Who We Are
A better question might be, “Who aren’t the DC Rollergirls?” The 78 women who make up the league come from all walks of life– they are teachers, nurses, writers, artists, librarians and work-at-home moms. They came to this sport as novice and experienced skaters, as seasoned athletes and as former couch potatoes. But they all have one thing in common– they are strong, fierce competitors who are passionate about the sport of roller derby.
The league formed in 2006, and members practiced in a Rosslyn parking garage. Our first public bout was held in March 2007 at the Dulles SportsPlex. News spread fast, and we were invited to radio shows, local news shows and parades. Because of the overwhelming support we’ve received from our fans and sponsors, we’re now in our seventh season of competition.
Formed in 2006, the DC Rollergirls are the National Capital Region’s only women’s ﬂat-track roller derby league.
The 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. WFTDA is comprised of skater-owned and -operated leagues nationwide that have united to lead this growing sport.
Our 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. The DC Rollergirls also maintain a strong sense of pride in our community by partnering with local charities and participating in local events. Our league’s vision is to promote athleticism, diversity and roller derby, and foster self-worth, personal strength and female empowerment.
Above all, the DC Rollergirls are dedicated to giving our fans exactly what they want — a rough-and-tumble good time.