The Ottawa XPressMay 17, 2007

Roller Girl, See Her Go!

Some men like ’em quiet, some men like ’em shy, but give me a girl with some bruises on her butt and that killer look in her eye. ~ Uncle Leon and the Alibis

Kelly McAlear (photo: Aaron McKenzie Fraser)

Roller derby’s resurgence almost skips Ottawa — almost.

Forget cheerleaders and tennis belles. Roller derby girls are mean machines who combine athletics with sexiness and edge – it’s an explosive mix that’s been entertaining spectators worldwide since the 1930s. Roller derby teams have been dishin’ out alternative fashions and a whole lot of bashin’ everywhere in Canada except Ottawa. Is the capital a city fun forgot? Thanks to Kelly McAlear, that’s about to change. Read more…