Today In Stoke: Denver Roller Dolls' Junior Roller Derby and DRD team tryouts

The Denver Roller Dolls' first home bout of 2011 at the First Bank Center isn't until February 19, but it's never too early to get a piece of the action: Tonight at 6 p.m. the Roller Dolls will host the first practice session and informational meeting for their new Junior Roller Derby learn-to-skate program for girls and boys ages 6-17 at Skate City in Littleton, 5801 South Lowell Way.

If you're 18 or older and have been having some Whip It-style derby dreams of your own, lace up for the official DRD tryouts on January 16 at 3 p.m. or the weekly derby pickup games (Sundays, 6-9 p.m.) at the Roller Dolls' practice facility at 3600 Wynkoop.

And, if you're a guy or gal who likes to play with dolls, then it just might be time to get your resume together: We hear the Denver Roller Dolls' all-star Mile High Club traveling team is looking for a new coach.