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Roller derby skaters are dedicated athletes who take sport seriously

Hellions of Troy, from left, Suzanne Beczak, Katlyn Prescott, Becca Lundy and Roshi Shivalila roll and rock during a recent practice at Rollarama in Rotterdam. The women’s roller derby league opens its season Saturday at the Hamburg Street skating center.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Hellions of Troy, from left, Suzanne Beczak, Katlyn Prescott, Becca Lundy and Roshi Shivalila roll and rock during a recent practice at Rollarama in Rotterdam. The women’s roller derby league opens its season Saturday at the Hamburg Street skating center.
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Marcie Pry needed safe passage. She moved left and right, searching for a weakness in the rolling blockade just ahead. Four other women — pushing rumps, swinging hips and dropping shoulders — would not let the small blonde complete her mission. Pry found a way. She forced her way through arm-locked comrades, and scored a practice point for the Hellions of Troy female roller derby team. The Hellions have been stepping up training sessions. The ...


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