Press Stories


Eugene Weekly – Rose City Rollers Revamped

The Oregonian – Rose City Rollers are the sports league Portland needs

KOIN – Rose City Rollers Seeking New Venue

KATU – Rose City Rollers Need Your Help Finding a New Venue

NBC Nightly News – Roller derby league at heart of Portland in need of new home venue

Portland Tribune – Clock’s ticking, derby still needs place to roll

KPTV – Top roller derby teams will face off against Rose City’s Wheels of Justice



KATU 2 – Portland’s premiere women’s roller derby league in need of new home

Fox 12 Oregon – Rose City Rollers looking for new home in the Rose City

The Portland Tribune – Wheels of Justice on roll for title

KOIN 6 – Rose City Rollers seek new derby home

Willamette Week – City Officials Say the Rose City Rollers’ Rink Is Too Dangerous, But the League Has Nowhere Else To Go

KATU 2 – Rose City Rollers eye third consecutive flat track championship


From WFTDA Playoffs to Champs – #theroadtochamps

The Portland Tribune – Derby jammers on fast, furious roll to nab title

The Portland Tribune – Derby’s Top Teams Roll Into Portland

The Portland Tribune – Rock and Roller


November 2015 – Wheels of Justice WFTDA International Champions

AM Northwest – World Champion Rose City Rollers Wheels of Justice

KGW – Rose City Rollers win world championship

Fox12 – Rose City Rollers claim championship title against New York

MPR News – Photos: Jamming for the title of world’s best derby team

Derby Central – D1 Champs 1st Place: Rose City takes down Gotham, 206-195

Fox12 – Rose City Rollers return to Portland after big win

Portland Mercury – Portland Finally Has a #1 Sport Team… and It’s Roller Derby!


Oregonian – Portland roller derby team pulls off big upset to win championship

Willamette Week – Portland’s Roller Derby Team Defeats New York for World Domination

Purple, White and Rolled All Over: The Week in Roller Derby

March 2015 – In Spring, roller derby action starts heating up with the Rose City Rollers.

GeekDad blog – Victoria Jamieson Is a ‘Roller Girl’

March 2015 – An interview with Victoria Jamieson about her new book, Roller Girl.

Older Stories

On the Go with Joe – KPDX at the Hangar

January 20, 2012 – KPDX’s Joe Vithayathil joins some of RCR’s skaters to learn about roller derby

Portland Monthly Magazine – Must Do: Become a Fan

July 2010 – 63 things every Portlander must do, watch the Brutal Beauties

The Portland Tribune – Hot Wheels

Tuesday, June 17, 2010 – The Rose City Rollers continue to draw skaters and fans

The Daily News Online – How they roll: Derby has a new look

Saturday, May 22, 2010 – RCR’s WOJ vs. Rat City – a look at modern day roller derby

American Way Magazine

May 1, 2010 Issue – Rose City Rollers, the featured spectator sport for Portland, OR

KPTV- Rose City Rollers: Skaters, Designers, Models?

Saturday, May 1st- RCR teams up with designers for “Power of the Purse”

Portland Sportsman- A Fresh Meat Tryout

Thursday, April 22nd- Amber Castaldo describes her experience at Fresh Meat Tryouts.

Oregonian – Lace up your skates — it’s time to rumble

Sunday, April 18th 2010 – The Oregonian visit the Rosebuds, RCR’s junior derby team

Bitch Magazine – Brutal Beauty: Bringing Real Roller Derby to the Big Screen

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 – A review of Chip Mabry’s documentary on the Rose City Rollers featured in Bitch Magazine

Daily Vanguard – Rose City Rolling

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 – Fans fill Expo Center to see the opening match of the 2010 Rose City Rollers season

Oregonian – Roller Derby’s Rough Patch

June 20, 2009 – Oregonian cover story about RCR’s 4th season and tough financial times.

Mercury – True Tales of Rollerderby

April 03, 2008 – About the release of the RCR Comic Book

Sandy Post – Rock and Roll

August 14, 2007 – Three Sandy women shine in Portland’s Rose City Rollers roller derby league

Willamette Week – Roll Call

March 21st, 2007 – Come game time, the Rose City Rollers fashion weapons of mass distraction.

KATU – Roller derby is really catching on in Portland

Jan 26, 2007 – Interviews with skaters and information about the formation of the league just prior to the Season 2 opener.

Mercury – Chicks on Skates

October 20, 2005 – The Rose City Rollers: Just Your Average All-Girl, Ass-Kicking Roller Derby Team

Rose City Rumble – A Short Form Documentary Project

An oldie from Season 1, short form documentary film project.