Roller Derby in WNC
Updated: Friday, February 8 2013, 11:26 AM EST
One of the fastest growing competitive sports is looking to grow a little faster here in the Mountains.
This morning the Balsam Mountain Roller Girls showed News 13's Victoria Dunkle what it takes to be a Roller Derby Girl.
The sport involves versatile skating skills along with physical training and stamina. A typical Roller Derby Bout lasts two hours.
Balsam Mountain Roller Girls train their teams to meet skill levels before they can go to bouts or scrimmage.
Coach JoLynn Bryant says Roller Derby helps improve your physical fitness, can help you lose weight, and build muscle. But beyond that it increases self-esteem in both women and junior girls.
The Roller Derby Recruitment and Sign-up Event is this Saturday and Sunday at Smoky Mountain Sk8way in Waynesville. Click here for the details.
By Victoria Dunkle
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