Sioux City Roller Dames

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Sioux City Roller Dames
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Metro area Sioux City, Iowa
Country United States
Founded 2008
Dissolved 2016
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Long Lines Family Rec Center
Affiliations WFTDA

The Sioux City Roller Dames (SCRD) were a roller derby team based in Sioux City, Iowa.

Founded in 2008, the team originally competed in the Upper Midwest Division of the regional Women's Flat Track Roller Derby League. The league played its first bouts, away and then at home, against the Sioux Falls Roller Dollz in October 2008.[1] In 2010, the Roller Dames won the "Rolling Along The River" tournament, beating the Fargo-Moorhead Derby Girls in the final.[2]

Sioux City also supported the creation of a new league in Norfolk, Nebraska,[3] while three of the Roller Dames' members attracted attention by skating across South Dakota to raise money for charity.[4]

The league was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in April 2011,[5] and became a full member of the WFTDA in March 2012.[6]

The Roller Dames shut down in December 2016 due to lack of players.[7]


  1. ^ "Roller derby makes official debut", Sioux City Journal, October 24, 2008
  2. ^ Jim Lee, "Roller Dames win RATR Tournament!", Sioux City Journal, October 24, 2010
  3. ^ Grace Petersen and Carrie Pitzer, "Roller Derby skates into Norfolk", Omaha World-Herald, January 18, 2010
  4. ^ Erika Thomas, "Sk8 the State for MS: Trio Treks 290 Miles", KMEG, August 19, 2010
  5. ^ "12 Leagues Accepted into Apprentice Program", WFTDA, 13 April 2011
  6. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes 14 New Member Leagues", 1 March 2012
  7. ^ "Sioux City women's roller derby team hangs up their skates". Sioux City Journal. December 19, 2016.