Rage City Rollergirls is the trade name of Anchorage Women's Derby, Inc., an Alaska nonprofit corporation and a 501(c)(7) organization. Rage City is a Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) League Member, is insured by WFTDA and governed by WFTDA rules. The WFTDA is the United States flat-track roller derby league sanctioning body, providing rules and enabling national competition. The ruleset defines eligibility requirements, teams, game parameters, players, pack, blocking, penalties, scoring, officials, and safety. Each skater in our league must meet the WFTDA Minimum Skill Requirements, including basic skating skills, falls, balance/agility, skating with others, blocking, and knowledge of rules. Team and skater names are registered on the International Roster at twoevils.org.
The league was established in March 2007 and is in its third competitive season. While Rage City members must be 21+, bouts are all-ages events with PG-13 rules of conduct and presentation. All Rage City members are required to volunteer in the Anchorage community. The Chairs of the organization's committees sit on the Board of Directors with four officers and not only skate but act as volunteer staff.
Rage City Rollergirls are dedicated to developing, promoting, and sustaining the competitive sport of women's roller derby.
Advancing the sport of women's flat track Roller Derby in Alaska and beyond.
- Empowerment of Women: provide a safe and supportive environment for women to excel
- Diversity: respect and involve women from all walks of life
- Community: develop relationships and give back through service and volunteerism
- Democracy: maintain democratic principles and constructive dialogue
- Excellence: provide rigorous training and maintain code of conduct for all skaters
- Training: regular supervised trainings and instruction
- Competition: periodic "bouts" within Alaska and nationwide
- Community Collaboration: events, activities, and charity sponsorship
Rage City Rollergirls operates on a basic code of conduct: members are required to act respectfully with one another, our sponsors, our audiences, and the Alaskan community. We promote good-natured entertainment, fun, and sportsmanship during skating and sanctioned events and maintain a high level of integrity. Actions by Rage City members reflect upon the integrity of the entire league and the sport of roller derby throughout the country. Any Rage City member that fails to uphold this general code of conduct risks expulsion from the league.
Board of Directors
The Rage City Rollergirls' Board of Directors consists of seven members. Rage City Rollergirls' Officers consist of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer; however, only the President must be on the Board of Directors.
Members form the volunteer heart of Rage City Rollergirls and carry out its community and business goals as skaters, volunteer staff, committee members, and citizens of service in Southcentral Alaska.
Committees handle fundraising, sponsorship, training, membership/rules, merchandise, volunteers, league liaison, inter-league relations, community service, promotion/recruitment, and bout production.