Derby girls need space
Nelson’s roller derby teams are on the hunt for a new place to practice.
The Lumber Jackies and Killjoys currently meet twice a week at Trafalgar Middle School, but Jackie Nicole Courson says they’ve been told they’ll lose the space when the school year ends. If they can’t find a new space in town, the teams may have to commute to a facility used by another West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League team, which could mean long drives to Salmo or Rossland.
“We can’t overload other teams’ practices so we would have to split into smaller groups, which would mean not practicing with our entire team,” Courson says.
“This commute also means that we would risk losing some skaters, as they already work hard to make local practices and extended drives just aren’t possible for everyone.”
The group is putting the call out for a local space that’s at least 60 by 90 feet, has a hardwood or polished cement floor (though they’re willing to consider other hard surfaces) and is available at least twice a week for two hours in the evening.
“We would like the option of having the space more frequently if possible though,” adds Courson, “as our teams are growing and won’t be practicing together forever.”
Anyone with a possible practice space is encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the team through its Facebook page.