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One of my favorite group activities was when 10 or so of us went to see the Naptown Roller Girls compete in a “bout” at the fairgrounds. There were tons of kids and families there and it was like watching the Indy 500 but the wheels were attached to feet instead of cars! The sport was explained well at the beginning and it was easy to follow.
Roller Derby was a thrilling, intense and fun sport to watch. We had a great time and we quickly choose our favorite roller girl (their names are hilarious) to cheer on as she skated around the track!
Tickets are available at local businesses and online for $12. At the door tickets are $17 for age 13+, $12 with a student ID, $8 with a military ID, $10 for kids 7-12 and kids 6 and under are free. Seating is general so you’ll want to get there a bit early to find the perfect seat. What is the perfect seat? I guess it all depends on what your comfort level is with risk. We sit far away from the track! The venue will be very loud because of cheering fans so ear protection is recommended for children, and maybe adults too!
During Double Headers, doors open at 5:30pm, the first bout (Warning Belles) is at 6:00pm, and the second bout (Tornado Sirens) is scheduled to start at 8:00pm. Come for one or come for both. Just be there! During Single Bouts, doors open at 6:30pm for general public. The Tornado Sirens begin at 7:30pm sharp! Schedule subject to change. Visiting team subject to change.
The Roller Derby season is a quick one so you’ll want to add these dates to your calendar now!
Bout #1: Dec. 28th – Marsh Blue Ribbon Pavilion
Bout #2: Jan. 25th – Indiana Convention Center
Bout #4: March 15th – Marsh Blue Ribbon Pavilion
Bout #5: April 19th – Marsh Blue Ribbon Pavilion
Bout #6: May 3rd – Marsh Blue Ribbon Pavilion
Bouts at Indiana Convention Center will have tickets through Ticket Master locations.
As with all events and activities listed on this site, please call ahead to be sure that dates, times, cost and availability have not changed.
Indy with Kids was not paid, compensated or provided anything gratis for this review. Costs were covered out of pocket.