Roller derby ready to rumble at Olympic Oval

For the first time, an international roller derby event is being held in Canada and the Richmond Olympic Oval will be the host.

The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) announced one of its seven international roller derby tournaments will be held in Richmond this fall, with Vancouver’s WFTDA-affiliated league and the Richmond-based Terminal City Rollergirls team hosting the Sept. 16 to 18 playoff event. 

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The WFTDA Playoffs and Championships tournament series, in its 11th year, brings together the most talented, highly-trained skaters from member leagues for game play that pushes the limits of the sport worldwide. 

Whether participating on the track, cheering in the stands or watching on WFTDA.tv, the tournaments provide everyone who loves roller derby an opportunity to witness the most anticipated match-ups of the year.

For the Terminal City Rollergirls, hosting this event could not have come at a better time, as the league is celebrating their tenth anniversary. They will share the hosting duties with Montreal Roller Derby in 2016. See wftda.com/tournaments for more information.

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