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With the initial spread of the COVID-19 virus, Ohio Roller Derby suspended our season in hopes that our games could safely be delayed to later in the year. At this time, with the safety of our members and fans as our highest priority, we have canceled our 2020 season. Our volunteers will be reaching out to ticket holders and sponsors regarding refund or transfer options. Though we are disappointed that we will not get to share our 15th anniversary together and with our fans, we look forward to the day that we can all safely gather for some roller derby.
UPDATE 3/13/20: In an effort to do our part to mitigate the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, and to follow the guidelines set forth by Governor Dewine to cancel or postpone mass gatherings, we have postponed our season opener at the Ohio Expo Center. Read about it here. After an intense interleague schedule culminating in a repeat appearance at the North America East Continental Cup, Ohio Roller Derby prioritized fun, rest, and recovery in late 2019. The league played two themed mixed-level games and then packed the stands for the annual Skatemare Before Christmas exhibition event. In January, skaters returned to strength training and skating fundamentals, ramping up for another season of exciting competition at all levels. Celebrating their fifteenth anniversary this year, Ohio returns to their home track at the Ohio Expo Center from mid-March through the end of June. While last season brought a handful of retirements and an influx of fresh skaters, the 2020 All Stars roster remains largely unchanged from the 2019 postseason. Captained by Amy Spears, Kelsey Khaos, and Vyles, veteran players Betty Me-Owww (formerly Betty T. KayO), Bigg Rigg, Birch Slap, BrussKnuckles, Catch Mikachu, Chainsaw, and KloverKill also return. A strong core of experienced crossover
We need your help! Our fans have been so supportive over the years - attending games and cheering us on to be a competitively ranked, international team. Now, we need a little more. Please consider helping us raise funds to offset the cost of those travelling to compete. All funds will be used to reimburse league members on the cost of hotel and travel. AND if we raise additional funds it will help towards the 2018 season, so we can continue to be a successful roller derby team. You can help us by making a donation HERE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ohio Roller Girls Qualify for Women’s Roller Derby Playoffs OHRG to Compete in Division 1 Tournament in Evansville, IN AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) announced that the Ohio Roller Girls qualified for the 2014 WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs in Evansville, Indiana, Sept. 19-21 as the #5 seed. The tournament seeding reflects the June 30 WFTDA rankings, which were based on sanctioned games played through that date. The international WFTDA Playoffs and Championships tournament series brings together the most talented, highly trained and committed skaters and officials from WFTDA member leagues to display the “Real, Strong, Athletic and Revolutionary” game play that pushes the limits of the sport worldwide. Whether participating on the track, cheering in the stands or watching online, the WFTDA tournaments provide everyone who loves roller derby an opportunity to witness the most anticipated match-ups of the year. The following teams will be joining OHRG in Evansville Sept. 19-21 to compete for a shot at advancing to the WFTDA Championships in November. The top three teams from each of the four international D1 Playoffs will attend Championships to compete for the sport’s highest honor: the Hydra trophy and the title of WFTDA Champions. London Rollergirls,