Rolling into Springhill in June

Christopher Gooding
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Roller derby clinic includes free ref training

SPRINGHILL – The competitive world of roller derby is prepared to whip into Springhill and make a grand slam.

Shawna ‘SugarSnappz’ Matthews Tooke (right) and the Cumberland Roller Derby Club will join the Muddy River Rollers hosting a skills training camp in Springhill on June 7.

Hosted by the Muddy River Rollers, Smacks Skills In Springhill will be a one-day training camp on June 7 for roller derby enthusiasts, with two evening scrimmages offering an opportunity for everyone to put their skills to the test and entertain an audience.

“It gives this area a chance to see some roller derby,” Springhill’s Shawna ‘SugarSnappz’ Matthews Tooke said.

Tooke, who skates with the Moncton-based roller derby team the Lumbersmacks and head of the local Cumberland Roller Derby Club, says the camp will draw on teams from across Atlantic Canada, promising for and entertaining evening. The first scrimmage, slated for 5:30 p.m. at the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre, will be followed by a co-ed skirmish at 6:30 p.m. The training camp is aimed at beginners and intermediate skaters, with room for up to 25 participants for the two-three hours classes. In addition, there will be a free referee clinic open to anyone.

“Even if you don’t have the gear, come out and what it’s like and what they have to say,” Tooke said. “Then apply it during the scrimmage.” 

The Smacks Skills in Springhill will take place Saturday, June 7, beginning at 1 p.m. To register, visit



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Organizations: Cumberland Roller Derby Club

Geographic location: Springhill, Muddy River, Atlantic Canada

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  • shawna
    May 27, 2014 - 19:39

    hey just a note the team I play for in Moncton is the Lumbersmacks and the club is the Muddy River Rollers and our practice with cumberland county are on mon and friday evenings at 730 in springhill and anyone wanting to come and try on some skates and have a roll is welcome but unfortunately you have to have passed minimum skills to participate in the scrimmages on sat night that being said if anyone in the community wants to come and watch a couple of scrimmages and see what the game is all about we would love to have you thanks so much for printing this for us Christopher Gooding and we hope to see many people from the area there to check it all out :)