Old Capitol City Roller Girls are 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. From our first practice with only five skaters, we have grown to a league of almost 50 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. We strive to be positive influences and socially conscious.
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, tournaments, and play-offs.
The 2013 season marks our fourth full bouting season–we host and travel to games from late winter until late fall. 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 her own gear and uniform–everyone plays for sheer love of the sport.
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