DALLAS - Lace up your skates! For some ladies there's no better way to have fun than with a hard-hitting, knock-down, drag out roller derby!
News 8's Colleen Coyle took the track Tuesday with Assassination City - the largest women's flat track roller derby league in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Started in 2005, the league has grown from 17 skaters to more than 200 skaters! However, the sport itself has gone through some changes over the decades.
"It's not like the 70's roller derby that you see that was wrestling...with the bleach blonde bombers and people hitting eachother over the heads with chairs. It's not like that. It's more athletic. It's more an Olympic style sport. We're kind of shooting for the X-Games - possibly the Olympics in the future and we want people to see it's still got the Rock 'n Roll, but it's more athletically driven than it used to be," Trigger Mortis from Assassination City said.
See Assassination City in action Saturday March 10th at the next bout. Doors open at 5:15pm. They will also be introducing their newest home team - Ruby's Revenge!