West Kootenay Roller Derby back on track

WKRD's much-anticipated second bout of the season takes place Saturday in Castlegar.

The Red Army is aiming for its first win of the season this Saturday as they battle their sisters from Castlegar.

West Kootenay Roller Derby League’s second bout of the season will open with a much-anticipated match up between the Rossland Trail Roller Girls (RTRG) and Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers.

The second game of the night will see Salmo’s Babes of Brutality challenging the Valley Vendettas. Though the Babes come with much experience on the track, the Vendettas have been training hard since last season and are determined to take the win.

Saturday’s event is held at Castlegar’s Selkirk College gym, where limited tickets are available. Doors open at 4 p.m. with the first whistle blown at 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at kootenayrollerderby.com or at the door.

Come check out West Kootenay women at their finest.


The WKRD’s all-star team, the Kootenay Kannibelles, returned victorious and undefeated from the Spokarnage tournament at the end of April.

The 20-team, three day event hosted by Spokane’s Spokannibals featured seven teams from Canada including WKRD house teams, the Rossland/Trail Roller Girls and the Dam City Rollers, along with 13 teams from the pacific northwest U.S.

The sixth ranked Belles went undefeated taking out all the top-seeds including the Seattle Sockit Wenches in the final 202-118.

Kannibelles coach, Phil Yer Pants, said it was beyond what the team had expected going into the tournament.

“We entered Spokarnage expecting to be competitive but our main focus was to use the tournament as an opportunity to grow as a team and build towards the Canadian western championships in July,” Pants added.

“The whole team skated so strongly all weekend and to come away undefeated and with so many new fans and friends was amazing.”