Windy City Rollers

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What Chicago’s Saying

“…one of the most exciting things to happen to Chicago since… since… I don’t know. But really. It’s amazing.”

“It was my first roller derby game (in person) and I loved it. The outfits were cute, it was very good entertainment, and the Rollers were great! The people all were very nice and friendly. The fans are great. No matter who you are you will enjoy the roller derby, especially when the Rollers are crushing teams by up to 200 points!”

“If you haven’t experienced women’s roller derby yet, you’re definitely missing out. It’s…something everyone has to indulge in at least once, even if you don’t think it’s your ‘thing’. This team is the best in the league, and a ton of fun to watch.”

Source: Windy City Rollers reviews at Yelp.com

League Mission

The Windy City Rollers is an organization that strives to promote athleticism and fraternity among its members and seeks to foster professional, personal, and athletic advancement for all its members. Whenever possible, the organization shall support and promote its members in all their pursuits both on and off the track. We strive to advance and grow our organization from within, cultivating the blatant and latent talents of all members.

That said, the goal of the organization beyond advancing the sport of roller derby both in the city of Chicago and nationally, is to create a network of talented multifaceted individuals offering both opportunity and training in order to continually self- govern the organization and raise up all its members. By remaining autonomous, we achieve these goals through community outreach, athletic training, and open opportunity for all who are willing to commit themselves toward the advancement of these goals.

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About the League

From the beginning of the league, the Windy City Rollers have been on the cutting edge of the national derby world. We have been proud members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) since its inception and provided a home to the first meeting to standardize rules for interleague game play.

We were also lucky enough to participate in The Dust Devil tournament, hosted by Tucson Roller Derby, which brought together several leagues from across the country to compete nationally in the first tournament of its kind. After a disappointing and very educational experience at the tournament, the first Windy City All-Stars were determined to get back to Chicago and figure out how to restructure and redesign game play, practices, and bout structure to remain competitive with the rest of the derby community.

Since then, it has been a relative “Cinderella story” for us nationally. Coming seemingly out of nowhere in early 2007, with low-to-no expectations from the rest of the country, we moved up from the virtually invisible ranking of #22 of 30, to #7 of 33 in a matter of months—not to mention being ranked 2nd in the Eastern Region.

For the future, we are focused on remaining a force in the national Flat Track Derby arena. Our league is committed to continue to raise our ranking nationally and make the name “roller derby” synonymous with Chicago. As always, we remain tied to our home and especially to our fans. By continuing to train hard, we will dominate in competition nationwide and keep our local regular season exciting and competitive.

Thank you for all of your support!

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Source: http://www.windycityrollers.com/