The fastest growing women’s sport in the world has taken off in the West Kootenay with an exciting season ready to roll.
The Rossland Trail Roller Girls (RTRG) are making their debut at this Saturday’s season opener held at the Rossland Arena.
This may be a newly amalgamated team but some of the women representing are far from fresh meat.
The team – made up of the former Gnarlie’s Angels and Bad News Betties (Trail) -naturally fell into place after the West Kootenay Roller Derby League’s seven-team structure was reduced to five. The league has now simplified the local sport by fusing together Rossland and Trail into RTRG and merging the two former Nelson teams under the title of the KillJoys.
The arena doors open Saturday at 4 p.m. The first whistle blows at 5 p.m. and after the two-hour bout more excitement will follow at 7 p.m.
This family affair includes a 50/50, team merchandise, food and beverages (including beer garden).