The Rat LabIntroduced in 2010, the Rat Lab is our special training ground for future superstars for the Rat City Rollergirls! It has produced such exciting skaters as Full Nelson, SunShiner, and Nehi Nightmare, and the next fan favorite may be right around the corner.
After each of our tryouts, we select a number of skaters and welcome them to become members of the Rat Lab. Skaters in the Rat Lab are introduced to our training regimen, attending multiple practices a week run by our league skaters, and continually improving their skating and roller derby skills. It’s not easy – but there’s nothing easy when you’re out to become great at such a fast and furious sport!
With hard work and determination, a Rat Lab skater may earn the opportunity to be selected by one of our four home teams at one of the drafts through the year. Their journey with the Rat Lab may end at that point, but their derby experience is just really beginning!