Roller derby season wraps up in Nelson

The final bouts of regular season roller derby will be pounded out in hot, eight-wheeled action in the Carnival of Carnage tomorrow, July 8, at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

The final bouts of regular season roller derby will be pounded out in hot, eight-wheeled action in the Carnival of Carnage tomorrow, July 8, at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

The 7 p.m. whistle will open with Nelson’s Killjoys looking for revenge on Salmo’s Babes of Brutality, and the second match will likely be a tight contest between Castelgar’s Dam City Rollers and Nelson’s Lumber Jackies.

Half of the profits from the doubleheader will be donated to the West Kootenay chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

The West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League has found a passionate and growing base of fans as the league grew this year from two to seven house teams — including Rossland’s Gnarlie’s Angels, Slocan’s Valley Vandettas, and Trail’s Bloodshed Betties — and an all-star travel team, the Kootenay Kannibelles, who recently took fifth place in western Canada in a contest against eight much more established teams.

Beers, coolers, snacks, and fan merchandise will be available.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and tickets cost $10 in advance, $15 at the door, or $11 online at www.kootenayrollerderby.com. Advance tickets can be purchased at RossVegas in Rossland.