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Yukon Roller Girls

Yukon Roller Girls

The Yukon Roller Girls are an all-inclusive, democratic, non-profit society committed to fostering recreation and competition through the sport of roller derby, run by the skaters for the skaters. We provide opportunities for personal and athletic growth by welcoming skaters of all athletic abilities and by taking an active role in supporting our community through volunteer work and fund raising.  

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Yukon Roller Girls

It’s been 20 years since I put on a pair of skates, so as I arrived at Elijah Smith Elementary School I was a little bit timid about trying roller derby for the first time. Having only seen one game back in Australia, and the movie Whip It, I... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: Emily Sheff sheffdp.com

Re-creating an Era The Last Waltz will be reenacted at the Gold Pan Saloon The The Last Waltz was The Band's farewell concert. The concert was filmed by Martin Scorcese, and through his direction, turned into a documentary film of the same name... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Yukon Roller Girls Photos By: Jean-Christoph Demers

The Yukon is home to many hidden gems. If you know where to look you can usually find what you are looking for. That includes a high-paced women’s contact sport on wheels: women's roller derby. Whitehorse is home to the rowdy Yukon Roller Girls. Read more

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Five inspiring Yukon women

Sketches by Amber Church

The Yukon is blessed with a huge number of talented and passionate women. It would take much more space than I have here to pay tribute to even just a handful of these inspiring ladies but I’m going to give it a shot. Read more

Yukon People

Roller derby is a fast-paced contact sport, mostly for women, where players are known by cheeky monikers such as "Ruff Tuff Creampuff," and "Fonda Spanks." Fishnet stockings are welcome, punk-y fashions are appreciated, and mouth guards are required. Read more

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Yukon Roller Girls Photos By: Jean-Christoph Demers

It's a lot of work being a Yukon Roller Girl.There are two practices a week that keep you on your skates for a few hours at a time.There are boot camps to organize and attend, funds to raise through skate-a-thons, bar nights and community sponsors. Read more

Yukon Active

Community. Empowerment. Democracy. Roller derby? Believe it. One of the best things about trying out different activities for this column, is that I often meet people who remind me that each of us has the power to draw the parameters of our own live Read more

Yukon Active