Roller Derby

A Final Lap Around the Rink

May 1, 2016
Ken Mitchell

Jackie Bertelsen has sharp red hair and is covered in a variety of tattoos on her arms and legs. But those features are not what's most striking about her.

People  find different ways to relieve stress.

Some take a trip to  a spa for a bit of rest and relaxation. Others curl up on the couch  with a good book.

A group of women from the tri-states have  a slightly unorthodox method.

They lace up their roller skates  and beat the daylights out of each other.

Among them is Heather  Kath.

By  day, "Miss Heather" is the children's programmer  for the Quincy Public  Library, organizing activities such as story  time and summer reading  events.