West Kootenay Roller Derby
|Metro area||The Kootenays, BC|
|Teams||Kootenay Kannibelles (travel team)
Babes of Brutality
Dam City Rollers
|Venue||Castlegar Community Complex
Nelson and District Community Complex
West Kootenay Roller Derby (WKRD) is a roller derby league based in The Kootenays region of British Columbia in Canada. Co-founded in 2009 as the West Kootenay Women's Roller Derby League (WKWRDL) by Shelly "Hoar Frost" Grice-Gold, the league consists of five house teams, and an all-star travel team which competes against teams from other leagues for national standings.
The league has skaters from Castlegar, Fruitvale, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, New Denver, Rossland, Salmo, Slocan City, Trail and Ymir. Different teams represent the various communities; for example, the Dam City Rollers are linked to Castlegar, the Killjoys to Nelson, and the Babes of Brutality to Salmo. By mid-2011, the two Nelson teams had a total of more than forty skaters.
- "About", WKWRDL
- Bruce Fuhr, "Nelsonites pack NDCC Arena for latest stop on West Kootenay Flat Track Roller Derby circuit", Nelson Daily, 29 May 2011
- Jim Bailey, "Barbarich runner up at Worlds", Trail Daily Times, 6 December 2011
- "Press Release – December 1, 2011", RDAC, 1 December 2011
- "22 Leagues Join WFTDA Apprentice Program", WFTDA, 18 October 2012