Big week for Birmingham’s Tragic City Rollers, a doubleheader and recruitment drive

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Photo from the Tragic City Facebook page of participants in the league.

No Birmingham Legion FC or Birmingham Iron this weekend?  No worries.

Here is something totally new. Check out the Tragic City Rollers, Birmingham’s  competitive roller derby league today at the Zamora Temple beginning at 4:00pm.

Tonights Bouts

In roller derby language they call their events “bouts”.   Tonight, Birmingham will be competing against teams from Nashville and Tuscaloosa. The first hard-hitting bout starts at 5:00 (doors open at 4:00) with the Tragic City All-Stars taking on the Nashville Roller Derby.  For the nightcap, the Iron City Maidens host the Druid City Dames at 7:00.

What should I expect – excitement

Established in 2005, the Tragic City Rollers is part of the Woman’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). Our league in the Magic City is considered one of the most competitive in the South.

Want to become part of the Tragic City Rollers?

Attend a game tonight, and on Monday and Wednesday try-out for the Tragic City Rollers!

On Monday March 25, 7:00pm and Wednesday, March 27, 10:00pm – The Tragic City Rollers will be holding their 2-night recruitment event! They are seeking skaters of all skill levels, referees, and non-skating officials. There is no commitment necessary and they will have safety gear on hand to borrow.

Each recruitment event will held at Skates 280 which is located at 7043 Meadowlark Dr, Birmingham, Alabama 35242.

Don’t Miss Roller Derby in Birmingham

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Photo from the Tragic City Rollers Facebook page

Try something new this Saturday at the Zamora Shrine Temple Center.  Roller Derby is fun for fans of all ages. During the bouts, the league also supports several charities including the Magic City Acceptance Center.

The Tragic City Rollers league and events are bigger than sports – they empower and build community. Try it out!


Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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