Green Mountain Roller Derby

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Green Mountain Roller Derby
League logo
Metro area Burlington, VT
Country United States
Founded 2007
Teams Grade A Fancy (A team)
Black Ice Brawlers (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Champlain Valley Exposition
Affiliations WFTDA

Green Mountain Roller Derby (GMRD) is a roller derby league based in Burlington, Vermont. Founded in 2007, it has two teams, which compete against teams from other leagues.

Green Mountain had their first home bout in February 2009,[1] were accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in September 2009,[2] and gained full membership of the WFTDA the following September.[3]

By 2010, the league had around 30 skaters.[4] It remained Vermont's only women's flat track roller derby league, and attracted sell-out crowds of around 1,500 people to its bouts.[5]


Green Mountain's old logo

In September 2012, Green Mountain co-hosted (with Montreal Roller Derby)[6] the WFTDA Eastern Regional Tournament in Essex Junction, Vermont, with the Gotham Girls Roller Derby All-Stars of New York City being the winning team.[7][8]

Originally formed as Green Mountain Derby Dames, in May of 2015 the league changed its name to Green Mountain Roller Derby, dropping the gender-specific “Dames” from its moniker.[9]


Season Final ranking[10] Playoffs Championship
2011 22 E DNQ DNQ
2012 28 E[11] DNQ DNQ
2013 64 WFTDA[12] DNQ DNQ
2014 74 WFTDA[13] DNQ DNQ


  1. ^ "Big wheels keep on rollin'", Burlington Free Press, 5 February 2009
  2. ^ "Apprentice Leagues", WFTDA [version of 16 November 2009]
  3. ^ "9 Leagues Join WFTDA for Full Membership", WFTDA, 1 September 2010
  4. ^ "Meet roller-derby dame, Bruise Control", Burlington Free Press, 22 March 2010
  5. ^ Julia Wejchert, "Derby Dames like it rough", Vermont Cynic, 1 March 2010
  6. ^ "Your Hosts: Green Mountain Derby Dames and Montreal Roller Derby". WFTDA. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "2012 East Region Playoffs". WFTDA. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  8. ^ Herrick, John (27 September 2012). "Roller derby playoffs coming to Essex". Burlington Free Press. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "The Premiere of Green Mountain Roller Derby". Green Mountain Roller Derby. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  11. ^ "Current Rankings". Wayback Machine. WFTDA. Archived from the original on 28 February 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  12. ^ "2013 Rankings". WFTDA. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  13. ^ "2014 Rankings". WFTDA. Retrieved 24 November 2015.