Given the current local guidelines of large gatherings in response to COVID-19, ARCH has decided to postpone the Saturday, March 21 event at Midwest Sport Hockey. Of course, this is a huge disappointment – but it is in the best interest of our league members, fans, and community to help combat the spread of COVID-19. St. Louis County restrictions on public events are being monitored closely and we will make changes accordingly to remain in compliance. As of now, this event has been moved t...

Arch Rival’s B-team, the Nemesis, recently revealed their charter for the 2020 season. Last year’s squad competed at the “Great B Team Skateoff” post-season tournament this past October, where they finished eighth. “We finished last season strong at B champs and are looking forward to an even stronger 2020 season,” said Nemesis co-captain Gnarley Quinn. “We are so excited to see what we can accomplish with our amazing talent this year!” Here is the charter for the...

The primary travel team of Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH) recently revealed their charter for their upcoming campaign within the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). The 20-skater charter includes 14 returnees that were a part of last season’s complexion that competed in the bronze medal game at last November’s WFTDA International Championships. ARCH, who finished 2019 with a 6-4 record, is currently ranked third internationally. Two blockers are ARCH veterans that were members of...

(BALLWIN, MO) Saturday’s results from Arch Rival Roller Derby saw the League’s defending champions clinch a future trophy berth while another squad claimed their first win of the season that kept their respective title chances intact. In the twin bill at Midwest Sport Hockey, ARCH defending local champs the Smashinistas topple the M-80s, 283-103, while Rebel Skate Alliance snared a 208-122 victory over the Stunt Devils. With their dominating win, the Smashies finished the regular season perf...

Busy Weekend Ahead For Arch

Arch Rival Roller Derby has a full slate in front of them later this week, where we’ll see the return of an annual fundraiser, the continuation of a partnership with one of the largest local conventions and the addition of new skaters to our local teams. The docket starts with Thursday’s mid-season draft that will add skaters to the four ARCH local franchises. There are transfers, returning skaters and hard-charging newcomers that will be added to the fold that will be a part of our upcoming...

Jams & Slams Recap!

(BALLWIN, MO) If one ever wondered about the parallels between roller derby and professional wrestling and if they could still be joined at the hip in today’s sports culture, both Arch Rival Roller Derby and Dynamo Pro Wrestling proved how successful that partnership could be at the inaugural “Jams & Slams” event held in front of 675 people Saturday night at Queeny Park’s Midwest Sport Hockey. The evening featured both flat-track and hard-mat action and the nearly sold out attendance...

(BALLWIN, MO) Despite a snow ball thrown by Mother Nature thrown Saturday night, Arch Rival Roller Derby held their local season opener at Midwest Sport Hockey at Queeny Park and the action was melting as close to 800 points were collectively scored by the four squads. In the opener, defending League champions the Smashinistas out dueled Rebel Skate Alliance, 204-169, while in the nightcap, the M-80s bested the Stunt Devils, 231-179. With victories, both the Smashies and the M-80s share top hono...

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A new local campaign for Arch Rival Roller Derby launches this weekend and a quartet of talented teams look to jockey for lead position. The doubleheader at Queeny Park’s Midwest Sport Hockey (570 Weidman, Ballwin, MO) begins at 6:30 pm with the defending champions, the Smashinistas, tangling with last season’s runner-ups, Rebel Skate Alliance. Then in the night cap, the M-80s and the Stunt Devils renew their rivalry that dates back to 2007. GET DISCOUNTED TICKETS BY CLICKING ON THIS SENTENC...

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ARCH 2019 Year In Review!

Story by Brian Ledford – Photos by Bob Dunnell 2019 turned out to be another breakthrough year for Arch Rival Roller Derby. The past twelve months saw St. Louis’ first flat-track franchise make top-shelf strides and set new benchmarks on the track. In the process, the League continued to reach out to the community and make inaugural appearances at events. Here is a recap of the past year for ARCH. JANUARY 1.5.19 – Continuing the return of a successful doubleheader format, the second fl...

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Q3 Results: COMO Wins Trophy!

Story by Muckety Muck – Photos by Bob Dunnell (BALLWIN, MO) The primary travel squad for COMO Roller Derby made the most out their mileage at the inaugural Queeny Quad Quake tournament held December 14 at Queeny Park’s Midwest Sport Hockey. The Columbia, Missouri travelers’ 100-mile trek was certainly worth it as the squad claimed the event’s trophy in the four-team event hosted by Arch Rival Roller Derby. COMO’s All-Stars topped the ARCH Fleur Delinquents in the semifinal round, 1...