Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut isn’t the only place where you can find wheels a-turnin’ lately. Roller skating is as hot as ever and there are a number of roller sports that have novices and spectators alike spinning:
Roller Disco: Whether or not you even remember the Disco Days, you can pull on a pair of lycra jeans and lace up your skates. Hipster throwback events, such as Down & Derby bring hundreds of pairs of skates to club venues like LA’s Echoplex (18+), luring nightcrawlers to lace up and get their groove on. There’s even a Halloween version for fans of Thriller and Xanadu.
Roller Derby: Roller derby has long been acclaimed as an “alternative” sport , but with Whip It capturing the imagination of girls everywhere, it wouldn’t be surprising to soon start seeing high schools adding it to their varsity sport rosters. Offering a lot more than just the clich