On May 7th at 4:00 pm, doors will open to the Boom Town’s first ever Roller Derby House Cup. Skaters across Alaska can register for a chance to be sorted into one of the four houses of Hogwarts! Each of the teams (Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin) will have a chance to play each other for a total of six 20-minute rounds (each team plays three times). At the end of the sixth game, all of the points will be totaled and the house with the most points wins the Roller Derby House Cup!
So what’s the catch? Well, for starters the audience will be calling the shots. Teams will be sorted evenly, but that means little when witches and wizards of all ages can pay to cast spells on the players. It might be anything as simple as ‘Reducio’ to remove some of the points a team has scored, or as crazy as ‘Confundus’ which will cause all skaters to move backwards for an entire jam! Even if you’re a roller derby Seventh Year, you’ve never been in a mashup quite like this before.
The fun doesn’t stop at game play. Skaters are encouraged to pick ‘Harry Potter’ themed names, audience members can buy their own wands, and you might even spot the Golden Snitch! This will truly be a magical event for witches and wizards of all ages, skaters and spectators alike. Bring your entire family and check out our activities and games, watch a live drum show during halftime, and sip a Butterbeer while cheering on your favorite house derby style! Come early to watch The Sorting Ceremony at 4pm and stay late to celebrate during our on-site afterparty until 10pm. It all happens at the Menard Sports Center in Wasilla. Children under 6 are FREE!
Skaters, register here! You must know the Magic word to be able to receive your Letter of Acceptance. Contact any Boom Town member for more details!