Pacific Roller Derby
Oahu's premier WFTDA flat track roller derby league.
In 2008, a handful of tenacious skaters formed Pacific Roller Derby, Oahu’s first modern-day roller derby league. In the 1960s, roller derby bouts were a popular pastime on the banked track inside the now-demolished Honolulu Civic Auditorium on South King Street. PRD wanted to legitimize roller derby in the Islands as the sport, so they taught themselves how to skate, learned the rules of the game and practiced on any available basketball court they could.
In 2009, Pacific became Hawaii’s first member league of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, a nonprofit organization that fosters roller derby around the globe.
Today, the league has grown to more than 25 active skaters and community members. Pacific Roller Derby's charter team, the Hulagans, participate in WFTDA-ranked tournaments every year. While Pacific Roller Derby has grown since its inception, it remains dedicated to our community.
Not long after the league formed, the Pacific Roller Derby All Stars emerged, comprising not only the best skaters from Pacific Roller Derby, but also skaters from the outer islands. As the league grew, PRD was able to field a high level roster from within. Today, the league’s A-level, travel team is known as the Hulagans.
The Hulagans are Pacific Roller Derby’s ambassadors, with a more rigorous practice and bout schedule. The team has competed across the Islands, on the U.S. Mainland and in 2017, traveled to Okinawa, Japan for their first ever international tournament.