On August 12, New Orleans’ Big Easy Rollergirls wrapped up their 11th season with a two-game day at UNO Lakefront Arena. The Big Easy's Second Line team took on the Gulf Coast Rollergirls of Lake Charles, followed by the AllStars’ continuation of their sibling rivalry with the New Orleans Brass Roller Derby.
One of the fastest growing sports in the world, roller derby is played by approximately 1,250 amateur leagues worldwide.
The 2017 World Roller Games Roller Derby Championships are being held this month, Sept. 2-4, in Nanjing, China. Competitors include Japan, Spain, Australia and the U.S.