Founded in 2012, Central Maine Derby is the largest flat track roller derby league in the greater Bangor area. We are represented by individuals of widely diverse backgrounds who come together to share our common love of this sport.
In addition to playing roller derby, we are actively involved in numerous community volunteer and outreach events including our Skate Don’t Hate anti-bullying program for local youths and, in the past, our Fitness Skate exercise class for adults.
We are more than just a roller derby team, we are a large group of individuals committed to being a positive force for our community!
Who We Are
Central Maine Derby skaters come from all walks of life and are proud to be a part of this wildly diverse and accepting organization. Our members include women who work as teachers, lawyers, physicians, nurses, writers, scientific researchers, managers, marketers, and office professionals, as well as students, stay-at-home moms, and passion-seekers. Our skaters also come from a variety of sports backgrounds, including women who never played a sport until now, former track stars, soccer, tennis, softball, and basketball players, even hockey players. Women of all ages play roller derby, and our league is no different – we range in age from 18 to 52!
How We Operate
Our league is run by our skaters. An elected board of directors oversees the financial, legal, and management decisions taking place within the league. All skaters participate in a variety of committees, as each of our skaters is expected to contribute to the league in some way. CMD also runs in no small part due to the exceptional dedication of our volunteers, as skating referees or off-skates officials, providing support where we need it most on and off the track.
What We Put In
Our members make significant time and financial commitments to play roller derby. The average amount a skater spends to begin playing is around $400-500, which includes basic safety gear and skating equipment. In addition to the startup costs, roller derby requires a significant time commitment. During any given week, Central Maine Derby skaters will spend a minimum of 2-5 hours training on- skates, and at least an additional 5-10 hours spent training off-skates, volunteering, and maintaining the operation of the league through board and committee work.