Roller Derby kicks off season in Hamburg

Item photo by Shea Singley Roller Derby

Keystone State Rollin’ Renegades kicked off the new year with a win at the Hamburg Fieldhouse defeating 7 Hills with a score of 194-121 on Saturday night, Jan. 18, as roller derby returned to Hamburg during “Happy Bruise Year!”

The home team, KSRR, held the lead for most of the night much to the delight of the fans including a group decked out in crowns for skater King Quad. Fans lined the bleachers and even sat in the seats around corners two and three which usually see the most action including a few skaters going into the seats throughout the night. Fans loudly cheered for the home team and chanted out the names of their favorite skaters as they enjoyed the first match of 2014.

The young fans were having a blast with balloons and other goodies as they cheered on their favorites and ran around the venue with friends. They were even able to speak with their favorite skaters and use the program to get autographs. A few of the younger fans even brought their own skates and were skating around outside of the track.

Live music, food, refreshments, Girl Scout cookies and merchandise were available at the event.

Orangutang, a high energy hard rock power trio with a twist of funk with grooves around every turn, provided the live music during the night.

An after party was held at The Westy Bar & Grill.

The Keystone State Rollin’ Renegades return to the Hamburg Fieldhouse again Feb. 16.

About the Author

Shea Singley

Shea Singley is the editor of The Hamburg Area Item. She grew up in Berks County and spent three years at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where she double majored in Creative Writing and English before transferring to Kutztown University where she majored in Professional Writing. Shea graduated from Kutztown University in 2012 and during that time completed an internship in the publication department of a non-profit organization in Washington, DC. She joined Berks-Mont Newspapers in March of 2013 and had enjoyed getting the chance to explore the Hamburg area and meet the readers. Reach the author at ssingley@berksmontnews.com or follow Shea on Twitter: @hamburgitem.