Roller figure skating not just ‘artsy and looking pretty,’ Pan Am hopeful says

TORONTO – Kailah Macri is used to getting puzzled looks when she tells people about the sport she’s devoted years of her life to.

“As soon as you say roller skating, people think roller derby or disco or something like that,” said Macri, a repeat national champion in her discipline.

Some go as far as to question the physical challenge involved, but the 24-year-old, who lives and trains in the Toronto area, said she just lets it roll off her back.