Dating roller skates
In one shot, a scantily-clad Barrymore - who plays Ruthless' teammate Smashly Simpson, crashes on top of Page on the roller rink floor.Wearing a pair of pink hotpants and a leather basque, Drew feigns shock as she sits astride her floored co-star.Instead, she joins the Texas Rollergirls and becomes Babe Ruthless.Roller derby is an American contact sport, in which opposing teams try to score points by overtaking each other on a circuit track.The sight, though impressive to anyone who isn’t an artistic roller skater, is even more remarkable since Johnson is 73 years old.
People who master basic skills can participate in family, school, church, and community roller skating outings.
“Ooohhh, Spanish Eyyyyes …” As she ties the last knot on her skates, Ruthie Johnson quietly sings one of her favorite ’40s tunes piping from the speakers of an electric organ.
She takes to the floor with surprising power and grace, gliding into a tempo-inspired dance that seems to defy the physics of her flight around the rink.
The coaching materials, rules and other resources on this page have been specially prepared for coaches working with people with intellectual disabilities.
Coaching Special Olympics athletes calls for the same skills and experience that many coaches are familiar with.
She said: 'I wanted to throw myself in there so I could really go through what the girls were going through.