Steel City Roller Derby is a skater owned and operated organization. We are Pittsburgh’s only all-female roller derby league, comprised of a diverse set of athletes from the nation’s home of superb sports teams. SCRD is taking all the action and exhilaration of yesterday’s roller derby and combining it with a new level of athleticism, moxie and drive, resulting in a revolutionary sport. With flat track roller derby leagues growing from 30 just a few years ago, to over 200 worldwide today, this new incarnation of an old sport is growing by leaps and bounds!
As a 501c3 non-profit organization, SCRD is committed to fostering serious competition on a local, national, and international level, developing amateur athletes for competition, and promoting the physical and mental strength of all our female athletes.
Our skaters work constantly — both on and off the track and in and out of the gym — to represent Pittsburgh at home and on the road. We compete at the highest levels of gameplay throughout the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.
SCRD has five teams; The Steel Hurtin’ is the A-Team, or Varsity team, and the Steel Beamers are the B-team/Junior Varsity team. They play competitive teams from other cities that are on similar skater skill levels. We also have three intra-league home teams—The Allegheny Avengers, The Mon Monsters and The Penn Bruisers—comprised of SCRD players that play each other for the championship in intra-league home games. Our home teams are more competitive and fiercer than ever before!
(If you are an old fan, you might remember our four old home teams: The Bitch Doctors, the Hot Metal Hellions, The Slumber Party Slashers, and the Wrecking Dolls!)
Steel City Roller Derby is a proud member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). Founded in 2004, the WFTDA promotes and fosters the sport of women’s flat track derby by facilitating the development of athletic ability, sportswomanship, and goodwill among member leagues. The governing philosophy is “by the skaters, for the skaters.” Female skaters are primary owners, managers, and operators of each member league and of the association. Operational tasks include setting standards for rules, seasons, and safety, and determining guidelines for the national and international athletic competitions of member leagues. All member leagues have a voice in the decision making process, and agree to comply with the governing body’s policies.