Vancouver’s red-hot roller-derby scene will be represented when the first-ever Roller Derby World Cup gets underway this December in Toronto. Two members of the Terminal City Rollergirls have been selected to play for Team Canada.
At the World Cup, East Vancouver’s Lucy “Luludemon” Croysdill and Coquitlam’s Kim “8-Mean Wheeler” MacKenzie will have the chance to compete against teams from as far away as Argentina, Finland, and New Zealand.
Locally, Croysdill formerly skated with the Riot Girls, MacKenzie plays for the Faster Pussycats, and both are members of the Terminal City All-Stars.
The World Cup is scheduled to run from December 2 to 4 at Toronto’s Downsview Park.
On Saturday (August 13), two Terminal City Rollergirls house teams will host visitors at Minoru Arena in Richmond. The Faster Pussycats will take on West Kootenay’s Kootenay Kannibelles, and Public Frenemy will square off against Tacoma’s Hellbound Homewreckers.
After that, the Terminal City Rollergirls playoffs are coming. The semifinals will be on August 28 at the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster, and the season championships are set for September 10 at Kerrisdale Arena.