Philly Roller Derby (PRD)
As Hard And Cracked As The Liberty Bell
Philly Roller Derby (PRD) is a skater-owned and operated roller derby league and we are a proud member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). 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. Working within the organization provides our members varied opportunities to develop leadership skills and self-esteem, which positively impacts our skaters both on and off the track. PRD strives to develop relationships with other nonprofit organizations and charities, and to support groups within the great city of Philadelphia and beyond.
We have developed a league of athletes on wheels that has brought roller derby back to Philadelphia, PA, and our league is currently comprised of over 50 skaters, dozens of officials and volunteers, as well as countless fans and supporters. PRD is comprised of four competitive interleague teams, ready to take on any five, any time:
- The Liberty Belles.
- The Independence Dolls.
- The Block Party.
- The CheeseSkates.
Philly Roller Derby’s season begins in April and ends in November.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the organization's About PRD page.
In The News
- International Women's Roller Derby Championships Roll Into Philadelphia, NBC-10, November 3, 2017.
- Philly Roller Derby celebrates its 10th birthday with some bodychecks, City Paper, August 27, 2015.