Cedar Rapids Rollergirls, Inc. is a team of skaters owned and run by its members. The league's primary goals are promoting community involvement, fundraising, and the sport of flat track roller derby. We will show our community the strength of all of our members through our dedication to the league and commitment to the sport of roller derby.
Aside from refs and officials (which can be either gender), our league is made up of women of all ages. We come in all shapes and sizes, are from all sorts of backgrounds, and have varied interests among us.
Roller derby skills include agility, endurance, and all around athletic ability, in addition to a die-hard dedication and commitment to the team and sport.
Our bouts are kid/family friendly, with playful adult overtones. We work hard to project a positive athletic (yet playful) image to influence and empower youth and women. We’re an incredibly diverse group of athletes, yet have such a unified love of the sport. While we do occasionally get riled up in the heat of the moment, the rules of roller derby make fights pretty rare.
Our league members are all unpaid, amateur skaters who not only practice and bout, but do ALL of the work keeping our league running. In addition to paying dues, we buy our own gear, uniforms, merchandise, and insurance. All of our coaches, refs, officials, announcers, and support staff are also unpaid. Every one of us does it for the love of the sport. In addition to playing the sport, all league members help out on the many committees that keep us running. The CRRG board and committee members are some of the hardest working and dedicated women in Cedar Rapids. Like many other leagues, CRRG strives to make the community we call home stronger and a better place to live. We donate time and money to local charities, and volunteer at many events and fundraisers.