The league holds a recruiting party from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Westport-Roanoke Community Center, 3601 Roanoke. The event includes a live demonstration of all things derby as well as videos, refreshments and a chance to talk with current roller girls.
League members practice three times a week at Winnwood Skate Center (4426 North Winn Road) and plan to hold a January exhibition bout. Practices cost $5. For more information, call Princess Anna Conda at 816-931-4928. -- Sarah Smarsh
Ice, Ice, Baby
Need skating lessons?
Friday is opening day for Kansas City's most prominent public ice rink, Crown Center's Ice Terrace (2450 Grand). That raises the annual question: Is this the season we'll finally learn to skate? Winters past have seen us flat on our ass while our best friend dazzled the masses with figure eights, looping back and peering down at us every so often to make sure we were "still having fun." And as we limped off the ice, bound for our flask-concealing, cigarette-laden purse, we repeatedly considered taking lessons. Although we aren't sure if we're ready to surrender, we did find out that Crown Center offers a seven-week skating program for $75. We're totally tempted. Call 816-274-8411 for details. -- Annie Fischer