Dead River Derby begins day 1 of bootcamp

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Published: Jan. 26, 2023 at 10:43 PM EST
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - On Thursday The Dead River Roller Derby team began day one of their 10-week boot camp at the Baraga Gym in Marquette.

Dead River Derby members said they have 22 new faces this year. These new members vary from experienced roller skaters to people that have little to no skating experience. The team’s Board Secretary Ashley Sonderegger stated that roller derby is more than just a hobby.

“Roller derby is not just a sport. We try to bring in body positivity,” said Sonderegger. “It’s a sisterhood. There’s a whole culture behind it.”

The team said that it is still actively recruiting, so if you are interested, you can come to the Baraga Gym in Marquette every Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. or you can click here.