A NEW ERA OF ROLLER DERBY IN BALTIMORE

 
 
 

Origins

Charm City Roller Girls, LLC was formed in 2005. What began as a few women meeting at a Skateland on Sunday and Thursday nights soon became an organized league of over 80 dedicated skaters. Inspired by other leagues in New York, Philadelphia, Texas and all over the United States, CCRG quickly devised a strategy to become Maryland’s premiere flat-track roller derby league. Almost immediately, the city of Baltimore took notice.

 

Evolution

Today’s modern roller derby is vastly different from those made famous in movies like “Kansas City Bomber” and “Whip it.” Charm City Roller Derby is proud to be represented by skaters throughout the Baltimore/DC area, each of whom is as unique as the city itself. While we pride ourselves on being athletes who are also activists, parents, professionals, artists, writers and much more. Every skater brings something indispensable to the league, and together we are modern roller derby.

Today

In 2019 CCRG became Charm City Roller Derby. This change is indicative of our dedication to providing an inclusive community for all skaters. This evolution is the future of derby, moving away from the imaging and terminology that objectifies and isolates various types of women. We are proud to be a league for all people.

Our league is comprised of three intraleague teams: the Pigtown Butchers, Hampden Hons, and Dundalk Deviants. These three teams, inspired by the colors of the Maryland Flag and some of the most iconic (if not under-appreciated parts of Baltimore) are comprised of all CCRD league skaters who bout each other in our home season at Skateland in Dundalk, Maryland.

Our league also has three interleague teams: The Charm City All Stars, Female Trouble, and The Trouble Makers. League skaters must try out for each of these teams, and aspire to be an elite skater on the All Star team, part of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association charter. Each of these teams plays bouts at home and away against teams nationwide and around the world.

 
 
 

Making the dream work.

 
 
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