The Carolina Rollergirls once had a team of All-Stars that was ranked in the top 50 in the United States. Over the years, skaters have retired, had families, transferred teams and moved away. As a result, the Rollergirls have had found themselves in an unfamiliar place this season. They have had to rebuild, recruit new skaters, and put their team back together. They do this by meeting every night of the week (including weekends) to practice in the back of Peak Auto in Apex, NC. The veteran skaters teach the “newbies” while continuing to work on their own skills between games held around the state. They have a sizable local following and truly enjoy being unique athletes that are symbols of female empowerment. The Girls have full-time jobs outside of derby, and meeting every night can be tiring, but they will all tell you that they would not have it any other way. Many of the women use this sport as an escape from the everyday stress of being an adult. Derby has given women in the Triangle Area a place to totally recreate themselves while adopting a badass alias to skate under since 2004.