Rage City Rollergirls
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Rage City Rollergirls
PO Box 201008, Anchorage, 99520, AK, United States
Rage City Rollergirls, Inc. is an Alaska nonprofit corporation and an IRS 501(c)(3) organization and WFTDA League member. Established in 2007, Rage City Rollergirls is a women's flat track derby league located in Anchorage, Alaska. The league is dedicated to developing, promoting, and sustaining the competitive sport of women’s roller derby. — HISTORY March 2007 | Rage City was founded by Heather McGee, Polly Carr, DeeAnn Apgar, and Lori Gage. Each had heard a little about derby through friends or by watching a bout and wanted to establish a league in Alaska. They spent our first season training, recruiting skaters, learning about the WFTDA rules, and developing our nonprofit structure. May 2008 | Rage City completed their first exhibition bout in Anchorage, Alaska. 2007-2008 | Rage hosted boot camps for its skaters with guest trainers like Crackerjack and Coach Pauly, sent skaters to RollerCon to build skills, network with other leagues, and learn more about the world of roller derby. August 2008 | Rage begins its first full season of skating. 2008-2009 | Rage developed two strong local teams—the Dirti Polli’s and Sockeye Sallys—hosting three local bouts. They began inter-league competition in the spring of 2009 with a game against Jet City (WA) and the Iron Curtain (AZ). They also grew our officiating base to improve our league’s grasp of WFTDA rules and become bout-ready for playing sanctioned leagues. During this time, they supported the launch of sister league, Fairbanks Rollergirls. March 2011 | Rage completed their WFTDA apprenticeship and joined WFTDA as a full member league. Rage City is a Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) League Member, is insured by WFTDA and governed by WFTDA rules. The WFTDA is the United States flat-track roller derby league sanctioning body, providing rules and enabling national competition. The ruleset defines eligibility requirements, teams, game parameters, players, pack, blocking, penalties, scoring, officials, and safety. Each skater in our league must meet the WFTDA Minimum Skill Requirements, including basic skating skills, falls, balance/agility, skating with others, blocking, and knowledge of rules. Team and skater names are registered on the International Roster at twoevils.org. The league was established in March 2007 and has just finished its fourth competitive season. While Rage City members must be 18+, bouts are all-ages events with PG-13 rules of conduct and presentation. All Rage City members are required to volunteer in the Anchorage community. The Chairs of the organization's committees sit on the Board of Directors with four officers and not only skate but act as volunteer staff.