EAGLE — Roller derby is making a comeback, and this summer the sport is coming to Eagle County. WECMRD is forming a recreational flat track roller derby league this summer. The league is looking for skaters and non-skaters alike.
Roller derby has a long history as a women’s sport from its beginnings in Chicago in the 1920s to the 1970s when the sport was exploited for TV ratings, and more recently a grassroots come back with skater owned and recreational teams forming across the globe. Modern roller derby is often played on a flat track, although some leagues have both a flat and banked track. …read more