Roller derby unlike any other sport

Roller derby unlike any other sport

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Derby players Crazy Canuck (left), Bad Boyes, Choka, and Tina F. Lawless participate in a game of roller derby at Archie Browning Arena.

— image credit: Amus Productions Inc.

Skating around a track and knocking players over in roller derby may seem like a hectic sport, but for Esther Beauregard, it’s a huge stress reliever.

In the hours leading up to a roller derby game, Beauregard admits she still gets butterflies. However, as soon as she laces up her roller skates and hits the concrete track at the Archie Browning Arena in Esquimalt, the butterflies go away and the adrenaline kicks in.

“The adrenaline pretty much wipes everything…



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