Roller Derby in Beauport a smashing success

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On the left, in green, the Moncton Lumbersmacks try to prevent the gray and blue Quebec City Duchess jammer (point-maker) from passing. Meanwhile, the Duchesses are doing the same to the Lumbersmacks on the right.

The Bardy Arena in Beauport was filled with Roller Derby enthusiasts who watched two amateur matches last Saturday. Some of the stereotypes associated with this colourful contact sport were difficult to set aside when the men’s teams – the Ottawa Slaughter Squad and the Montreal Mont-Royals – came into the arena.