Calgary Roller Derby Association

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Calgary Roller Derby Association
League logo
Metro area Calgary, Alberta
Country Canada
Founded 2006
Teams All-Stars (travel team)
B-52 Bellas
Cut-Throat Car Hops
Thrashin' Lassies
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Max Bell Arena
Triwood Arena
Affiliations WFTDA
Website www.calgaryrollerderby.com
Some of the Roller Derby Girls at the 2007 Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival

The Calgary Roller Derby Association (CRDA) is a not-for-profit flat-track roller derby league based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. CRDA was originally formed as the Sandstone City Roller Girls in 2006, and restructed as the Calgary Roller Derby Association in, is skater-owned and skater-operated and is a non-profit organization.[1]

Currently, there are four teams within the league: The Cut-Throat Car Hops, the Thrashin' Lassies, the B-52 Bellas, and the All-Stars (travel team). The Hellion Rebellion were renamed the All-Stars in 2012. The Jane Deeres (travel B team) was defunct as of summer 2009. Each of these teams has a roster of approximately 15 skaters. There is also a Fresh Meat team of new skaters.

The league skates from April until September, at Triwood Arena, with charity and invitational scrimmages during the off-season. Skaters also frequently travel throughout the province to participate in invitational bouts.

The league was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Programme in January 2013.[2][3] CRDA achieved full member status in the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) in December 2013,[4] becoming the first full WFTDA member league in Alberta.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jamieson, Nikki (18 April 2015). "'Empowered' women kick off eighth roller derby season in Calgary". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 4 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "WFTDA Accepts 16 Apprentice Members", WFTDA, 31 January 2013
  3. ^ Frey, Rachael (6 March 2013). "Calgary Roller Derby Association seeks tougher competition and higher skill". Calgary Journal. Retrieved 4 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes 22 New Full Member Leagues". WFTDA. 22 December 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "STAHR ready for big leagues". St. Albert Leader. Retrieved 4 July 2015.