New Home For Brawlers

By Kim Reaume

(WINDSOR, ON) – On Saturday, April 20, the Border City Brawlers will bring roller derby to their new official summer home, Adie Knox Arena. The league has yet to find a permanent home but the 2013 season will play out in Windsor’s west end.

“We hope to make some new fans and welcome existing fans to the west end,” said the Border City Brawlers’ PR rep. “We are a family-friendly event and it’s great to be able to play here.”

The BCB’s home teams – the 519ers and Hiram Stalkers – will meet on the track this weekend. The 519ers were undefeated last season so the Hiram Stalkers are looking for their first win since August 2011.

Roller derby is a fast-growing sport and is expanding quickly in Windsor. Last weekend the league held a recruitment night where dozens of potential new players learned about the league and met with vets to quiz them about the full-contact sport.

Along with the two home teams, BCB also has an all-star travel team and their farm team, Windsor A-Salt (made up of the latest recruits who have just recently passed their skills test), will debut May 25 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Border City Brawlers present “Let them Eat Skate” this Saturday, April 20 at Adie Knox Arena. Tickets for the exciting family-friendly event are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. You can get your tickets from your favourite Brawler or visit for more information.

The league’s next event will be a Star Wars themed bout on May 4. The double-header will see the 519ers and Hiram Stalkers each take on a home team from Guelph’s Royal City Roller Girls.


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1 Comment on "New Home For Brawlers"

  1. I am surprised that Eddie has not jumped on the band wagon and suggested the Border City Brawlers make the WFCU arena their new home. Eddie is good at throwing taxpayer’s money around, he could have a special wooden floor made just for these events. Anyway good luck to the Border City Brawlers I’m sure you will find a permanent home.

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