About Us

About the Rainy City Roller Dolls:

Join the skaters and coaching committee of Rainy City Roller Dolls for the start of our Freshmeat Bootcamp.

Join the Dolls and coaching committee for the start of Freshmeat Bootcamp!

Rainy City is committed to advancing the sport of roller derby by encouraging the athletic development of its members. We envision women’s flat track roller derby as an opportunity to further generate a positive image of strong, capable, independent women in our communities. We are a skater owned and operated organization that offers a welcoming environment for women of all backgrounds to compete in a fun and rowdy sport.

We are dedicated to assisting our local community through various volunteer driven projects. We began in September 2007 with 13 skaters united by a desire to build a League with integrity and determination in the South Sound area that would be open to all women interested in furthering the sport of flat track roller derby.

Contact the Rainy City Roller Dolls:

Business & Media Inquiries: rainycitypresident@gmail.com
Training & WFTDA Inquiries: rainycitytraining@gmail.com OR rainycityrollerdolls@wftda.com
Sponsorship, Fundraising, Events & Bout Production Inquiries: rcrd.sponsor.fundraising.event@gmail.com
Finance & Merchandise Inquiries:  rainycitytreasurer@gmail.com
Volunteer, NSO, & Referee Inquiries:  rainycitysecretary@gmail.com

Roller Derby 101:

Flat track roller derby is a fast-paced, full-contact sport that is not for the faint of heart, but is dedicated to the empowerment and fitness of women.

There are three positions on each team: Jammer, Pivot, and Blocker. The jammer races through the pack and scores points by passing members of the opposing team. The pivot sets the pace of the pack and blocks the opposing team’s jammer from breaking through the pack. Blockers assist their team’s jammer through the pack and try to stop the opposing team’s jammer.

A pack is composed of eight skaters, four skaters from each team. Specifically, a pack consists of one pivot and three blockers from each team. Each team has one jammer on the track at any given time. The jammers line up roughly 20 feet behind the pack on the jammer line.

At the whistle, the skaters take off. The jammers begin fighting their way through the blockers in the pack. The first jammer who makes it through the pack without accruing any penalties is named the lead jammer. Once the jammer makes it thru the pack, she races around the track and fights her way through again. During the second time through, she will score a point for each opposing team member that she passes. The jammers will continue to lap the track, fight through the pack, and score points until the end of the jam or until the leader jammer calls it off.

A bout consists of either 3 twenty-minute periods or 2 thirty-minute periods, depending on what the teams decide prior to the start of the bout.  A period consists of numerous jams. A jam is a two-minute session with the above activities occurring. After each jam, the ten girls on the track are replaced by a fresh line up.