There’s not a single occasion where girls kicking ass isn’t awesome. Not to mention girls kicking the asses of other girls in competitive, sometimes violent bouts. The Texas Rollergirls is an Austin original non-profit amateur Women’s Flat Track Derby league, starting in 2003 as the only sports league of it’s kind. The Texas Rollergirls Rock-n-Rollerderby pioneered the Flat Track Derby movement and now there are over 300 leagues worldwide. The Texas Rollergirls takes pride in being 100% skater-owned and managed and Austin born and bred. The league is now comprised of five teams: Honky Tonk Heartbreakers, Hell Marys, Hotrod Honeys, Hustlers and the all-star team, the Texecutioners. Each team has their own style and slogan that rock equally as hard.
These rollergirls are like a big happy badass family with an uber supportive and loyal fan base. The Rollergirls are so cool, Drew Barrymore made a movie about them. You can get a sense of what the Texas Rollergirls are about in her 2009 film, Whip It with Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig and Juliette Lewis. If you haven’t yet been to see a bout for yourself, you’re missing out on something so originally Austin.
The Rollergirls hold once-monthly bouts at the Austin Convention Center where the Austin teams compete against each other or against teams from around the country. This Sunday’s bouts (April 17) are the Texecutioners versus the Cincinnati Rollergirls and Texas Rollergirls Mash Up Teams. Tickets can be purchased for $12 in advance online or $15 at the door. And kids 12 and under get in free. These events sell out, so get your tickets as quickly as you possibly can!