South Utica Sports Plex Fire Takes Toll On Central New York Roller Derby League
The massive fire at the South Utica Sports Plex not only left the members of the Central New York Roller Derby League without a practice facility but destroyed thousands of dollars worth of their equipment. According to their website the league–which plays its home games at the RFK Rink in Rome–had just recently begun using the facility as a practice site and had stored much of it gear there.
The league(s) kept most of our belongings there for easy access at practice. We did not yet have insurance on these items. As we attempt to get together a comprehensive inventory, some of the big stuff included loaner skates and gear sets for 20+ people, the customized DerbySkinz helmet panties for nearly all of our teams, an EMT bag with a full supply of medical items, our custom made Scoretronics jam clock, all of our bout production supplies, our league’s vinyl banners, most of our non-bout event supplies, at least one skater’s entire gear kit, and we’re sure there’s more we’re not thinking of yet. Thankfully our SkateCourt floor was not on-site.
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