Derby girls arrive at the Complex
The ladies on wheels are at it again with “Silence of the Jams,” a West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League event that hits Nelson this Saturday.
The bouts — Nelson’s Lumber Jackies versus Rossland’s Gnarlie’s Angels and Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers against Nelson’s Killjoys — mark the third double-header for the league this season.
Roller derby has caught on fast in the region, which now has the largest league in Canada made up of seven teams. The West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League includes Salmo’s Babes of Brutality, the Gnarlie’s Angels from Rossland, Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers, Nelson’s Killjoys and Lumber Jackies, Slocan’s Valley Vandettas and the region’s travel team, the Kootenay Cannibelles.
The sport has even appealed to the younger girls, with the newly formed West Kootenay Junior Roller Derby.
Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Nelson and District Community Complex, with the first whistle at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door and $2 for kids 10 years old or under. Last month’s bout sold out quickly so residents looking to cheer their derby girls on are encouraged to buy tickets in advance.
Beer and coolers will be available at the complex, along with snacks. For those looking to support the West Kootenay league, fan merchandise will also be up for grabs.
Tickets can be picked up in advance at RossVegas in Rossland, Gerick Cycle and Sports in Trail, Mountain High Lighting in Castlegar, West Kootenay Scuba Shop in Salmo and Phat Angel in Nelson.