I know, I know. When you hear March Madness, you usually thinks of basketball but judging by the sheer number of roller derby events we got going on just in the first few weeks of March, I think that's going to change. There's derby bouts going on everywhere. You'd be hard pressed to find a corner of the country that doesn't have a bout happening.
We are, of course, so proud to be part of the national roller derby movement and encourage everyone to go out and support this grass-roots, DIY sport that's on the rise. Look for another list towards the end of the month featuring more derby madness!
Roll on guys and gals, roll on!
Saturday, March 3
All Girl Flat Track Roller Derby Bout - Prescott, Arizona Come on out as Prescott's hometown roller derby girls bring another Arizona State Conference game!! NAZRD Whiskey Row-llers will be taking on Tucson's Copper Queens in a hard hitting fast paced game of roller derby.
Demolition City Roller Derby: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - Evansville, Indiana To paraphrase Clint Eastwood, in the roller derby world, there are two kinds of people: those who hit, and those who get hit! The hits will be good, bad and ugly at the Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Evansville, as the rollergirls from Demolition City Roller Derby host arch-rival Black-n-Bluegrass in a wild derby showdown.
Moonshine Massacre - Redding, California Join the Redding Rollergirls as they bout against the Golden State Rollergirls for this high action Roller Derby event!
Roller Derby - North Las Vegas, Nevada The American Roller Skating Derby is proud to announce that Jim Fitzpatrick's World Champion San Francisco Bay Bombers are coming to Las Vegas to take on Mizz Georgia Hase's Brooklyn Red Devils and Ice Box's Los Angeles FireBirds in a wild 3 team tournament. Fun and excitement for the entire family!
Roller Derby Bout - Stockton, California Over five years of hard work has paid off for the Port City Roller Girls, Stockton's only Roller Derby league as they are into their 6th Season. They are ready to share with their community what they have learned from long hours of practice and some painful bruises as they take to the track to play an intense, fast-paced sport against other women's athletic organizations. PCRG is owned and operated by the skaters, for the skaters. It is the motto of the flat track roller derby revival that's been sweeping the country over the past several years. In this bout, the Port City Roller Girls will face off against South Coast Roller Derby.
LA Ri-ettes vs. New York Gotham Girls - Los Angeles, California Are you ready for some All Women's Bank Track Roller Derby action? Then purchase your tickets now before they sell out to see the LA Ri-ettes take on Gotham Girls Roller Derby from New York. At the LA Derby Dolls - Doll Factory located in LA's Historic Filipino Town. Trey Sandusky will be singing the national anthem. ATTALOSS will be performing at half-time in the Vendor Village.
West Coast Derby Knockouts vs The Un-Dead Betty's - Ventura, California West Coast Derby Knockouts will play their first game of the season against The Un-Dead Betty's, be there to see the Knockouts first game as a WFTDA apprentice league and cheer them on as they push to earn their spot within the WFTDA rankings. Wear your best pink and black, grab your cowbells & hand clappers (or buy some from the merch table) and head on down for the ultimate in FAMILY FRIENDLY live roller derby action.
Arch Rival Roller Girls Travel Season Double Header - Ballwin, Missouri The Arch Rival Roller Girls are excited to be back for another season at Midwest Sport Hockey in Queeny Park. Bout 1 will feature the Saint Lunachix vs. Team Unicorn (Madison, WI) and Bout 2 features the ARRG All-Stars vs. Mad Rollin' Dolls (Madison, WI).
Shamrock-n-Roll - Nashville, Tennessee Come watch the Nashville Junior Rollergirls take on the Cleveland Firestarters at The Tennessee Fairgrounds/Expo Center!
Eastside Derby Girls vs. Forest City Derby Girls - Roseville, MichiganCome see the tenacious EASTSIDE DERBY GIRLS battle the Canadian powerhouse, the FOREST CITY DERBY GIRLS. Hailing from London Ontario the FCDG are coming to put a whole new meaning to the phrase 'bump & grind' when they go up against EASTSIDE DERBY GIRLS. Don't miss out!
TBDD presents Double Header Roller Derby Bout - Temple Terrace, Florida TBDD presents the Switchblade Sisters vs. the Black Widows and a TBD bout at Skateplex. Don't get caught standing in the crowd. Bring your own folding chairs for up-close track side seating. As always this is a family event. The nights activities will also include: halftime games, raffle prizes, face painting, photo booth, a derby art show and a skaters autograph zone.
March Badness - North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina The Palmetto State Rollergirls vs. the Savannah Derby Dames. A portion of the proceeds goes to benefit Caring in our Lifetime. After the main bout, the PSRG B-Team will take on the Savannah Derby Devils' Hellions.
The Evolution Continues... - Simpsonville, South Carolina Bring your own chair and enjoy some of the best entertainment Simpsonville has to offer. This is sure to be a great opening season game.
Saturday, March 10
Sick Town Derby Dames March Radness!! - Albany, Oregon Come be a part of something awesome! Watch the Sick Town Derby Dames take on each other in a "Sibling Rivalry" bout that will sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
LA Derby Dolls vs. San Diego Derby Dolls - Los Angeles, California Are you ready for some All Women's Bank Track Roller Derby action? Then purchase your tickets now before they sell out and see the Los Angeles Derby Dolls take on the San Diego Derby Dolls at the LA Derby Dolls - Doll Factory located in LA's Historic Filipino Town.
PPDD All Stars vs Slaughterhouse Derby Girls - Colorado Springs, Colorado Pikes Peak Derby Dames All Stars face off against the Slaughterhouse Derby Girls of Greeley, Colorado in their first WFTDA-sanctioned home bout of 2012! PPDD is currently ranked #18 in WFTDA's West Region, and Slaughterhouse is #29. Also, don't miss the PPDD's 3rd Annual St. Baldrick's Head Shave! They have twenty people ready to shave their heads in solidarity with children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments, to raise money for childhood cancer research. You can donate to this worthy cause on their St. Baldrick's event page.
Santas vs Skate the Wilderness - Los Cruces, New Mexico Join Crossroads City Derby for the debut of their B team as the Santas take on Skate the Wilderness from Silver City, New Mexico.
Assassination City Roller Derby 2012 Season Bout #2 - Dallas, Texas The 2012 Assassination City Roller Derby home season continues as they celebrate their second season at Fair Park in Downtown Dallas! Same skaters and over-the-top cast of characters, same amazingly cool family fun! Prepare yourself for Dallas roller derby like you've never seen it! Come out to see four fantastic home teams: Ruby's Revenge, Bombshells, Deadly Kennedys, LaRevolution and Lone Star Assassins - it's going to be HUGE!
Shamock 'n' Rollin' - Abilene, Texas The Abilene Derby Dames host the San Angelo Soul Sister at the Abilene Civic Center!
Attack of the Roller Girls - Cape Girardeau, Missouri They might not have any 50-foot women, but when Cape Girardeau Roller Girls hit the track, the HITS are bigger and badder than the Creature from the Black Lagoon. With jammers ready to skate through like the Invisible Man and blockers with attacks that rival Frankenstein's Monster, CGRG's first interleague scrimmage of the 2012 season is sure to thrill, chill and provide captivating spills!
Derby... Like A Boss - Riverside, Missouri The Cowtown Butchers of Kansas City are ready to kick off their 2012 season by playing the men of the Queen City Roller Derby! This will be part of a derby doubleheader as the veteran and newbie ladies of KCRW give us a preview scrimmage in Red vs. Black! This is derby action at its finest!
Don't Stop Believing - Coralville, Iowa Come out to the Coralville Marriott for the first home bout of the Old Capitol City Roller Girls' 2012 season. See the rollergirls take on one of the Minnesota RollerGirls home teams-- The Rockits. This is going to be a hard season, but with your support they're going to tear up the track! They just ask one thing of you... Don't Stop Believin'!
Shamrocks & Shenanigans - Lawton, Oklahoma Come help The Lawton Rollergirls kick off the 2012 season as they take on The Enid Rollergirls. St. Paddy's costume contest. Half-time show featuring bigpipers!
Paper Valley Roller Derby Home Bout - Appleton, Wisconsin Game 1 features the Paper Valley Roller Girls (Flyin' Squirrels) vs. Prairieland Punishers. Game 2 will feature the Paper Valley Roller Girls (All-Stars) vs. Mad Rollin' Dolls Reservoir Dolls.
Lansing Derby Vixens 2012 Home Opener! - Lansing, Michigan This is it! The Lansing Derby Vixens 2012 season home opener! They'll be taking on the hard-hitting ladies of the Lafayette Brawlin' Dolls from Lafayette, Indiana. They're a veteran team and you can bet they're coming to win. And yes! It's a doubleheader, which means you get twice the derby action for the same price! It's the debut of the Derby Vixens' newest team, the Lansing Derby Vixens Capital Corruption! Check 'em out as they take the track for the first time vs. the tough-as-nails Brighton Roller Dollz! There's no place like home, and the Derby Vixens will be doing it up right with a Wizard of Oz theme. Feel free to dress up like your favorite resident of Oz!
Tiki Torture - Mt. Morris, Michigan Mid Michigan Derby Girls Take on Jacktown Derby Girls for TIKI TORTURE! The Mid Michigan Derby Girls is a nonprofit organization dedicated to athleticism, community involvement, female empowerment and cultivating the unique sport of roller derby in the mid-Michigan area. The league has skaters from Genesee, Saginaw, Oakland and Livingston counties and is always accepting new skaters from the surrounding areas. For more information about the Mid Michigan Derby Girls please visit their website.
OHRG vs. Ft. Wayne Derby Girls - Columbus, Ohio Welcome to the flat track as the Ohio Roller Girls battle against the Ft. Wayne Derby Girls in doubleheader action. Wear your black and green and come support your local derby girls! OHRG's Gang Green will battle at 5pm. OHRG's Charter team will face-off following 1st game at approximately 7 p.m.
RCRG vs. Scranton Roller Radicals, Chautauqua County Roller Derby - Akron, Ohio Welcome to the flat track! 2012 marks Season #4 for the Rubber City Rollergirls - wear your red and black and come support your home team! Bouts are family friendly and suitable for all ages. B Team bout starts at 6pm (RCRG. vs. Chautauqua County Roller Derby). A Team bout starts at approximately 7:15PM (RCRG vs. WB/Scranton Roller Radicals).
Slamrock Shock - Saint Clairsville, Ohio All Stars Vs Eerie Roller Girls (Erie, PA). Tunes By DJ Daner. National Anthem by: The Joseph Sisters. Half Time Featuring a performance by: The Other Tribe.
Garden State Rollergirls 2012 Home Opener! - Wallington, New Jersey GSR is kicking off the new season with a bang! Join them as GSR's All Stars, the Ironbound Maidens go up against the Rocktown Rollers from Virginia.
Long Island Roller Rebels March Madness Double Header! - Bethpage, New York Witness Long Island Roller Rebel HISTORY as both the LIRR All Stars and the Rock-A-Betty Bruisers welcome ROC City Roller Derby, giving their fans TWICE as much Roller Rebel action! The Rock-A-Betty Bruisers will kick off the night against the B-Sides, but hold on to your seats as the Long Island Roller Rebel All Stars finish off the night against the ROC Stars in skate to skate competition.
RI Riveters vs NHRD - Narragansett, Rhode Island RI Riveters vs NHRD Skate Free or Die All-Stars. Providence Roller Derby's All Star team, the RI Riveters host New Hampshire's Skate Free or Die All-Stars from Nashua, New Hampshire!
Four Leaf Clobber - Charleston, South Carolina Ah, the luck o' the derby continues to shine as our fearless lassies take to the track yet again. No luck is needed as the LCHR Bruisin' Betties take on the Gate City Roller Girls from Greensboro, NC. Soon to be followed by our LCHR All-Stars vs. Classic City from Athens, GA. No Irish luck will stop this Four Leaf Clobber for sure!
March Madness - Fort Walton Beach, Florida Beach Brawl SK8R Dolls and will take on Rome RollerGirls from Georgia. This event will provide an opportunity for you to meet your local roller derby team.
Thundah on the Move! - Orlando, Florida Catch the Sirens in Orlando as they take on the Ocala Cannibals in their 2012 season opener.
Sunday, March 11
DOUBLE VISION - Sand Springs, Oklahoma Don't miss this Double Header action. The Tulsa Derby Brigade All Stars take on the Springfield Rollergirls All Stars in their first game of the season. This bout will definitely deliver some hardcore, hard hitting fast paced roller derby action. Immediately following watch the Tulsa Beta Corps go head to head against the Springfield Battle Broads. A night of non-stop roller derby greatness.
Fallin Angels vs. Killabytes - Rohnert Park, California Come see Resurrection Roller Girls own Junior Derby team The Fallin Angels play against the Killabytes, in the first game of the season.
Las Tejanas vs. Redstick Roller Derby - San Antonio, Texas Las Tejanas are back again to take on Redstick Rollerderby of Baton Rouge, Louisiana in this 2012 season opener. Get your tickets before they're sold out! You don't want to miss this!
March Radness - Fayetteville, Arkansas Will Exhibit B prevail against The Mountain Gateway Sisterhood Of Steel? This will be the first bout of the season for NWARD's B-team. Come find out what they're made of!
Arkham Assailants Vs. Sunnyland Slammers - Casselberry, Florida Get ready for the first ever match up of the Arkham Assailants vs the Sunnyland Slammers! Blair's Foster Socks will be the official OPCDG charity for the length of the season! Make sure to bring your new or gently used socks to every game to donate! If you can't make it out to the games, but would like to donate you can do so at their website. There will be raffle tickets towards the poker toss, and newest to the game, the money machine, plus some of your favorite players will be raffling their helmets. As always, there will be track-side seating, delicious concession, and beer for your enjoyment. Don't forget, you can take home a piece of OPCDG with league or team shirts, or even a one of a kind, derby girl made, necklaces, magnets, and more. And, don't leave without hitting up the OPCDG photo booth to get a picture from one of the fantastic photographers, Phantom Photographics, available when doors open and all breaks in the game play. The booth is FREE and will have fun props available to liven up the pictures. You will then be able to print your favorite from his Facebook page. Tips are always appreciated, going towards the league. Remember, chairs with rubber bottoms are allowed on the track, high heels are not.
Dead Girl Derby Presents Shamrock Showdown - Riverside, Missouri Will the Lovely Lethals use the luck of the Irish when taking on the Shotgun Sheilas in the first game of the night? Kiss the Blarney Stone and search for a four-leaf clover to support the Deadly Sirens or Royal Pains whoever you want to win!
Tampa Bay Men's Roller Derby Inaugural Bout - Tampa, Florida It's the moment you've all been waiting for! Tampa Bay Men's Roller Derby invites you to their inaugural bout vs the Carolina Wreckingballs BUT before they play, TBMRD will be welcoming Deadly Rival Roller Derby of Pinellas and Tampa Roller Derby's Rookies in a battle of the Bays.
Saturday, March 17
Bellingham Roller Betties: Season 5 Bout 2 - Bellingham, Washington Bellingham Roller Betties' "The Cog Blockers" versus Terminal City's "Bad Reputations" AND Bellingham Roller Betties' "FLASH" versus Bellingham Roller Betties' "Tough Love."
Rainy City Roller Dolls presents: Irish You Pain - Centralia, Washington ROLLER DERBY DOUBLE HEADER! RCRD vs Port Scandalous and Death Drops vs Whidbey Island. Forget your green this St. Paddy's Day and come on out in your ROYAL BLUE to watch The Rainy City Roller Dolls RAIN THE PAIN not once but TWICE!! Thats right, double the actiondouble the fun! First, we have RCRD Death Drops vs. Whidbey Island Roller Girls, then watch RCRD Travel team vs. Port Scandalous Brawl Stars! These rematches are sure to be an all out fight worthy of the Irish.
Southern Oregon Rollergirls Roller Derby -Medford, Oregon Come and see a Kick A$$ Roller Derby Bout! Cheer on the Southern Oregon Roller Girls as they take on the Tsunami Sirens of Crescent City, California.
El Paso Roller Derby - El Paso, Texas Come out to Nation's Tobin and join El Paso Roller Derby for a double header bout of roller derby!
Junction City Roller Dolls 2012 Season Opener - Layton, Utah The Junction City Roller Dolls are back in action! Come see your favorite Utah derby girls roll out the 2012 season with a St. Patrick's day home team bout at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah. This bout will feature last season's home team champions, the Hilltop Aces as they take on the Aftershocks. It is bound to be an exciting match up as the Aftershocks have their eyes set on the 2012 Derby Cup! It's anybody's game, so come cheer for your favorite.
Mad Rollin Dolls Bout 4 - Madison, Wisconsin Bout 1: Vaudeville Vixens vs Quad Squad. Bout 2: Reservoir Dolls vs Windy City Double Crossers.
Roller Derby Bout - Jefferson City, Missouri The COMO Derby Dames Wreckoning Crew host the Springfield Roller Girls.
TCK vs. Flat Out Roller Derby - Bossier City, Louisiana The Twin City Knockers are back with their first home bout of 2012! They're taking on the talented ladies of Flat Out Roller Derby from Lake Charles and raising funds for Chimp Haven with a portion of the ticket sales. Halftime entertainment will be ROCK MUSIC brought to you by one of our great local bands.
Chesapeake Roller Derby - St. Splatty's Day! - Westminster, Maryland Join Chesapeake Roller Derby for their first event of the season - a St. Splatty's Day Pirate Extravaganza! Join the skating pirates for an evening of fast and furious roller derby! As always, the amazing Rivers Rockabilly Trio will keep things rocking with live music. Check out the cool vendors and have some wholesome family fun!
JBLM SEASON 2: Bout 2 - Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington Joint Base Lewis McChord Bettie Brigade take on Dockyard's Marauding Mollys in the second bout of JBLM's second season!
Kiss me, I'm Derby-ish!!! - Battle Creek, Michigan Lads and lasses, get excited to get shamROCKED!! The Battle Creek Cereal Killers will four-leaf-CLOBBER it out with the Kalamazoo Killa Crew. You won't want to miss this rematch between these sister teams. In their last meeting, the Battle Creek Cereal Killers visited the Kalamazoo Killa Crew, taking home a win after an excitingly close bout. This bout will prove to be just as white-knuckled and thrilling as the last, as the Killa Crew look to take back a win and the Cereal Killers defend their home.
MRD's Port Authorities Vs. CT Stepford Sabotage - Portland, Maine On St. Patricks Day, the PA's will square off against long-time rivals the Stepford Sabotage of the CT rollergirls. The last times the teams met, in may of 2011, the PA's brought the pain with a 174-48 win, but the Sabotage will surely be back with a vengeance-- and they'll be taking names. Watch as the PA's try to avoid Murphy's Law and shamrock-n-roll their way to another big win over CT!
ShamRock N' Roller Derby - Sterling, Virginia Come see the Season 1 Opener for NOVA Roller Derby, featuring the Backwoods Rollers vs Vineyard Vixens!!
It's a Hard Knock Bout, For Us! - Port Richey, Florida Check out the first bout of the PCDD 2012 Season: YOU WILL LOVE WATCHING The Little Orphan Hotties take on The Spoiled Bratz in this *Exhibition Bout.
Saint Patty Whack! - Pike, New York RRRG Nurse Rachets vs. The Nightmares on Main Street from Corey, Pennsylvania.