Summer Is Ending … but Derby Continues!


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Holly Vossel, aka Hollydaze, Head of Public Relations
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Back to the Flat Track!

The DuPage Derby Dames are back from a short summer break and ready to hit the track! Come show your lion pride on Saturday, August 27, at Coachlite Skate Center in Roselle. The Dames will face off with two incredible teams from Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Dames’ Onslaught will skate against the Killamazoo Derby Darlins’ Killa Crew followed by the Dames’ Uproar challenging the Killamazoo Derby Darlins’ Kill Stars.

These two teams went head to head in February when Killamazoo hosted an impressive triple header. Uproar played a skillful game, fighting to the very end when the Kill Stars pulled ahead with a narrow 8-point win. Onslaught stayed tough but certainly played a killer match against the Killa Crew, who won 232 to the Dames’ 140. The teams met again in April at the K-Town Shakedown 2016 tournament when Onslaught had a victorious win against the Kill Squad with a final score of 330 to 93.

You won’t want to miss the August rematch of these two talented derby teams! Fans wishing to cheer on Dames can find ticketing information at Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 in advance. Kids 8 and under are free. Must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.

Check Out More Dames’ Derby Action!
There’s even more derby action in August! The DuPage Derby Dames’ Outrage take on the Illiana Derby Dames on Sunday, August 21 at 5:00 p.m. in the Fleetwood Roller Rink located in Summit, Illinois. For tickets, visit Make sure to stick around after to watch junior roller derby as the Chicago Riots host their first home game against Kingsford Track Bratz (Upper Peninsula).

Fresh Meat Boot Camp Tryouts & Training
The Dames are looking for both new recruits and experienced skaters ages 18 and over to join our pride of lions! No prior roller derby knowledge is necessary, but having solid skating ability is beneficial. Boot camp tryouts consist mainly of endurance drills on skates to gauge comfortability on skates. After two weeks of tryouts starting Sunday, August 7, qualifying boot camp participants will go through 12 weeks of training starting Sunday, August 21. For more information, contact

The Dames Give Back
On Saturday, August 20, the Dames will be volunteering at their local charity, The People’s Resource Center in Westmont. They will assist visiting guests of the food pantry, stock food items, and help to support the People’s Resource Center in their mission to create a future of hope and opportunity for DuPage County residents by sharing community resources.

Roller Derby Prom
Save the date! On Saturday, November 19, the DuPage Derby Dames will be hosting a Roller Derby Prom at Coachlite Skate Center! The event is open to the derby community for ages 18 and over. More info coming soon!

About the DuPage Derby Dames
The DuPage Derby Dames, formed in 2010, is the premier flat track roller derby league in the suburbs of Chicago. The Dames’ mission is to provide the people of their community with an opportunity to get involved in the exciting, fast-paced sport that fosters respect and builds confidence.

The DuPage Derby Dames strive to promote athleticism and camaraderie among their skaters through competitive sport, regular practice and do-it-yourself management. Every member exhibits behavior that brings honor and distinction to the league, the sport of roller derby and the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). The league is completely member owned and operated.

All home bouts and regular practice sessions are held at Coachlite Skate Center, 1291 Bryn Mawr Ave. Roselle, IL 60172, (630) 893-4480.