Flat track roller derby is a fast-paced, high-contact team sport that requires speed, strategy, and athleticism. Modern day roller derby came to life in 2001 and has grown quickly since then. This is in large part due to the ease of setting up a flat track—it can be done on any flat surface that is suitable for skating, such as skating rinks, warehouse floors, basketball courts, parking lots, and even airplane hangars.
Established in 2006, Charlotte Roller Girls, Inc. (CLTRG) is a skater-owned and operated sports organization comprised of women and men from all walks of life. Renamed, and reformed in 2018 to Charlotte Roller Derby (CLTRD), formed to promote the sport of roller derby and enrich the Charlotte community, the league and its members donate time and a portion of bout proceeds to local charitable causes.
CLTRD was admitted in June 2011 as a Full Member League of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), the international governing body for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby, and a membership organization for leagues to collaborate and network. The WFTDA sets standards for rules, seasons, safety, and determines guidelines for the national and international athletic competitions of member leagues. Currently, there are 380 Full Member Leagues and 65 Apprentice Leagues
By honoring and encouraging self-expression and diversity, we’ve created a safe and organized environment that fosters health, well-being and personal growth. In addition to our dedication to our sport, all league members have day jobs including bankers, educators, medical professionals, homemakers, artists and more!
Being skater-operated means that everything we do – from websites and bout posters to intense training and team travel and events – is the product of hours of hard work behind the scenes by our skaters, officials and volunteers. With all this diversity and dedication together, the Charlotte Roller Girls are one kick-butt league!
Charlotte Roller Derby All-Stars are made up of the league’s veteran players. These time-toughened athletes put their experience and hard-earned skating skills to good use representing the Queen City and showing Charlotte and beyond the thrill of roller derby.
Charlotte Roller Derby B Dazzlers includes the league’s less experienced (but no less fierce!) skaters, giving them the opportunity to hone their skills and prove that they can shine in the derby world. These warriors are ready and willing to travel far and wide to take on any and all challengers!