Best Of 2020

Best Roaring Roller Relocation: Cincinnati Rollergirls

The locally beloved Cincinnati Rollergirls were on the move once again in 2020, and this time they’ve skated into their best home yet. In March the roller derby team was slated to kick off their 2020 season in some swanky new digs — at the Cintas Center on the campus of Xavier University, which is also home to the Xavier Musketeers basketball and volleyball teams. (The coronavirus had different plans, delaying the season, but they’ll be in their new arena at some point.) Founded in 2005, the Rollergirls have hosted matches on Xavier’s campus since 2017 when they moved to the 3,000-seat Schmidt Memorial Fieldhouse after their former home, Cincinnati Gardens, was sold (and later demolished). Cintas Center is a major step up — the state-of-the-art arena not only offers top-notch accommodations across the board, it also has 10,224 seats. All together, it should greatly help the team’s efforts to grow its rabidly loyal fanbase. Cincinnati Rollergirls, cincinnatirollergirls.com.