Iron Range Maidens score another roller derby win

So the Iron Range has a roller derby team, the Iron Range Maidens, and they just sent me a press release. Such an occasion requires me to share the item with you in its entirety. I hope you agree.


The Iron Range Maidens competed in their second bout on Saturday, April 16. The Babe City Rollers of Bemidji invited the Iron Range Maidens to compete in their pre-bout against the Roller’s B Team.

Iron Range Maidens sent a roster of 20 skaters plus 4 alternates. The bout consisted of two twenty-minute jams where the Iron Range Maidens blocked the jammers of the other team while assisting their jammer through the pack of blockers to score. The final score was Iron Range Maidens 116, Babe City Rollers B Team 54.

Iron Range Maidens team member, Heidi Holtan said of this bout, “It’s exciting to see the team come together after practicing all these months. We know each other well and back each other up out there on the floor in the thick of things. And it’s thrilling to see how strong these women are – especially because it’s a brand new sport for every one.”

There are two more opportunities to see the Iron Range Maidens in action this season. The Maidens take on the Duluth Derby Divas on Saturday, April 30 at the University of Wisconsin Superior Wessman Arena. Doors open at 6 pm for this bout.

The Maidens can also be seen at their inaugural home bout on Saturday, May 21 at the IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids. The Maidens will take on the Capital City Roller Girls of Bismarck, ND. This home bout will include a pre-bout mixer, entertainment, and activities for families. For more information on the Iron Range Maidens see or find the Iron Range Maidens on Facebook.

I’m looking forward to that May 21 home bout. The Maidens are essentially an expansion team, so their early success is a credit to some solid organization. Huzzah, Maidens!

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