Experience the Excitement and Energy of Florida's ONLY
Banked Track Roller Derby
welcome to deadly rival roller derby
Welcome to the wonderful sport of Banked Track Roller Derby! Our goal is to bring energy, excitement, fun, and athleticism to those attending our games and create a relaxed and enjoyable environment for those learning to play Banked Track Roller Derby, form life-long friends, and feel part of an amazingly supportive group.
Our Story and Way Ahead
Founded in 2011, Deadly Rival was the only roller derby league operating in Pinellas County, Florida, and throughout its history has maintained the largest women’s roller derby league in the County. By 2014, our organization acquired its Banked Track, nick-named “Big Little Track” aka BLT, and moved it into the venue coined as the Slayground in north central St. Petersburg.
In early 2020, Deadly Rival Roller Derby, like many other St. Petersburg businesses was heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; and due to our inability to operate, we made the difficult choice to leave our venue in August that year.
During that downtime, we restructured Deadly Rival Roller Derby into a federally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a focus on the at-risk youth in our community; that offers a creative outlet and fun environment to bond with other youth, develop leadership skills, build character, confidence, and healthy habits, and make lifelong friends.
We know the community loves Banked Track Roller Derby because, before the pandemic in 2020, we placed third as the best sports franchise in the Best of Tampa Bay People’s Choice Award honoring local businesses. We’ve also been featured on Fox 13 Tampa Bay Area News, WTSP Great Day Tampa Bay, and in the Tampa Bay Times.
Deadly Rival Roller Derby, Inc. seeks to foster diversity and does not discriminate against any individual or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability. We value diversity, inclusion, and respect for all individuals.
banked track roller derby vs flat track
The rules of Banked Track Roller Derby are defined by the RDCL – Roller Derby Coalition of Leagues. Roller Derby comes in 2 main forms: banked track and flat track. Banked track is mostly governed by the RDCL, while flat track is mostly governed by WFTDA. Deadly Rival is a voting member of RDCL, meaning we use its full ruleset and have an influence on its future.
Deadly Rival Roller Derby is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization. Tax ID Number: 86-1290064