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I am looking forward to checking out Forx Roller Derby’s second bout and double header, “Hell and High Water”, in Grand Forks, this weekend.  Their first bout brought almost 1,200 fans to the Alerus Center to check out this new and growing sport in Grand Forks. Saturday’s event will be a little different from the first one, as some men’s teams have been invited to participate in a pre-bout.

The women of the Grand Forks Sugar Beaters will host the Fargo Furies this Saturday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m., at the Alerus Center.  If you get your tickets in advance through the Alerus box office, they are $12/adult and $5/child 3 and over.  Tickets are available at the door too for $15/adult and $7/child 3 and over.  Children under three get in free.  There will be concessions, merchandise, free kids’ face painting and more.

I may also check out the pre and post parties at TJ’s Sports Bar,  Starting at 5:30 p.m., a party bus will bring fans over to the Alerus Center and back to TJ’s after for drink specials, food and music.

Forx Roller Derby is a new organization, which began in May 2010, when a group of women started a Facebook page asking if women were interested in starting a league in Grand Forks.  The league is made up of skaters, official and many volunteers.

If you are interested in joining them or checking out more details about the event, you can check out the Forx Roller Derby Facebook page.  You might just get hooked!

If you attend the event as a fan or participate, feel free to share your stories with us right here!  It is great to have these new activities and events in Grand Forks!

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  • Debstewart84

    Am looking forward to Saturday night. We went last time they had their bout in Grand Forks and really had a lot of fun! There were so many people there….everyone should come early to get a good seat, or be brave enough to sit in the suicide seats around the edge of the rink….floor level!! Wondering if the men’s teams will be dressing up too? Should be loads of fun!