The Fountain City Roller Derby 2018 Home Schedule

The new year is always an exciting time in the world of Kansas City roller derby, and 2018 promises no less. Fountain City Roller Derby’s ninth season kicks off in late January and stretches all the way to late September.


For clarity’s sake, and if the graphic is a bit to small (particularly on mobile devices), Fountain City’s dates are:

Women’s: Jan 27, Mar 31, Jun 30
Coed and Rec: Feb 24, Apr 28, Jul 28
Championship Series: Aug 25, Sept 29

Of course, we’ll have much more information about these events has they draw nearer. All games are held at B&D Skate Center in Independence, and all game times are 6:00 p.m.

The best news of all? There’s not a single conflict with this year’s KCRW schedule.

Join us for Fountain City Roller Derby‘s ninth season of flat track excellence at B&D! We will see you there!


The Kansas City Roller Warriors 2018 Home Schedule

Many of the derby leagues we follow in Kansas City have announced their 2018 bout schedules, and this week, we’ll be bringing you up to speed on when and where these incredible teams will be playing so you can mark your calendars and plan now.

First up, the Kansas City Roller Warriors:


For clarity’s sake, and in case the graphic is just too small, KCRW’s dates for 2018 are:

January 6
January 20
February 10
March 3
March 24
April 14
May 5 (Rink of Fire)

All dates are Saturdays, all bouts are held at Memorial Hall in KCK, and they all begin at 6:00 p.m. We’ll have more details as each event draws closer, and as always, you can keep tabs on the goings-on in the world of Kansas City roller derby by liking and following our Facebook and Twitter pages.

We’re just as excited about the new season as you are, so stay tuned, and January will be here before you know it, derby fans.

Lovely Lethals Fundraiser

This Friday night, November 10th, at Cellar & Loft in Kearney, Missouri, the Lovely Lethals of Fountain City Roller Derby are hosting a team fundraiser you won’t want to miss.

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The party goes from 6:00 to about 9:00 p.m. Friday and features live acoustic music, raffles, gift baskets, and the chance to mingle with your favorite members of the Lovely Lethals squad.

There is no admission charge, we’re told the venue has a terrific selection of wine and beer, and you’ll be supporting one of the most dynamic and entertaining flat track teams in Kansas City.

Join the Lovely Lethals this Friday night at Cellar & Loft in Kearney!

Photos – Fountain City Coed Champs

Fountain City Roller Derby recently held their annual coed and rec league championship bouts, and as always, the results were stellar. The Untouchables brought home the coed trophy by taking down the fearsome Public Enemies by a final score of 98-34, and as you might expect, we have the photos.

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Many thanks to everyone in the Fountain City organization for yet another fantastic season of derby on the flat track. They’ve already announced their dates for 2018, so we’ll track down the graphic and have it for you as soon as we can.

Roll on, Kansas City!

FCRD 2017 Coed Championship

This Saturday night, Fountain City Roller Derby will wrap up its stellar 2017 season with the Coed League championship bout pitting the defending champion Untouchables against the fearsome Public Enemies, a team bound and determined to get that trophy back.

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The first bout of the night features visiting Benton County facing off against The Usual Suspects in a match-up that’s guaranteed to start the night strong. The coed championship game will immediately follow.

Kids ages 12 and under are admitted free this Saturday night; tickets for everyone else are $12 each. Doors open at B&D Skate Center at 6:00, and small coolers are allowed with a $10 fee at the door.

Join us at B&D Saturday night for Fountain City’s big 2017 season finale! We will see you trackside, Kansas City!

Derby Saturday

This Saturday night, there are two outstanding events taking place on the flat track from which to choose, and you will likely have to choose, since they’re both taking place at about the same time. But that’s the beauty of Kansas City roller derby — you can have it your way.

Fountain City Roller Derby’s Coed and Rec League Game 3

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In this weekend’s event, the reigning coed champs, The Untouchables, face off against the formidable Public Enemies in what’s sure to be a straight-up nailbiter. Immediately following, the Black Plague and Gang Green square off, and these bouts are always different, so there’s no telling how it will turn out. We just know it’s going to be a fantastic night on the track.

Adult tickets are $12 at the door. Fountain City’s events are always kid-friendly, and kiddos ages 12 and under are admitted free. Small coolers are welcome with a $10 fee at the door (no glass allowed).

Doors open at 6 p.m. at B&D Skate Center, so get there early and get a great seat for this next-to-last Fountain City event of the season!

The Kansas City Junior Roller Warriors Game 3

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The Kansas City Junior Roller Warriors finish off their stellar 2017 season with Game 3 this Saturday night at Memorial Hall!

The Red and Black teams have been slugging it out all season long, and this is your last chance to see them until 2018.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m., and the game begins at 6:00. Tickets are $5 at the door for adults, and kids 12 and under are admitted free.

We hope to see all you Kansas City roller derby fans at one of these events, and as always, we thank you for your loyal support of the incredible leagues we’ve enjoyed for so many years in this amazing town. The ladies and gents behind the various leagues put in some serious hours to make these events come off, and we at KC Derby Digest couldn’t be more grateful to everyone involved.

We will see you trackside this Saturday night! Roll on, Kansas City!

Featured Skater – August 2017

Our Featured Skater for the month of August is
Dynamite Drop-In of Fountain City Roller Derby!

Name: Dynamite Drop-In
Team: Fountain City’s Rec League
Number: 100mg
Position: Blocker, pivot
Seasons with FCRD: 2

How did you discover Fountain City Roller Derby?

“My good friend Brief Encounter encouraged me to join in 2013, but recently it was Irritating Irish that enticed me to return.”


Tell us the origin of your derby name.

“My name comes from my impromptu mouth. I speak before I think, even when it’s not my conversation I’m jumping into. Not trying to be rude, it’s just a part of having ADHD. It’s usually me just trying to be funny.”


Who inspires you on the track?

“I’m honestly inspired by everyone in our league because no matter their skills or experience on the track, they are all out there trying their best and striving for improvement.”


Roller derby changes every life it touches. How has it changed yours?

“Roller derby has helped me in so many ways. I’m in the best shape of my life thanks to derby. It is truly the best workout on the planet! It’s given me the strength to overcome my fears on and off the track, to push myself harder, and to never give up. It’s an amazing feeling to have such amazing people stand by my side and accept me just the way I am. I’m proud to be part of such a great community.”


What sets you apart in Fountain City?

“My resilience is what sets me apart. I’ve been knocked down time after time on and off the track, but I will keep getting up. When you get knocked down the only place to go is up! Even though I had to take some significant time off, I feel like that’s what makes me better and stronger now than when I left 3 years ago.”


To see more of Dynamite Drop-In and all of Fountain City Roller Derby in action, visit our photo albums on Smugmug, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram.