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U.S. Roller Hockey Championship will bring 2,500 players to Darien for 12 days. (Photo provided)

Action is about to erupt at the 2013 State Wars, where major roller hockey teams from various states and Canadian provinces will compete for the United States Roller Hockey Championship in Darien.

The once-a-year event has high stakes, with teams from across both countries vying to win at the Darien Sportsplex. More than 2,500 players representing about 250 teams will take part, reports the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Free to spectators, competition takes place from Wednesday, July 31, to Sunday, Aug. 11, in the Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Road. For details, visit