New Skater – Kris

How did you learn about roller derby?

I first learnt about roller derby while I was travelling in the states. I watched a game in a town nearby where I was staying and was absolutely blown away. I couldn’t commit unfortunately due to work clashes but I was definitely interested from that first impression

Why did you join Durham Roller Derby?

I joined DRD because they kept popping up in my fb news feed and I figured “what the hell” may as well add another bruise to the collection

What do you love about roller derby?

I love the feeling of just being free on my wheels. I love learning new skills with the team and having a good laugh

What advice would you give to a new skater?

The best advice would be to just let me body do what it wants to do. It’s a lot harder to skate when I’m trying to think about what my feet are doing. Just go with the flow and see what happens

For anyone wanting to learn and skate I would say fallings the hardest part but once you’ve done it once the fear of doing it again is lessened. Don’t be afraid to fall, even the best skaters are probably walking round with ice packs in their bums.

Describe Durham Roller Derby in 4 words

Exhilarating, thrilling, intense and crazy!