February Derby Dates and Conflicts

I don’t know how many times I’ve said this, but every season, it bears repeating: when you follow as much derby as we do, there are bound to be some date conflicts. And every year, I’m shocked by how few there actually are.

I tend to give credit to the leagues themselves for their superb planning; for a market no bigger than Kansas City, we have an awful lot of sports and leisure options to choose from. Our hometown leagues know that no matter how awesome the product, drawing a crowd can be a challenge for any organization for that very reason, and the last thing they tend to want is to compete with each other on top of everything else.

Alas, there are only so many Saturdays in a month, and it is sometimes unavoidable. So this season, we’re taking it upon ourselves to post, somewhere near the beginning of the month, a complete list of that month’s game dates categorized by league, as well as any date conflicts that might exist. That way, you can plan ahead if you must choose one league over another.

So here we go for the month of February.

Saturday, February 27:
Fountain City Roller Derby
Game 2
B&D Skate Center in Independence

Saturday, February 27:
Blacksnake Rollergirls
Game 1/Season Opener
St. Joseph Civic Arena

Note: The Kansas City Roller Warriors have no bout dates in February.

So there you have it. One night, two leagues, take your pick, and may the odds be ever in your favor.

As of press time, KC Derby Digest will likely be sending a photographer to the Blacksnake Rollergirls game in St. Joseph, since it’s their season opener.

Roll on, Kansas City!

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