It was standing room only in the historic Masonic Temple on Saturday night as Detroit Roller Derby cemented its future and celebrated its past.
The D-Funk Allstars took on the Devil's Night Dames in the Season 13 Championship game. The skaters didn't hold back. The Devil's Night Dames were hoping to clinch a Championship for the first time in the team's history. While the D-Funk Allstars wanted to hold onto Olive for the second year in a row. In the end, D-Funk's defense and jamming rotation was just too hard to beat. The final score was an overwhelming 297 to 184.
Detroit Roller Derby also welcomed back some of its alumni skaters for a first ever exhibition game. For the special occasion, the skaters represented two of the leagues' original teams: The Motown Hit Squad and the KillPatricks. The Hit Squad proved its never too late to return to your roots with a 116 to 35 victory.
Dozens of Detroit Roller Derby's alumni were also recognized on Saturday night for their commitment to the league over the years. They were inducted into the "Block and Roll Hall of Fame" and the numbers of several skaters were retired during the big event.
If you missed out don't worry! One of Detroit Roller Derby's travel teams, the Motor City Disassembly Line will take the track against the Border City Brawlers on Saturday, May 12th at the Masonic. Detroit Men's Roller Derby will also play that night. Tickets are available right now at www.brownpapertickets.com.