'A very fringe sport': Roller derby is making a comeback on TikTok — and in the Yukon

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During the pandemic in-person events and contact sports were not allowed; which made roller derby almost disappear in the Yukon.

Roller derby is a fast-paced, full-contact sport in quad roller skates.

“What was kind of heart wrenching is that just before COVID hit, we’d actually rebuilt our league,” said Christy Huey, the president of the Yukon Roller Derby Association.

“We had our team — like a full roster team, we’d signed up for two tournaments and we were ready to go.” 

Loos says the most important part about roller derby is learning the safety techniques and precautions such as wearing proper gear, knowing how to fall adequately and basic skating. <!–

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