Minnesota RollerGirls to Compete in International Championships in Saint Paul
International roller derby is coming to Saint Paul! The Minnesota RollerGirls (MNRG) will host and compete in the 2015 International Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Roller Derby Championship Tournament on Nov. 6-8 at the Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Saint Paul.
The 2015 International WFTDA Championship is the premier competition of modern flat track roller derby, featuring the top twelve women's roller derby teams from around the world. The Minnesota RollerGirls are hosting the tournament as well as competing in the headliner bout at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6.
Teams representing the following cities have qualified:
Saint Paul, MN
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Saint Louis, MO
San Francisco, CA
Tickets start at just $15 and children eight and under are free. Discounts are available for children ages 9-12, seniors (55+) and military members. Tickets are available at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone using Ticketmaster TDD/TTY, call 800-359-2525. Certain fees may apply.
The Minnesota RollerGirls (MNRG) organization is a six-team, all-female, flat track roller derby league. Founded on Aug. 31, 2004, by the Donnelly sisters, the Minnesota RollerGirls are members of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). Every Minnesota RollerGirl is held to the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethics and good will and must adhere to rules set by the league and by WFTDA. The MNRG is governed by the skaters, for the skaters. Skaters are not paid and a portion of the proceeds raised by the league is contributed to local charities.
The Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is the international governing body for the sport of women's flat track roller derby. The WFTDA sets standards for rules, seasons, and safety, and determines guidelines for the international athletic competitions of member leagues. There are more than 400 WFTDA-affiliated leagues worldwide.