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Smells like roller derby…

See the San Diego Derby Dolls this Saturday!

See the San Diego Derby Dolls this Saturday!

Roller derby. Fishnets. Catfights. Hairspray. Sweat. Lip gloss. Kneepads. Admit it…these words have already got you turned on and scouring Netflix for a copy of Raquel Welch in Kansas City Bomber.

How about something even better? This Saturday, there will be live roller derby action at Del Mar.

The San Diego Derby Dolls, the pre-eminent banked and flat-track local roller derby league, will be fielding their flat-track team the Wildfires in a bout against the Central Coast Roller Derby on Saturday, April 4 at Wyland Center Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. General admission tickets are $13 in advance at http://www.derbydolls.com or $15 at the door. VIP bleacher seating is $20, and kids 7 and under get in free.

I saw a few bouts when the Dolls used to appear monthly at SkateWorld in Linda Vista, and believe me, they are some serious ath-a-letes. With names like Isabelle Ringer, PT Bruiser, Splint Her and Kiki Diazz, they’re also kinda scary. Don’t tell them I said so.

To get a taste of what’s coming, check out the Derby Doll’s YouTube channel.

East County Family Fun: Skate Parks, Not Just For the Pros

About a year ago, I moved to Easy County.  I was worried.  What would I do without the beach?  What would keep us busy on the weekends?  Turns out, East County has opened new doors of family fun for my gang. (My boyfriend and I each have a 4 year old.  He has a boy, I have a girl.)  We still head down to the beach and into “San Diego,” but we also have a slew of new activities at our fingertips we never knew about a year ago.

This weekend, we took the kids to the Skate Park at Woodglen Vista Park.   Kaleb was much more pumped about the idea of going skateboarding than Naomi; skateboarding is really his passion.  Naomi was more into her outfit, and her pretty Barbie skateboard.  But off we went, full helmet and pads on the ready.

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