The mission of Cape Girardeau Roller Derby is to develop and promote sportsmanship, athleticism, and service to the Cape Girardeau Area. The league aims for the empowerment of its members through challenges on and off the track.
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WHO Are We? CGRD is a flat-track roller derby league founded in Feb 2010. We are a 501c4 Not-For-Profit Organization owned and operated by the skaters. CGRD gives back to the community through volunteer work and donations, and game proceeds benefit local charitable organizations. Our skaters are males and females of all sizes, shapes, and ages (18+). We come from all walks of life, and most of us have minimal prior skating experience, if any!
WHAT is Roller Derby? Today’s roller derby is a far cry from the big hits and theatrics of derby from the 70’s. Modern roller derby and CGRD focus on: COMPETITION, STRATEGY, ATHLETICISM, SPORTSMANSHIP, CAMARADERIE, FITNESS, SERVICE, and FUN!
WHEN/WHERE Does CGRD Play? We typically practice Mondays and Wednesdays. Home games and most practices are at AC Brase Arena, 410 Kiwanis Drive. We do play away games with area teams.
HOW is Roller Derby played? Click HERE to learn the basics.
HOW Can I Join? Each month, CGRD holds a "Fresh Meat Info Night" during one of the first practices of the month. At this event, potential referees and skaters can learn how to join the "Fresh Meat" Training Program; a 3-4 month training period working one-on-one with a coach to learn basic skating skills. There is no obligation to join, just the opportunity to learn about CGRD and try on some gear! Info nights are FREE, and the Fresh Meat program is now available at a reduced cost of just $5 per week! Limited loaner gear is available, but bring your own fitted “boil and bite” mouthguard. Check our Facebook page events, contact JOIN@CapeGirardeauRollerDerby.com, or fill out the subscription form to get more specific information on the date of the next Fresh Meat night!
Subscribe to the CGRD newsletter for periodic updates on upcoming events. Make a specific selection to get additional information about joining CGRD!