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If You Can’t Play Nice, Play Roller Derby!

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In 2004, Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) began as the United Leagues Coalition (ULC), it consisted of a handful of flat track roller derby leagues, each owned and operated by skaters, all sharing the dream to re-imagine derby as a modern sport. In 2005, the leagues held the first ULC meeting, where the ideas of principles and aspirations for the sport were developed; this is also where the ULC voted to change its title to the WFTDA.

The WFTDA hit many major milestones from 2005 all the way to 2009, including: offering medical insurance to its leagues, expanding to four competitive regions consisting of over forty leagues, and also hiring its first paid staff. WFTDA opened its doors in September of 2006 to new members, and has since welcomed hundreds of new members into many new leagues.

Before WFTDA was developed, roller derby was most recognized as the original 1920’s roller skate races. Most popularly know, were Leo Seltzer’s touring competitions. His transcontinental roller derby began to evolve from marathon skating, to more physical competition emphasizing skater collisions and falls. However, derby is not only about beating up the opposing team. Each team must work extremely well with their members in order to win.

Most derby leagues welcome all women ages 12 and up. However, age restrictions may vary depending on the league. Here in the Chino Hills area, we house our very own city league. The Prison City Derby Dames, established in September 2007, are Chino Hills only derby league, consisting of all women over the age of 18. They hold open practices located at Grand Ave park, 1301 Grand Ave, Chino Hills California 91709. Strap on some skates and join in with these tough girls on eight wheels.

for more information visit: https://prisoncityderbydames.com

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