- Pikes Peak Derby Dames
Pikes Peak Derby Dames is a
roller derbyleague in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Pikes Peak Derby Dames is named after Pikes Peak, a mountain near Colorado springs, and was started in 2005 by derby skater Slug-N-Kisses [ [http://www.peakradar.com/org/detail/195 Pikes Peak Derby Dames Organization Detail] ] . Pikes Peak Derby Dames is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association[ [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/23/AR2008032301863.html As Skates Go On, Gloves Come Off] ] .
Pikes Peak Derby Dames has a governing philosophy of "by the skaters, for the skaters," and is predominantly managed and owned by women [ [http://www.peakradar.com/org/detail/195 Pikes Peak Derby Dames Organization Detail] ] . The organization was inspired when Slug-N-Kisses read an article about the
Texas Rollergirlsin a Tattoo magazine[Radio interview, Western Skies KRCC, September 8, 2005.] The organization started with 23 skaters, and has grown to over 100 skaters (current and retired).
Colorado Springs is among the smallest cities to have a roller derby league [ [http://www.csindy.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A16506 Cover Story:Eternal Dames] ] .
Members of the organization come from many walks of life, including
students, insurance agents, tattoo artists, massage therapistsand hair dressers.
Pikes Peak Derby Dames has a mix of inner-league and inter-league games. For traveling games, they have played leagues in
Roseville, California[ [http://www.derbynewsnetwork.com/2008/02/20/wftda-bout-recap-i-pikes-peak-88-u-sacred-city-85/ WFTDA Bout Pikes Peak Sacred City] ] , and Denver, Colorado[ [http://www.rockymountainrollergirls.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=81&Itemid=97 Denver Roller Derby:The Rocky Mountain Rollergirls] ] .
They competed in the second Dust Devil tournament in
Tucson, Arizona[ [http://leadjammer.com/2007_dust_devil_western_region_tournament_schedule_announced 2007 Dust Devil / Wester Region Tournament Schedule] ] Home games are typically played in the Colorado Springs City Auditorium
Pikes Peak Derby Dames performs various fundraisers for charity. In March 2008 they raised money for the
Humane Societyin a skate-a-thon[ [http://www.hsppr.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=422&srcid=287 Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region - Our Caring Friends] ] . Bad Mojo, a skater, shaved her hair for fundraising for child cancer victems for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. [ [http://coloradosprings.yourhub.com/Northwest/Stories/News/Community-News/Story~437274.aspx Rollergirl Goes Bald for a Cause] ]
* [http://www.pikespeakderbydames.com/ Official site]
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