in Medicine Hat, Alberta
From the bowels of Alberta where the poet Rudyard Kipling proclaimed the land had 'all hell for a basement' a group of women joined powers in 2008- fired up for a collective passion- roller derby. It was that year Medicine Hat's premiere all girl roller derby league, the Gas City Rollers, was born.
After a haphazard meeting at a local pub, other like minded ladies jumped into action skating the outdoor rinks from Strathcona Park to Margaret Wooding Elementary School. Soon the association was officially born, the Medicine Hat Skate Association took them under their wing, an indoor venue was found and the original members held a recruitment drive pushing membership to thirty.
Now the gals can be found skating the hallowed halls of Central Neighbourhood Hub weekly, training, strengthening their quad skating skills, learning the rules of the game and building a community minded organization that hopes to make a difference in the future.