Name: Kelly Killpowski
Years Played: This is my 4th season
How did you first hear about and start playing roller derby? I’m originally from Canada – reppin’ -- all the way from Halifax, Nova Scotia. I moved to Lafayette, Louisiana in 2010 and went quad skating at the local roller rink with some friends, thinking it would be fun. Although I had grown up playing hockey, I had never skated on quads before. By chance, the local roller derby team had practice that night and asked me to skate with them. Soon thereafter, I moved to Houston, tried out for HRD, and was hooked!
Theme song: "Float on" by Modest Mouse
Likes: Cartoons, sleeping in, traveling, science, and crossfit
Dislikes: Mustard, drama, airports, reality TV
Injuries sustained during derby? Nothing too serious. I broke my nose last year, and during my rookie year, I landed hard on my hip, which got so inflamed, I received a hematoma, requiring quite a bit of blood removal. I still have a little calcified spot that my teammates named lumpy.
What is your favorite piece of derby gear? I love my Antiks boots with Arius plates. I also love my removable face shiled. The back of helmets seem to be attracted to my face.
Fun Facts: I'm an offshore geologist in the oil and gas industry. I coordinate safe drilling locations for oil rigs around the world -- traveling offshore occasionally.