Pikes Peak Derby Dames

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Pikes Peak Derby Dames
League logo
Metro area Colorado Springs, Colorado
Country United States
Founded 2005
Teams Candy Snipers
Danger Dolls
Slamazons
All-Stars (travel)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Colorado Springs City Auditorium
Affiliations WFTDA
Org. type NPO
Website pikespeakderbydames.com

The Pikes Peak Derby Dames are Colorado Springs' first and only women's flat track roller derby league. PPDD is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA),[1] the international governing body of women's flat track roller derby.

Organization[edit]

The Pikes Peak Derby Dames was founded in the summer of 2005, when one woman from Colorado Springs decided start a roller derby league in her home town. Founded by Slugs-N-Kisses, the league has been growing one woman at a time ever since. PPDD is a diverse group of female athletes committed to the athletic development and empowerment of women in the Pikes Peak region. The league is governed by the philosophy of "by the skaters, for the skaters," and is a nonprofit organization.

Members[edit]

Members of the organization come from many walks of life, including students, insurance agents, tattoo artists, massage therapists and hair dressers.

Teams[edit]

PPDD consists of two "home" teams and two travel teams.

The home teams are the Danger Dolls and the Candy Snipers, and primarily only play each other. Every member of PPDD is placed on a home team after being with the league for a certain amount of time.

PPDD also has two travel teams, the All Stars and the Slamazons, who play teams from other leagues around the country. The All Stars are nationally ranked in the WFTDA and generally only play WFTDA-sanctioned bouts. The Slamazons are the "B" team, and play other B teams in bouts that are unsanctioned and don't count toward national ranking.

Charity work[edit]

The Pikes Peak Derby Dames are active in the community, donating time, money, and even bout tickets to charities and nonprofit organizations in the Pikes Peak region.[2]

Season Q4 ranking[3] Playoffs Championship
2006 24[4] N/A
2007 28[5] R1[6] DNQ
2008 3 6[7] DNQ
2009 10 10[8] DNQ
2010 10 DNQ DNQ
2011 18 DNQ DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wftda.com
  2. ^ http://pikespeakderbydames.com/charity.html
  3. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  4. ^ 12/8/2006 "WFTDA National Rankings" at the Wayback Machine (archived February 23, 2007), WFTDA [version of 23 February 2007]
  5. ^ "Current WFTDA Rankings", Derby News Network, October 2007
  6. ^ "Dust Devil 2007", Flat Track Stats
  7. ^ "Battle Royale", Flat Track Stats
  8. ^ "Derby on the rocks 2009 Western Regionals", WFTDA

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