Flat track roller derby is one of the fastest-growing sports in North America! It’s a lightning-paced, hard-hitting, full-contact sport that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Flat track roller derby is skated with quad roller skates on a flat, smooth surface, with game play moving around the track in counter clockwise direction. It’s a sport that requires strength, speed, skill, and smarts.
Each team has up to four blockers and one jammer on the track at a time. The jammer for each team tries to get through the opposing blockers, scoring one point for each opposing player they pass. Blockers are both offense and defense at the same time – trying to help their jammer score while stopping the opposing jammer from passing them. Sounds confusing? Don’t worry, the game is easy to understand once you see it in action!
Founded in 2008, the Winnipeg Roller Derby League is one of the oldest leagues in Canada. We are also a proud member of the WTFDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association), the governing body of women’s flat track roller derby around the world.