May 25, 2017

ARC SleevesUp Blood Drives

The J-town Rollergirls from Johnstown, PA are seeking to help the local Red Cross while also claiming domination against the Northern Allegheny Roller Derby team. Help […]
February 20, 2014

Heartbreakers’ Brawl happening this weekend in Windber

BY RUTH RICE RRICE@TRIBDEM.COM Roller action The Highland Heartbreakers will go up against Coal Miner’s Slaughter at the Heartbreakers’ Brawl from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday […]
November 23, 2013

Women ready to roll in tough sport

By Tom Lavis at The Tribune Democrat JOHNSTOWN — Roller derby is an old sport that is gaining new respect. The rapid growth of women’s flat […]
March 27, 2013

The Basics of Flat Track Roller Derby

WAIT!!?? What is Roller Derby?????
March 26, 2013
Flat track roller derby is a fast-paced contact team sport that requires speed, strategy, and athleticism. The flat track version of the sport evolved in 2001, and has quickly grown to encompass more than 400 leagues worldwide. This is in large part due to the ease of setting up a flat track--it can be done on any flat surface that is suitable for skating, such as skating rinks, basketball courts, parking lots, and even airplane hangars. This greatly reduces the capital needed to start up a roller derby league, and allows small groups of people to get a fledgling league off the ground. The DIY spirit that drives the sport allows roller derby leagues to create their own unique identities and adapt their structures to reflect their local communities.