Roller derby in Canada

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Roller derby in Canada

By September 2011, there were more than 1,000 amateur leagues on every inhabited continent,[1] in countries such as Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Germany, Belgium, Finland, Sweden[2] and Singapore.[3] Canadian roller derby leagues may join the Canadian Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association (CWRDA), which in January 2012 will rename itself the Roller Derby Association of Canada (RDAC).[4]

Outside of the United States, many roller derby leagues enjoy support from their national skate federations such as Skate Australia,[5] and Roller Sports Canada.[6]

Contemporary roller derby has a basic set of rules, with variations reflecting the interests of a governing body's member leagues. The Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), which is used by the majority of leagues around the world.[7] For example, members of the United Kingdom Roller Derby Association are required to play by WFTDA rules,[8] while members of the Canadian Women's Roller Derby Association are encouraged to join the WFTDA.[9]

Leagues[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Roller Derby Worldwide. "Find a Roller Derby League". Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Cat O'Ninetails (2011). "Roller Derby Worldwide". Retrieved 8 Sep 2011. 
  3. ^ "Chilipadi Roller Girls". 
  4. ^ "Welcome to the Canadian Woman’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association (CWRDA)". CWDRA. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "About Roller Debry". 
  6. ^ "Roller Derby". Roller Sports Canada. 
  7. ^ "Women's Flat Track Derby Association Standardized Flat Track Roller Derby Rules" (PDF). 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Join Us". United Kingdom Roller Derby Association. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Welcome to CWRDA". Canadian Women's Roller Derby Association. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Reign Valley Vixens (league-run site)". 
  11. ^ Braid, Tom. "Snaps By Day Derby By Nite". News Photographers Association of Canada. Retrieved 12 April 2009. 
  12. ^ "Renegade Derby Dames (league-run site)". 
  13. ^ "Chinook City Roller Derby League Website". 
  14. ^ "Voodoo Derby Dollz(league-run site)". 
  15. ^ "E-Ville Roller Derby (league-run site)". 
  16. ^ "Oil City Derby Girls (league-run site)". 
  17. ^ "Capital City Rollers (league-run site)". 
  18. ^ "Anchor City Rollers (league-run site)". 
  19. ^ "Hammer City Roller Girls (league-run site)". 
  20. ^ a b "Okanagan Roller Derby (league-run site)". 
  21. ^ "Tournament City Derby Dolls(league-run site)". 
  22. ^ "Tri-City Roller Girls (league-run site)". 
  23. ^ "Limestone CrusHers Roller Derby (league-run site)". Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  24. ^ "Kingston Derby Girls (league-run site)". Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  25. ^ "Royal City Rollergirls (league-run site)". 
  26. ^ "Central Alberta Roller Derby (league-run site)". Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  27. ^ "Forest City Derby Girls (league-run site)". 
  28. ^ a b "LOCO Roller Derby (league-run site)". 
  29. ^ "Gas City Rollers". 
  30. ^ "Muddy River Rollers (league-run site)". 
  31. ^ "Okanagan Shuswap Roller Derby (league-run site)". 
  32. ^ "Capital City Derby Dolls (league-run site)". 
  33. ^ "Ottawa Roller Derby (league-run site)". 
  34. ^ "Rideau Valley Roller Girls (league-run site)". 
  35. ^ "PEI's Red Rock 'n' Roller Derby - Home Page". 
  36. ^ "Rated PG Rollergirls (league-run site)". 
  37. ^ "Roller Derby Québec (league-run site)". 
  38. ^ "Red Deer Roller Derby Association (league-run site)". 
  39. ^ "Regina's Rockin' Roller Derby (league-run site)". 
  40. ^ "Pile O' Bones Derby Club (league-run site)". 
  41. ^ "Fog City Rollers (league-run site)". 
  42. ^ "Saskatoon Roller Derby League (league-run site)". 
  43. ^ "STAHR Derby (league-run site)". 
  44. ^ "Niagara Roller Girls (league-run site)". 
  45. ^ "709 Roller Derby(league-run site)". 
  46. ^ "Nickel City Roller Derby (league-run site)". 
  47. ^ "GTA Rollergirls(league-run site)". Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  48. ^ "Toronto Roller Derby(league-run site)". Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  49. ^ "Toronto LOCO Roller Derby (league Facebook page)". 
  50. ^ "Terminal City Roller Girls (league-run site)". 
  51. ^ "Victoria Rollergirls (league-run site)". 
  52. ^ "Eves of Destruction (league-run site)". 
  53. ^ "Yukon Roller Girls (league-run site)". 
  54. ^ "Winnipeg Roller Derby League (league-run site)".