News from the Jawn

Dolls Earn a Spot in Full Metal Bracket

PRD works hard to have a league that is chock full of strong skaters. We have so many that we are able to fill 3 travel teams, all of which can rival “A” teams of other leagues. So it’s not a surprise that our Independence Dolls have earned one of ten spots to compete in the first ever “B” team championships in Austin, TX called Full Metal Bracket, hosted by Texas Rollergirls.
This year the Dolls had to reinvent themselves after a big turnover in skaters in the first half of the season. Adding new faces and gaining a few old has made this team a fierce competitor that is determined to show that nothing makes a team better than a true desire to see every player succeed. The Dolls‘ have become a family and like a real family – you don’t get to pick ’em but you still end up of loving them – that’s the secret to the Doll‘s success. Challengers beware because we are awesome Dolls and we will KILL KILL KILL!!!

Dolls Shake Off the Rust in Seattle

The Independence Dolls have been busy so far this season playing teams from all over the country! This August, they traveled to Seattle, Washington to skate in the 2015 Rust Riot B-Team Tournament. Hosted by Seattle’s Rat City Roller Girls, the two-day tournament included the B-Teams from four of WFTDA’s top 20 leagues: Philadelphia, Denver, Windy City, and Seattle.

The Dolls arrived to the Rat’s Nest, Seattle’s home rink, Saturday morning ready for an exciting day of derby. In the first of two games that day, Philly faced Denver. These two teams played a close game earlier in the season with the Dolls edging them out by two points. The tournament rematch was equally exciting. The Dolls started strong, however Denver came back from behind in the second period to win 181 to 172. After a short break, the Dolls were back on the track later that day to play Windy City. Rallying together with amazing teamwork and skills, they won 223 to 104. In their final game of weekend, Philly faced the hometown favorites, Seattle’s Reign of Terror, on Sunday. Seattle won 188 to 123, though it ended up being their closest game of the weekend, as they beat the other teams by over a hundred points.

Though a grueling weekend, the Dolls emerged a stronger and more cohesive team. As the 2015 season comes to a close, they have their sights set on the Full Metal Bracket B-Team Tournament in October. Hosted by the Texas Rollergirls, the top 10 North American B-Teams will have a chance to battle it out for the number one position.

Don’t Be a Chicken!

Philly Roller Derby is teaming with The Abbaye (637 N. 3rd Street in Northern Liberties) once again to showcase their fierce competition skills.  Do you think you have what it takes to beat them?  The event will be held on April 15, 2017 at 4 p.m (registration at 3:30 p.m.).  The $20 contestant fee includes all you can eat vegan wings as well as all you can drink Philadelphia Brewing Co. draft beer and related swag. The winner will receive a Philly Roller Derby goodie bag, cash prize and trophy. Second and third place winners will receive a Philly Roller Derby goodie bag and a gift card to Abbaye. Register by calling The Abbaye (215-627-6711) or in person at The Abbaye by 3:30pm on the day of the event.

The Vegan Wing Bowl started as a fun event amongst friends interested in competitive eating and, now in its seventh year, this messy, empowering, and athletic event will leave you with wanting more. The competition takes on a derby like style, minus the physical contact, in which competitors will attempt to eat as many vegan wings as they can within a two-minute “jam”, the term used for one round of roller derby.

If you can’t decide if you want to eat nearly two pounds of hot sauce soaked seitan wings (last year’s winner ate 27.4 ounces!), you can still join the raucous fun for a mere $10 general admission fee.

Interested in roller derby?  Join us for our rolling fresh meat program every Sunday and Thursday.  Check us out at

Philly Roller Derby (doing business as Philly Roller Girls) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer managed, flat track roller derby organization located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Established in 2005, Philly Roller Derby’s mission is to promote health, athleticism, and leadership skills in people of all ages through roller derby training and competition.

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Drum Roll, Please!

Philly Roller Derby is proud to present the newest selection of All Stars for 2015. Congratulations to:

00 – Meryl Stripher

06 – Castro

100 – Antidote

13 – Duby Sosa

144 – Holden Killfield

15 – Kilmartin

152 – Herrmann Monster

18 – Vanessa “V-Diva” Sites

247 – Devoida Mercy

31 – Jean Weaver

313 – Emma Nockuout

33 – Legend

401 – Tarantula

404 – J. K. Trolling

42 – Susie Nugent

45 – Bilt ta Spill

630 – Grim Reber

7 – Clam Jammer

72 – Goodnight Irene

80 – Roach

828 – Kessel Runt

85 – Teflon Donna

86 – Whacks Poetic

88 – Harrier

9 – Deb, Seriously

957 – Ginger Vitis

99 – Russian Bayou

A55 – KickAsh

K9 – Verve

0 – Damage

Drum Roll, Please!

Philly Roller Derby is proud to present the newest selection of All Stars for 2015.

Congratulations to:

00 Meryl StripHer

06 Castro

100 Antidote

15 Kilmartin

152 Herrmann Monster

18 V-Diva

247 Devoida Mercy

313 Emma Nockuout

33 Legend

401 Tarantula

434 Wolf

55 KickAsh

66 Little Loca

72 Goodnight Irene

80 Roach

85 Teflon Donna

86 Whacks Poetic

9 Deb Seriously

957 Ginger Vitis

99 Russian Bayou

Drum Roll, Please!

Philly Roller Derby is proud to present the newest selection of Liberty Belles for 2016.

Congratulations to:

00 – Meryl StripHer

06 – Castro

127 – Niki Cash

144 – Holden Killfield

152 – Hermann Monster

1915 – ZipBlock

247 – Devoida Mercy

313 – Emma Nockuout

404 – JK Trolling

434 – Wolf

44 – Fully Addomatic

45 – Bilt Ta Spill

66 – Little Loca

798 – Kung Pow Kitten

80 – Pop A. Roach

85 – Teflon Donna

86 – Whacks Poetic

9 – Deb, Seriously

957 – Ginger Vitis

99 – Russian Bayou

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
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!!!