Ryder Wrong

Ryder Wrong

Unless they’re showing Razor Girls colours, Ryder Wrong loves punishing jammers and blockers on the derby track. But what’s she doing when not skating? Her name comes up so often that it seems everyone already knows: she runs her independent shop (Heartbreak Boutique) in Saint John, adores the rockabilly community, and proudly fields questions from … Continue reading

Voodoo McQ

Voodoo McQ

How do you get a roller derby league going, especially when you and your friends have never even played before? VooDoo McQ worked through this as she helped develop Highland Derby Dolls, a fledgling league in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. A blocker for Kickin’ Vixens (the league’s sole team), #34 explains the effort in gaining … Continue reading

Atom Bombshell

Atom Bombshell

Atom Bombshell laces up her skates for two teams in the Halifax Roller Derby Association: Las Bandidas Locas (league) and the Harbour Grudges (travel squad). I know she’s a happy human who studies hard, loves a quality brew, and adores glitter. But I wanted to find out more about two serious issues: the derby injury that … Continue reading

Poison NV

Poison NV

Roller derby requires financing a lot of gear but the real investment in the sport isn’t money, it’s time. Through practices, travel, overnight stays and the actual bouts, derby hours add up. If you’re a captain or “fresh meat” (new recruits) trainer, each week could be 20-30 hours devoted to your love. This might be … Continue reading

Liz Nail’er

Liz Nail’er

For my second go at announcing derby, I travelled to Moncton to shill both games of a double-header. That evening I worked under the wing of four announcers, one of whom was LaManna Cornuda. He mentioned at one point that his wife was in the current game. I asked, “Which one is she?” Then Liz Nail’er … Continue reading

Welcome to East Coast Derby

This site is dedicated to Q&A interviews with roller derby players from Atlantic Canada. I talk with skaters (1) to give spectators an increased knowledge of the sport, and (2) to introduce players’ backgrounds and interests. (There just isn’t always enough time on the jam line to say it all…) Roller derby generates an accepting … Continue reading