Lilac City Roller Girls

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Lilac City Roller Girls
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Metro area Spokane, WA
Country United States
Founded 2006
Teams Spokane Sass
Quad Forsaken (Co-ed team)
LCRD Men, the Abominations
LCRD Juniors, the Wendigo
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Pattison's North Roller Rink
Affiliations WFTDA MRDA JRDA
Org. type 501c3

The Lilac City Roller Girls (LCRG) is a competitive roller derby league based in Spokane, Washington. Founded in 2006, the league consists of two all female teams, The All-stars (A team) and the Violet Riot (B team), a co-ed team, Quad Forsaken that consists of LCRG skaters and male skaters from their affiliated league The River City Wreckers and they are occasionally joined by their affiliated junior team The Lilac City Pixies.

In 2013 Lilac City Roller Girls relocated their practice facility to a rented warehouse in Airway Heights at 13026 W McFarlane Rd Bldg A-1and began holding their bouts at the Spokane Fairgrounds for lower key events or the Spokane Convention center for larger events. They also added to their existing all women's teams Spokane’s first all male roller derby team the River City Wreckers as well as a new coed team, the Quad Forsaken.

The league was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in July 2010,[1] and became a full member of the WFTDA in March 2012.[2]

In 2017, following a reorganization, the Lilac City Roller Girls became Lilac City Roller Derby. Their all-women's team dropped the gap-toothed princess and re-branded as the Spokane Sass. The league includes an MRDA apprentice Sass men's team, the Abominations, and a new Sass junior's team, the Wendigo.

Lilac City was founded by Stacie Ellis in 2006, the first flat-track roller derby league in the city, and began competing with leagues from across the northwest in its second season.[3] In 2011, the league cleaned up a space underneath Interstate 90 to use for practice.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WFTDA Apprentice Program welcomes 16 new leagues", 8 July 2010
  2. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes 14 New Member Leagues", 1 March 2012
  3. ^ Rainey Coffin, "Wheel-life adventures", The Spokesman-Review, April 7, 2011
  4. ^ McKay Allen, "Roller girls take back 'filthy' practice rink", KXLY, September 13, 2011