About Us

North Star Roller Derby

North Star Roller Derby is a member-run, nonprofit roller derby league based in Minneapolis. Skaters play a version of the roller derby you may have seen on TV in the 80s, but on a flat track instead of a banked track. It’s a full contact athletic competition with rules and regulations.
NSRD’s main focus is athleticism and the empowerment of members both on and off the track. As a member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), NSRD advocates for the growth of roller derby in Minnesota and throughout the world. NSRD members are also proudly involved in their community and partner with local artists, musicians, businesses and charities to enrich their home.
NSRD plays often at the Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum.  At the Coliseum, they’ve been able to enhance fans’ experience with videos, a beer garden, and special box seats.


North Star Roller Derby aims to build awareness and promote the sport of roller derby through training, community engagement, and competition at a local, national, and international level. Through advocating teamwork, engagement and athleticism at all levels, we aim to empower women and non-binary athletes both on and off the derby track.

Aspirational Values

Be better today than yesterday.

Being better is more important than being the “best”, because “best” means complacency and better means progress. Improvement requires reflection, so we question our habits and identify opportunities for personal and organizational growth.

Treat others the way they’d like to be treated.

Our leaguemates have different needs from our own, so we must consider their perspectives to create an environment wherein all members are able to be their authentic selves.

Bring self-discipline and a strong work ethic to the track.

We value the effort and focus required to build athleticism and skills as individuals and a league. We are fully present at practices because we all play a part in pushing our members to excel together.

Exemplify good sporting behavior.

We respect our opponents and the officials. We conduct ourselves positively in the presence of competition. We show graciousness in winning and losing. We respect ourselves and others, regardless of how we perceive our performance.

Welcome a diverse membership.

We make our league stronger by bringing different perspectives to the table and welcoming voices unlike our own.

Fight the default of exclusion.

Unequal access and exclusion are defaults in the world of athletics. Without intentional effort, the problem is perpetuated. We will amplify marginalized voices and prioritize their wellbeing and safety.

Embrace the “do-it-yourself” ethos of WFTDA.

Modern roller derby was founded with a strong do-it-yourself culture. We take leadership roles, serve on committees, and contribute our time and energy for the betterment of our community and the success of our league. We value and recognize the contribution of each member.

Trust each other and succeed together.

Trust allows us to give and accept the candid feedback and opinions necessary for success. We share how we make decisions and accept input to guide our course.

Media Policy

SLR and DSLR cameras are not permitted on the venue floor without a media pass, though you may use these types of cameras from the stands. Telephoto lenses are not allowed, except by media pass.