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posted: 7/8/2013 10:10 PM

Aurora 88s ready to roll in first bout of season

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Submitted by Aurora 88s Women’s Roller Derby

The Aurora 88s, an all-female flat track roller derby league, is holding the first bout of the 2013 travel season.

On Saturday, July 13, come cheer on your local derby girls as they challenge two visiting down and derby teams at the Aurora Skate Center, 34W113 Montgomery Road, Aurora. First up is Aurora 88s 88 Problems vs. Barbed Wire Betties followed by bout number two the Aurora 88s Original Sin vs. Illinois Valley Vixens.

This doubleheader begins at 5:30 p.m. with doors opening at 5 p.m. Get to the Aurora Skate Center early to grab your seat.

The bravest of spectators can test their will with suicide seating located inches from the track on the skate floor.

Admission for the bout is $10 in advance, and $12 at the door with children 12 and under free.

In addition to derby action, there will be a 50/50 raffle, half-time contests, derby merchandise, vendor tables and an open snack bar. Join in the after party at Two Brothers, 205 N. Broadway in Aurora.

Tickets may be purchased from your friendly neighborhood derby girl or online Travel season passes may be purchased online for the fantastic deal of $25 at

The Aurora 88s is a skater-owned, skater-operated women's roller derby league. Its mission is to empower women through athleticism and create an environment of respect to promote skill, confidence, and fun.

They also commit to giving back to the community through volunteering their time and making charitable contributions.

Come out and support your local roller derby and enjoy a great time with the whole family. For more information, visit or visit the 88s on Facebook.