About Nickel City Roller Derby

Roller Skating since 2009

Established in 2009, Nickel City Roller Derby is a volunteer-run not-for-profit sports league in Greater Sudbury, Ontario that prides itself on empowering roller skaters of any gender, background, and sporting experience. For some of our skaters, roller derby has been their first ever sport, proving that you don’t have to have an athletic background to play competitive roller derby.

Over the years, NCRD has expanded into multiple teams including two B teams, a competitive A team who has competed across several provinces, a men’s team, and a junior’s team for skaters under the age of 18. NCRD was also part of a Northern Ontario alliance which included an all-stars A team and B team while hosting skating events and tournaments with roller derby players from Timmins, Sault St. Marie, Thunder Bay, Nippising, North Bay, Kirkland Lake, Temiskaming shores, and Cochrane. Sadly, many of these teams have folded during the pandemic.

Post pandemic, NCRD has refocused its efforts into growing it’s membership. The Nickels and Dames NCRD team is a mixed group of advanced and newer skaters bouting in scrimmages and official games in Ontario. See our Events calendar for upcoming games.

In 2024, NCRD started offering a learn to skate program called Skating 101 which focuses on the basics of roller skating separate from the sport of roller derby. Whether members are casual skaters, or simply want to learn to skate, this program has opened up opportunities for more people to try out roller skating, and for many, has been a new start to their fitness journey.

NCRD’s monthly roller disco events have been a big success with over 300 people attending so far in 2024. These events are open to all ages and are fun for the whole family. The roller disco event fees have been helping support NCRD’s league and in return helping sustain the sport of roller derby, and access to roller skating in Greater Sudbury.