Roller derby Rollers crash Oceanside

The Harbour City Rollers will take on the Alberni Valley Roller Girls on Saturday (June 2) at Parksville’s Oceanside Place.

Melissa (Holly Go Blightly) Morrow takes a victory lap after her Harbour City Rollers win a game last season in Nanaimo. The Rollers play this Saturday (June 2) in Parksville.

Melissa (Holly Go Blightly) Morrow takes a victory lap after her Harbour City Rollers win a game last season in Nanaimo. The Rollers play this Saturday (June 2) in Parksville.

Nanaimo’s top-ranked roller derby team gets rolling this weekend. The Harbour City Rollers will take on the Alberni Valley Roller Girls on Saturday (June 2) at Parksville’s Oceanside Place.

A shortage of floor time in Nanaimo means the city’s teams won’t get a lot of home games this summer. So players such as the Rollers’ Melissa (Holly Go Blightly) Morrow hope fans will make the trip to watch the spectator-friendly sport.

“It’s very fast paced and you learn very quickly what the rules are,” she said. “Lots of hitting, so be prepared for that, but we try and keep it very family friendly … It’s a great atmosphere. Lots of energy, lots of action.”

DERBY DETAILS … Admission is $5 and the action is slated to start at 7 p.m. … To read an expanded version of this article, please click here.

-with files from James Clarke

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