Southwest Missouri’s premier all-female flat track roller derby league
Welcome to the home of the Springfield Roller Girls, Southwest Missouri’s premier all-female flat track roller derby league. SRG strives to empower local women by offering them an alternative way to stay physically fit, as well as an opportunity to become part of a strong sisterhood. Encouraging good sportswoman-ship above all else, we put a high priority on giving back to our community, too.
The Springfield Roller Girls are members of the South Central Region of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.
Look around to learn more about our skaters and upcoming events, or if you’d like to get involved in our league, feel free to contact us.
Springfield Skateport to Close in 2014
It is with heavy hearts that we must confirm the rumors of Skateport closing in 2014. MoDOT has plans to widen Glenstone Avenue and extend Independence Street through the intersection where it now comes to a T. The extension will go right through the rink. Ted Hall, the rink’s owner, fought this for as long as he could, but ended up deciding to sell rather than face eminent domain.
We have already had some concerned fans and players from other leagues sending us messages asking how this would affect the future of the Springfield Roller Girls. We are currently looking for a new practice facility and/or bout venue, and we will announce what we find when we find it. For now, we are still holding practices at Skateport and still heavily recruiting.
Our first home bout of the season currently scheduled for March 8, 2014 against the Mo-Kan Roller Girlz from Joplin, Missouri will be our last bout at the rink. If you happen to have that weekend free, we encourage you to consider joining us. Keep an eye out for ticket specials and giveaways.
Skateport has been providing safe, family friendly entertainment to kids, teens, adults, schools, churches, and organizations for nearly 40 years. It will be sorely missed by a good portion of this city’s population, who now consider it a city staple and landmark. We want to send a special thank you to the entire Hall family, past and present, for all of the great memories.
Say hello to your SRG Skater of the Month for February….Jillotine #76!
This rookie is fresh off her first ever bout and getting anxious to skate in front of her friends and family at our bout at Skateport on March 9th!
Jillotine has been working hard on the track at practice taking and giving hits, and doing some jamming, where she’s always got a good and helpful attitude. She also serves on our Advertising/Media/Merchandise committee. Oh, and she loves cats!
Congratulations to Jillotine! We look forward to watching you grow as a skater this season!
While we are entering into a transition from Skateport to a new venue, we are still recruiting! We will have more details on location and practice times whenever they become available. If you’re interested in joining in the meantime, please … Continue reading