Western New York's Official Women's Flat Track Roller Derby

Behind the Scenes in Roller Derby: Traveling Officials

Roller derby officiating might seem pretty straightforward to the average skater, coach or fan. There are outside pack refs, inside pack refs, jammer refs, a head ref. They call penalties, they blow whistles, they huddle in the middle and decide the fate of the official review. Seems simple. But it is far from simple and there is a lot more to it. It’s not...

Skater of the Month: GeogREFer

Skater of the Month: GeogREFer

Nov 9, 2017

This month’s featured skater is from the Buffalo Herd.  GeogREFer joined QCRG in 2015.  He learned basic skating skills and derby rules in boot camp.  Since then, he has become a valued member of the Herd, both on and off skates.  Geo, as his league mates call him, mostly contributes to the league as an on-skates referee, although he has experience as a...

Finding My Tribe

Finding My Tribe

Oct 1, 2017

I thumbed the blue flyer next to the register as I waited for my coffee. “Come Join Roller Derby!” it said. “We’ll teach you everything you need to know.” Roller derby? I had a vague recollection from my childhood of people in wild costumes on a banked track putting on WWE-style performances, but didn’t really know what it...

Yeti Does Dallas – Lake Effect Furies Division 1 Playoff Preview

Yeti Does Dallas – Lake Effect Furies Division 1 Playoff Preview

Sep 19, 2017

The Lake Effect Furies head out to Dallas, Texas for the 2017 Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Division 1 Playoffs which will be held September 22-24. They will play for a chance to compete at the WFTDA Championship Tournament in November. But they need to get through Dallas first. The Furies head into this tournament as a Seed 6, the highest seeding...

Featured Skater: Librawlian

Featured Skater: Librawlian

Sep 1, 2017

Our latest featured skater is a bit of a legend both within the league and in the broader roller derby circles. Librawlian is a co-captain of our charter travel team, the Lake Effect Furies.  Before dedicating all of her skating time to the Furies, she played four seasons on the Nickel City Knockouts.  Originally from Colorado, Brawl is an intense, yet goofy,...

Furies Head to Dallas for WFTDA D1 Playoffs

Furies Head to Dallas for WFTDA D1 Playoffs

Jul 14, 2017

The news is finally in, the Lake Effect Furies will be heading to the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Division 1 Playoffs in Dallas, Texas September 22-24. The team is currently ranked 18 in the world and they will join 11 other teams in Dallas, including Victoria, Texas, Arch Rival, Minnesota, Atlanta, Santa Cruz, Philadelphia, Arizona, Dallas, Houston...

Skater of the Month: Wrecks Kitten

Skater of the Month: Wrecks Kitten

Jul 5, 2017

This month’s featured skater is a long-time Queen City veteran.  Wrecks Kitten has been a part of the league since 2008.  She previously wore red for the Suicidal Saucies, and also spent seven years on the Lake Effect Furies.  Wrecks now skates for the travel B-team, the Subzero Sirens.  She is a skilled blocker and pivot, and her experience is an...

Alley Kats Win 2017 QCRG Champs

Alley Kats Win 2017 QCRG Champs

Jun 26, 2017

The 2017 QCRG Cup Championship win by the Alley Kats over the Devil Dollies was a culmination of nine years of hard work. They came oh-so-close twice before: a two-point loss to the Suicidal Saucies in 2010 and a one-point loss to the Dollies last June. It was that last heartbreaking loss that drove them to win the teams’ first ever QCRG Championship. The...

Skater of the Month: Flocking Girl Scout

Skater of the Month: Flocking Girl Scout

May 22, 2017

This month’s featured skater is the captain of the Alley Kats, Flocking Girl Scout.  Her league mates affectionately call her Figs for short.  Figs has been a member of the Alley Kats since 2011.  She is an experienced blocker who not only has witnessed the evolution of the sport of roller derby, but has guided the Alley Kats from a team who lost all of...

QCRG Playoffs: Devil Dollies take on the Suicidal Saucies

QCRG Playoffs: Devil Dollies take on the Suicidal Saucies

Apr 30, 2017

Saturday, May 12th, 2017

Both teams hope to take on the Alley Kats for a chance at the Queen's Cup