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Arch Rival Roller Derby is holding its second annual “Be Your Own Hero 5K” at St. Louis’ Carondelet Park on Saturday, June 3. Ever wanted to skate a 5K? How about run a 5K? Ever wanted to hang out with the eighth-ranked roller derby team in the world? Want to dress up as a super hero? Here’s your opportunity to do all of these! The event begins at the Park’s Music Stand at 8 AM. Proceeds from the event fundraiser go directly to the league for operational costs. If s...

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Arch Rival Roller Derby’s B-Team, the Saint Lunachix, will be hosting a musical fundraiser on Saturday, May 20 in downtown St. Louis to help assist their travel efforts for the remainder of the year. Four artists will perform at the 8:30 p.m. event held at FOAM (2259 South Jefferson, St. Louis, MO). Although there is no cover for the evening, a donation of $5-10 is encouraged. The Saint Lunachix competed at the Big O invitational earlier this month and will continue their 2017 docket in contes...

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The annual Big O, a three-day flat-track roller derby invitational held in Eugene, Oregon that features both women’s and men’s battles, has historically been beneficial for Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH). In fact, the 2016 chapter held last May resulted in a three-game sweep that provided glimpses of future greatness. For the league’s primary travel squad, the Arch Rival All-Stars, they would inevitably make a second straight appearance at the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WF...

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(Photo Credit: Bob Dunnell) (BALLWIN, MO) In front of a packed house at Midwest Sport Hockey Saturday night, the Smashinistas topped the two-time defending ARCH champion Stunt Devils 188-122 to claim their first local title since 2014. The Smashinisas finished their season unblemished (5-0) and figuring out a key component for the season success was somewhat simple from the onset. “Friendship, I guess,” reflected Smashies’ co-captain Cloak N’ Drag-Her following her team’s 66 point win....

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This Saturday night at Queeny Park’s Midwest Sport Hockey (510 Weidman Road, Ballwin, MO), Arch Rival Roller Derby presents its 2017 Local Championship where a pair of legacy squads claim to hoist hardware. In the title game that launches at 6:30 p.m., defending league queenpins the Stunt Devils (2-2) aim for a “three-peat” in their meeting with the undefeated Smashinistas (4-0). The Smashies concluded their unblemished regular season with a 232-207 booster over the Stunts on April Fools D...

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The final game of the regular season for Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH) takes place at Midwest Sport Hockey (570 Weidman Road, Ballwin, MO) this Saturday night. At 6:30 p.m., the undefeated Smashinistas (3-0) tangle with defending ARCH League champions the Stunt Devils (2-1). Tickets at the door are $10 while children 10 and under get in free. What’s intriguing about this match-up is that it will be a precursor to the league’s trophy game that will be held between the pair on April 22. The S...

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(BALLWIN, MO) At stage five of Arch Rival Roller Derby’s six-game local regular season Saturday night, the Smashinistas topped the M-80s, 233-113, to remain undefeated on the season (3-0). With the win, the Smashies claimed automatic entry to ARCH’s local championships that will be held at Midwest Sport Hockey in late April. Heading into the weekend’s tussle with the red flannels, the Smashinistas knew that they would have to strike early and often against a squad, albeit winless, ...

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High-octane action is on the docket as Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH) competes this Saturday at Midwest Sport Hockey at Queeny Park (570 Weidman Rd., Ballwin, MO). Doors are at 6 p.m. and the first whistle blows at 6:30 p.m. The evening reaches Stage 5 of ARCH’s six-event local season campaign and features a battle between the Smashinisats (2-0) and the M-80s (0-3). The Smashies returns to Ballwin following an idle February. The flat-track faction topped the defending ARCH champion Stunt Devil...

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On Tuesday, Arch Rival Roller Derby’s B-Team, the Saint Lunachix, revealed members of their 2017 travel charter that will compete against other national teams within the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). The Lunachix finished last season 8-3 and placed seventh internationally at the WFTDA B-Team Championships, “Sting of the Hill,” held in Norcross, Georgia. The new Lunachix benchmark set last October made February’s flat-track audition reach new heights, both in terms of qu...

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On Monday, the Arch Rival Roller Derby All-Stars revealed the 2017 travel team charter that will compete within the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). ARCH, currently ranked #8 internationally by the WFTDA, finished 12-2 last season and won its first-ever game at the WFTDA International Championships last November. This year’s 20-skater charter features 17 athletes that were a part of the 2016 collective that set new benchmarks in global play. “It was evident at tryouts that Arc...