Boom Town Hosts Roller Derby State Tournament

Contributed by Jaida Gough, Boom Town Derby Dames

United We Roll Alaska State Tournament
May 5-7, 2017 – 11AM
Boom Town Derby Dames
Menard Sports Center
1001 S Clapp St. Wasilla
Cost: $5-$50

At the beginning of April, Boom Town Derby Dames welcomed Kenai’s Far North Derby for a game that featured new skaters on each team.  

Boom Town introduced three new skaters to their lineup, O’Behave, Checker Vitals and Quilty Pleasure. The pregame nerves started Tuesday and continued until Saturday night when the first game whistle blew. Boom Town won, 215 to 125, and both teams had a great time.  O’Behave ended the game jamming for the first time and became lead jammer! 

In other exciting roller derby news, Boom Town is hosting the United We Roll Alaska state tournament. The tournament will be held May 5th-7th at the Curtis Menard Center in Wasilla. You can find tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. Each spectator pass is only $15 and is good for the entire weekend. 

This year’s UWR tournament will include seven teams from around the state who will vie for the championship. In addition to the seven teams, the spectator pass will also give you access to watch the coed game, rookie games and juniors games. What a deal! A timeline for specific games can also be found online at

The tournament is a great time to watch different teams from all over the state compete and is a one-stop-shop for all your statewide roller derby merchandise. The tournament always marks the end of Boom Town’s season, but look for us out in the community during 4th of July and our annual fundraising garage sale! Hope to see you at the Menard!