Mission Statement

Bear City Roller Derby is a community of skaters, officials, coaches and volunteers for skaters, officials, coaches and volunteers. The decisions that affect BCRD are made by its members. We constantly strive to be a safer and more inclusive space for all, especially, but not limited to those who identify as women*, gender expansive, LGBTQIA+, BIPoC, disabled, neurodiverse, and any other marginalized identities.

It is with this goal in mind that our community will not tolerate any of the following:
racism, xenophobia, misogyny, Islamophobia, ethno-nationalism, body shaming, classism, ageism, ableism, antisemitism, antiziganism and discrimination against Ashkali or Egyptian Balkan people, homophobia, transphobia, or harassment or bullying of any kind. Those who wish to engage in bigotry or hatred will not have a place among us. To ensure this, BCRD will continually implement and improve league structures which penalize oppressive behavior.

We understand that individuals have different goals, backgrounds, and abilities. Determination, skill development, and fun all have a place within and are valued by this collective. We recognize the various contributions of our members, and every member of our league may participate according to their own priorities and needs.

We support and facilitate the growth of Junior Roller Derby, in turn supporting and facilitating the growth of Berlin’s children and young adults. We are highly engaged members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. Our objective is to positively influence the sport of roller derby, to always try our best to reach out to diverse communities, and to never cease in our efforts to be more inclusive.