The Outlaws and the Lightning Quads duke it out in a battle to see which Twister City home team will reign supreme. Additionally, our Dust Devils Juniors Team will lead a juniors mashup featuring other juniors players.
As always, come for the derby and make sure to check out the raffle, bake sale, vendors, and purchase a duck for chuck-a-duck.
The doors to Star Skate will open at 5pm and the first bout will start at 5:30pm. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Children 12 and under get in FREE with a paid adult.
Tickets can be purchased from your friendly neighborhood Twister City skater or at Cheddar Up!
Tornado Alley faces off against the South Central Roller Girls in what will be a fierce battle of Oklahoma derby teams! After the first bout, our home teams, the Lightning Quads and the Outlaws will duke it out for Twister City bragging rights! As always, come for the derby and make sure to check out the raffle, bake sale, vendors, and special halftime entertainment.
The doors to Arctic Edge will open at 5pm on July 15 and the first bout will start at 5:30pm. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Children 12 and under get in FREE with a paid adult.
Tickets can be purchased from your friendly neighborhood Twister City skater and here online at brownpapertickets.com!
Hey YOU! Are you interested in joining a diverse, inclusive and tight-knit community centered around the incredible sport of roller derby? Are you a competitive type, looking for fierce competition with the physicality to match? Or maybe you’ve a more fair-minded, judicial persona, with a love of games? Maybe you just want to learn to skate and have some fun?!
If so, Twister City Roller Derby wants to see YOU at our summer open house! Join us on Monday, June 19 OR Monday, June 26 at 7pm and learn about our 12-week beginner’s course, designed to teach you everything you need to know to skate and play or officiate roller derby.
Our 12-week course will teach even the beginner-iest beginner everything they need to know. No skating experience required! (That’s right – NONE! Many of our top athletes and officials hadn’t skated in years…or ever! And many officiating positions don’t need skates at all!) Our course will teach you EVERYTHING you need to know. All we need is YOU!
Info night and week one are free. After that, the course is $75 total for the 12 week class. Bonus: stick around to catch our weekly scrimmage after the info session.
We provide skates and gear for the course, but you will need to provide your own mouth guard when you start skating (but no skating on the first night, so don’t worry!). Just bring your awesome self to our info session to learn more about roller skating, roller derby, and what makes Twister City Roller Derby one-of-a-kind. You must be 18 or older, willing to learn, and prepared for badassery! Message us with any questions!
As we roll into the 2023 season, off-season has granted your Oklahoma Victory Dolls time for retrospection:
What direction do we want to take our league?
Who do we want our league to represent?
And most importantly, what does our league stand for?
For some time now, an integral part of our league name, “Dolls,” has not sat right with many of our members. This sport has evolved in many ways over the 15+ years since our league was founded. We spend hours each week training our bodies and our minds to excel at roller derby. Our competitive teams travel around the country to compete. Many feel that the moniker “dolls” diminishes this intensity and downplays the seriousness with which our athletes approach our sport.
This sport, this community, has also evolved to become more welcoming and inclusive as well. The word “dolls” suggests a somewhat narrow box for members to fit into. This is not who we are and not who we want to portray ourselves to be. We want our members and guests to feel at home, regardless of gender identity, and we want our league name to represent the inclusive community that we have worked so hard to build and foster.
We needed a change.
Our decision to rebrand was not an easy one. Many of our members and retirees feel a deep connection to “dolls” and to the colors and symbols that represent OKVD. We made every effort to keep these colors and symbols alive: our all-star team will be renamed “Victory All-Stars” and remain represented by an anchor, and the primary color of that team and the league overall will be red.
Keeping the acronym “OKVD” was a bit more difficult. Many suggestions were discussed for a new name that dropped “dolls” but kept the acronym. In the end, none of these felt like a great fit. Preserving the acronym without the name had a false ring that protested: “this isn’t quite right.”
Eventually, we made the respectful but difficult decision of retiring both the league name, Oklahoma Victory Dolls, and the league acronym, OKVD, untouched.
But in the search for a league name, a contender emerged. A name that represented not just what we do, but where we are from. A name that conjured images of strength and ferocity. A name conveys the intensity of our approach, the havoc we wreak, and the devastation in our wake. A name suited for serious athletes of a growing sport.
Let us introduce you to…Twister City Roller Derby!
On December 10 at NYTEX Sports Centre, the Dallas Derby Devils will be hosting a WFTDA Rule Set Officials Clinic. Our very own Dr. Math and Jurassic Snark will be leading the clinic, which will include breakout sessions for referees and non-skating officials as well as an overview of WFTDA rules and mash-ups!
Registration is $50 and sign-up closes on 12/3/22. Find more information about the clinic at the Facebook event here.
OKVD is starting up our fall new recruits class! The kickoff event will be an open house on Monday, September 12 at 7pm at Star Skate Midwest City. If you are interested in playing roller derby, refereeing, or being a non-skating official, come by to learn everything you need to know about our upcoming new recruits course. No skating experience is required! We will provide skates and gear for the course, but there will be no skating for the first night. After the info session, stick around to catch our weekly scrimmage!
After several years of planning, OKVD released a comic book in collaboration with Okie Comics. This comic stars derby players Galaxy Inferno, Professor Flex, and Brittani Betch. Copies are available at the merch table at bouts as well as wherever the Oklahoma Victory Dolls are selling merch. More information on future events can be found on Facebook and Instagram!
Oklahoma Victory Dolls All-Stars take on the open-gender Oklahoma A Team from Tulsa, OK in their first bout since March 2020!
Our all-star battle will be followed by an open-gender intermediate/advanced level mashup, consisting of the best skaters in the OKC metro…and beyond!
Added (and adorable) bonus: Our fledging juniors league, Bantam Battallion, combined with Tulsa Junior Roller Derby, will host their very first scrimmage between games!
Stay for one, two, or three bouts: your ticket is a three-for-one, good for ALL the derby action!
When: July 23rd Time: Doors open @5 First bout: 5:30 Juniors Scrimmage: 7:00 Second bout: 7:45 Where: Arctic Edge Arena, Edmond Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door Children 12 and under FREE with an adult!
Bring cash monies for raffle, bake sale, halftime games, and merchandise. Credit also accepted. Arctic Edge features stadium seating, but 50 trackside league chairs are also available. Grab an audience seat or bring your own chair to guarantee a spot on the floor closest to the action!
Tornado Alley makes their season debut in this action-packed double header! These athletes will take on the Capital City Crushers, all the way down from Topeka, Kansas. This bout will be followed by an all-gender, intermediate and advanced Pride themed mash-up, featuring a mix of the best skaters the area has to offer! Stay for one or both bouts – your ticket is a two-for-one, good for all the derby action!
When: June 18th Time: Doors open @5 First bout: 5:30 Second bout: 7:30 Where: Arctic Edge Arena, Edmond Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door Children 12 and under FREE with an adult!
Bring cash money for the raffle, bake sale, halftime games, and merchandise. Eats and Beats food truck will be outside for all your food needs! Bring your own chair to guarantee a spot on the floor closest to the action!
Every Tuesday this summer at 6:45pm, come by Star Skate Midwest City for our weekly Meet and Greet. You will learn more about becoming a skater, skating official, or non-skating official. Additionally, if you bring a mouth guard, you can borrow some skates and gear and take our new recruits class!
Are you interested in officiating roller derby? The Oklahoma Victory Dolls are always looking for more people to be officials, whether they are referees or non-skating officials. If you are interested, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roller derby returns to the OKC Metro May 21st, 2022, in this action-packed double header, dedicated to long-time leaguemate and former president X-Rae. Head over to our schedule page and get your tickets now!
Hey YOU! Are you interested in joining a diverse, tight-knit community centered around the incredible sport of roller derby in Oklahoma City?
Join us at Star Skate Midwest City for our Beginner’s Course Info Night and learn all our about roller derby, our league, and what it takes to become a skater or official. No experience necessary! See our Facebook event for more information, or email us at contactus[at]okvd.net. See you there!
Oklahoma Victory Dolls Roller Derby is hosting the FIRST beginner’s and new recruit class since March 2020!
Come see what it’s all about at our meet-and-greet Tuesday, January 11th, at 6:30 at Star Skate Midwest City. We’ll teach you to play from the ground up – no skating experience required. Join our league afterwards to become a roller derby rockstar, or simply enjoy your newfound skating skills.
Want to play? Officiate? Coach? Volunteer? We want you!
Tuesdays 6:30 – 9
Fill out the sign-up form below, or simply stop by the information night for details! All attendees must be vaccinated. We can accept late adds attendees no later than 1/29/2022, unless you have prior skating experience.
After some updates to the Scissortail Sky Rink, our Learn-to-Skate course is back – and now with a kid’s option! Learn the basics of striding, stopping, crossovers, backwards skating, and more in this socially-distanced, new-skater-friendly class.
Your Oklahoma Victory Dolls are STOKED to announce that we have met all Covid return-to-play baseline requirements and are resuming league practices next week at Star Skate! We are one step closer to bringing back the hard-hitting action you’ve been missing all these months!
WE ARE SO READY.
Want to learn to skate? Check out previous update for info on our community-based learn to skate class.
Interested in getting involved? Email newrecruits[AT]okvd.net and stay tuned for info on our new recruit course.
Want to learn to skate with some of the best roller derby athletes in the state?!
Oklahoma Victory Dolls is now hosting our “Tuesday Skate.” These are beginner’s courses every Tuesday evening beginning in May! Our trainers will teach you everything you need to know to glide with grace and roll with flow. No experience and no equipment necessary (though we strongly encourage safety equipment, especially kneepads.) Skates can be rented from Scissortail Sky Rink.. Classes will focus on different aspects of skating basics, and need not be attended sequentially.
And after you pick up the basics, you can learn about joining Oklahoma Victory Dolls as an athlete, official, or volunteer – but no experience necessary, and no pressure. You do whatever you like with your newfound skating skills!
What: Beginner’s Skating Classes
Who: All adults 18+
When: Tuesdays 7:30PM – 9:00PM
Where: Scissortail Sky Rink
Cost: $5 per class. Fee can be paid in advance through Paypal at email@example.com or with cash (exact amount, please!) For Paypal payments, please use “Friends and Family” and put your name and the class date in the payment note.
What to bring: Skates (if you have ’em,) any safety equipment you prefer, water, and a mask or bandana if desired. All classes are weather-permitting. The outdoor rink is covered, but wet conditions are not safe conditions. We will announce cancellations for classes ASAP. Any payments made prior to cancellation may be carried over.
This class open to EVERYONE 18 and over. If you or a youngster you know wants to learn to skate, we have a separate juniors program. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
Unfortunately, OKVD is still on hiatus, due to rising Covid-19 cases in our county. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel with the recently distributed vaccines. We sincerely hope to be back in action very, very soon!
OKVD is excited to announce that we are forming a junior’s roller derby league! The league will be open to kids 8-17. No skating background required. We hope to have this league up and running by 2021, Covid-dependent. If you or your junior is interested, please fill out this form. Additional details re: an interest meeting will be announced soon!
Due to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the state of Oklahoma, OKVD will continue to postpone resuming practice. We do plan on restarting our new recruit class when we are able to return to practice. IF you are interested in joining up in the near future, please email newrecruits [AT] okvd [dot] net for more info!
Our spring beginner’s skating course starts tomorrow, and WE WANT YOU!
Twice a year, we hold a 12-week beginner’s course, designed to teach ANYONE the fundamentals of skating. We build onto those fundamentals with basic hits, counterblocks, and other moves needed to safely play derby. Whether you want to play, officiate, or just learn to skate, our course will teach you what you want to know! The course is open to everyone 18 and older.
Those interested in joining should email newrecruits[AT]okvd.net for more information.
OKVD’s B team, Tornado Alley, fell to North Texas Roller Derby’s All-star team, The Fighting Unicorns, on Sunday, Feb. 16th.
These two teams have faced each other at least one per season every season for the last three years, with North Texas continuing their winning streak in 2020.
The Fighting Unicorns held formidable walls, strong offense and jammers of wildly varying styles, keeping Tornado Alley on their toes. NTRD co-captain Trouble was particularly formidable as both blocker and jammer. Tornado Alley jammer T-pain put up most of Tornado Alley’s points, but a lack of lead jammer status meant North Texas retained control of much of the game, coming away with a 232-68 win.
“We have a lot to work on,” says Tornado Alley coach Grant Garen. Tornado Alley is currently training up several skaters with less than a year of experience under their belts.