The Nelson Killjoys will be in action on Saturday night at the NDCC.

Roller derby returns to Nelson

On Saturday, the fast skates and hard hits of roller derby come back to the Nelson and District Community Complex in Nelson.

On Saturday, the fast skates and hard hits of roller derby come back to the Nelson and District Community Complex in Nelson.

After a thrilling start to 2013, the West Kootenay Roller Derby is preparing for the third double header of the year and the only one in Nelson until 2014.

At 5 p.m. sharp the hometown heroines, the Nelson Killjoys, will face Salmo’s dreaded Babes of Brutality.

This is the Killjoys’ second bout this season after an initial win, while the Babes have won a game and lost another.

The Nelson team eked out a win over Salmo the last time they played, so this year the Babes are not going down without a hard fight. The Killjoys know that the way to win this game is teamwork, precision, and staying out of the dreaded penalty box — not an easy task alongside the ferocious Babes.

Then after halftime spent over merchandise with the kids or picking up a cold drink at the beer garden, you’ll want to save your seat for the 7 p.m. bout between the Valley Vendettas and Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers. The Valley won their first game at the start of 2013 and liked the taste so much they’re ready for seconds, while the hard-hitting Dams have suffered two losses and are keen to show their practice has paid off.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at Phat Angel on Baker Street, or at the door the night of the event.


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