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Riedell roller derby skates, like the one being manufactured here, were used in the making of "Whip It." The movie chronicles the world of female roller derby and premiers Friday. "Riedell has been the brand of choice for derby girls," said Riedell official Margie Kulak. Jon Swedien/RiverTowns Group

From the factory to Hollywood: Riedell finds supporting role in 'Whip It'

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Local moviegoers might recognize some hometown favorites rolling across the silver screen in the coming weeks.

Riedell Co., which manufactures skates here in Red Wing, sent 55 roller skates to the set of "Whip It," a major motion picture about the world of women's roller derby that opens nationwide Friday.

"Our skates are going to be all over the movie," company official Margie Kulak said.

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