Our Mission Statement
The Rose City Rollers are Portland, Oregon’s all-female flat track roller derby league. Our mission is to develop women of attitude, athleticism and passion to play a hard-hitting sport of speed and skill. As pioneers in the rebirth of roller derby, RCR continues to foster its growth. The league’s goals are to serve our community by empowering women and girls, providing entertainment for our fans and supporting charitable causes. (We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, formed in 2004, and a founding member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association) . . . and that’s just the beginning.
The Rose City Rollers league is made up of over 400 smart, tough, accomplished women who skate fast, hit hard, and defy stereotypes about female athletes and women’s sports. Our league is made up of 4 home teams, 1 expansion team, 2 All-star teams, 2 youth leagues and a recreational program with skaters ranging in age from 7 to 60 years old. The Rosebuds and Rose Petals, our youth leagues, are comprised of over 120 girls. The Rosebuds skaters learn leadership skills through participation in all aspects of the organization. These young women learn about themselves, gain a sense of pride and empowerment by working together as a team towards a common goal. In fact all our skaters put in countless hours in support of our league and the local non-profits we partner with each quarter.
Our Volunteer Spirit
As an almost entirely volunteer-run organization, the Rose City Rollers offer opportunities for skaters and community volunteers to learn professional skills by working and training along side experienced professionals in the fields of media, film, marketing, development, event planning, graphic design, and more. Our volunteers also work hard to support local non-profit organizations whose missions resonate and reflect the RCR mission. We are hard at work building a strong, supportive, and welcoming community of skaters, fans, volunteers, and other organizations.
Our Awesome Events
The skills, dedication and enthusiasm of our volunteers is evident in the professional quality of our events. We make every effort to provide our fans a fun, safe, family friendly experience. There is the excitement of the sport, the lighting, announcers, video, music, vendors, entertainment, give aways, fan involvement, helpful yellow shirts, and on and on. One thing that Rose City Rollers’ more than 22,000 annual bout-attending fans know is that RCR puts on an awesome show. There are many opportunities to connect with the Portland and greater Pacific NW community, including our annual “civil war” against Seattle, private bouts for season pass holders, or any other of our 21+ bouts a year. Don’t forget after parties, benefits for local non-profits, parades, and much more.