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2018 World Cup: Team Canada

2018 World Cup: Team Canada Photo credit: Marc-Antoine Vachon Photography.

Team Canada released their roster early last November with the anticipation of a 2017 World Cup date since the previous two Cups took place in December of 2011 and 2014. With the Roller Derby World Cup announcement that the tournament will take place February 1-4 of 2018, they will have a bit more time to organize and train, as will the 39 other teams attending.

Canada has been a big contender at past World Cup tournaments, taking second place to the USA in 2011, and then placing fourth in 2014 after falling to Australia on the final day, 197-128. The roster for 2018 looks a lot different than 2014, and with a vision to build a sustainable national team, Team Canada will be laying strong groundwork over the next year to prepare for the World Cup and beyond.

2018 Roller Derby World Cup Announcement

2018 Roller Derby World Cup Announcement Photo credit: Danforth Johnson

The location and dates for the third Roller Derby World Cup were announced today, information that skaters all over the world were eager to hear. The first two Cups were held in North America, Toronto in 2011 and Dallas in 2014, and took place over the first weekend in December. This year, however, it will be moving to a new continent and will be pushed back a little further to put the next World Cup tournament in 2018.

USA Roller Derby 2018 Charter & Updates

USA Roller Derby 2018 Charter & Updates Photo credit: Salvador Photography.

Today the charter representing USA Roller Derby for the 2018 World Cup was announced, but the United States national team has had several other new things revealed this year as well. Not only have they changed the image of the team, but they have worked to bring unity to a team that pulls skaters from teams throughout the country. Looking ahead, the program is also laying the groundwork for utilizing many more talented skaters who didn’t make the list today. 

2014 Roller Derby World Cup Central

Well, after 4 days, 30 countries, and 71 games, the Blood & Thunder Roller Derby World Cup is over, and USA remains the world champion. Below are scores and brackets from the weekend and links to day and game recaps from the weekend.

Roller Derby World Cup – Team USA offs Team England, 219-105

Roller Derby World Cup – Team USA offs Team England, 219-105 Photo by Danforth Johnson

DALLAS,TX – After a long weekend, around 70 games, and 3043 total points scored by Team USA to their opponents’ 197, they fought their way to a convincing 1st place win in the 2nd Roller Derby World Cup. Of all of their opponents, England gave the United States the hardest battle and gained the majority of points scored against them. The teams brought a rowdy conclusion to the weekend complete with off the track rivalry in the stands, with a final game score of 219-105, Team USA’s lowest scoring game in the competition.