Featured Skater of the Month

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

August 2013 Featured Skater: Grace Killy

August 11, 2013

Grace Killy joined the Brewcity Bruisers in 2007, and has been a force to be reckoned with in her league and the WFTDA ever since. Killy has served the WFTDA in numerous roles, including President, working to keep the extensive growth of roller derby aligned with the original guiding mission of the WFTDA. Killy is a proud leader in the sport and the movement of roller derby. And, at the end of the day, Killy makes time to play tough on the track, and on the field for the Milwaukee Hurling Club. Read on to find out more about Grace Killy.

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July 2013 Featured Skater: Ivanna S. Pankin

July 10, 2013

Ivanna S. Pankin started her roller derby career and her first league, Arizona Roller Derby, in 2003 and has been tirelessly contributing to the evolution of roller derby ever since! As the founder of RollerCon, Ivanna has established a roller derby following – and assisted the development of the community of roller derby – around the world, as skaters attend, socialize, learn to manage leagues, and hold their own on the track. Read on to learn more about what makes Ivanna so passionate about roller derby, plus what to expect at this year’s RollerCon!

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June 2013 Featured Skater: Georgia W. Tush

June 10, 2013

After playing competitive and racing sports for most of her life, it’s not hard to see how Montréal Roller Derby’s, Georgia W. Tush found her place on the roller derby track wearing the jammer star! From founding Montréal Roller Derby and skating for Team Canada, to traveling the world teaching roller derby, to devoting her entire life to roller derby as a derby business owner, there isn’t much that this month’s featured skater doesn’t tackle head on, and with all her heart. Read on to learn more about multiple threat, Georgia W. Tush.

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May 2013 Featured Skater: Smarty Pants

May 9, 2013

Smarty Pants started her roller derby career on the banked track in Austin in 2003. Transitioning to the flat track and the Texas Rollergirls in 2011, she has seen the sport, and the players, evolve over her ten years of competitive play. Smarty contributes to the roller derby world not only as a skater, but also as a coach and a mentor. Read on to learn more about this month’s featured skater and roller derby icon, Smarty Pants.

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April 2013 Featured Skater: Holly GoHardly

April 8, 2013

It’s no surprise that Holly GoHardly has been recognized as the Charm City Roller Girls “workhorse” award winner every year since 2008. As a skater and a coach, it is obvious that Holly lives what she teaches: hard work and determination pay off. After fighting and conquering grad school, injuries, and tournaments (including multiple WFTDA Playoffs and three WFTDA Championships), Holly has a lot to teach everybody in the derbyverse. Read on to learn more about Holly GoHardly, this month's featured skater.

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Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary.