The Chattanooga based team has 31 members from the metro area and north Georgia.
They practice on Mondays and Wednesdays in Fort Oglethorpe at Roller Coaster Skate World and on Tuesdays in LaFayette at Skate’n’Play.
The team was formed in March 2011 with a core of 15 teammates by Carly “Ghetto Blaster” Hahn of Hixson, Tennessee.
The ladies are categorized as a “b-team” seeking to be sponsored by another derby team to gain apprenticeship into the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.
Thirty-two-year-old April Britton of Chickamauga joined the team two months after it began, donning the name “Scalp em’ Squaw” and wearing symbolic war paint into battle for each bout.
Danielle “Rebel Elle” Warren of LaFayette joined in September 2011.
Another teammate is also a grandmother in her forties. Ronda Cook of Fort Oglethorpe is know as “Cookie Mobster.” The sport attracts a wide diversity of women.
The ladies are in the process of establishing the team within a competitive league. Future plans include community service for local organizations and charities, which is required by WFTDA.
Warren had watched a reality show about the sport and decided to give it a try, a few weeks after giving birth to her son.
“I fell in love with derby the first time I went to practice.” Warren said, “I have always been kind of aggressive so naturally a contact sport for women was a perfect fit for me.”
After numerous scrimmages the team had three bouts during 2011, all of which were on the road.
The team has optional practices five nights a week, which include stretching and tactics, along with support and camaraderie for even the newest of skaters.
Earlier this year they held their first home bout in LaFayette, beating the “Marietta Derby Darlins”, crushing them 166-98.
The ladies enjoyed the win by comparing bruises with their opponents during a pizza party the followed the bout.
They will be having a rematch at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, at Skate’n’Play in LaFayette.
The doors will open at 1 p.m. The cost for adults and kids is $7, while those under age 5 are free.
The team urges fans to show up early, as space is limited to approximately 300 people due to fire code capacity.
Team members have recently launched a junior co-ed team for upcoming kids from ages 7-17 who are interested in the sport. Thirteen youngsters have signed up and held their first practice on Monday, Feb. 20.
More information on the team can be found at sceniccityrollerderby.com.