Contributed by Jaida Gough, Boom Town Derby Dames
Boom Town Derby Dames are set to host a Harry Potter-themed roller derby tournament, April 7, 2018 at the Menard Sports Complex. Before the games start, skaters will be sorted into different teams: Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw or Slytherin. The Sorting Ceremony takes place at 5pm, and audience members are encouraged to watch!
This family-friendly event will also have non-roller skating activities in Diagon Alley for younger audience members to participate in, and oodles of Harry Potter merchandise will be available for purchase! Boom Town will also be offering non-alcoholic butterbeer.
Fans can be part of the action by paying to cast spells to benefit their favorite team! A popular spell is buying the Golden Snitch, where a skater dressed in all gold is sent onto the track and all players on the track try to hit her out for bonus points.
Skaters are also encouraged to change their regular derby name into something with a Harry Potter theme. For example, “Breakyo Mouthfoy”, “Super Sirius”, “Granger Zone”, “CrookShank You” and “Roller Dobby” are names that have been chosen in past years.
This event only happens once every two years, and you don’t want to miss out!