Exciting Changes Ahead After 11 Seasons of Jet City Roller Derby
Jet City Roller Derby is unveiling a new name, and new teams on January 20th , as they move towards a strong future in local sports.
Snohomish County, WA: Jet City Roller Derby is launching its 2018 season with big changes.
On Saturday, January 20, 2018, 6:00 p.m. at Seaview Gymnasium in (Edmonds, WA), Jet City Roller
Derby will present, for the first time, a new look in a new, restructured league. The league, now
consisting of 3 new teams, the Bombers, the Aviators, and the Skyraiders, will make their debut starting
at 6:00 when the first whistle blows for this action-packed double-header.
After ten years of familiar team names, (Camaro Harem, CarnEvil, Hula Honeys, and Pink Pistols) Jet City
is moving to a new look and a new focus of play. Instead of intra-league bouts, these new teams:
Bombers, the Aviators, and the Skyraiders will expand their range of opponents and bring in teams from
across the NW, and beyond. This new style of competition aims to increase the competition level of
roller derby and showcase to fans the high caliber of roller derby in this region.
January 20 th will be the first opportunity to meet these new teams. This bout features the Jet City
Bombers vs. the visiting Palouse River Rollers of Eastern Washington.
The Bombers, Jet City’s highest competitive-level team, plays in the WFTDA (Women's Flat Track Derby
Association) and competes against ranked teams throughout the year for a shot at the International
Championships (Nov. 2018). Over 400 teams comprise the WFTDA who battle it out for the title of best
roller derby team in the world.
The second bout of the night will feature the Aviators vs. the Skyraiders; Jet City’s newly formulated
teams that have been created out of the skaters from Jet City’s former home teams (CarnEvil, Pink
Pistols, Hula Honeys and Camaro Harem).
“We are excited for all these changes and how we can improve the skater and fan experience” says
Christina “Teeny Bopper” Congdon, board president.
About Jet City Roller Derby: Jet City’s vision is to be the ultimate destination for competitive roller
derby in Washington State; leading the growth of the sport by providing training, promoting athleticism,
and building community for athletes, officials, fans and volunteers. www.jetcityrollerderby.com