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Junior Roller Derby Skates into 2019 Season

Hedy “Headache” Stevens, a coach for the Daughters of Doom, listens to feedback from her players during their bout with the Voodoo Dolls this past March. (Photography Credit: Regularman Photography)


Junior Roller Derby Skates into 2019 Season

Portland, OR – Rose City Rollers’ Junior Program starts its 2018 seasons with a doubleheader at The Hangar at Oaks Amusement Park on Saturday, September 29. The Daughters of Doom and the Voodoo Dolls—representing Rose City’s program for 7-12 year-old girls—will play before the Death Scar Derby Droids take on the Undead Avengers. Tickets for the afternoon’s games can be purchased through Rose City Rollers’ website.

Junior roller derby is thriving in Portland: the Rose City Rollers held two sold-out camps this past summer and the Rosebuds All-Star Travel Team—representing the program for 12-17 year old girls—climbed ten spots to 7th place last season; a feat that earned them a spot at the Junior Roller Derby Association’s 2018 Championships.

“Encouraging skaters to be their best selves and to be confident in exactly who they are is a very rewarding job,” says Hedy Stevens. “Watching these kids gain confidence and skills while playing my favorite sport inspires me to keep playing.”

Rose City’s Junior Program will be hosting an orientation for aspiring junior skaters on October 27. Interested skaters and their families can learn more about how they can join Rose City Rollers on the league’s website.


About Rose City Rollers:
The Rose City Rollers serve women and girls who want to play the team sport of roller derby, connect with an inclusive community, and realize their power both on skates and off. They are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, formed in 2004, and a founding member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. RCR currently serves more than 500 skaters ages 7-55 and is supported by over 800 volunteers.