Snake Pit Derby Dames are a 501-C3 non-profit orginization.
We are a skater-owned and operated, all-female flat track roller derby league, and a proud member of WFTDA.
SPDD was formed in 2010, and is based out of beautiful Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Our goal is to demonstrate that women of all walks of life can be strong and independent, and excel in an otherwise male dominated sports world. We also desire to encourage good sportswomanship and teamwork, and to promote the sport we love while giving back to our community by way of charity events and fundraisers.
Our league is made up of women with a large range of skill levels. Some of us are veteran skaters, while others are just learning to skate. We ARE a competitive league; however, no skater is ever pushed or forced to compete if she doesn't have the desire. Each skater can work at her own pace, and decide for herself if and when she's ready to make a move towards getting drafted onto a team. Whether you want to compete, or just want to skate for fun and fitness, there's a place for you in the Snake Pit. We are young and old, big and small, we are mothers, students, business owners, and career women; we are doctors, lawyers, teachers, nurses, couch potatoes, mechanics, engineers... we are a bunch of normal everyday women, who just happen to kick a little butt on the rink.
Because we are a non-profit group, we rely heavily on our amazing volunteers and sponsors. Our league is run democratically by a committee made up entirely of skaters, and everyone on the league has a say in how we operate. The fact that our league more than doubled in size in its first 6 months is a testament to how well we treat each other, the amazing support of our teammates, and how much fun we have playing roller derby.
Our bouts (games) are fast paced and hugely entertaining. When you come to watch us play, be ready to see some hard hits, gnarly wrecks, and fierce competition. We always offer track-side "suicide" seating at our bouts, so show up early if you want to get close to the action, but enter at your own risk! You never know what could happen; and as our friends over at Lilac City say, "there is always a chance that a rollergirl could end up in your lap!"
Click HERE for info on becoming a Snake Pit Derby Dame.