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Queen City Roller Girls to Throw Back to the 80’s This Saturday at Riverworks


80’s nostalgia is a real thing. We just lived through the Back to the Future Day, a new Star Wars film is about to be released, and there is talk of a reboot of both the “Goonies” (1985) AND the “Gremlins” (1984). The Queen Roller Girls, with many league members who grew up in the 80’s, are seizing on that nostalgia for a Totally 80’s Expo Bout this Saturday at Buffalo Riverworks (359 Ganson St).

I will be back on the bench coaching Team Scare Bears with my wife and Lake Effect Furies skater Murphy, while on the opposite bench Lake Effect Furies coaches Guy and Andy will be coaching Team Garbage Pail Kids. The Expo bouts, leading into the official 2016 season, are a great time for fans to see new rookie skaters and also have fun in the new Riverworks atmosphere.

Team Scare Bears features four Furies skaters – InSINerator, Rosi, Miss Fire and Rocky, while Team Garbage Pail Kids responds with Furies Pepper Stix, Bricks Hit House, Midnyt Maniac and Dana Scullcrusher. Alongside these travel team skaters the bout will feature rookies like Percipihatin’, Raspoutine, Molly Malign, Sigourney Cleaver, MegLO-MEINia, SkarPinski, SlamUWell Jackson and Chet UpStandUp. There are also some returning skaters that fans have not seen in a while – Vile Love It, Flame Throwher and Rachel Tension (formerly Jaded). You can find full rosters on the event page. You can also find tickets here.

In the lead up to the bout QCRG has been releasing photos of league members from the 80’s and they are amazing. Check their facebook for more.

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The league is also celebrating the release of a billboard with Buffalo Riverworks. The first billboard ever for the league things are already kicking off with a bang to start this 10th anniversary season. Billboard

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