Copenhagen Roller Derby

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Copenhagen Roller Derby
League logo
Metro area Copenhagen
Country Denmark
Founded 2009
Teams Rollin Heartbreakers (A team)
Kick Ass Cuties (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Affiliations WFTDA
Website www.copenhagenrollerderby.com

Copenhagen Roller Derby (CRD) is a flat track roller derby league based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Founded in 2009, the league consists of two teams, which compete against teams from other leagues.

The league was founded in October 2009 by Emma Hedman, a Danish woman who had returned from a visit to the United States.[1] Her internet posts calling for skaters to join the new league was seen by Ana Killingspree, a former skater with the Mad Rollin' Dolls who was then living in Aarhus. Together, the two built Copenhagen Roller Derby,[2] which played its first bout in June 2010, winning against the Hamburg Harbor Girls.[1] The league then played seven bouts in 2011, facing the Royal Windsor Rollergirls, Gent Go-Go Rollergirls, Bedfordshire Rollergirls, Berlin Bombshells, Crime City Rollers, Stockholm Roller Derby, Kallio Rollin Rainbow and the Hamburg Harbor Girls.[1]

By the end of 2011, the league had 95 members, and was one of three active leagues in Denmark, the others being based in Aarhus and Odense.[3] In October 2012, Copenhagen was accepted as a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Programme.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About Copenhagen Roller Derby", CRD
  2. ^ Emily Mills, "Mad Rollin' Dolls make connections around the globe", Isthmus, 14 July 2011
  3. ^ Gro Høyer Thielst, "Kvinder bag verdens hurtigst voksende sport", Dagbladet Børsen, 29 November 2011 (Danish)
  4. ^ "22 Leagues Join WFTDA Apprentice Program", WFTDA, 18 October 2012