2022 “Back on Track” Event Series

WFTDA’s 2022 “Back on Track” Event Series is a global celebration of the re-emergence of our sport showcasing a variety of roller derby events from around the world, taking place during our traditional postseason tournament time period starting in August and ending in December. All of our Back on Track events will be listed on this page, along with links to buy tickets, watch online, or participate so you can join the celebration no matter where you are in the world!

Applications are still being accepted for events to be included in our celebration and receive support and resources from WFTDA to help run your event, as well as for individuals and teams who would like to receive updates about how to participate in chosen events. Any roller derby event is eligible to join—large or small, recreational or competitive, anywhere in the world! Read more and find out how to include your event or participate at community.wftda.org/events/2022.


This list will be updated as new events are accepted and information on applications, tickets, and broadcasts becomes available.

Hard Block Life International Tournament

November 26-27, 2022

Helsinki, Finland

Hard Block Life International Tournament will be hosted by Helsinki Roller Derby on November 26-27, 2022, to close out the European Back on Track season. This two-day event will feature six games between Helsinki Roller Derby A and C teams, Toulouse Roller Derby, Stockholm Roller Derby, Kallio Rolling Rainbow, and Tampere Roller Derby.

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Piratas en el Asfalto

December 8-11, 2022

Buenos Aires, Argentina

This WFTDA-regulation tournament hosted by Sailor City Rollers will be the final South American event in the WFTDA 2022 Back on Track Global Event Series.

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Detroit Roller Derby v Gem City Roller Derby

December 10, 2022

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Detroit Roller Derby will host Gem City Roller Derby in Detroit’s Historic Masonic Temple on December 10, 2022.

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Five Nations 5NRD Showcase

August 27-28, 2022

High Wycombe, England

This two day roller derby extravaganza hosted by the Five Nations Organising Committee featuring a mix of 19 WFTDA, MRDA, and JRDA teams from all over the UK and Ireland.

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Cincinnati Rollergirls Doubleheader

September 10, 2022

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Cincinnati Rollergirls is returning to the track for a doubleheader with A and B teams at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, on September 10, 2022.

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South Shore Roller Derby

September 17, 2022

Valparaiso, Indiana, USA

South Shore Roller Derby is hosting Circle City Roller Derby and Lafayette Roller Derby in a WFTDA-regulation double header, starting at 5pm CT.

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Vienna Roller Derby Doubleheader

September 24, 2022

Vienna, Austria

Vienna Roller Derby is excited to host games again! After not being able to host any games since the beginning of the pandemic, VRD is ready to play and look forward to sharing a great time with the derby community and showing their city how amazing this sport is.

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Spills and Thrills

September 24, 2022

Wellington, New Zealand

Spills and Thrills hosted by Richter City Roller Derby on September 24, 2022 in Wellington, New Zealand is a one-day sevens-style tournament tournament.

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As Brigantias Doubleheader

September 24, 2022

A Coruña, Spain

As Brigantias Roller Derby in A Coruña, Spain, is hosting a doubleheader on September 24, 2022 starting at 4:30pm. As Brigantias A is playing St. Pauli Roller Derby, and B team is playing La Güestia Roller Derby Asturies.

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Cosmo Chaos

October 1-2, 2022

Vallejo, CA, USA

A two-day event hosted by the California Derby Galaxy, featuring teams from Rose City Rollers, Denver Roller Derby, V-Town Roller Derby, and Seattle.

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Watch Recording on Twitch.tv

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Eurocup 2022

October 8-9, 2022

Malmö, Sweden

The 8 top teams of European Roller Derby will compete in 10 exciting games in this two-day cup hosted by Crime City Rollers.

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The Birthday Bash

October 15-16, 2022

State College, PA, USA

State College Area Roller Derby’s Birthday Bash Tournament has eight teams, two brackets, ten games, and cake! SCAR Derby is celebrating their 12th Birthday the best way they know how: with two days of amazing roller derby!

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The Cactus Cup

October 21-23, 2022

Phoenix, AZ, USA

A full bracketed tournament featuring WFTDA teams hosted by Arizona Roller Derby.

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Regional Rumble

October 22-23, 2022

Nelson, New Zealand

Hosted by Roller Derby Association of New Zealand (RDANZI) with support from Nelson Bays Roller Derby, this will be the second iteration of a regional event that was borne out of COVID where skaters from multiple leagues created regional teams and played it out.

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The Flavortahn Throwdahn

October 22, 2022

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

The The Flavortahn Throwdahn, hosted by by Steel City Roller Derby, will feature four 20-minute-half games, plus a final match of the top-scoring teams.

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Portsmouth Roller Wenches Doubleheader

October 22, 2022

Portsmouth, England, UK

Portsmouth Roller Wenches in Portsmouth, UK is running a doubleheader on October 22, 2022 to bring some roller derby play back to their region. Portsmouth will play Kent Roller Derby followed by a spooky intermediate challenge scrimmage between the Scrim Reapers and the Roller Ghouls.

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Rainy Weekender

October 22-23, 2022

Manchester, England, UK

Not more dreaded sunny days, but a Rainy Weekender takes place in Manchester, UK, from October 22-23, 2022. Rainy City Roller Derby will host four games of top tier derby plus a bootcamp for skaters to hone their skills.

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A Spanish Double Header

October 22, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

“Back On Track” meets the Mediterranean: beach, sun, and hostias in a double header event hosted by Barcelona Roller Derby, featuring Reus Roller Derby and EASO Avengers. So get your skates (and sangrias) ready!

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Vienna Roller Derby Doubleheader #2

October 22, 2022

Vienna, Austria

In their second entry in the Back on Track event series, Vienna Roller Derby will host Zürich City Roller Derby and Roller Derby Regensburg in a doubleheader.

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Diosas v Diosas

October 23, 2022

Puerto Montt, Chile

Diosas v Diosas is an interleague WFTDA Regulation game held by Diosas Volcanicas Roller Derby in Puerto Montt, Chile on October 23, 2022.

Event Information

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Night of the Rolling Dead: Battle for the CHI-dra

October 29-30, 2022

Chicago, IL, USA

Happy Halloween! Windy City (T)Rollers will be hosting this tournament and match up teams from WFTDA’s old regional structure – including some seasonal fun bouts in the mix. Featuring Boston Roller Derby, California Derby Galaxy, and Minnesota Roller Derby.

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Helloween Battle

October 29, 2022

São Paulo, Brazil

It’s a Helloween Battle in São Paulo, Brazil as the Ladies of Helltown host a scrimmage doubleheader, with one WFTDA Regulation scrimmage and one that will be adapted for new skaters.

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Hometown Throwdown

November 4-6, 2022

Portland, OR, USA

Rose City Rollers is bringing back this classic tournament featuring Denver Roller Derby, Montreal Roller Derby, Arch Rival Roller Derby, and a special European All Star Team in some high-level WFTDA play. Tickets are still available and Rose City will stream the event live on their Facebook page.

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All Aboard! Roller Derby Triple Header

November 12, 2022

Columbia, South Carolina, USA

All Aboard The Freight Train! Join Columbia Roller Derby and guest trainer, Freight Train, for a skate clinic which will include mixer games where participants get to skate with her, followed by a men’s game between Carolina Wreckingballs and Atlanta Men’s Roller Derby.

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Namur Skate Around Tournament

November 12-13, 2022

Namur, Belgium

Namur Roller Derby’s Skate Around tournament returns for its 4th edition on November 12-13, 2022 in Namur, Belgium; featuring Birmingham Roller Derby, Zurich Roller Derby, Sam Roller Derby, and Namur Roller Derby.

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As Brigantias Three-Team Event

November 19, 2022

A Coruña, Spain

As Brigantias Roller Derby will host Crime City Rollers and Rotterdam Roller Derby in a triple-header, in their second event in the Back on Track Event Series.

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Camino al Michtlàn – Mexico Roller Derby Tournament

November 19-20, 2022

Mexico City, Mexico

Leagues from around the world celebrate roller derby in Mexico! Hosted by Mexico City Roller Derby. Featuring:
Mexico City Roller Derby
Bogotá Bone Breakers
Rock & Roller Queens
Baja Roller Derby
Golden City Rollers
El Paso Roller Derby

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