March 21 vs. Steel City Roller Derby (Pittsburgh, PA)
April 18 vs. Royal City Roller Derby (Guelph, Ontario)
May 2 vs. TBD and Detroit Roller Derby (Detroit, MI)
May 30 vs. Toronto Roller Derby (Toronto, Ontario)
June 13 vs. Grand Raggidy (Grand Rapids, MI)
June 27 vs. Madison (Madison, WI)
All Ohio Roller Derby home games are held at the Ohio Expo Center, 717 E 17th Avenue. The March 21, April 18, May 2, May 30, and June 13 games are in the Ohio Building. The June 27 game is in the Lausche Building.
Doors open at 4:00 p.m. Opening ceremonies are at 4:45 p.m. The first game is at 5 p.m. The second game begins at approximately 7 p.m. Die-hard derby fanatics will stay for the whole night. If you’re new and just want to get your feet wet, you may choose to watch only one game!
The Expo Center charges $5 per vehicle for parking; carpooling is strongly encouraged. The venue is a short walk from the OSU campus area and COTA bus routes stop right outside the Expo Center. Concessions are available on-site. Please do not bring outside food or drinks into the venue. The Expo Center sells standard fairground fare and beverages, including beer.
Roller derby is a full-contact sport and the action on the track is fast, so sometimes things can get confusing! Check out our Roller Derby 101 page for more info. On game day, we’ll keep you informed with information in your program and helpful commentary from our knowledgeable announcers – or feel free to ask a passing derby skater to help you figure out what just happened!
One of the best things about roller derby is how accessible the athletes are – roller derby players really love talking to our fans! Please feel free to flag us down when you see us roll past. We’ll sign autographs, take photos, shake hands, kiss babies – we will entertain most reasonable requests! We strive to make our games kid-friendly, and we love to see your little skater tots cheering in the stands! Children under 8 are always admitted free. Trackside seating is always 18+.
We ask that all participants, including fans, follow the WFTDA Code of Conduct.