Tickets & Parking
$13-$18; ages 9 and under are free with an adult (some areas require a free kids ticket for seating purposes). Tickets available at 14 local ticket outlets, online, and from the Roy Wilkins Box Office.
Who We Are
The Minnesota RollerGirls are part of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), a national governing body for female-only, skater-owned, flat-track roller derby leagues. The Minnesota RollerGirls league was founded by the Donnelly sisters in August 2004 and has grown from 6 original members to a current roster of 80 skaters, as well as referees, coaches, and countless volunteers. All participants are unpaid amateurs and the league provides insurance coverage for practices and bouts.
Where We Play
The Minnesota RollerGirls are the first league in the country to have a professional space for practices and bouts. The Roy Wilkins Auditorium in downtown Saint Paul is where we call home and we couldn’t be happier!
Is This Like Old-School Derby?
Modern roller derby differs in many ways from the roller derby that used to air on television. Read more on our history of roller derby page.
So, What Kind of League Are You, Then?
Good question! Well, we’re all unpaid, amateur skaters who not only practice and bout, but do all the work to keep the league running. We also buy our own gear and uniforms. All of our volunteers (refs, announcers, and production staff) are also unpaid and they help us out for the love of the sport and our league. Like many of the all-female, skater-owned leagues around the country, we donate a portion of our bout proceeds to local charities, and spend time volunteering at events and fundraisers.
In addition to attending at least half of our thrice-weekly two-hour practices (in order to remain eligible for bouting), all members in the league are responsible for helping on one of the many committees that keeps the league running. Without the work of these fine ladies, the Minnesota RollerGirls wouldn’t be the amazing league that it is. In return, the league pays for our practice space and the insurance that covers our injuries at practices and bouts. There are many other expenses that the league pays, and this is why we love our fabulous sponsors!
As far as our demographics, we’re all 21+ but there’s no upper age limit, and we have several skaters in their 40s. Quite a few members have children. Professionally, we range from usability consultants and web developers to hairdressers and fashion designers to students and medical researchers. In other words, we’re a cross-section of the modern, successful, strong female population.
We’re a Charitable Bunch
We like to spread the love and hold events for different causes. The Minnesota RollerGirls are dedicated to our local communities and charities and we invest our time, effort, and a portion of our event proceeds to local, and sometimes national, charities. See our Supported Charities page for all the information about charities we’ve donated money and/or time to.
Are the Minnesota RollerGirls Kid-Friendly?
Even though these girls are rough and tumble on the track, the event is kid friendly. If we were a movie, we’d be PG-13. We’ve had all ages at our bouts, from 3 years old up to 90+.
Consider the Following When Deciding Whether to Bring Your Kids
We project a positive, strong, athletic image because that’s the kind of women we are! This could be a great influence for your young girls, and boys too. We love to see kids at our bouts and occasionally invite the local junior roller derby league to play on the Roy’s track at our bouts.
This is a sport where all body types are an asset and it’s not just for thin or burly women. It’s a good way to show kids that everyone can be involved in sports and be physically active, as long as you find the right sport to participate in!
This is a sporting event and people get pretty riled up, including us. There’s a chance there might be strong language spoken in the heat of the moment. But unless you happen to be right near the incident, you won’t be able to hear it. Fights are FAR rarer than in hockey and generally much less violent.
We have a variety of bands who play at our bouts and there’s always a chance there might be strong language in their lyrics. Again, probably not something the kids will be able to distinguish. It all comes down to your decision, but we hope that information helps you in deciding. And we hope to see your family at one of our bouts!
General Contact Information
2751 Hennepin Ave. S. #176
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Season 9 Scoreboard
Great Minnesota Beat Down:
Old School 133 New School 72
Kansas City Roller Warriors 240 Minnesota All-Stars 148
Fresh Meat Raffle:
Atomic Bombshells 99 Dagger Dolls 22
Rockits 54 Garda Belts 37
Garda Belts 49 Dagger Dolls 47
Rockits 80 Atomic Bombshells 48
Harvest of Hurt:
Rockits 143 Dagger Dolls 53
Atomic Bombshells 111 Garda Belts 108
Game of Skates:
Atomic Bombshells 135 Rockits 63
Garda Belts 124 Dagger Dolls 67
SEEING DOUBLE 2013:
Old Capitol City Roller Girls 156 Minnesota RollerGirls All-Stars 145
In Like a Lion, Out With a Slam:
Atomic Bombshells 194 Dagger Dolls 29
Rockits 143 Garda Belts 99
When Stars Collide:
Texecutioners 300 All-Stars 151
Arche-Enemies 110 Ultra Outlaws 61
Garda Belts 140 Dagger Dolls 91
Atomic Bombshells 115Rockits 102