Roller derby is a great sport to get in shape, have fun and meet some great people.
The game itself starts with two teams and is played on a flat track which can be executed in any rink or gymnasium that is big enough. Each team has four blockers and one jammer. The jammer is the one that scores the points by passing the opposing team’s blockers and trying not to get “taken out!”
It’s NOT your grandma’s ROLLER DERBY! There are now a lot of rules, a lot of referees and a required written test and skills test before you are considered safe to play roller derby. No elbowing, no dirty hits, no yelling at the refs or you will find yourself spending the majority of your game in the Penalty Box aka “The Sin Bin!”
POW! TOWN ROLLER DERBY LEAGUE MISSION STATEMENT
“To create an opportunity for women from all walks of life to take part and excel in the sport of roller derby – a fun and addictive sport.
Striving to create an environment of acceptance for all skill levels, respect for others, personal growth, fitness & health, & have a blast doing it.
All while envisioning to put Powell River on the map as a contending roller derby community.”