Kiki Kapow, #101
Fairbanks Cold’n Heart Junior Derby
My daughter started roller derby last fall with the Fairbanks Cold’n Heart Junior Roller Girls. She didn’t know how to skate really at all. The coach assured us that lots of girls start from scratch. I was hoping to get her into something that would give her more confidence and this is certainly it. She loves to dance and so once I put her into a hip hop dance class. The teacher didn’t talk to me once, not even to introduce herself. The lady at the front desk only talked to me the one time I went in to sign her up and pay and to point me in the general direction of her “classroom”. She obviously doesn’t have the body structure for a ballet dancer or gymnast but how to explain this to a young girl and then tell her that her body shape was ok? Anyways, we never felt at home at the dance studio and it was a very strange feeling. I mean, I can fit in ANYWHERE. But a warehouse, next to some type of garage, with mattresses duct taped to the posts and awesome posters on the walls? Oh yes, we feel so much more at home.
She let me chose her number, #101, in honor of Checkpoint Mile 101 of the Yukon Quest. She gets to go with me next year and I’m sure she will love it as much as I do.
That’s all for now my friends. Have a great week and take care of yourselves.