Paige Parsons – Featured Athlete
Paige Parsons is a force to be reckoned with. Paige – who in the roller derby world, skates under the name Shania Pain – grew up playing ringette since the age of 8. She continued to play the sport throughout her undergraduate university career.
But when she moved to Whitehorse, Yukon, there was no ringette league in sight. Without ringette, she sought out a different kind of sport. “I was hooked after the first practice, and that was over six years ago,” Paige elaborates on her initial experience playing roller derby.