WFTDA Launches

May 15, 2012

AUSTIN, TEXAS – To celebrate the love of the game for skaters and die-hard fans, and to introduce the sport of women’s flat track roller derby to a whole new Internet audience, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is proud to announce its online broadcasting website, Launched with the collaboration of WFTDA member leagues and Blaze Streaming Media, presented its first broadcast May 12, 2012. is dedicated to bringing audiences the finest in WFTDA roller derby action.

In an effort to strengthen the integrity and image of the sport of women’s flat track roller derby, is redefining the broadcast standards to maximize enjoyment for derby fans around the world. will initially offer fans live coverage and archives of monthly bouts from late spring through WFTDA Championships in November. The destination will offer the convenience of one location for all content produced by WFTDA and Blaze Streaming Media, serving as a broadcast network catering to member leagues and their community of viewers. will offer its spring and summer season of live bouts—including over 20 bouts during the East Coast Derby Extravaganza, live from Feasterville, Pa.—for free, with event archives available on-demand and at no charge to viewers after the events.

Early Season Dates:

  • June 22-24 – East Coast Derby Extravaganza, live from Feasterville, PA. Hosted by Philly Roller Girls.
  • July 20-21 – Star of Texas Bowl, Austin, TX. Hosted by the Texas Rollergirls.
  • August – TBD

Live viewing of the 2012 Playoffs and Championships tournaments—four regional playoffs followed by the championship tournament—from September to November, will be available via pay-per-view. The Playoffs and Championships’ pay-per-view costs have been lowered by nearly half the rate of the 2011 tournaments. At only $12 per tournament weekend, will also offer a free audio boutcast for all pay-per-view bouts and free on-demand archives following the events. All-inclusive 2012 Playoffs viewing packages will be available for $50, and Championships will be $20 for the weekend.

Playoffs and Post-Season Dates:

  • Sept. 14-16, 2012 – North Central Region Playoffs in Niagara Falls, NY. Hosted by the Queen City Roller Girls.
  • Sept. 21-23, 2012 – West Region Playoffs in Richmond, CA. Hosted by the B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls.
  • Sept. 28-30, 2012 – East Region Playoffs in Burlington, VT. Co-hosted by the Green Mountain Derby Dames and Montreal Roller Derby.
  • Oct. 5-7, 2012 – South Central Region Playoffs in Lincoln, NE. Hosted by the No Coast Derby Girls.
  • November 2-4, 2012 – WFTDA Championships, November 4, Atlanta, GA. Hosted by the Atlanta Rollergirls.

Proceeds from will be reinvested into the organization's programming and will help to continue building initiatives that strengthen WFTDA’s common goals, always with the promotion and development of the sport in mind.

Media Contact – For more information about, contact Erica Vanstone, Director of WFTDA Broadcast Operations at or (215) 620-5613.

About Blaze Streaming Media

Blaze Streaming Media is a media production and Internet broadcast company that offers best-in-class services to the live event, sports and conference markets. Blaze is unique in the industry, focusing exclusively on live production and Internet broadcasting, with hundreds of live broadcasts reaching millions of online viewers. Blaze is dedicated to its clients’ success by employing a customer-focused methodology that maximizes its potential audience-reach. Founded in 2008, Blaze Streaming Media is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and operates in all 50 States, and offers additional information available at

About Women’s Flat Track Derby Association

Founded in 2005, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is the international governing body for the sport of women’s roller derby and a membership organization for leagues to collaborate and network. The WFTDA sets standards for rules, seasons and safety, and determines guidelines for the national and international athletic competitions of member leagues. There are currently 147 WFTDA member leagues and 67 leagues in the WFTDA Apprentice program globally. The WFTDA a 501(c)(6) tax-exempt organization is governed by a five-member, volunteer Board of Directors.

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