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).[1]

Lansing Derby Vixens
Metro areaLansing, MI
CountryUnited States
TeamsAll-Stars (A team)
Capital Corruption (B team)
Old Town Beat Down (C team)
Track type(s)Flat
VenueLansing Center


The league was founded in April 2010.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

The league was accepted as a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Programme in July 2012,[5] and became a full member of the WFTDA in June 2013.[6]

The league plays its bouts at the Lansing Center.[7] In 2016, Lansing Derby Vixens hosted a WFTDA Division 2 Playoff tournament at the Summit Sports and Ice Complex in Dimondale,[8] 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.[9]

WFTDA rankings

Season Final ranking[10] Playoffs Championship
2013 115 WFTDA[11] DNQ DNQ
2014 105 WFTDA[12] DNQ DNQ
2015 95 WFTDA[13] DNQ DNQ
2016 126 WFTDA[14] DNQ DNQ


  1. "Lansing Derby Vixens – WFTDA". WFTDA. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  2. "Who are we?!? VIXENS! Archived 2013-08-24 at the Wayback Machine", Lansing Derby Vixens
  3. Tricia Bobeda, "On fire for derby Archived 2013-06-24 at", Lansing State Journal, December 14, 2010
  4. Angela Wittrock, "Lansing Derby Vixens add second team, ask fans to choose name", MLive Media Group, November 15, 2011
  5. "WFTDA Accepts 35 Apprentice Leagues Archived 2014-09-29 at the Wayback Machine", WFTDA, 16 July 2012
  6. "WFTDA Welcomes First Full Member Leagues in Asia and South America Archived 2013-10-04 at the Wayback Machine", 6 June 2013
  7. "Lansing Derby Vixens become full member of international roller derby association", Mlive, Lansing, 6 June 2013. Retrieved on 17 June 2013
  8. "Lansing – WFTDA". WFTDA. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  9. Hirten, Mickey (April 2017). "Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau celebrates record-breaking 2016". Greater Lansing Business Monthly. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  10. "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  11. "Rankings: December 31, 2013". WFTDA. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  12. "Rankings: December 31, 2014". WFTDA. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  13. "Rankings: December 31, 2015". WFTDA. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  14. "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". WFTDA. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
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