Old Capitol City Roller Derby is a league of members who wish to represent Iowa City with integrity, pride, and goodwill through a unique cultural outlet. We also aim to be strong, athletic, confident role models for our community by demonstrating sisterhood, charity, and teamwork.
The Old Capitol City Roller Girls were established as a league in October 2008, and were granted 501(c)(3) status in March of 2015. From our first practice with only five skaters, we have grown to a league of almost 40 skaters, coaches, officials, and volunteers. We have grown pursuing the idea that we can foster athletics and provide good role models in the community of Iowa City, as well as throughout the country through our collaboration with other leagues. Furthermore, we give back to our community through donations to deserving charities.
OCCRD was formerly the Old Capitol City Roller Girls LLC, and owned by Ophelia Fracture and Toxic Sugar, who helped start the league in 2008, and became co-owners the following year. Now that we are OCCRD, a non-profit organization, the team is owned by its members and as skaters come and go, the organization is able to sustain itself. Incorporation puts the non-profit’s mission and structure above the personal interests of individuals within it.
In October of 2010, we were accepted into the apprenticeship program for the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), which is the governing body for the roller derby we play. On January 9th, 2012 we graduated to full WFTDA member status, which makes us eligible to participate in rankings and tournaments.
We play home games in the spring and fall, and travel throughout the midwest. Once or twice a year we recruit new skaters who we help train to bouting status. Every single member of our league is a volunteer–every skater pays monthly dues and supplies their own gear and uniform–everyone plays for sheer love of the sport.
Facebook – “Like” our fanpage for updates, pictures and more!
@OCCRD – Team twitter for news and updates.
@OCCRDbouts – Bout play by plays and scores.
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-Stay connected to OCCRG with regular updates, special deals on tickets or merch, and some of our favorite bruises.
-The governing body of flat track roller derby. Has resources such as scores, rules, officiating guidelines and more.
-Livestreams of specific tournaments and bouts. Archived footage too!
-Recaps of from games and tournaments from around the world, as well as features on the sport and culture of roller derby.
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