IMG_85137395004720Dead River Derby is  the largest of 2 Roller Derby leagues in the UP, and the only one in the Marquette area. We exist to give you a place to get down and derby with other women who want to build community, stay healthy and play derby. We’re open to skaters and volunteers of all levels.


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2015 Season Opener – Superior Skatedown – April 11

Dead River Derby will be introducing two teams in 2015! The track will heat up with Dead River Derby challenging this year’s champions of the Division 2 Mitten Kitten Tournament. Dead River ranked 4th in the D2 Mitten Kitten and looks forward to fierce, rigorous competition from the Downriver Roller Dollz of Woodhaven, MI. Immediately […]

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Roller Derby…You Can Do It!!

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So you’ve been to a few bouts, and you think that maybe roller derby is something you’d like to try.  Dead River Derby is recruiting new members, and we want you to join us!   There will be two recruitment events in the month of May.  Come to Lakeview Arena on May 12 or May […]

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New Swag for 2014!


Dead River Derby is excited to offer some amazing new items this year!   We are proud to present wood-fired pottery mugs by Ryan Dalman.  Each of these mugs are completely handcrafted and totally unique!  In addition to being a one of a kind piece of art, they also feature the Dead River Derby logo […]

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Volunteers Needed

Dead River Derby is kicking off its home season on April 26.  We are seeking volunteers to help make these events happen. There are lots of opportunities to help out, and there are plenty of perks for lending a hand!  If you’re interested in free admission to bouts, open invitations to the after parties and […]

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DRD Kicks off Season with a Win!

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Dead River Derby traveled to Escanaba to kick off their second season on March 22.  The ladies of DRD defeated the Escanaba Rollin’ Hellcats by a score of 162-142.  As always, it was a hard fought battle between the two teams. Pepper Pilliwinks and Smart Axe took home MVP awards for the ladies of DRD, […]

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Fresh Meat 3.0

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DRD welcomed the newest batch of fresh meat trainees this month. Fresh Meat 3.0 began in early June, and we have over 10 new recruits rolling on the flat track, preparing to join the league and start bouting! Welcome freshies!

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Wildly Successful First Home Bout


DRD had a wildly successful first home bout in Marquette on May 18th. 1,000 fans attended and cheered on the ladies of Dead River Derby to an exciting victory over their opponents, The Escanaba Rollin’ Hellcats. The game was close, and the hellcats proved to be a challenging opponent. DRD was pleased to present a […]

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