The Arizona Derby Dames has been one of the world’s largest and fastest growing all-girl roller derby leagues for five full seasons. With five teams, a roster of over one hundred women and a successful fifth season (their first banked track roller derby season) wrapped up at one of the largest venues being used for roller derby in the world (Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum), the Arizona Derby Dames have long been a leading force in the modern international roller derby movement. In 2010 the Arizona Derby Dames league returned to the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix, Arizona, but brought a whole new game. Arizona Derby Dames presented modern banked track roller derby to Phoenix in 2010, making them one of currently only seven modern all-girl banked track roller derby leagues in the world.
Banked track roller derby delivers fans higher speeds, more daring moves, more dangerous action and faster paced games. Fans of all ages attend Arizona Derby Dames events. Kids 12 and under are always free which means a large family audience. Multiple generations come to cheer on their favorite teams – The Schoolyard Scrappers, The Runaway Brides, The Bombshells, The Brutal Beauties and The Coffin Draggers. Kids love the team themes and grandparents love the action they remember from seeing banked track roller derby on television back in the 70’s. For families, singles, students and couples, it’s an exciting and different type of night out and more affordable than a night out at a concert or professional sports event or even a family night at the movies. And with double-header games all season long, there’s a lot of entertainment for the ticket price.
Arizona Derby Dames Season 8 consists of eight double header events to be held monthly at the Arizona Veterans Coliseum in Phoenix.
Each team will play each other once during the season.
It’s important to the Arizona Derby Dames that they support the community that supports them. Efforts of the women in the league have benefited St. Vincent DePaul’s food bank, the Arizona Coalition for Domestic Violence, the Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family Christmas program, the National Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, the Second Harvest Food Bank, the ANASAZI Foundation, The Manna House, The Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix and the national Keep-A-Breast organization which benefits breast cancer research and many other charitable organizations.
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