Jun 2012 06

Four-Wheeled Furies

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Four-Wheeled Furies is a one-hour documentary about the women of the Rideau Valley Roller Girls (RVRG) and the fascinating world of roller derby.

The documentary explores roller derby through the eyes of a diverse group of women in the RVRG league. From newbie skaters (aka “Fresh Meat”) to seasoned veterans, the interview subjects cover the highs and lows of this increasingly popular sport, including the history of RVRG, the complex rules, and gruelling physical toll of the game, the women-positive atmosphere, and their commitment to giving back to the local community.

The documentary appeared on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s (CBC) Absolutely Ottawa, for television broadcast on  4 August 2012 and 9/14/15 September 2013. It also appeared nationally on CBC’s Absolutely Canadian on 31 August 2013, 30 March 2013, and on the Digital Documentary channel on 8 November 2012

Watch the trailer.

Watch the documentary.

Further links:

CBC Ottawa.



  1. Geoff Koch says:

    Being the proud Mom and Dad of one of the Rideau Valley Roller Girls, Specifically Scotch Minx, we would be very happy if you could tell us where we could access the documentary film. We live in BC and would really appreciate seeing the show. Thanks.

    Kluane and Geoff

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your feedback! We are waiting to see if CBC picks it up Nationally or makes it available on the CBC web site. We will certainly let you know when it will next be broadcast, or when it is available. In the meantime, you can e-mail CBC Ottawa and let them know you would like to see the documentary. Mail to: cbcottawa.arts[at]cbc.ca

  2. Hello – I’m wondering if the documentary has been made available yet for viewing on line? We missed it and would super like to see it!

    • admin says:

      Hi, Heather! At this point, it is not available online, but CBC may do so after it has had its National broadcast in November. Sorry for the delay!

  3. admin says:

    CBC is broadcasting “Four-Wheeled Furies” nationally, from coast-to-coast on “Absolutely Canadian”. The scheduled date is Saturday March 30, 2013 at noon Eastern Time. Check the CBC web site for more information on local times.

  4. Ikester says:

    Damn! Just checked facebook and realizing I missed it by 4 hrs! :( Any plans to re-broadcast?

  5. admin says:

    Hi, Ikester!

    So sorry you missed the broadcast. We hope it will be on air again, but are not sure when yet. There is also a possibility that CBC will eventually put it online. We will certainly let people know when they do. Best bet is to contact CBC through “Absolutely Canadian” and let them know you’d like to see the show. The more positive response they receive, the more likely it is they will rebroadcast it!


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