The San Diego Derby Dolls and SoCal Derby Kraken are excited to announce that we’ve partnered up to offer America’s Finest City banked and flat track roller derby team opportunities in one fantastic downtown location!
The San Diego Derby Dolls, famous for their RDCL (Roller Derby Coalition of Leagues) banked track program, have been skating at their downtown Dollhouse facility for years. This winter they’re welcoming the SoCal Derby Kraken, SD’s WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby) Division One contenders to share it with them in a first-of-its-kind collaboration. Skaters from both leagues will enjoy dedicated open skates, team practices and shared league practices every day of the week in one convenient centrally-located facility. With experienced and proven coaches from both leagues collaborating, the new training partnership will make for a competitive environment skaters cannot get anywhere else in the world.
This idea isn’t without precedent! Longtime roller derby fans will remember the early hybrid history of San Diego Derby Dolls as they boasted nationally ranked teams on both track surfaces.
In 2010, the Dolls’ all-star team ranked as high as #12 in Derby News Network’s global flat track league ranking and clinched the #1 spot in banked track for the second consecutive year. SoCal Derby’s founding members and several of its 2014 Division 1 Kraken charter are proud hybrid skaters, transitioning fluidly across both surfaces. Leaders of those teams have been pivotal in drafting this partnership, and we’re all very excited for the future of roller derby on both tracks in San Diego.
Practices under this new collaboration begin in January of 2016. For details about schedule and the programs offered by SDDD and SoCal, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org