Philly Roller Derby

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Philly Roller Derby
League logo
Metro area Philadelphia, PA
Country United States
Teams Liberty Belles (A)
Independence Dolls (B)
Block Party (C)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Class of 1923 Arena,
Liacouras Center
Affiliations WFTDA

Philly Roller Derby, or PRD,[1] is a women's flat-track roller derby league based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Founded in 2005, the league played their ninth season in 2014.[2] Philly Roller Derby is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).


Liberty Belles (all-star travel team)[edit]

The Liberty Belles are Philly’s all-star travel team, and represent the league at the highest level of interleague competition in the WFTDA.

Independence Dolls[edit]

The Independence Dolls represent PRD against WFTDA "B" level travel teams, up-and-coming WFTDA "A" level travel teams and non-WFTDA all-star teams. Members of the Independence Dolls serve as alternates for The Liberty Belles. Together, these 30 skaters make up PRD’s International All-Star travel team contingent.

Block Party[edit]

The Block Party represents PRD primarily against regional competitors. Considered a pick-up team, the Block Party is composed of skaters not already skating for the Liberty Belles or Independence Dolls who are interested in additional competitive playing time.


The Cheeseskates is a team limited to first year Philly Roller Derby skaters (fresh meat or transfers).

WFTDA Competitive History[edit]


League logo pre-2015

The Liberty Belles Finished Second in the 2013 WFTDA Division 1 playoff tournament in Richmond, Virginia,[3] qualifying them to compete in the 2013 WFTDA Championships. As of September 2013, the Liberty Belles are ranked 14th in the entire WFTDA.[4]


The Liberty Belles Finished Second in the 2012 WFTDA Eastern Regional Tournament, qualifying them to compete in the 2012 WFTDA Championships. Following the 2012 Championships, the Liberty Belles were ranked among the top 10 WFTDA leagues in the world.[4]


The Liberty Belles finished second in the 2011 WFTDA Eastern Regional Tournament, qualifying them to compete in the 2011 WFTDA Championships. Following the 2011 Championships, the Liberty Belles were ranked among the top 8 WFTDA leagues in the world.


In 2009, PRG hosted the WFTDA Championships in Philadelphia, the Philly Roller Girls had a bye in the first round due to their first-place regional seeding. In the second round, the Liberty Belles were defeated in overtime by the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls 128-121, eliminating them from the tournament.


The Liberty Belles finished 3rd overall at the 2008 WFTDA National Tournament in Portland, OR, after a 3rd-place finish at the WFTDA East Division Regionals in Madison, WI.

Season Q4 ranking[4] Playoffs Championship
2006 18[5] N/A
2007 10[6] R2[7] DNQ
2008 2 3[8] 3[9]
2009 2 1[10] R2[11]
2010 2 2[12] 4[13]
2011 2 2[14] QF[15]
2012 2 2[16] QF[17]
2013 14 2 QF


  1. ^ "PRESS RELEASE - No Longer Girls: Philly Roller Derby Rolls Into 2015". Philly Roller Derby. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "D1 Playoffs Richmond, VA". WFTDA. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "12/8/2006 WFTDA National Rankings", WFTDA [version of 23 February 2007]
  6. ^ "Current WFTDA Rankings", Derby News Network, October 2007
  7. ^ "Heartland Havoc", Ohio Rollergirls
  8. ^ "Derby in Dairyland", Flat Track Stats
  9. ^ "Tournament Results", Northwest Knockdown
  10. ^ "Wicked Wheels of the East 2009 Eastern Regionals", WFTDA
  11. ^ "Declaration of Derby", WFTDA
  12. ^ "Derby in the Burbs 2010 East Region Playoffs", WFTDA
  13. ^ "Uproar on the Lakeshore", WFTDA
  14. ^ Nightmare on 95
  15. ^ Justice Feelgood Marshall, "Championships Quarterfinal: 1W Oly Bounces 2E Philly, 181-95", Derby News Network, 12 November 2011
  16. ^ "2012 East Region Playoffs". WTDA. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  17. ^ Beaux, Elle (2 November 2012). "Bout 4: B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls vs Philly Roller Girls". 2012 WFTDA Championships. WFTDA. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 

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Preceded by
Gotham Girls Roller Derby
WFTDA Eastern Regional Tournament winners
Succeeded by
Gotham Girls Roller Derby