Get to know skaters

Meet the Rolla Team: Coach Sharon

Meet the Rolla Team: Coach Sharon

Meet Coach Sharon! What's your name and pronouns? Sharon Lee (She/Her) When did you start skating? In 2020 aka the birth of jam-demic skaters 😅 Tell us a bit about your skating history: Most of my journey has been me, myself, and I thanks to lockdown. When...

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Meet the Rolla Team: Rojen

Meet the Rolla Team: Rojen

Meet Rojen! Rojen is our new Community Builder here at Rollerland🤩 Rojen (she/they) has been a constant and colourful presence at Rolla YVR since we first opened our Rollerland facility in December. We are so excited to be working with her to further our...

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Meet the Rolla Team: Coach Marcela

Meet the Rolla Team: Coach Marcela

Get to Meet Coach Marcela!           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Rolla Skate Club Vancouver (@rollaskateclubyvr) What's your name? Marcela When did you start skating? November 2020  Tell us a bit about your skating history: I...

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Meet the Rolla Team: Coach Loca!

Meet the Rolla Team: Coach Loca!

Get to Meet Coach Loca! How do you like to be called? I like to be called by my short derby name "Loca" ( Loca Smoke-Ya) When did you start skating? I started skating 11 Years ago. Tell us a bit about your skating history: Besides skating in my teens, I really started...

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Meet the Rolla Team: Coach Cupid!

Meet the Rolla Team: Coach Cupid!

Meet Coach Cupid (she/they)! 🛼 Coach Cupid has been spreading the joy of rolling at Rolla since 2019. They've taught everything from the kids programs to the derby bootcampers and are especially loved by our adult beginners for their patient and encouraging...

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Rollerskater Spotlight: Amandine Thierree

Rollerskater Spotlight: Amandine Thierree

Hailing from all the way across the pond is super duper online skater - Amandine Thierree! Amandine is Rollin’ in as our Online Skater Spotlight nominee all the way from the UK. She’s conquering the great outdoors on her 8 wheels as she regularly practices outside....

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Rollerskater Spotlight: Kat “Alotta Java” Boucher

Rollerskater Spotlight: Kat “Alotta Java” Boucher

Rollin’ in from Vancouver is one of our in-person members, Kat "Alotta Java" Boucher! A Canadian Armed Forces Veteran, an ER nurse, and derby skater: In-person Rolla member Kat is the very definition of a badass! Kat, who goes by the skater name Alotta Java, is a...

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Why I Changed My Roller Derby Name

Why I Changed My Roller Derby Name

When I had to come up with a roller derby name in early 2008, there were a lot of things I didn’t know. Primarily, I barely knew how to play roller derby. I’d only been training in Terminal City’s “fresh meat” new skater boot camp for about 2 months. I definitely had...

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Get to Know Skate FantaCee aka The Universal Skater

Get to Know Skate FantaCee aka The Universal Skater

Skate Fantacee is an incredible rink skater, experienced teacher, Riedell Superstar, and hands down one of the most lovely humans you’ll ever meet. She is an inspiring leader in the rollerskate community - working hard on the #saveourrinks campaign and the founder of...

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Rollerskater Spotlight: Ryan “Mojito” M.

Rollerskater Spotlight: Ryan “Mojito” M.

Rollin’ in from North Delta is one of our in-person members, Ryan a.k.a. Mojito! The first skater to complete our inaugural Alphabet Challenge, Mojito is an avid fan of Rolla’s dance classes and has lots of big roller skating goals including landing some exciting...

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Rollerskater Spotlight: Yvonne W.

Rollerskater Spotlight: Yvonne W.

Say hello to one of our amazing online members joining us virtually all the way from Apopka, Florida, U.S.A.: Yvonne a.k.a. Cup-Skates! In addition to her roller skating passion, Yvonne also loves decorating cakes, which is where her amazing skater name comes from....

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Rollerskater Spotlight: Nadia S.

Rollerskater Spotlight: Nadia S.

Meet one of our lovely online Rolla Skate club members - who got nominated for Skater Spotlight for her dedication to our Rollerskating 101 virtual program 🙂 Your name, skater name, or how you like to be called: Nadia AKA MapleTee. Your social media handle:...

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Get to know Freight Train aka Tinisha Bonaby

Get to know Freight Train aka Tinisha Bonaby

"Holy crap, I feel like I've just been hit by a train!" announced LuluDemon as the jam ended. She rolled back to the team's bench, "Who is that skater?"  "That's Freight Train!" her teammate replied.  It was 2014, and Houston had travelled up to Vancouver, Canada, to...

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Get to know Dirty Deborah Harry

Get to know Dirty Deborah Harry

Our relationship with Dirty Deborah Harry goes back to the heydays of roller derby. Rolla Co-Founder LuluDemon had been invited to coach at RollerCon Down Under, a 5-day roller derby convention and training camp in Caloundra, Australia in 2011. Arriving at the coach...

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Rollerskater Spotlight: Emma B. and Jordyn F.

Rollerskater Spotlight: Emma B. and Jordyn F.

Meet two of our fave skaters, who also happen to be one of Rolla's favourite mother-daughter skater duos! Your name, skater name, or how you like to be called: Emma -  “Forest” - Forever changing and a little crazy. Jordyn - Discosaurus - I love animal prints, disco,...

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How to Build Your Dream Skate Floor with Fran

How to Build Your Dream Skate Floor with Fran

We’re all adapting our best to this new normal. With our favourite indoor spots closed, many of us are scrambling for places to rollerskate, especially if you live somewhere with wet winters *ahem* Vancouver. Worried about scratching your hardwood floors? Is your home...

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