Jennifer Gross, who skates with the Juneau Rollergirls, gets her daily skate in at the Pipeline Skate Park on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jennifer Gross, who skates with the Juneau Rollergirls, gets her daily skate in at the Pipeline Skate Park on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Learning to skate with the Rollergirls

Empire reporter takes one for the team.

Jennifer Gross and Shabadrang Khalsa, who skate with the Juneau Rollergirls, teach Empire reporter Michael S. Lockett how to rollerskate at the Pipeline Skate Park on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.


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Jennifer Gross, left, and Shabadrang Khalsa, who skate with the Juneau Rollergirls, teach Empire reporter Michael S. Lockett how to rollerskate at the Pipeline Skate Park on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jennifer Gross, left, and Shabadrang Khalsa, who skate with the Juneau Rollergirls, teach Empire reporter Michael S. Lockett how to rollerskate at the Pipeline Skate Park on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jennifer Gross, right, and Shabadrang Khalsa, who skate with the Juneau Rollergirls, teach Empire reporter Michael S. Lockett how to rollerskate at the Pipeline Skate Park on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jennifer Gross, right, and Shabadrang Khalsa, who skate with the Juneau Rollergirls, teach Empire reporter Michael S. Lockett how to rollerskate at the Pipeline Skate Park on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jennifer Gross, left, and Shabadrang Khalsa, who skate with the Juneau Rollergirls, get their daily skate in at the Pipeline Skate Park on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. The two are skating every day as part of a challenge to every day for a year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jennifer Gross, left, and Shabadrang Khalsa, who skate with the Juneau Rollergirls, get their daily skate in at the Pipeline Skate Park on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. The two are skating every day as part of a challenge to every day for a year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Shabadrang Khalsa, who skates with the Juneau Rollergirls, gets her daily skate in at the Pipeline Skate Park on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Shabadrang Khalsa, who skates with the Juneau Rollergirls, gets her daily skate in at the Pipeline Skate Park on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Empire reporter Michael S. Lockett takes a fall while being taught to rollerskate by Jennifer Gross, left, and Shabadrang Khalsa, at the Pipeline Skate Park on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Empire reporter Michael S. Lockett takes a fall while being taught to rollerskate by Jennifer Gross, left, and Shabadrang Khalsa, at the Pipeline Skate Park on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jennifer Gross gets pulled down as Empire reporter Michael S. Lockett falls at the Pipeline Skate Park on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jennifer Gross gets pulled down as Empire reporter Michael S. Lockett falls at the Pipeline Skate Park on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Shabadrang Khalsa, left, and Jennifer Gross, who skate with the Juneau Rollergirls, talk about what rollerskating means to them during a break getting their daily skate in at the Pipeline Skate Park on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. The two are skating every day as part of a challenge to every day for a year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Shabadrang Khalsa, left, and Jennifer Gross, who skate with the Juneau Rollergirls, talk about what rollerskating means to them during a break getting their daily skate in at the Pipeline Skate Park on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. The two are skating every day as part of a challenge to every day for a year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jennifer Gross and Shabadrang Khalsa, who skate with the Juneau Rollergirls, get their daily skate in at the Pipeline Skate Park on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. The two are skating every day as part of a challenge to every day for a year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jennifer Gross and Shabadrang Khalsa, who skate with the Juneau Rollergirls, get their daily skate in at the Pipeline Skate Park on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. The two are skating every day as part of a challenge to every day for a year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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