February, 2018  

Northwest Arkansas Roller Derby

Looking for something new to do in Northwest Arkansas? Catch a NWA Roller Derby game and you won't be bored!

Roller derby is a completely unique, high-impact sport that is known for being totally inclusive of age, gender, nationality and background. It consists of two teams of five players roller skating around a track trying to get a designated team member (the "jammer") to lap members of the opposing team.

Roller derby is an international phenomenon that is growing more and more every year. The roller derby community of Northwest Arkansas is full of heart and soul, mixes energy and athleticism, and is a welcoming community that just likes to have a good time. Home games, called "bouts", are often paired with a beer garden and are high on the list of "Sunday Funday" destinations in downtown Fayetteville.

Catch a bout while you are in town, or plan a weekend in Fayetteville just to witness this unique sport.

2018 Northwest Arkansas Roller Derby Home Game Schedule

Sunday, March 11 - NWARD vs. OKVD Tornado Alley 
Sunday, July 8 - NWARD vs. Rocktown Roller Derby
Sunday, Sept 16 - NWARD vs. Tulsa Elite 
Saturday, October 20 - Hallowscream Double Header Co-Ed Exhibition Game 

All home games take place at Starlight Skatium on 612 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701 and ticket information can be found on the NWA Rollery Derby website. Doors and beer garden open at 5 pm, and the first whistle is at 6 pm.

Let the good times roll!

Need a place to stay while in Fayetteville for a bout? We've got you covered. Check out our list of hotels in the area or use the Book a Room function to find the perfect available place to stay.

While you are in town, be sure to try some local craft beer from a brewery on the Fayetteville Ale Trail, eat delicious food from one of our many restaurants or food trucks and enjoy the night life on Dickson Street in the downtown entertainment district. Check out our list of things to do on Game Day weekends for more fun suggestions!


NWARD LogoNorthwest Arkansas Roller Derby (NWARD) is Arkansas’ premier roller derby league. They are dedicated to providing community outreach through events, activities and charitable sponsorship while creating a positive atmosphere that improves member’s individual athleticism, self-discipline and character.

NWARD are a non-profit organization and proud member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).

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