St. Louis' First All Female Flat Track Derby League
Who We Are
Arch Rival Roller Girls, LLC (ARRG) is St. Louis' first and only Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) certified all-female flat-track roller derby league. ARRG is made up of four local teams - The M-80s, The Rebel Skate Alliance, The Smashinistas, and The Stunt Devils. We also field three travel teams, our the ARRG All-Stars, the Saint Lunachix and the Fluer-De-Linquents.
How we started:
ARRG was established in the fall of 2005 when Sarah-Kate Buckles (a.k.a. Mary Manglin') caught a Windy City Rollers bout while visiting Chicago. She returned to St. Louis with the goal of starting a similar league in her hometown. She hung fliers and told her friends, who told their friends. Soon, a group of excited women were attending open skate sessions at a local rink. Since then, ARRG has grown from a dozen women to a 100-person league comprised of more than 70 active skaters split into four unique local teams and three travel teams: top 20 WFTDA charter tean the Arch Rival All-Stars; competitive team, the St. Lunachix; and developmental squad, the Fleur de Linquents. ARRG is skater owned and operated. We practice year-round. Our skaters lead committees, serve on an elected board of directors, and work as coaches for our ever-evolving league. We also depend on dedicated volunteers, businesses, vendors, and performers like you who help us continue to grow and offer St. Louis something truly unique.
Where we are now:
The 2013/14 season features five local team bouts culminating in a Championship game at Chaifetz Arena. The local season runs from November through March. During our travel season we play host to WFTDA teams from across the nation in bouts stretching from April to August. During this season our travel teams also trek to other cities to take on competition in cities across the country (and sometimes, world!). The All-Stars work throughout the travel season to gain a spot in post-season WFTDA Tournament play with the ultimate goal of earning a trip to WFTDA Championships in the fall.
- Placed sixth at North Central Regional Championships - September 2009
- Placed tenth at WFTDA North Central Regional Championships - September 2010
- Ranked among top 30 teams in the nation - 2010
Featured in Various Local Media:
- Fox 2 News In the morning with Tim Ezell
- "Today in St. Louis" KSDK channel 5 (NBC)
- "The Fan Show" CW 11
- St. Louis Post Dispatch and www.stltoday.com
- St. Louis Small Business Monthly
- Riverfront Times
- St. Louis Magazine
- KPNT 105.7 FM The Point
- KSHE 94.7 FM
- KLOU 103.3 FM
- Lo-Fi St. Louis (www.lofistl.com)
- St. Louis Front Page (www.slfp.com)
Driving through the Lou and need to stretch your legs? Drop us a line and you will be more than welcome to come practice with ARRG. All visiting skaters must have insurance and must sign a waiver releasing us from liability in case of injury.
Practices are held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.