Featured Skater of the Month

WFTDA boasts many of the most exceptional athletes in roller derby today. The skaters showcased here have demonstrated a keen competitive edge, strong passion for the sport, and outstanding sportsmanship. Just like the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, these skaters are Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary.

July 2014 Featured Skater: Poison Violet

July 1, 2014

Just as beautiful and deadly as her name implies, this month's featured skater grabs everyone's attention on the track. Learn more about our July featured skater, Columbia QuadSquad Roller Derby's #007, Poison Violet.

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June 2014 Featured Skater: Screamin' Meanie

June 2, 2014

Since joining roller derby in 2007, Screamin’ Meanie of the Lava City Roller Dolls has served as an inspiration to both her home league and the Lava City junior league, the Cinder Kittens. Screamin’ Meanie doesn’t let anything get in her way – after coming back from a broken leg in 2010, she was recognized with the “Most Dedicated” skater award by her league, and she was named to the 2012 and 2013 Oregon MVP All Star rosters. Read on to learn more about Screamin’ Meanie, the WFTDA’s featured skater for June!

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May 2014 Featured Skater: Artoo Detoonate

May 1, 2014

Blame it on the stars. Or, in this case, star passes. That's the short story behind the origins of the wildly popular Roller Derby Junkies Tumblr designed to help skaters, refs and coaches learn from watching roller derby footage. Joining roller derby shortly after college, Artoo Detoonate learned the sport quickly, and took on a coaching role for her league, the Boston Derby Dames. Now through Roller Derby Junkies, she has been able to reach a global audience to share strategy and skills. Learn more about Artoo Detoonate, the WFTDA's featured skater for May!

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April 2014 Featured Skater: Luna Negra

April 1, 2014

Rat City Rollergirls’ All-Star jammer, Luna Negra, turned heads this past fall and earned MVP at the WFTDA Playoffs in Salem, Oregon. Taking her name from her favorite Rey Ruiz salsa song, Luna Negra’s approach to roller derby and life is all about the delicate balance between taking chances and taking your time. All the while, she is committed to doing it her way, and getting better every time she’s on the track. Read on to learn more about this month’s featured skater.

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March 2014 Featured Skater: Mad Mel Arena

March 1, 2014

As roller derby grows in Australia, and Australia’s first full member WFTDA league (Victorian Roller Derby) makes its mark on the derbyverse, this month’s featured skater has been hard to miss. From her dynamic and graceful jamming style, to her focused coaching and mentoring off the track, Mad Mel Arena is determined to show that Australian roller derby is a force to be reckoned with. Read on to learn more about Mad Mel and her plans and aspirations for 2014.

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Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary.