Flat Track Fever is now entering our EIGHTH year! Here you will find the latest and greatest news about Alberta's largest flat track roller derby tournament. Keep checking back for the latest updates.
#TEAMTUESDAY – GET TO KNOW FMRDL
Today we’ll highlight the Tar Sand Betties.
The Tar Sand Betties are a competitive women’s travel team hailing from Fort McMurray Alberta. The team has been skating since 2010, and competing since 2011. The Tar Sand Betties are a constantly evolving team who are looking for more challenges every time. This will be the Tar Sand Betties second time at Flat Track Fever.
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#TEAMTUESDAY – GET TO KNOW PBDC
It’s #TeamTuesday (ok, #TeamThursday…it still works, right?)!
Today we’ll highlight the Pile O’ Bones Sugar Skulls.
The Pile O’ Bones Sugar Skulls The PBDC is going into its 10th season this year.
Pile O’ Bones Derby Club is made up of 3 house teams (Lockdown Lolitas, Bone City Beaver Dames, & 306th Bombshell Battalion) and travel teams (Sugar Skulls All-Stars, Miss Demeanor Junior All-Stars, and Gravediggers Adult B team), officials and non-skating officials, and a junior derby division for girls 7 to 17. We are hosting 6 bouts in 2017, giving you 6 magnificent chances to watch this growing sport.
Our house teams play in Regina against each other, and our travel teams play across Western Canada and USA (our own Sugar Skulls won 2nd place at the 2013 Roller Derby Association of Canada Championship!) and host travelling teams in Regina as well. Bouts are always flashy events filled with screaming fans and skaters who are focused on winning. Occasionally we’ll also host scrimmages, which are just as action-packed, featuring skaters from other teams who travel here as individuals.
Pile O’ Bones Derby Club (PBDC) is a member-run roller derby league and non-profit organization. PBDC began in January 2008 with three women skating in a multi-purpose room at the University of Regina and now has approximately 100 members that include Referees, Skaters and Fresh Meat.
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#TEAMTUESDAY – GET TO KNOW SWSRDA
Today we’ll highlight two teams. Next, we have the Redneck Betties.
The Redneck Betties are the Senior Team of the SWSRDA. Started in August 2010, the South West Sask Roller Derby Association (SWSRDA), has been busy training, learning, and growing the league, as well as working with new leagues from other communities to mentor and support them. We are an all-female adult league, but do welcome boys onto our Junior Team. We welcome players of all levels, from surrounding areas, and with our Junior Team the Ra Ra Riots, we welcome players of almost all ages. Our junior and Senior Teams Head Coach is Vic Vega. Every season our Team is a mixture of skill levels from Rookies in their first year to Provincial level skaters. We do have a Fresh Meat program but believe in training together and working together on and off the track as much as possible as a league. Our diversity and adaptability has made us stronger and more sustainable as a league. SWSRDA skaters are also proud members of their community and partner with local, businesses and charities to enhance the opportunities for female athletes in our community. Our main focus is on athleticism and we work hard to be role models for female athletes in our league and community. While not a member of WFTDA, we do follow the WFTDA rules, regulations and standards for Benchmarking and playing. Our home is at the I-PLEX in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
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#TEAMTUESDAY – GET TO KNOW OCRD
Today we’ll highlight two teams. Next, we have Oil City Derby Girls.
Oil City Roller Derby League is the first flat track derby league to be founded in Canada in 2005. Originally called Oil City Derby Girls, the legacy lives on as their ladies travel team has kept the original name for themselves.
The league re-branded in 2015 to reflect the evolving membership and to be inclusive to all genders. OCRD is the only co-ed league in the Edmonton area, and while they do feature women-only and men-only teams in addition to three co-ed teams, their practices are mixed gender and open to all. OCRD prides itself on their inclusiveness and they strive to make all members feel empowered, respected and supported. They are the only league in the Edmonton area to offer all varieties of roller derby including low contact, house teams and competitive travel teams.
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#TEAMTUESDAY – GET TO KNOW SRDL
Today we’ll highlight two teams. First, we have the Mindfox.
“Cry Havoc! Let loose the Mindfox!”
Coming to you straight outta Saskatoon is the SRDL Mindfox. The bridge cities All-Star travel team is ready to “fox things up” at this years Flat Track Fever. This isn’t their first Flat Track appearance and the team is hell-bent on making it their most memorable. The parent league of the Mindfox, the Saskatoon Roller Derby League, is celebrating its 10th anniversary and plans on making this the best year ever! They are coming with a combo of skilled vets, fresh skaters, and new coaching staff hungry to take the win.
So get ready, hold on, strap in, and cheer hard for The MindFox!
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