Roller derby is a legitimate full contact sport. Roller derby is the fastest growing sport in Canada. It is not for the faint of heart, but it is for any woman intrigued by aggressive, supportive, and empowering team experiences.
We send the call out for try outs in the fall. Keep your eyes and ears peeled, and come to a game to learn more. Call outs for players will be posted on the main page of this website before intake. We expect interested players to know the rules and have all their gear before they start skating with us. Safety gear you require are skates (obviously!), elbow and knee pads, wrist guards, helmet and mouthguard. You can find fresh meat packages through our league sponsor Rollergirl.ca .
We will teach you how to play, and assign you to a team based on individual team need.
Since 2009, West Kootenay Roller Derby (WKRD) has grown to include 5 teams with over one hundred players from Salmo, Rossland, Castlegar, Slocan City, Trail, Fruitvale, Kaslo, Ymir and Nelson. Our first bout, Mountain Mayhem, was in September 2010 in Rossland–debuting the game for over engrossed 800 fans and breaking the Rossland arena attendance record.
West Kootenay Roller Derby is a not for profit roller derby league that is run by the skaters, for the skaters. The WKRD consists of 5 competitive teams (Dam City Rollers, Killjoys, Rossland Trail Roller girls, Valley Brutality) as well as an all-star travel team, the Kootenay Kannibelles).
The governing body of our sport is WFTDA. The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is an international governing body for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby and a membership organization for leagues to collaborate and network. The WFTDA sets standards for rules, and safety, and determines guidelines for the national and international athletic competitions of member leagues. There are currently 301 WFTDA member leagues with many more joining WFTDA Apprentice program every year.