South Point Arena Rolls with the Punches as the Fabulous Sin City Rollergirls Hit the Track Saturday, Feb. 23
LAS VEGAS, NV – South Point Arena hosts a double-header Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) event featuring traveling teams from the Fabulous Sin City Rollergirls as they go head-to-head against Wasatch Roller Derby of Utah Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. The event will kick off with the Sin City Rollergirls All-Stars competing against Wasatch Roller Derby’s Midnight Terrors.
“It is unique events such as these that allow us to provide guests every type of experience available in Las Vegas,” said Ryan Growney, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa’s general manager.
The All-Stars are ready to hit the track against the Midnight Terrors once again and are hungry for a win after suffering a loss during their last battle. Following the first match-up, Sin City Roller Derby’s Black Spade Bettieswill take on the Wasatch Roller Derby Bonneville Bone Crushers for the first time ever. Wasatch Roller Derby of Utah is currently ranked ninth in the WFTDA Western Region, while the Sin City Rollergirls sit at 15th
“The team is beyond ecstatic to be working with the South Point Arena,” said Sarah Garcia, Sin City Rollergirls league president. “We believe the new venue will showcase our sport in the way we feel it deserves to be displayed.”
The Sin City Rollergirls league consists of four home teams including The Notorious VIP, Hoover Damned, Flying Aces, and Tommy Gun Terrors in addition to two traveling teams, The All-Stars and Black Spade Betties.Roller derby involves two teams of four blockers skating around an elliptical track while a jammer (point scorer) tries to fight her way to the lead. For each opposing skater the jammer passes, the jammer’s team earns a point.
Guests may purchase tickets for $15 prior to the event by calling 702-797-8055 or visiting the South Point Arenawebsite. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door for $20. Children 10 and under are free. Military, fireman, police officials, and EMTs with a valid ID will receive a discount at the door. For more information, please visit the Sin City Rollergirls website.
About Sin City Rollergirls
Originally incorporated in 2005, the Fabulous Sin City Rollergirls are members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), the national governing body for women’s flat track roller derby (www.wftda). SCRG is a skater owned and operated LLC, in which each of the teams skaters act as the owner, managers, operators and members of the league. Each roller derby event consists of 60 minutes of intense, competitive roller derby, combing the speed of NASCAR, the hits of NFL and the offensive and defensive volley of the NBA.
About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
Featuring 2,200 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as free WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a race and sports book area featuring separate viewing areas for both horse racing and general sporting events; a wide variety of dining options, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room; the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon; a fabulous 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment; a16-screen Cinemark movie complex; a state-of-the-art, 64-lane bowling center; and a 165,000-square foot convention center. In addition, South Point holds one of the finest event facilities in the country with the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center, which features more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.
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Tom Mikovits, South Point