Kimberley's Bavarian Barbarians roller derby team was all smiles as they skated in the 2016 Sam Steele Days Parade in Cranbrook. It's a safe bet to expect a few less smiles this Saturday at Marysville Arena when the Barbarians go to blows with the Rossland/Trail Roller Girls.

Bavarian Barbarians back in action

Kimberley's beloved roller derby team returns to the rink, hosting the Rossland/Trail Roller Girls for the Dam Derby Jam this Saturday

Roller derby is set to make a triumphant return to Kimberley this Saturday as the Bavarian Barbarians welcome the Rossland/Trail Roller Girls to Marysville Arena for the Dam Derby Jam.

The Barbarians did not host a bout during the summer of 2015, but have returned in 2016, having already participated in a number of road contests.

Doors are slated to open at the Marysville Arena at 6 p.m., with the bout beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per adult, while children 12 and under gain entry by donation.

The Barbarians are the lone member club in the East Kootenay Roller Derby League, which at one time included teams in Cranbrook, Elkford and Invermere, amongst others.

Flat track roller derby is a full-contact sport, featuring five skaters per side and consisting of a series of short match ups (known as jams). A team scores points by having a designated skater (the jammer) lapping members of the opposition.

There are approximately 1,250 amateur roller derby leagues around North America.

 

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