History of Fairbanks Rollergirls
In 2008 local entrepreneur Michelle "Bad Lady" Maynor, with a history of drag racing in her blood, felt the need for speed of a different kind- speed on skates! Joined by a group of like-minded women, many of whom are still involved with the league today, "Banks City" was born. Since it's inception in Ester, Alaska "Banks City" has morphed into the Fairbanks Rollergirls of today, develping a membership including skaters, referees, non-skating officials, and volunteers.
In 2011, the Fairbanks Rollergirls introduced two house teams- Gold Diggers and Raven Rebels and soon thereafter were accepted as full members of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, the official governing body of Women's Flat Track Roller Derby.
Due to a decline in membership, in 2015 Fairbanks Rollergirls made the decision to dissolve the two house teams we've had since the early days and move forward as one unified entity. Fans will still be able to cheer for their favorite Rebel and Digger skaters as we take on teams from around the state as one undivided FBXRG. Check out our season schedule for an upcoming bout! We hope to see you there!
2022-FBXRG became FBXRD. We changed our name to Fairbanks Roller Derby to reflect our acceptance of all genders. We want to teach roller skating to everyone, all bodies and abilities welcome.