Join roller derby veteran Velocityraptor for a presentation on how the game is played, how the local league is structured, and how the sport is evolving. Founded in 2006, DC Rollergirls are the national capital region’s premiere flat track roller derby league. DC Rollergirls are proud members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, the national governing body for women’s amateur flat track roller derby.
The WFTDA is comprised of skater-owned and -operated leagues the world over that have united to lead this growing sport. The 501(c)(3) non-profit league is run entirely by the skaters, who contribute their free time and talents to manage the business side of the league: everything from organizing fundraising events to designing promotional materials.
DC Rollergirls also maintain a strong sense of pride in the community by partnering with local charities and participating in local events. The league’s vision is to promote athleticism, diversity and roller derby, and foster self-worth, personal strength, and female empowerment.
Currently, the league is composed of four competitive home teams: Cherry Blossom Bombshells, DC DemonCats, Majority Whips, and Scare Force One. The league also has three levels for interleague competition: The DC All-Stars compete internationally in WFTDA-sanctioned bouts; The National Maulers, the B-Team; and The Capitol Offenders, a pick-up fun team for challenge bouts.
Adrienne Schreiber, also known as Velocityraptor, is the President of DC Rollergirls’ Executive Board. She has been skating with the league since 2009 and is the Captain of Scare Force One as well as a member of the DC All-Stars. She is the owner of Department of Skate, DC’s one and only roller derby skate shop. Her “normal person” job is with Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington.
Interested? Be sure to check out their website at www.dcrollergirls.com!
This is just one of many activities at this year’s RG – return to the program page to read more about other confirmed speakers and events!