TCDG Coverage in “Smile Politely”

Daina Kiela of Smile Politely visited our Twin City Derby Girls tryouts. Check out her story here.

photo by John Kilhoffer
photo by John Kilhoffer

It’s funny but, when I left, I felt a tinge of regret for not trying out for the team. If you are female, at least 18 years old, willing to learn basic skating skills, and possess a “can-do derby” attitude, I highly encourage you to try out for the Twin City Derby Girls team next season. Even if you don’t feel comfortable on wheels, league volunteers and supporters at bouts are most welcome.

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Alter Egos on the Road!

Alter EgosThe Alter Egos have been busy this season!!

They started the year with a win over the McLean County Missfits 131-129, and then headed up to Kalamazoo to do extra duty filling out the B team roster against Killamazoo.

This past weekend, they traveled up to Hammond, IN to battle the South Shore Roller Girls. It was a tough one, but they fought HARD, putting up nearly twice as many points in the second half as they had in the first.

Final score was 158-375.

The Alter Egos’ next bout is against the Peoria Push (at Peoria).  Stay tuned to the Push’s Facebook page (or ours!) for information on times, location, and tickets!

TCDG in Sunny Florida: Two Tough Bouts

The 2015 travel season is underway!

Last Friday, TCDG’s charter team headed down to southern Florida. While it was a long trip — the furthest that the team has ever traveled to play — it was a fabulous opportunity for TCDG to take on two strong and well-ranked opponents in one trip.

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#96 Patty Quake and #1913 Mrs. T. photo by

On Saturday night, Twin City’s Evil Twins faced the 62nd-ranked Gold Coast in a fast-paced bout that saw some amazing work from all of the women in green. Particular shout-outs to MVP jammer SPECTRE and MVP blocker Mrs. T.

Gold Coast came out of the gate sprinting and kept the pressure on every moment throughout the first half, going into halftime with a sizeable lead. TCDG started the second half down by 51, but held Gold Coast to every single point.

Final score was TCDG 96 to Gold Coast 148. 


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#1913 Mrs. T. photo by


On Sunday morning, the Twins started bright and early down the road in North Lauderdale, against the visiting Fort Myers Derby Girls. It was a close chase throughout the morning, but Fort Myers kept their lead and took the win in the end.

Final score was TCDG 143 to Fort Myers 191. 

Thanks to the Gold Coast Derby Girls for hosting us for both games. It takes a lot of volunteers to put on a roller derby bout, and we’re grateful to Gold Coast and their great crew for making this weekend happen!

The team is still fundraising to help with costs for this trip  If you would like to help us out, please visit our GoFundMe page and donate — any amount is greatly appreciated!


Prairieland Punishers logoNext Up:  The Dead Ringers take on the Prairieland Punishers 3/28 in Decatur, IL for their season home opener.

Brief Update: Killamazoo

No scoreboard wins on this first trip of the season, but 2015’s just getting started.

kdd TCDG’s C team, the Alter Egos, put 112 points on the board against the Killamazoo B team’s 212.  Great work on the road against a seasoned B team, Alter Egos!!!

In WFTDA sanctioned play, TCDG’s 83rd-ranked A team, the Evil Twins lost to the 54th-ranked Kill Stars 74-215.   All reports indicate a hard-fought bout that green can be very proud of, though; would you expect any less from TCDG?


Next Up:  The Evil Twins fly to Fort Lauderdale, Florida next weekend for bouts against Gold Coast (62nd) and Fort Myers (87th). You can help the team cover some of their travel costs by donating to their GoFundMe account! Gold Coast


Our next round of tryouts is coming up SOON — February 22 — and we hope to see you there!

The basics:  To try out, you must be at least 18 years old and identify as a woman, to be a TCDG skater*.  You must bring or borrow skates and protective gear, including a helmet and mouthguard.

For more information, including a complete list of what you need to bring to tryouts, please visit the link above.

Ref Box

*TCDG is also looking for referees, NSOs and other volunteers, and we welcome men and women 18 and older.

Great Night of Derby!

TCDG’s Alter Egos bring home the win in the season opener against the McLean County MissFits this past Sunday. The final score in this hard-fought bout was 131-129.

2015 Season Opener!

10924660_10153006597695149_779042361376093179_oWith our Feb. 8th season opener right around the corner, you can bet we’re aching with anticipation to strap our skates on, hit the track, and play some roller derby. During the off-season our jammers have been working on their agility and lighting-fast speed, while our blockers have been in the weight room and drilling defense. The 2015 season holds some very exciting changes for the Twin City Derby Girls organization.

Our avid fans probably took notice last year that we transitioned away from our home teams (The ‘Paign, the Damagin’ Dames, and the Boneyard Bombshells). TCDG has reassessed, reorganized, and reunited. Three brand-new teams roll out for the 2015 season, skating under the beloved TCDG green and black. The Evil Twins are the WFTDA charter team, traveling throughout the country to compete for national rankings. The Dead Ringers, “B” team to the Evil Twins, accompany the charter team on their travels to compete against similarly-matched opponents. The Alter Egos hold things down on the home front, competing against teams within the local region.

Skating under the same colors we represent one league, more unified and more powerful than ever. Beware, 2015 opponents. We’re a MEAN GREEN DERBY MACHINE.

TCDG Seeking Referees!

Derbius Refius & Cruel La La!
Derbius Refius & Patty Quake

Twin City Derby Girls, your local roller derby league, is recruiting skating officials to serve as referees during scrimmages and to train for officiating during our home bouts.

You don’t need to identify as a woman to be a ref!

Being a referee requires solid skating skills (quads or inline are acceptable), endurance, and speed. Referees learn the rules, enforce penalties, and count points.

Interested in learning more? Contact

TCDG vs. Aurora 88s – WIN!

TCDG won 209-206 in the final moments of their recent bout against the Aurora 88s, in one of the toughest battles we’ve ever seen at home. It’s not often that you see roller derby bouts going into overtime, but these teams kept everyone on the edge of their seats.

Thanks so much to the 88s to returning to C-U and for being such fantastic opponents, and congratulations to our home team on the win!!

photo by Ean Arth

Next Up: June 8 v. IL Remix

Derby at home this weekend!  Sunday, June 8, come to Skateland to see TCDG’s C team take on a mix of skaters from nearby leagues the Prairieland Punishers, MidState Mayhem, McLean County MissFits and Springfield!

Tickets are $8 and on-sale now. Kids under 8 get in FREE! Make sure you’ve got a seat. Purchase tickets in advance at the link below or at the door until we’re sold out.

We will have genuine TCDG merchandise, a bake sale with yummy snacks baked with love by our TCDG members, and we will have the ever popular Wheel Game. $1/wheel and you might just score some TCDG swag!

Doors open at 6:00, and the action starts at 7:00. We’ll see you on the track.

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