Friday, August 9, 2013

5th Annual Colossal Coastal Roller Derby Expo set for August 24th


The Fifth Annual Colossal Coastal Roller Derby Expo will take place in the Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday, August 24 – where hundreds of roller derby skaters will compete in hard-hitting, adrenalin-fueled derby games throughout the entire day.

Below is the line-up for Saturday’s open-to-the-public games:

4-5:30 p.m. 
Rookie Co-Ed Game
(Jersey Shore Jolter’s Award)
The Tsunami Mamis vs. The Sand Slingers

5:30-6:45 p.m. 
Intermediate Female Game
(Tram Car Crippler’s Cup)
The Beach Bunny Brawlers vs. The Tough Tikis

6:45-8 p.m. 
Advanced Co-Ed Game
(Doo Wallop Award)
The UV Slays vs. The Bonflyers

MAIN EVENT – 8-11 p.m.
Male and Female All-Star Game (Wildwood Warrior Wave)

Hundreds of skaters from all over the country will converge in the Wildwoods for a weekend of roller derby workshops, games, fun, sun and various social events. From early-morning boot camps along the beach, to gripping games in the state-of-the-art Oceanfront Arena overlooking the beach and ocean, the Colossal Coastal Roller Derby Expo, hosted by M.A.D.E. – the Modern Athletic Derby Endeavor – is a one-of-a-kind roller derby event.

Tickets to watch the games are $12 online or $15 at the door; students, military, children under 12 and groups of six or more are $10; children 6 and under are free.
For additional information, a complete list of events and schedule, or to purchase tickets visit

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.         


About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) was formed in 1993 to consolidate the tourism economy of its three founding municipalities: Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood. The Wildwoods have won numerous travel and tourism awards, heralding the resort for its beaches, boardwalk and attractions. The Wildwoods were selected in 2013 as one of the Most Awesome Boardwalks in America by; as the Favorite Boardwalk and Beach by readers; the Top Family-Friendly Beach Town by; and as One of America’s Top 10 U.S. Tourist Towns by families voting in FamilyFun magazine.

They were also named “Best Beaches in New Jersey” in the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 Top Ten New Jersey Beaches public survey, sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Wildwoods’ beaches were also named “Best Beach for Family Vacations,” “Best Beach for Tourism,” “Best Beach for Events,” “Best Beach for Eco-Tourism” and “Best Beach for Day Trips” in the same surveys. The Wildwoods were named #1 Boardwalk in the nation by in 2012; and Smarter Travel also named the Wildwoods Boardwalk, one of “Americas Best Boardwalks.” The 2012 list of “15 Destinations on the Rise” for TripAdvisor included the Wildwoods, and voted the Wildwoods one of “Americas Top 10 Scenic Seasides of the Summer.” In addition, the Wildwoods were voted “Best Town” in the 2009 and 2011 PHL-17 Philly Hot List, Jersey Shore Edition contest; and was one of Sherman’s Travel’s “Top Ten American Boardwalks” for two years in a row.

The Tourism Authority operates the Wildwoods Convention Center and acts as the island’s destination marketing organization overseeing the development, research, planning, marketing, advertising, promotion, public and media relations encompassing the tourism, meeting and convention industry in the Wildwoods. Additionally, the Authority funds, assists with and hosts more than 180 annual special events to enhance the visitor experience and extend the tourism season, including the Beach Monster Mash Truck Races, Family Nights On The Boardwalk, Friday Night Fireworks, the New Jersey State Barbeque Championships and Anglesea Blues Festival, Classic Car Shows, the International Kite Festival, Irish and Italian Festivals and the National Marbles Tournament, among others.

For more information about the Wildwoods, contact the GWTIDA at 800-WW-By-Sea (800-992-9732) or visit its web site,

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