Roller Derby and Roller Figure Skating skate together!

On February 27, 2010, the Winnipeg Convention Centre was host to the first Roller Derby event in Manitoba in 30 years.

During half time, Roller Sports Canada dance skaters Connie Davis and William Thompson from Winnipeg were asked to do a demonstration. They did so to the tune of over 2200 cheering people, finishing up with a waltz to Bed of Roses by Bon Jovi!

It was a very special evening indeed.

The University of Manitoba Students’ Newspaper took the attached picture and used it as their cover for their newspaper The Manitoban.

Photo by Maria Bowler