Photo: Strong Island Derby Revolution

Roller derby is back for a wheely good time

The Strong Island Derby Revolution rolls into their 2024 season with its first contest next month.

The all-female flat track roller derby squad returns to the rink on Saturday, April 6 at the All Sportz complex at 100 Ruland Road in Melville. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the action starts at 7 p.m.

The Strong Island girls face off against the Hellions of Troy in the opening tilt, and during halftime there will be fun activities for kids, including a race where they can push a skater around the track.

Launched in 2011, the Strong Island Derby Revolution is owned, managed, and operated entirely by skaters and other volunteers, according to its website. The skaters don’t get paid. Instead they pay for all their own equipment and contribute monthly dues to cover costs. The main goal of the team is to foster “a positive and autonomous athletic environment that promotes healthy competition, teamwork, and the love of roller derby.”

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Children age 8 and under are admitted free. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs to sit ringside and be close to the action.

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