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Press Kit

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Press Archive

Check out the latest Rose City Rollers press releases here!

Quick Profile

Organization Name: Rose City Rollers
Organization Type: 501c3 non-profit
Established: 2004
Location: Portland, OR
Tag Line: “A Game of Brutal Beauty”

Sport: Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby
Home Season: January – June
Travel Season: Year Round
Home (intra-league) Teams:

  • Break Neck Betties
  • Guns N Rollers
  • Heartless Heathers
  • High Rollers

All-Star/Travel (inter-league) Team:

  • Wheels of Justice
  • Axles of Annihilation

Other Programs:

  • Rose Petals (7-12 youth)
  • Rosebuds (12-18 youth)
  • Wreckers (recreational)

Website: https://www.rosecityrollers.com/
Contact Link: https://www.rosecityrollers.com/contact/
Mailing Address:
PO Box 86885
Portland, OR 97286

Common Abbreviations:

  • RCR (Rose City Rollers)
  • WOJ (Wheels of Justice)
  • AOA (Axles of Annihilation)
  • TT (Travel Team)
  • BNB (Break Neck Betties)
  • GNR (Guns N Rollers)
  • HH (Heartless Heathers)
  • HR (High Rollers)
  • RB (Rosebuds)
  • HT (Home Team)
  • DH (Doubleheader)

Mission Statement

The Rose City Rollers mission is to serve women, girls, and gender-expansive individuals who want to play the team sport of roller derby, connect with an inclusive community, and realize their power both on skates and off.


These logos are provided for digital and print production referencing Rose City Rollers. All graphics are copyright Rose City Rollers, should cite RCR as the source, and may not be modified without express consent from RCR. All available team and league logos are included in this zip pack.

Updated Rose City Rollers logo pack coming soon!

Photography Releases

Wish to photograph or otherwise record RCR bouts and events? Make sure you contact us prior to the event for a photo release agreement. RCR reserves the right to limit the total number of photographers at an event to ensure the safety of the participants and the enjoyment of the audience. Those interested in photographing an event should contact the photography coordinator through the Contact page. (To: Photo Releases)

RCR in the Press

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KATU – 14-Year-Old Girl Finds Confidence at Rose City Rollers – April 25, 2024

Times Colonist – Funky Historic Portland Has Constant Surprises for Savvy Travelers – March 24, 2024

KATU – Rose City Rollers Celebrate 20 Years with Season Opener; Yearlong Festivities Planned – Jan 28, 2024

KPTV – 20th Anniversary of Rose City Rollers – Jan 26, 2024

Willamette Week – Looming Winter Storm Delays Rose City Rollers Season Opener – Jan 11, 2024


Oregon Live – Rose City Rollers Throwdown – Nov 1, 2023

Lake Oswego Review – Local Skaters Shine in the Rose City Rollers Junior League – Sept 22, 2023

KGW – Rose City Rollers visit Hello, Rose City! – March 16, 2023

Fox12 – High School Spotlight: Rosebuds roller derby – Jan 15, 2023


KGW – Portland is home to the worlds largest roller derby league – Aug 24, 2022

Portland Tribune – Rose City Rosebuds are Junior Roller Derby Association Champions – Aug 18, 2022

Fox12 – Rose City Rollers give kids chance to roller skate for free this summer – Aug 11, 2022

Oregon Public Broadcasting –  Portland Rosebuds Roller Derby team competes in National Championship – July 29, 2022

Portland Tribune – Roller Derby at Oaks Park after 21-month Shutdown – Jan 29, 2022


Portland Tribune – Rose City Rollers offer Drive-in movie experience at Oaks Park – Aug 29, 2020

Oregon Live – Have fun on wheels at Oaks Park during outdoor roller skating sessions – Aug 19, 2020

Willamette Week – Portland’s All-Star Roller Derby Squad is the Best in the World – Feb 12, 2020


Portland Tribune – Rose City Rollers team to stay at Oaks Park-for now – Aug 30, 2019

Portland Tribune – Rollin Into Town; World Champion Rose City Rollers set to take on Denver, LA. – June 20, 2019


Eugene Weekly – Rose City Rollers Revamped
The Oregonian – Rose City Rollers are the sports league Portland needs
KOIN – Rose City Rollers Seeking New Venue
KATU – Rose City Rollers Need Your Help Finding a New Venue
NBC Nightly News – Roller derby league at heart of Portland in need of new home venue
Portland Tribune – Clock’s ticking, derby still needs place to roll
KPTV – Top roller derby teams will face off against Rose City’s Wheels of Justice


Portland Monthly – Rose City Rollers need to find a new arena to survive – Nov 2, 2017

KATU 2 – Portland’s premiere women’s roller derby league in need of new home
Fox 12 Oregon – Rose City Rollers looking for new home in the Rose City
The Portland Tribune – Wheels of Justice on roll for title
KOIN 6 – Rose City Rollers seek new derby home
Willamette Week – City Officials Say the Rose City Rollers’ Rink Is Too Dangerous, But the League Has Nowhere Else To Go
KATU 2 – Rose City Rollers eye third consecutive flat track championship


KGW – Rose City Rollers win back-to-back WFTDA championships – Nov 7, 2016

KATU – Rose City Rollers take home international championship trophy two year in a row – Nov 7, 2016

Portland Mercury – Rose City Rollers are World Champs – Nov 7, 2016

ESPN – Rose City rallies past Gotham Girls, rolls to second consecutive flat track championship – Nov 6, 2016

Oregon Public Broadcasting – Roller Derby Championships Roll into Portland – Nov 5, 2016

Portland Mercury – Roller Derby World Championships Roll into Portland – Nov 3, 2016

KATU – Rose City Rollers to defend title – Nov 1, 2016

The Portland Tribune – Derby jammers on fast, furious roll to nab title
The Portland Tribune – Derby’s Top Teams Roll Into Portland
The Portland Tribune – Rock and Roller


AM Northwest – World Champion Rose City Rollers Wheels of Justice
KGW – Rose City Rollers win world championship
Fox12 – Rose City Rollers claim championship title against New York
MPR News – Photos: Jamming for the title of world’s best derby team
Derby Central – D1 Champs 1st Place: Rose City takes down Gotham, 206-195
Fox12 – Rose City Rollers return to Portland after big win
Portland Mercury – Portland Finally Has a #1 Sport Team… and It’s Roller Derby!
Oregonian – Portland roller derby team pulls off big upset to win championship
Willamette Week – Portland’s Roller Derby Team Defeats New York for World Domination
Purple, White and Rolled All Over: The Week in Roller Derby
GeekDad blog – Victoria Jamieson Is a ‘Roller Girl’


On the Go with Joe – KPDX at the Hangar – January 20, 2012 – KPDX’s Joe Vithayathil joins some of RCR’s skaters to learn about roller derby
Portland Monthly Magazine – Must Do: Become a Fan – July 2010 – 63 things every Portlander must do, watch the Brutal Beauties
The Portland Tribune – Hot Wheels – Tuesday, June 17, 2010 – The Rose City Rollers continue to draw skaters and fans
The Daily News Online – How they roll: Derby has a new look – Saturday, May 22, 2010 – RCR’s WOJ vs. Rat City – a look at modern day roller derby
American Way Magazine – May 1, 2010 Issue – Rose City Rollers, the featured spectator sport for Portland, OR
Portland Sportsman- A Fresh Meat Tryout – Thursday, April 22nd- Amber Castaldo describes her experience at Fresh Meat Tryouts.
Oregonian – Lace up your skates — it’s time to rumble – Sunday, April 18th 2010 – The Oregonian visit the Rosebuds, RCR’s junior derby team
Bitch Magazine – Brutal Beauty: Bringing Real Roller Derby to the Big Screen – Tuesday, April 6, 2010 – A review of Chip Mabry’s documentary on the Rose City Rollers featured in Bitch Magazine
Oregonian – Roller Derby’s Rough Patch – June 20, 2009 – Oregonian cover story about RCR’s 4th season and tough financial times.
Mercury – True Tales of Rollerderby
Willamette Week – Roll Call – March 21st, 2007 – Come game time, the Rose City Rollers fashion weapons of mass distraction.
KATU – Roller derby is really catching on in Portland – Jan 26, 2007 – Interviews with skaters and information about the formation of the league just prior to the Season 2 opener.
Mercury – Chicks on Skates – October 20, 2005 – The Rose City Rollers: Just Your Average All-Girl, Ass-Kicking Roller Derby Team
Rose City Rumble – A Short Form Documentary Project – An oldie from Season 1, short form documentary film project.