Black Rose Rollers

Black Rose Rollers
Metro area Hanover, PA
Country United States
Founded 2010
Teams All Stars (A team)
The Rotten Cherries (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Magic Elm Skateland
Affiliations WFTDA

The Black Rose Rollers (BRR) is a roller derby league based in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Founded in 2010, the league consists of two teams, the All-Stars and the Rotten Cherries, who compete against teams from other leagues.

The league was founded in May 2010 by a group of women, including Kim Underwood (known as "Gogo Tenenbomb"). They lacked skating experience, but were inspired by the movie Whip It.[1] It played its first public bout in June 2011, against Harrisburg Area Roller Derby's Fallout Femmes,[2] and was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in January 2012.[3] They graduated to full membership of the WFTDA in December 2012.[4]

The league has also attracted attention for its charitable fundraising.[5]


  1. Katharine Harmon, "Roller derby comes to Hanover", Evening Sun, May 23, 2010
  2. Jacqueline Palochko, "That's how they roll", Evening Sun, June 19, 2011
  3. "13 Women's Roller Derby Leagues Join WFTDA Apprentice Program", WFTDA, 31 January 2012
  4. "WFTDA Welcomes 14 New Members", 3 December 2012
  5. Chelsea Shank, "Roller derby team fights for boy with leukemia Archived December 8, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.", York Dispatch, December 3, 2012
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