Lansing Derby Vixens
Lansing Derby Vixens (LDV) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Lansing, Michigan. Founded in 2010, the league consists of three teams, which compete against teams from other leagues. Lansing is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).
|Metro area||Lansing, MI|
|Teams||All-Stars (A team)|
Capital Corruption (B team)
Old Town Beat Down (C team)
The league was founded in April 2010. Julie Cotton Reed (a.k.a. Cotton Fire) a former skater with Demolition City Roller Derby, became the league's first coach, moving to the city as the league was being founded. The 2011 season was a great success for the league, which launched a B team at the end of the year, choosing its name through a vote by fans.
The league was accepted as a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Programme in July 2012, and became a full member of the WFTDA in June 2013.
The league plays its bouts at the Lansing Center. In 2016, Lansing Derby Vixens hosted a WFTDA Division 2 Playoff tournament at the Summit Sports and Ice Complex in Dimondale, leading to recognition as a "Community Champion" by the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau for bringing the event and its associated visitors and business to Lansing.
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