An old sport is finding a new face on the peninsula.
Roller derby, a fast-paced, full-contact, roller skating sport, is gaining momentum locally with women playing on the Port Scandalous Derby Dolls.
The Port Angeles team has 17 members, nine “fresh meat” (new members), eight referees and three volunteers.
The Derby Dolls — moms, professionals, students — are in their 20s to 40s.
In the rink, these women say they become someone else.
Team founder Julie “Rowdy Couture” Jones said she saw the sport in April while in Seattle and was spellbound.
“That’s something I have to do,” Jones said.
She feels the sport is a perfect fit for many on the team who are discovering new sides of themselves.
Read and see more photos in the Wednesday. Sept. 1, Sequim Gazette. Full story and more photos here.