List of roller derby leagues

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This is a list of notable roller derby leagues, and may include those that are no longer in existence. Existence dates, where known, are included to provide a timeline charting the sport's growth cycles. The list may currently make distinctions according to each organization's professional/amateur business structure and active/defunct status, and is subdivided by gender (female or male-only, or co-ed) and age (adult versus junior). Within each subcategory, leagues are then listed according to region, by country and city. Countries with larger numbers of leagues, such as the United States and Canada, are further subdivided by state and province.

Women's leagues

All are flat track unless otherwise indicated.

Argentina

Australia

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Queensland

South Australia

Tasmania

Victoria

Western Australia

Belgium

Canada

Alberta

British Columbia

New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Quebec

Colombia

Denmark

Finland

France

Germany

Ireland

Japan

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Sweden

United Kingdom

England

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Wales

United States

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Co-ed leagues

All are flat track unless otherwise indicated, and have separate men's and women's teams in addition to co-ed teams

United States

United Kingdom

Men's leagues

These teams are not part of co-ed leagues.

United States

Defunct amateur leagues

Defunct professional leagues

  • Transcontinental Roller Derby (1935[6][7][8]–1973;[9] renamed to Roller Derby)
  • National Skating Derby (Roller Games) (1961–1975; see also RollerGames and Roller Games International)
  • RollerGames (1989–1990; TV only)
  • Roller Game League (RGL) (1990–2001?[year needed])
  • National Roller Derby League (NRDL) – 1995–2004; initially promoted as Roller Derby Inc.; current site promotes the San Francisco Bay Bombers, etc.
  • American Roller Derby League (ARDL) – 1997–2003; Owned by Tim Patten; briefly promoted as American Inline Roller Skating Derby League; Promoted the Bay City Bombers
  • World Skating League (WSL) / RollerJam (1998–2000; TV only)

References

  1. ^ "Chuck's rowdy derby experience (KOLD news)".
  2. ^ Bona, Marc (6 February 2017). "Akron Roller Derby kicks off 6-game home season in February". cleveland.com. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Paradise City Roller Derby - Facebook". Facebook. 7 August 2019.
  4. ^ Ashkettle, Kelly (3 June 2009). "Derby girls are on a roll in Utah". Archived from the original on 31 January 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 2008, the Davis Derby Dames (who formed in Layton in 2006) split apart to form the O-Town Derby Dames and the Junction City Roller Dolls, both based in Ogden. Also last year, some former SCDG members created Wasatch Roller Derby, based in Salt Lake and Park City.
  5. ^ Goncharova, Masha (29 November 2009). "Lake Forest woman is dedicated Roller Girl". Orange County Register. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
  6. ^ Rasmussen, Cecilia (21 February 1999), "L.A. Then and Now: The Man Who Got Roller Derby Rolling Along", Los Angeles Times
  7. ^ "Roller Derby", Time, 3 February 1936, archived from the original on 14 March 2009, retrieved 13 July 2008
  8. ^ "Variations", Time, 21 September 1936, archived from the original on 15 December 2008, retrieved 13 July 2008
  9. ^ Atwell, Margot (2014), Derby Life: A Crash Course in the Incredible Sport of Roller Derby, print: Open Road Integrated Media, p. 302, ISBN 9781943316007, OCLC 918327879

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