February 22, 2013

Roller derby team to start season


---- — PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Lumber Jills will start their 2013 season on Saturday against the Roller Pains from Cortland.

The bout will take place at the Plattsburgh City Recreation Center on U.S. Oval. Doors open to the public at 5 p.m., with the first whistle at 6.

The halftime show will be performed by Center Stage dance studio, located on Weed Street in Plattsburgh.

Tickets are available in advance at Body Art Tattoo, North Country Food Co-Op and Conroy’s Organics or through the website for $10 general admission, $5 for children ages 5 to 12 and free to kids under 5.

General-admission tickets are $12 at the door on Saturday.

An important and often overlooked component of the North Country Lumber Jills is community service, according to a news release from the team.

“Each bout throughout the season is dedicated to a local nonprofit organization as part of our events to give back to the community,” the release said.

The featured nonprofit for Saturday’s bout is the 4-H Youth Development Program.

The Roller Jills called 4-H “a wonderful organization that empowers youth to reach their full potential by encouraging youth to make positive changes within their communities.

“The organization will be tabling throughout our bout, and all proceeds from the 50/50 raffle go toward the local 4-H chapter for Clinton County.”

The North Country Lumber Jills will be providing food, featuring pizza and other snacks and beverages.

Olive Ridley’s will be in charge of the beer garden and will host the final after-party of the season.

Plattsburgh Roller Derby is a skater-owned and operated league that formed in the spring of 2010.

“PRD prides itself in supporting the local community and dedicates its time to furthering the understanding of roller derby and female athleticism,” the release said.

For more information about the North Country Lumber Jills, visit