A Little About Us...
E-Ville Roller Derby was formed in 2006 by a group of pioneering women intent on promoting an active lifestyle and encouraging alternative sporting options for women in Edmonton and surrounding communities.
E-Ville Roller Derby is developing the next generation of derby athletes. Our goal is to teach and develop skating skills, game strategy and teamwork providing sportswomanship in a supervised structure. The league is proud member of the Canadian Women's Roller Derby Association. Among this association's goals is the promotion of the sport, providing knowledge to the public about how the game is played, and advertising any games played by the affiliated leagues.
Today, E-Ville Roller Derby has grown beyond anyone's wildest dreams. In 2010, a fourth house team, the Berzerkhers, was created. They joined the 2009 addition--the Slice Girls, as well as founding teams, the Black Gold Diggers and Las Pistolitas. The Black Gold Diggers and Las Pistolitas have since been disbanded; however, our league continues to grow and we continue to focus on bringing our fans some top-notch team action. Each season the house teams compete for the Gage Cup. This game was named in honor of our biggest fan, who left us too soon.
Culled from the best players from the three house teams, the E-Ville Dead are our all-star travel team. The Dead have travelled across Canada and the US to compete in tournaments. All league members have the opportunity to try out for the Dead. In 2014, our B-level travel team, the Living Dead was created. They will also have the opportunity to travel and experience some great roving derby action.
The momentum just keeps on going for E-Ville. We are Edmonton's largest and most popular roller derby league. In October 2010, we introduced our first Fresh Meat program, followed by another intake group in January 2011. Our new intake groups have doubled our membership, helping the teams add to their rosters and fostering an exciting new direction for derby in Edmonton. In 2017 all our hard work paid off, and for the first time the E-Ville Dead were invited to WFTDA's Division 2 Playoffs!
During the regular season we host bouts monthly, playing to hundreds of fans at sold-out games. Check out our Events page for details!
E-Ville Roller Derby respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our vibrant community. We are committed to better understanding our role as Treaty participants. treatysix.org