The sleepy village of Glendon is getting a little shake-up this summer with a roller derby club.
Founder Andrea Carver joined the Lakeland Ladykillers soon after moving from Ontario, having played the game back home. However, she found it a bit of a long commute and started a team in St. Paul last year. This upcoming season, she decided to move it to Glendon to cast a wider net.
“We’ll get some skaters from Bonnyville, some skaters from St. Paul and I have several skaters in Glendon.”
Also new this year is a junior division for girls between 8 and 17. Matches and practices will be held in the Glendon arena, using the hockey rink after it’s been melted in the first week of April. Don’t worry about prior experience, with the exception of four skaters from St. Paul last year, everybody who signs up will likely be completely new to the sport.
Unlike other sports, roller derby doesn’t have a governing body to organize competitions, so one member of the Glendon team will have to organize matchups with other new teams nearby. Carver is expecting skaters will likely have one to two hours of practice a week and play one game a month. Members of the public can go watch matches without paying for a ticket, but donations will be encouraged.