Tri-City Roller Derby

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Tri-City Roller Derby
League logo
Metro area Kitchener, Ontario
Country Canada
Founded 2008
Teams Venus Fly Tramps
Vicious Dishes
Total Knock-Outs
Tri City Thunder (All-Star Team)
Plan B (B-Travel Team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Various
Affiliations Women's Flat Track Derby Association
Org. type Skater Owned

Tri-City Roller Derby is a women's flat-track roller derby league in Kitchener, Ontario. On December 1, 2010, Tri-City became the third Canadian roller derby league to be granted membership in the Women's Flat Track Derby Association,[1][2] Having only completed two full home seasons, Tri-City gained membership status with WFTDA ahead of their Toronto-based sisters at Toronto Roller Derby.[3] The three house teams, The Vicious Dishes, The Venus Fly Tramps, and The Total Knock Outs play each other at home, as well as against other leagues' house teams. Past league skater Motorhead Molly played for Team Canada at the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup.[4]

Tri-City's old logo

Originally known as Tri-City Roller Girls, in March 2014 the organization rebranded as Tri-City Roller Derby.[5]

Travel teams[edit]

The All-Star team, or Travel Team, The Tri-City Thunder, plays other leagues' All-Star/Travel Teams, and qualifies for WFTDA ranking. Plan B plays other leagues' B All-Star/Travel Teams but does not qualify for WFTDA rankings. Tri-City originally skated in the North Central region, making them one of three Canadian leagues in that region; the others being Toronto and the Hammer City Roller Girls.[6] Partway through 2013 WFTDA changed ranking systems removing the regions,[7] and Tri-City made its first WFTDA Playoff appearance as a member of WFTDA Division 2 in August 2013, placing fifth in the tournament held in Kalamazoo, Michigan.[8] Tri-City finished the 2013 season ranked 44th, placing them in the upper rankings of Division 2 for the 2014 season,[9] In December 2013 it was announced that Tri-City would be hosting a Division 2 tournament in 2014,[10] August 22-24 at the Waterloo Recreation Complex.[11][12] This was the first time a WFTDA playoff tournament was held outside the United States,[12] and the tournament was won by Ottawa's Rideau Valley Roller Girls.[13]

Season Final Ranking[14] Playoffs Championship
2011 16 NC DNQ DNQ
2012 12 NC DNQ DNQ
2013 44 WFTDA 5th (D2)[15] DNQ

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Congratulations to Tri City Thunder – full WFTDA status". Midnight Matinee. 1 Dec 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes Seven New Full Member Leagues". WFTDA. 1 Dec 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "WFTDA APRRENTICE MATCHUP: Thunder looks to switch off the Power". Derby Nerd. 13 Oct 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Less, Mercy (5 August 2011). "Team Canada Roster Announced". Derby News Network. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Creces, Aaron (7 April 2014). "Roller girls? It's anyone's roller derby now". Spoke Online. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Member Leagues". WFTDA. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  7. ^ Talionis, Lex (5 January 2013). "F***ing Rankings and Divisions. How Do They Work?". Derby News Network. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "August 23-25, 2013: Kalamazoo, Michigan". WFTDA. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Current Rankings November 30, 2013". WFTDA. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  10. ^ Talionis, Lex (17 December 2013). "Nashville Hosting WFTDA Champs 2014". Derby News Network. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "August 22-24: Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada". WFTDA. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  12. ^ a b Brown, Josh (13 August 2014). "Top roller derby ladies tussle in Waterloo". Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "Roller derby tournament in Waterloo won by Ottawa women". CBC. 25 August 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  15. ^ "August 23-25, 2013: Kalamazoo, Michigan". WFTDA. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 

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