Athlete profile: Allie Artuso

November 7, 2016

Allie Artuso plays with with Royal City Roller Girls in Guelph, Ontario. She won that league’s Rookie of the Year award in 2013, and the Beaver Fever 2016 tournament MVP blocker in 2016. She has skated since she was very young, and played mostly soccer and figure skating growing up.

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Athlete profile: Kylie Morin

November 7, 2016

From nearby Rossland, Kylie Morin is into her third season with Castlegar BC’s Dam City Rollers. Having grown up speed skating, roller derby continues her history of skating in circles.

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Athlete profile: Ashley Ronson (Watcher Ash)

November 7, 2016

Ashley Ronson, aka Watcher Ash, represents Capital City Derby Dolls from Ottawa, ON. She grew up with rollerblades on her feet, and has also played soccer, basketball, badminton, street hockey, and especially volleyball. 2017 will be her fourth year playing roller derby. She works as a Research and Data Analyst.

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Athlete profile: Natt Young (Scar2-BeatU)

November 7, 2016

Natt Young, aka Scar2-BeatU, captains the Winnipeg Roller Derby League All-Stars, winning MVP of the WFTDA Mayday Mayhem Tournament in 2015. She also plays for Team Manitoba. She and her twin sister love to confuse opponents with their telepathic star passes and twin dancing.

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Athlete profile: Renée Labrosse

November 7, 2016

Hailing from the the nearby small town of Carp, Renée Labrosse currently plays in Ottawa for Capital City Derby Dolls’ WFTDA Charter team. She grew up playing competitive hockey and has also played rugby, soccer, basketball, volleyball, ultimate, cross-country running, track and field, and paddle tennis. Her multisport background serves her well in her current […]

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Athlete profile: Paige Parsons (Shania Pain)

November 7, 2016

Paige Parsons, aka Shania Pain, grew up in rural Alberta playing ringette. She began her roller derby career with Yukon Roller Girls in Whitehorse in 2012, and after two seasons with Rideau Valley Roller Girls, she returned to Edmonton, where she represents E-Ville Roller Derby. When not skating, she is a crime- and news reporter.

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Athlete profile: Marilyne Lamontagne (Pouliche)

November 7, 2016

Marilyne Lamontagne, aka Pouliche, joue depuis 2012 avec Montreal Roller Derby, incluant la saison 2016 avec les New Skids on the Block. Une vraie montagne, elle mesure 5′ 3″ de hauteur. Elle est étudiante en theâtre (dramaturgie et mise en scène). Marilyne Lamontagne, aka Pouliche, has played since 2012 with Montreal Roller Derby, including a […]

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Athlete profile: Taran Spies (Razor)

November 7, 2016

Taran Spies, aka Razor, played for the Red Deer Belladonnas until that league’s dissolution. She now plays for Men’s Roller Derby Association team Glenmore Reservoir Dogs of Chinook City Roller Derby, recently receiving a tournament MVP award with them. She She did gymnastics for 12 years, coaching that sport for six years, and also played […]

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Athlete profile: Allison Hughes

November 7, 2016

Allison Hughes began playing roller derby in 2008 with Ottawa’s Rideau Vallery Roller Girls, moving to Montreal Roller Derby’s New Skids on the Block since 2012. She was a member of Team Canada at the 2014 World Cup. Hughes, aka Surgical Strike, also coaches roller derby, including Montreal house team Les Filles du Roi. Her […]

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Athlete profile: Karlene Harvey (Buffy Sainte Fury)

November 7, 2016

Karlene Harvey, aka Buffy Sainte Fury, is a First Nations athlete representing the Tshilqot’in, Okanagan, and Carrier nations. A key member of Team Canada’s 2014 World Cup team, she hails from Vancouver’s Terminal City Rollergirls, where in 2014 she won that league’s Sportswoman of the Year award and the Terminal City All-Stars’ MVP award.

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