General Info And History

Our league membership represents a cross-section of men and women from Ithaca and greater Southern Tier region. ILWR had their first home game in Ithaca in May 2008.

The founding league members formed a local team after joining and practicing with the Assault City Roller Derby League of Syracuse in the fall of 2007. The Ithaca League of Women Rollers is skater-owned and skater-operated, with the help of many, many devoted volunteers.

ILWR’s flagship team is the SufferJets and in March of 2010 debuted their second team, the BlueStockings. In the summer of 2010 ILWR developed a junior league division called Ithaca League of Junior Rollers (ILJR). ILJR welcomes girls and boys ages 8-17.

In January of 2011 the Ithaca League of Women Rollers (ILWR) was accepted as an apprentice affiliate of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), the governing body for women’s amateur flat track roller derby. The following September of 2011 the ILWR was accepted as a full member.

ILWR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which endeavors to provide athletic opportunities for women and youth, and to promote the well-being of our region through charitable donations, volunteering, and community outreach for numerous community-oriented non-profits and women-centered organizations.