The Whidbey Island Roller Girls are a team of adult women who play Roller Derby, a full contact sport played on roller skates. We are housewives, moms, daughters, teachers, students, active duty military, empowered, strong, and dedicated women.
Founded on our namesake, Whidbey Island, Washington, in 2010 we are based in the small Navy town of Oak Harbor and call the historic landmarked Roller Barn home. Our numbers include skaters from neighboring islands, cities and towns. For some it’s an hours drive to make practice twice week, with skaters hailing from Clinton at the island’s southern tip, to the northern western reaches beyond the island including Anacortes, Burlington, and beyond.
With our growing numbers in skater pool, we have also grown our levels of technique, discipline, and professionalism, resulting in the Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association (WFTDA) awarding us Member League status in January 2016.
We are a small but close-knit and determined group. Our successes are made possible by the strong bonds we forge on and off the track. We are self-managed as a business, and self-trained in our skills. Our philosophy is simple: "No Excuses." Together we give our team strength, and in return it empowers us as individuals.
STRONG · FOCUSED · TOGETHER.
Whidbey Island Roller Girls is a skater-owned collaboration of professionally-minded female athletes focused on empowering women through the sport of roller derby. We foster individual athletic ability, self-discipline, integrity, and character. We welcome women of all shapes, sizes, and skill levels.
The historic Roller Barn in Oak Harbor, WA has been a part of the community since 1913. Now, the home of the Boys and Girls club of Oak Harbor and your very own Whidbey Island Roller Girls.