The Rose City Rollers are Portland, Oregon's all female flat track roller derby league.
The league was founded in August 2004 by a small band of gritty, gutsy, nostalgic gals who decided to dust off their quad skates and hit the rink. Since then, the league has endured quite a metamorphosis, changing composition & location multiple times.
Vision - The Rose City Rollers is one of the top roller derby leagues in the world with both their teams and their fan base developed to their maximum potential.
Mission Statement - The Rose City Rollers develop women of attitude, athleticism and passion to play a hard-hitting sport of speed and skill. As pioneers in the rebirth of roller derby RCR continues to foster its growth. The league’s goals are to serve our community by empowering women and girls, providing entertainment for our fans and supporting charitable causes. (We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, formed in 2004, and a founding member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.)
•Dedication - The dedication of fans, community and league members are the driving force of our success, and allows RCR to be self-owned and self-managed.
•Athleticism - Roller derby both requires athleticism and provides and outlet for fostering athleticism. RCR enables self-identified women of all levels of ability, ages and body types to train to play a sport.
•Empowerment - We express desire for our members to feel empowered by providing varied opportunities for personal growth. We foster individual empowerment through commitment to skate training, responsibility to teams, and work within the RCR community.
•Entertainment - Both the sporting and theatrical aspects of RCR entertain our fans, which is critical to the generation of revenue to meet our goals and to increasing the popularity of the sport, which fosters a sense of community.
•Community - We strive to be responsible members of each of the various communities that we belong to and on whom we rely for our success.
Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary.