Interest is building for a new women’s roller derby league in Petersburg. The Ragnarök Rollers is one of 14 derby leagues in Alaska. The contact sport involves two teams of five women each. They roller skate around a track while trying to pass or block members of the opposing team. The Ragnarök Rollers have about 36 members so far and they’re looking for more. Men can join as skating referees. The group practices in the Community Gym and they’re offering a roller-derby boot-camp this weekend. Matt Lichtenstein spoke with Ragnarök Board Members Lisa Nilson, Lynette Smith, and Holly Winje. For mobile-friendly audio, click here

Rollers board members Lisa Nilson, Lynette Smith and Holly Winje.

The Ragnarok Rollers Roller Derby Boot Camp takes place this Saturday and Sunday in Petersburg’s community gym from noon to six. For more information on getting involved with the league and taking part in this weekend’s event, you can contact Lisa Nilson at 650-7354.