St. Louis' First All Female Flat Track Derby League
Who We Are
Arch Rival Roller Derby, LLC (ARCH) is St. Louis' first and only Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) certified all-female flat-track roller derby league. ARCH is made up of three local teams: The M-80s, The Smashinistas, and The Stunt Devils. We also field three travel teams: the ARCH All-Stars, the Saint Lunachix and the Fleur DeLinquents.
How we started
ARCH 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, ARCH has grown from a dozen women to a 100-person league comprised of more than 70 active skaters split into three unique local teams and three travel teams: top 10 WFTDA charter team the ARCH All-Stars; competitive team, the St. Lunachix; and developmental squad, the Fleur DeLinquents. ARCH 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 2017/2018 season features six local team bouts culminating in a Championship game. The local season runs from December through April. During our travel season we play host to WFTDA teams from across the nation in games 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.
Currently ranked in the top 5 globally by the WFTDA
Medalists At WFTDA Division 1 Playoff Rounds Since 2015
WFTDA Division 1 International Championships Entrants Since 2015
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Because of our community involvement and for our commitment to locally expand the internationally-recognized sport, St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay proclaimed April 28, 2012 as “Arch Rival Roller Girls Day” in the City of St. Louis.