Athletes

"So now that you've just finished playing an intense sweaty contact sport in full protective gear, wanna do a portrait?" Toronto Roller Derby skaters, immediately after the game: maybe they won, maybe they lost; they're always triumphant.

Dawson (and her muscles) is a veteran blocker with the Death Track Dolls and Toronto Roller Derby All-Stars, as well as a multiple game MVP winner this season. In fact, the “B” she’s holding in the 3rd photo is that game’s MVP Blocker award.

Athletes portrait 1 Dawson
Athletes Portrait 2 Dawson

LowBlowPalooza is a veteran blocker and pivot with the Smoke City Bandits and Toronto Roller Derby All-Stars.

Athletes Portrait 3 LowBlowPalooza
Athletes Portrait 4 LowBlowPalooza

Boxcar is not only a jammer and blocker with the Chicks Ahoy! and co-captain of the Toronto Roller Derby All-Stars. She also helps coach Toronto Men's Roller Derby and represents our nation as a member of Team Canada, taking on all comers at the next Roller Derby World Cup.

Athletes Portrait 5 Boxcar
Athletes Portrait 6 Boxcar

Commander Will Wrecker is a veteran blocker and pivot with the Gore-Gore Rollergirls and Toronto Roller Derby All-Stars.

Athletes Portrait 7 Commander Will Wrecker
Athletes Portrait 8 Commander Will Wrecker

Joss Wheelin is a veteran blocker with the Chicks Ahoy! and the Toronto Roller Derby All-Stars.

Athletes Portrait 9 Joss Wheelin
Athletes Portrait 10 Joss Wheelin

Wheels Of Misfortune is a veteran blocker with the Chicks Ahoy! and also sang the national anthem at a game this season (quite beautifully, I might add).

Athletes Portrait 11 Wheels of Misfortune
Athletes Portrait 12 Wheels and Joss

Holly Rocket is a jammer with the Death Track Dolls and holds the title of highest-scoring jammer in the league for the 2017 season.

Athletes Portrait 13 Holly Rocket
Athletes Portrait 14 Holly Rocket

Viris is a rookie skater who’s just finished her first season with the Smoke City Bandits.

Athletes Portrait 15 Viris
Athletes Portrait 16 Viris

Thighlight Of Your Life is a jammer with the Gore-Gore Rollergirls.

Athletes Portrait 17 Thighlight of Your Life
Athletes Portrait 19 Thighlight of Your Life

A great thing about being a roller derby mom is that you'll always have a cheering section. Wolverina, veteran jammer with the Toronto Roller Derby All-Stars, with her young man.

Athletes Portrait 19 Wolverina
Athletes Portrait 20 Wolverina

“Roller derby taught me to hold my space, to stand up for myself, to feel proud about what my body can do without caring about how it looks, and it continues to make me feel empowered. Roller derby allows me to be unapologetic about being strong and being a badass.”

- Commander Will Wrecker

Athletes Portrait 21 Wrecker and Thighlight