We are Philly and WE WANT YOU!

Philly Roller Derby is always looking for dedicated and determined competitors. Like any sport, roller derby requires aggression, endurance, teamwork, as well as mental and physical toughness — and that’s not all. We are a skater-owned and operated organization and that means we work hard on- and off- skates. Just what kind of work are we talking about? Check out our FAQs here for some more information regarding league membership and expectations.

Still not sure? Attend one of our workshops where  we  teach some basic skating skills necessary for derby and answer any questions you may have about joining the league. Never skated before? Who cares?! Derby will teach you that Rule #1 is to be fearless. Fortune favors the brave, after all. Follow us on Facebook to receive updates on our upcoming workshops. We hope to see you soon!

If you’re ready to go, fill out this form to take your first step towards becoming a roller derby player!


ECDX 2018!

ECDX is Philly Roller Derby’s biggest event and fundraiser of the year and has been since 2007. ECDX is, true to its name, a roller derby extravaganza with lots of roller derby bouts, fun, swimming, and community. ECDX 2018 will be held June 22nd-24th at the Sportsplex! (1331 Oreilly Dr. Feasterville, Pennsylvania)
Follow us on Facebook @ecdx2018 ! There is an event page for the day of events, but if you follow our ECDX page you’ll have all the information you need!

The team interest form has been posted on our Facebook, but if your team is still interested in being a part of the action please email ecdxreg@gmail.com.
We are proud to announce the Tournament Head Referee: Judge Double Wapner and Tournament Head NSO: Toxic Marcotic! We look forward to working with these fine individuals this year. Please be on the lookout for Officials’ updates on how YOU can be a part of ECDX 2018’s officiating crews!

!!!NEW NEWS!!!

We’re adding a little bit of a spin to ECDX this year! We will be adding some amazing clinics and seminars in addition to the traditional ECDX fun in the sun! These clinics and seminars will be lead by some of the best coaches in the world of roller derby! Our coaches list and more information regarding the clinics is soon to come. You will find the most information on our ECDX Facebook page.

Event pricing and participation, etc. will be made public within the next few weeks. Thanks for your patience!
We can’t wait to see you all at ECDX 2018, the best derby summer getaway! Make ECDX your SUMMER SKATECATION!!!

Thank you Philadelphia!

A huge thank you to all that helped make this event possible including PRD and PRDJ members and volunteers, WFTDA, and the following sponsors:

MVP Team Gear
El Gallo Apparel
All About Derby
Mean Cat Printing
Dutchland Roller Derby
Moreau Regime
Feminist Apparel
Sourpuss Clothing
Breaking Point Fitness
Temple University
Meals on Wheels
Lancaster Farm Fresh
Talking Headz Hair Salon
Philly Independents
Red Bull
Trader Joes
Hoo Rags
KT Tape
QC Merchantile
Crash Bang Boom
Skater Di and Steve DeCusatis
ReAnimator Coffee
South Street Bagels
Whole Foods
Select Shop 215
South Fellini
Amalgam Comics


Congrats PRDJ USA Team East Members

Congratulations to our Juniors – Boomerang, Tom-a-Hawk, and Unstoppable – chosen to represent the USA Team East in the 2018 Junior Roller Derby World Cup! To say we are proud is an understatement! Stay tuned for the road to World Cup and follow us on Facebook. @phillyrollerderbyjuniors
#wearephilly #juniorrollerderbyworldcup2018#eastisbeast #jrda #soproud


After an amazing year and a very successful weekend in Kansas, the PRD Juniors received an invite to the 2017 JRDA Championships in Loveland, CO.

We are so very proud of our Juniors and and want to thank everyone who has helped them achieve this goal!

Philly Hosts 2017 WFTDA Champs

Philadelphia, Pa., August 18 —  Philly Roller Derby (PRD) are proud to announce they will host the 2017 International Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Championships, November 3-5, 2017, at Philadelphia’s own Liacouras Center. Tickets go on sale August 30.


Throughout September, the top 36 teams in the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association will compete in three fiercely competitive tournaments in Seattle, Malmö, and Dallas. All Playoffs feature 12 competitors, with the top four teams from each tournament advancing to the International WFTDA Championships at the Liacouras Center.


After more than a decade of pushing athleticism and competition to new heights, the 2017 International WFTDA Championships will bring the most talented, highly trained skaters and preeminent teams in women’s flat track roller derby together to fight for first place. Only the best have made it this far, and only the greatest will succeed.


“As a founding member of the WFTDA, Philly Roller Derby is excited and honored to host the 2017 International WFTDA Championships,” said PRD President Deborah Gorth. “Having finally established a home for our league in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia this year, we are more at home in Philly than ever and look forward to showcasing all our city has to offer when skaters, officials, and fans from around the world join us in November to watch the world’s greatest roller derby teams compete.”


In addition to hosting the 2017 International WFTDA Championships, PRD’s all-star Liberty Belles will compete for a spot at Champs during Division 1 Playoffs September 22-24 in Dallas PRD is currently the #8 seed in their playoff bracket. The Liberty Belles have participated in post-season Playoffs tournaments every year since 2007 and competed in all but four Championships tournaments.


Local media are invited to cover the 2017 International WFTDA Championships. Please apply for media credentials via https://wftda.com/tournament-credentials-for-media-and-photographers/.



Established in 2005, Philly Roller Derby’s mission is simple: to promote health, athleticism, and leadership skills in people of all ages through roller derby training and competition. PRD is a skater-owned and operated roller derby league and strives to develop relationships with other nonprofit organizations and charities, and to support groups within the great city of Philadelphia and beyond. For more information, visit http://phillyrollerderby.com/.



The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is the international governing body for the sport of flat track roller derby and a membership organization for leagues to collaborate and network. Founded in 2005, the WFTDA sets standards for rules, seasons, and safety, and determines guidelines for the athletic competitions of leagues on six continents. There are currently 404 WFTDA member leagues and 54 leagues in the WFTDA Apprentice program.


Contact: Amanda Alexander, “Infinite Zest”

Philly Roller Derby

(267) 546-6286


PRD Juniors Travel Team

Check out the Philly Roller Derby 2016-2017 PRD Junior Travel Team!

(Left to Right) Maddy Long Legs, Unstoppable, Motley Dru, Harley Spinn, Veg-o-Matic, Ruff Red, Susan B. Anarchy, Ty Fighter, Ana, Rainbow Crash, Hermoine Maimer, Malice in Wonderland, Take Down Diva, Jena Vendetta, Boomerang, and Tomahawk.
Not Pictured: Ya Ya the Destroyer

Follow us at: PRD Juniors Facebook

2017 Season

Follow us on social media to catch all the fun times as the Liberty Belles continue their season at home and on the road!

June 17 Liberty Belles vs Stockholm

June 23 (at ECDX) Liberty Belles vs Montreal

July 23-25 (at Sweat Fest) Liberty Belles vs TBD

September WFTDA Playoffs – Location and opponents TBD

Liberty Belles 2017 Season Schedule