Every Sunday and Monday night the Outskirts Fun Center, formally known as Skateland, has a group of women take over the rink: the Bombshell Roller Derby team.
“The owner of Rock N’ Records, Kathy Jersey, and a colleague of hers started the team. They used to skate for DRDC in Quincy and the drive just got to be too much. And they started a team out here,” says member of the Bombshells Amanda Davis.
Roller derby consists of different bouts, which are like games or matches. And the team with the most points wins. A team receives a point when their point scorer, the jammer, passes a member of the other team; resulting in all of the contact.
Davis and her teammates agree it is a dangerous sport. Although it may be dangerous, roller derby has become a popular sport.
The Bombshell Roller Derby team is just over a year old and 30 women have joined. They’re getting ready for their first bout of the season March 1st against the Nemo Viqueens from Kirksville, Missouri.
If you would like to see more of the Bombshells, their bout is March 1 at 7pm and costs $10 or $8 for students.