Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. is proud to present our Non-Profit Member of the Month for October 2016-NRV Roller Girls!
The New River Valley Roller Girls is an all-women’s flat track roller derby league founded in 2007, and accepted as members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), the international governing body of roller derby, in 2011. Through the league, our goal is to encourage the growth and development of roller derby as a competitive and recreational sport in the New River Valley Area. We strive to empower all individuals who participate to achieve a positive attitude about them self and to increase their physical conditioning.
On the track the league consists of athletic, competitive, dedicated, fun, hard-working women. Off the track, league members have a myriad of professions. With the combination of on and off track skills the league has continued to thrive as a skater owned and operated league.
What Our League Members Have to Say:
“It’s an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything.”
“People always say to me, ‘Oh, I couldn’t do that!’ but you’d be surprised what you’re really capable of!”
“You’re surrounded by strong, athletic women, who feel like family.”
“It’s one of the most intense, adrenalin pumping, challenging thrill rides, but worth every minute.”
Since losing our home rink in Christiansburg in 2014, we’ve continued on our mission, practicing in Roanoke and collaborating with our sister league, the Star City Roller Girls. We’re currently recruiting and hosting a new skater training program starting October 16th and continuing through to the new year! Must be 18 or older; no experience necessary. Now is the time to try to something new!
Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook to see what we’re up to or how you can get involved!
~Just roll with it~