Learn more about modern roller derby

art rollergirlsKrista Robb of the Smoky Mountain Roller Girls will give a program and slide show presentation on modern Roller Derby at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, in the community room of the Jackson County Public Library.

Robb will present a history of Roller Derby as a sport, bringing it from its origins in the 1930s up to its current status as what she describes as “a legitimate, competitive, female-dominated contact sport.” Robb will show pictures and video, as well as display the gear and protective equipment that are part of the sport today.

 Robb is a founding member of Smoky Mountain Roller Girls, a team in its first year with the Women’s Flat-Track Derby Association. She is a graduate of WCU with a degree in parks and recreation management and is a farmer in Bryson City.


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