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Star City Roller Girls prepare for Thunder in the Valley

Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:40:00 AM EST
Updated On: Aug 20 2013 08:11:51 AM EDT

They're tough, competitive, and they're do it all on eight wheels.

ROANOKE, Va. -

For the first time ever, the Salem Civic Center will host a roller derby double header.

Thunder in the Valley will include four local roller derby teams; Star City Roller Girls, NRV Brusin' Burgs, Chemical Valley, and Blackwater Rollers.

The goal of this event is to let the Roanoke Valley know that roller derby does exist and how it all works.

Unlike how it was in the 70's and 80's, roller derby is now 100% authentic and real. Nothing is staged and the game really highlights women's athleticism.

Thunder in the Valley happens on Saturday, August 24th, at the Salem Civic Center.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the bout starts at 5:30.

Tickets are $15.

For tickets, click here.