Roller Derby provides plenty of action like that seen here during a bout in Nelson.

The Kootenay derby gals are back

The West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League launches into its third season

It’s derby time!

The West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League launches into its third season with their season opener on Friday at the Rossland arena. First whistle at 6 p.m.

It’s a double-header between Salmo’s Babes of Brutality and Nelson’s Lumber Jackies, then Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers and Rossland’s Gnarlie’s Angels.

The 2012 season will see 26 bouts hosted in the West Kootenay, primarily in Rossland (where the arena provides a dedicated derby surface from April through September), and both the Castlegar and Nelson community complexes when the ice comes out.

The season features six double-header bouts, three Kootenay Kannibelles home games and the semi-final and championship bouts, to be held on weekends and featuring the full entertainment package: half-time show, bar, mobile food concessions, raffles, door prizes, music, announcers… providing suitable entertainment for the whole family.

New this year is single mid-week bouts without all the bells and whistles for only $5.

Tickets are $10 in advance ($15 at the door, $2 for kids) from Phat Angel in Nelson, Mountain High Lighting in Castlegar, West Kootenay Scuba in Salmo, RossVegas in Rossland and Gerick Cycle & Sport in Trail. On-line tickets sales are at kootenayrollerderby.com where you can check-out the 2012 bout schedule and contemplate the bounty of a seasons pass before they’re gone on April 21.

 

 

Just Posted

Nelson Boxing named province’s top club

The club won several awards while going 13-1 at provincials

Nelson council rejects review of mayor’s salary

Mayor Dooley proposed that $10,000 of his pay be put in trust and a review undertaken

Nelson-area man wants trapping laws changed after dog killed

Louis Seguin’s 10-month-old Australian shepherd died in a body-gripping trap last month

West Kootenay highways a mess as heavy snowfall continues

‘Roads are very icy, people have to be patient and have to slow down’

Nelson to allow cannabis dispensaries to operate into new year

Medical dispensaries won’t be penalized for operating until their recreational applications are heard

Man caught on camera allegedly trying to defraud ICBC

Auto-insurer warns B.C. drivers to record info after crashes

2,000 Canadians died of an overdose in first 6 months of the year

New data from the Public Health Agency of Canada shows the crisis is not subsiding

Teenager Alphonso Davies wins Canadian Men’s Soccer Player for the Year Award

Derek Cornelius and Chilliwack native, Jordyn Huitema were named Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

B.C. teen MMA fighter shows heart

Young Unity MMA competitors bring home Ws

Another B.C. city votes to ban single-use plastic bags

First six months of proposed ban would focus on education, not enforcement

UK Prime Minister Theresa May wins party no-confidence vote, but troubles remain

May won the vote of 317 Conservative legislators with a 200-117 tally

B.C. trustee’s anti-LGBTQ comments got him barred from schools

Barry Neufeld calls vote to leave him off liaison list ‘workplace discrimination’

Firm says trees obstructing vision at Humboldt Broncos crash intersection

Sixteen people died and 13 others were injured in the collision at an intersection north of Tisdale

Man charged after B.C house fire triggers high-grade explosives

Thomas Daniel Kendall charged with causing bodily harm by failing to properly store explosives

Most Read