About Charm City Roller Girls
In the Beginning
Charm City Roller Girls, LLC was formed in 2005. What began as a few women meeting at a Skateland on Sunday and Thursday nights soon became an organized league of over 80 dedicated skaters. Inspired by other leagues in New York, Philadelphia, Texas and all over the United States, CCRG quickly devised a strategy to become Maryland’s premiere all-woman, flat-track roller derby league. Almost immediately, the city of Baltimore took notice. And how could they not?
Today’s modern roller girl is vastly different from those made famous in movies like “Kansas City Bomber” and “Whip it.” Charm City Roller Girls is proud to be represented by women from all over the Baltimore/DC area, each of whom is as unique as the city itself. While we pride ourselves on being athletes, we are also activists, mothers, teachers, artists, writers and much, much more. Every skater brings something indispensable to the league, and together we plan to make roller derby the most exciting thing to hit Charm City since the crab cake.
The League Today
Our league is comprised of three intraleague teams: the Pigtown Butchers, Hampden Hons, and Dundalk Deviants. These three teams, inspired by the colors of the Maryland Flag and some of the most iconic (if not underappreciated parts of Baltimore) are comprised of all CCRG league skaters and bout each other in our home season at Skate Land in Dundalk, Maryland.
Our league also has three interleague teams: The Charm City All Stars, Female Trouble, and The Trouble Makers. League skaters must try out for each of these teams, and aspire to be an elite skater on the All Star team—currently ranked #34 in the world by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. Each of these teams play bouts at home and away against teams nationwide and around the world.
Charm City Roller Girls is PROUD to be a skater-owned and operated organization.
What does it mean to be skater-owned and operated? Our league runs entirely on the work of our skaters and other league members. Every bout and event you attend, every poster you see, and every skill on the track is a product of hours of behind the scenes work of our committees.