Roller derby set for boom in Whitsundays
THE growth of roller derby is set to continue in the Whitsundays, with a second training venue to open in Proserpine.
Retro Skate will open on February 14 and the Airlie Beach Trashbags have jumped at the opportunity, with the team set to host weekly practice in Proserpine as well as a 'Fresh Meat' course for new skaters.
This year's first Fresh Meat program will take place at two venues, with Tuesday night practice to be held at the Whitsunday PCYC, Jubilee Pocket and Thursday in Proserpine.
The entire roller derby league is excited by the opportunity, and hopes to welcome new skaters to the competition.
"The opening of the new skate rink in Proserpine couldn't have come at a better time. We're very excited for the opportunity of having a second training venue in another part of the Whitsundays," league president Christine 'Boss in Boots' Cleary said.
"The course will be repeated in both venues, so new skaters can come to either session, or both, if they'd like to get some extra practice in."
The Fresh Meat program information and sign-on sessions will take place on Tuesday, February 24 at the Whitsunday PCYC and Thursday, February 26 at Retro Skate, Proserpine from 6.30-8.30pm.
Additionally, for those interested in skating, but not playing roller derby, Skate Fit classes are held every Friday night at the Whitsunday PCYC from 6.30-8.30pm.
Skating gear can be provided but those attending are asked to bring socks, a towel and water.
For more information visit the Airlie Beach Trashbag's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AirlieBeachTrashBags.