What’s a Roller Derby?

Did you know that the Fairplex is the home base of the Los Angeles FireBirds?

These tough athletes will face the Brooklyn Red Devils this Saturday at 8 p.m.

These professional skaters skate on a traditional banked course, which means that the track is slanted, not flat. And, in typical roller derby fashion, things can get a little intense…

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Now, what are the rules of roller derby? You can learn in this excerpt from the documentary “Jam.”

Hungry for more derby? We have an easy solution for you – stop by this Saturday night and root for the FireBirds!


derby DerbyliciousWhen I was a kid, my sister would sit and watch (and scream and yell for) the L.A. Thunderbirds in roller skating action. It was a big deal at our house. Now, I can get my kids screaming for the same fast-paced rink action with the L.A. FireBirds, live here at Fairplex. The FireBirds, the progeny of the Thunderbirds, play their home games right here in Pomona – and it’s action you won’t want to miss. They play the Eastern Chiefs for the first of two games this Saturday.

All games are sanctioned by the American Roller Skating Derby. With the banked rink, there is always alot of high-speed fun. Prices are pretty reasonable and you may even find discount tickets on Goldstar.com. So, grab the kids and come out to Fairplex Saturday night to root on the FireBirds!! For more info, go to firebirds-rollerderby.com.

Lots to Do This Weekend at Fairplex

rollerderby Lots to Do This Weekend at FairplexWhether you are looking for a vacation hot spot, want to shop or feel the exhilaration of professional Roller Derby, Fairplex is where you need to be this weekend.

The Giant Merchandise Sale offers bargain prices on items from TVs to clothes to digital cameras. This big overstock sale will be here Friday through Sunday in Fairplex 9. Hey, it’s not too early to do some holiday shopping!

Saturday brings the Auto Club Travel Show. Find out the best destination for your vacation. Travel agents will be available to help you find the perfect spot for any budget. The show is in Fairplex 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

And don’t forget exciting Roller Derby action on Saturday with the Los Angeles FireBirds. The ‘Birds face the Brooklyn Red Devils, who won a squeaker of a game last Saturday, beating the ‘Birds 49-48. Come out and watch the ‘Birds reclaim victory. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Rockin’ Roller Derby at Fairplex

Roller Skater resized Rockin Roller Derby at FairplexThe newly released movie, Whip It, has put a well-deserved spotlight on the fast-action sport of roller derby. Saturday, Oct. 24, the Los Angeles FireBirds will take on Mizz Georgia Hase’s Brooklyn RedDevils in banked track roller derby up-close and live in Fairplex 10 at 8 p.m.

This is some crazy kind of fun. “What makes ‘Whip It’ a blast is the action in the rink,” said Betsy Sharkey in the Los Angeles Times. Even mild-mannered Alex Cohen, host of KPCC’s “All Things Considered” becomes “Axles of Evil” roller-derby girl by night. She is a champion of the sport, which began in Depression-era America, and was tapped to teach “Whip It” stars the basics.

Fairplex 10
Saturday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m.
Ticket hotline: (800) 838-3006 or
Order tickets online [Tip: buy tickets in advance. General admission is half price; VIP is $5 off]