Here is the official statement from HRD and Kick's in regards to the unfortunate incident at our June bout:
The ladies of the Houston Roller Derby (HRD) will resume their 2009 season as scheduled on Saturday, July 18 at Kicks Indoor Soccer after ensuring the venue has been permitted to hold up to 1440 people for the last two bouts of the season.
“KICKS sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience to HRD's fans due to either the temperature in the facility or because of the premature end of the bout,” KICKS owner Tim Young said. “KICKS has since obtained proper permitting from the City of Houston for the rest of the season and has made upgrades in its air conditioning units. KICKS welcomes back HRD roller derby fans old and new to the facility.”
All patrons who present proof of purchase of any June 20 bout ticket at the door on July 18 will receive a discount of $7 off admission to the July bout
“We are committed to our sport, volunteers and fans,” HRD spokeswoman Scarlet O’Hurtya said. “We have had a great season thus far and hope that everyone will continue to support us as we continue to grow.”
The July 18 bout will feature HRD's all-star team, the HaRD Knocks, taking on the Texas Rollergirls' Honky Tonk Heartbreakers from Austin and two exhibition teams featuring non-travel team HRD members facing off.
For the August 15 bout, the Psych Ward Sirens (2-0) will challenge defending champions, the Bayou City Bosses (1-1), for the season championship title. The Burlesque Brawlers (0-2) will host the Spindletop Rollergirls from Beaumont.
Free parking with complimentary shuttle service is available in the High School for the Criminal Justice parking lot located a few blocks south of the facility between Dickson and Scotland Streets off Shepherd Drive. Valet parking for $10 is also available at KICKS, which is located at 611 Shepherd Dr., Houston, Texas 77007.
For more information on Houston Roller Derby, visit www.HoustonRollerDerby.com and KICKS Indoor Soccer at www.KicksIndoor.com