Introducing the ‘Grimshaw Grim Reapers’ the latest and greatest team belonging to the Roller Derby Association of Canada and we follow the WFTDA rule set. With currently 27 Skilled (tested and passed skating skills), registered and insured skaters, and with fresh meat (new skaters) we have approximately 34 practicing members. Although our team is based in Grimshaw, the Grim Reapers proudly represent the region with skaters from surrounding communities including Nampa, Peace River, Berwyn and even Fairview!
What exactly is Roller Derby? Glad you asked! Roller Derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track. Game play consists of a series of short match ups (jams) in which both teams designate a scoring player (the jammer) who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team. The teams attempt to assist their own jammer while hindering the opposing jammer – in effect, playing both offense and defense simultaneously. The sport originated in the 1930s and is currently played by more than 1200 amateur leagues worldwide.