Shake. Rattle. Roller Derby.

What’s got 32 legs, 16 retro up-dos and more balls than a bowling ally? A roller derby team. This resurgent sport is getting its proper due this weekend when Assassination City Roller Derby hosts this years’ Governor’s Cup. Seven teams from across Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma are hitting the rink and rollin’ in circles for the trophy and some impressive bragging rights. Bouts will be played from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Fair Park Coliseum, 1438 Coliseum Drive. When it’s all finally over expect no tears, just a rockin’ after-party at a yet-to-be-announced location. Roller derby is family friendly, so bring your kids and let ’em see how tough female athletes can be as the girls of Assassination City put a hit on the competition. A one-day pass starts at $25. Visit for information and for tickets.
Sat., Jan. 28, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 29, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 2012
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