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The Fire Marshall had ordered them out of this facility, but they haven't found anywhere else to go

DAVID F. ASHTON - Inside The Hanger at Oaks Amusement Park, members of  Rose City Rollers warm up for another roller derby. Although the organization is still actively looking for a new permanent location, the "Rose City Rollers" (RCR) flat-track roller derby team – after filing appeals – was given permission in mid-July to stay until next June in the hanger-like building in the Oaks Park parking lot, opposite the roller rink.

"[Portland Fire & Rescue] Fire Marshall Nate Takara has issued another temporary permit to allow games, practices, and public events to continue at our present location – but the new permit is set to expire in June, 2020," said RCR Marketing Manager Meg Patterson. "Winning our appeals is a result of our continued commitment to ensure the venue is a safe space for our Juniors, Adult programs, and the general public."

Though the extended stay comes as a relief to managers of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit roller derby organization, its search for a fully-conforming venue is "still very much ongoing". The goal is to "find a place where women and girls who want to participate in the team sport of roller derby, to connect with an inclusive community, and to realize their power, both on skates and off, can do so," Patterson explained.

Learn more about the 2018 World Champion "Rose City Rollers" online – www.rosecityrollers.com


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