additional information on Skindustry Expo go to:http://www.skindustryexpo.com/
Along with the Skindustry Expo, the LVRG will also take to the road on April 16th to challenge the Hudson Valley Horrors at Roller Magic in Hyde Park, NY in the Jam for Justice Bout. The Horrors have thrown down the gauntlet and issued the following challenge to our roller girls, “The Horrors will be dishing out swift and severe justice against those who get in the path of their jammer. Objections and plea bargains won’t save Lehigh Valley. The blockers will slam hard to sentence them to their doomed fates. Those who can’t play well with others will be taken from general population and placed into solitary confinement!” If you are up for a road trip, you can witness the Lehigh Valley Hissy Fits deliver their own brand of swift justice to the Hudson Valley Horrors. For more information and to purchase tickets go to: http://www.horrorsrollerderby.com/roller-derby-blog/