Battery Brigade

December 5, 2012 - 2:00pm
The full-contact alternative sport is a wellspring of camaraderie for dozens of dedicated skaters.

When the SportsPlex arena in Utica succumbed to a mysterious fire in early February, it proved to be a devastating blow to the CNY Roller Derby league. The complex that housed the league's practice space, including its track and most of its resources, was suddenly up in smoke.