Derby Name and Number
Started in Derby
What is the significance of your derby name and number?
My first name is Katie. I love the Resident Evil movies and zombie. In the movies the zombie virus is called the T Virus. After talking with my dad about what my derby name should be he said “K-T Virus”. It was perfect!! On the track I go by Virus.
My number is the month and day of my wedding anniversary.
What do you do when you are not skating?
I’m a stay at home mom. I’m also a licensed cosmetologist and take clients when I can.
What made you decide to join roller derby?
My best friend, Chevy joined. Once my family and I moved back to Vancouver I joined.
What keeps you motivated to keep skating?
There’s a few things;
1st is to keep getting better. To feel myself improve if so awesome!
2nd, Derby is a community. I have met so many wonderful people in this sport.
3rd, I hate working out. It’s so boring and I was never that motivated to keep doing it till derby. Work out while skating!! Heck ya!!
Who is your derby crush/hero?
That’s a hard one. There are so many amazing skaters out there. Really I get googly eyes for anyone that can do what I can’t yet. It pushes me to try new things.
What is the best advice you would give to someone who wants to join derby or what was the best advice given to you?
DO IT!! Its intimidating yes, but everyone started out there. Just keep breathing and moving your feet.
Best advice given to me was from one of our former coaches SmackYaSideways-
“If you’re falling it means you’re trying.”
If you could be any super hero/villain who would you be and what would be your power?
Catwoman!!! My super power would be able to wear and look good in a latex body suit. Duh. Oh and ya know, being cat like and stuff.
If you had six months with no obligations or financial constraints, what would you do with the time?
Travel with my family.
What is your favorite ’90’s song and why?
I remember listening to No Doubts Spiderwebs song a lot.
Name three interesting/ random facts about yourself.
I’m half Sicilian
I lived in Southern California till I was 17
I hate horse movies