FORT ST. JOHN B.C. –  The Fort St. John Killbillies are ready to hit the track next Thursday.

The roller derby squad is itching to lace up their skates after two year hiatus due to COVID-19.

The club’s upcoming season starts on March 31st and will run until June 23rd. Generally, the season runs from January to June, but public health orders forced the team to start late.

This year, the Killbillies are focusing on getting people back on their skates and honing basic skills for exiting and new teammates.

A few scrimmages may be organized over the season, but the team’s main intention is to get the league up and running again.

The Killbillies’ own Boom Boom Betty says the ladies are very excited to return to the rink after two years away.

“Everyone feels like we’re a family like you do in sports and that we’re all being reunited. I am not playing this year because I’m pregnant, but I’m just as excited to coach and be involved because it is such a big part of our social lives,” said Boom Boom Betty.

For more information or if anyone would like to try their hand at roller derby, message the group’s Facebook page.

The team is also looking for volunteers and an announcer for the upcoming season.