Ann Arbor Derby Dimes is a member-run league of dedicated individuals committed to excellence in sportsmanship, fostering the sport of roller derby, facilitating goodwill and fellowship, and inspiring personal growth and development of all roller derby skaters in southeast Michigan. A2D2 was formed in May of 2010. After two sessions of boot camp, the league founded two home teams; the Tree Town Thrashers and the Huron River Rollers, and an A-level travel team, the Brawlstars. The Brawlstars started competing against other leagues in June of 2011.
In July of 2012, A2D2 became an Apprentice affiliate of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). The league continued to expand, and in 2013 transitioned to an A/B/C team format. Disbanding the home teams, A2D2 added a B-level travel team, the Arbor Bruising Co., a C-level travel team, the Ypsilanti Vigilantes, as well as the Bank for unteamed skaters. In December of 2013, A2D2 became a full member of WFTDA.
By the numbers:
- 43% of A2D2 members are 31+
- 28% of A2D2 members are 35+
- 67% of A2D2 members are 21-30
- 0.02% of A2D2 members are 18-20
- 38% of A2D2 members have kids
- 71% of A2D2 members work full-time
- 19% of A2D2 members are students
- 33% of A2D2 members have, or are pursuing, an advanced degree (masters, doctorate)
Get more fun A2D2 facts on the Recruitment page.
Arbor Derby Dimes (A2D2) is a skater-run non-profit roller derby league. We foster an environment of respect and camaraderie, while promoting athleticism and empowerment for ourselves and the community.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
We’re always looking for new league members! If you’re interested in skating, being a referee, helping us out as a Non-Skating Official (NSO) or just learning more about how to help, WE WANT YOU! Please visit our Recruitment page for information!
WHAT IS ROLLER DERBY?
According to Wikipedia:
Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track. Game play consists of a series of short matchups (“jams”) in which both teams designate a jammer who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team. The teams attempt to hinder the opposing jammer while assisting their own jammer — in effect, playing both offense and defense simultaneously. Roller derby is played by approximately 1,250 amateur leagues worldwide, nearly half of them outside the United States.