What started as a Facebook group in 2009 and established in 2010, the Lethbridge Roller Derby Guild is a non-profit roller derby league in Lethbridge, Alberta that has experienced lots of growth since its inception.
Home to the Deathbridge Derby Dames adult team and the Windy City Wipeouts junior team, the league practices throughout the year, hosting bouts and attending away games all over Alberta and western Canada. The LRDG also has an active referee, NSO and volunteer crew.
The Guild is always accepting new members and sponsors. Please click the ‘Join Roller Derby‘ page to find out how to become a fresh meat skater. Click ‘Support Roller Derby‘ to see our amazing supporters and to find out how you can become involved!
LRDG Notable Dates
November, 2009 the dream began and marked the first of informal gatherings in pubs and houses (Average Joes, Cheesecake Cafe, The Duke, Ruth W’s basement, Kran M’s living room). Initial planner attendees until the official board appointments included Heather Z, Marina R, Shawnee R, Kim A, Lisa P, Brit E, Kran M, Ruth W, Justy G, Amaia H, Amber ?, Nikki P, Martina E. Special shout outs to Fister, Kid Kickurass and Hooten Annie from Gas City who advised the crew on startup plans and helped us write our first bylaws.
March 2010 first official board appointments: Marina Ragan (Riff Raff), Kimberly Allemeersch (Epic Downfall), Heather Zarichney (Half Pint Havoc), Nikki Pernsky (Nixxi Knox), Amaia Halberg (Skunky), Martina Emard (Cherri Blaster), Kran MacAuley (Krannibal Lector), Ruth Waterfield (Ruthless), Justy Gee (Maude Lowbrowski)
March 14, 2010 league’s first outdoor skate together
March 28, 2010 media debut at the Boys and Girls Club
April 9, 2010 first board meeting
April 11, 2010 first official practice – mouth guards became mandatory
April 17, 2010 first fundraiser, silent auction and 3 bands at the Firehall
June 4, 2010 first full-track practice at Adams Ice Centre
July 3, 2010 founding members participate in first rookie scrimmage in Medicine Hat
July 21, 2010 first space proposal submitted to Exhibition for practice & bout space
Oct. 23, 2010 first home game, Lethbridge Exhibition – Deathbridge Derby Dames vs Missfits of Mayhem (Central Alberta Roller Derby Association)
Nov. 27, 2010 first away game, Medicine Hat – Deathbridge Derby Dames vs Gas City Rollers
January, 2012 league expansion to two house teams, Windy City Wenches and Coalbanks Crushers (until 2013)
November, 2012 junior league expansion