Photos: Eugene Roller Derby brings the action to Lane Events Center

Posted by Michael Arellano on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 pm.

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A blocker on The Church of Sk8in tries to prevent the Andromedolls' jammer (or scoring player) from passing her on the inside of the derby track. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

An American flag makes its way around the roller derby track as the national anthem is sung. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Flash Goredom and Shamra Clark, mascots of the Eugene-based Andromedolls roller derby team, take in the evening's opening roller derby match from the merchandise area. Gordon stands some 8'4'' on his drywall stilts, which are set to their lowest possible height for the night. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

A pair of derby competitors prepare for collision as they make their way past Turn 2 on the track. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Referees tend to Sinister Woman of the Sick Town Derby Dames after she takes a hard fall onto the rink floor. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Fans of the Sick Town Derby Dames rattle their cowbells while screaming at the top of their lungs as the Sick Town vs. Flat Track Furies match heads to a split decision. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Chelle F.U. Up of the Sick Town Derby Dames looks for revenge against a Flat Track Furies player after Chelle is knocked to the ground mid-bout. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Six-year-old Mia Troutz is transfixed by the action in the roller derby rink as she experiences her first roller derby match in the arms of her mother, Debbie. Moments later, Mia resumed drawing her favorite Emerald City Rollers player in her red notebook. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

One-Eyed Jack of the Flat Track Furies high-fives the outstretched hands of derby fans who line the track. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Church of Sk8in player Rocka Rolla stretches her hips before taking to the track to compete. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Members of the Sick Town Derby Dames make their way around the derby track, high-fiving the energetic fans lining the rink after a bout's conclusion. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

The Andromedolls, replete with their signature ray guns and futuristic costumes, are introduced to the sellout crowd in the Lane Events Center. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Roller Toaster of The Church of Sk8in stretches alongside the derby track before her team's match against the Adromedolls. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

SakaHo Thun'da of the Andromedolls clutches her ray gun as she waits for her team to be introduced to the 1,200 fans gathered in the Lane Events Center. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

The Naughty Nun, mascot for The Church of Sk8in, calls her team to order before their match against the Andromedolls. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Vaness Raptor, a member of the Bloom'N Doom derby squad, shares a laugh with the crowd gathered outside the Lane Events Center. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Wonder Dread of the Flat Track Furies stretches her quads in the wings of the Lane Events Center prior to taking to the derby track. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

"Gork," a passionate Adromedolls fan in her eBay-purchased alien outfit, clutches her ray gun as fans watch the 'dolls duke it out against The Church of Sk8in. "I like an arena where women can express their power," Gork noted. "Men dominate sports, and so it's really cool to see a sport where women express their ... energy." (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Paincake, second from left, and Frankie Stein of the Sick Town Derby Dames listen to a teammate before the Corvallis-based derby crew takes to the rink. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Sick Town player Chelle F.U. Up watches the last moments of the night's final bout between the Adromedolls and The Church of Sk8in. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

A referee checks the safety equipment of Sick Town player Chelle F.U. Up moments before the derby bout. Players are covered in protective gear from head to toe, but even helmets, armored elbow guards and kneepads are often not enough to prevent injuries when derby competitors are sent crashing to the track floor. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Members of the Flat Track Furies and Sick Town jockey for positions against each other as the night's derby kicks off. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)



  • http://www.facebook.com/kori.wanner Kori Betty Aim Wanner

    You captured some amazing moments from this weekend’s bouts!!