Windy City Rollers take it to the tracks

By Cristina Aguirre

In a blur of spandex, fishnet tights, shin-high socks and helmets, the Windy City Rollers raced around the track fighting for position and points. The organization began its sixth year at the home opener on Jan. 15 at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion, 525 S. Racine Ave., for a crowd of more than 4,000 people.

Chicago’s WCR league consists of four home teams: Hell’s Belles was up against Manic Attackers and The Fury competed against Double Crossers, and both matchups were for inner-league rankings.

The home opener was highly physical and competitive between the four Chicago home teams. The matches ended with two decisive victories for the Manic Attackers and The Fury. Manic Attackers swept Hell’s Belles 137-to-71 and The Fury beat Double Crossers 128-to-84.