NEW SKATER
TRAINING

ROOKIE SERIES 2019

SEPTEMBER 5+ 

TRAINING
PROGRAM

The full 2019-20 class training registration is live!

Calgary Roller Derby is hosting a full training program for new skaters from September through January. This training program will prepare new skaters for a successful pass on the minimum skill requirements test (proper stops, falling, agility, laps, hits, rules, etc.) as outlined by WFTDA.

This test ensures you are able to safely skate as a league member and is an essential element to be eligible to be drafted to play on one of our house teams.

Curious about the course content? Check out WFTDA’s minimum skills education series, which our training is based on: https://wftda.com/the-game/training/

Your first day of class starts Thursday September 5 from 7-9 p.m. at the West Hillhurst Community Association (1940 6 Ave NW).

Can’t make the first class? That’s OK! There will be time to catch up.

Classes continue in Sept each Thursday and additionally Sundays 1-3 p.m., except for dates that land on long weekends and a break over Christmas and New Year’s. After September, classes will be on Sundays only, 1-3 p.m.

The cost for pursuing your derby dreams from Sept.-Jan. is $200. E-mail transfer instructions can be found in the registration form noted below.

Want to sign up? Follow this link for the 2019-20 program.

Rookie Series 2019: Training Program

READY
TO
ROLL?

WHO
IS THIS FOR?

Aspiring skaters 18+. Our teams are exclusively women and our referee crew is open to all genders. No skating or sports experience necessary—but it doesn’t hurt. (Under 18? Check out our Calgary Junior Roller Derby.)

WHAT
DO I BRING?

All the gear. Quad roller skates, helmet, mouth guard, elbow pads, wrist guards, knee pads. Wear clothes you’re comfy working out in and bring running shoes, too. We’ve got some trial gear available, but it’s in limited supply, so please reach out ahead to check. Visit Nerd Skates and they’ll get you set when you’re ready for your own gear. They even have packages that group all your equipment into a set. If you don’t want to buy brand new, there is a used buy and sell Facebook Group Page called: Roller Derby Gear Buy and Sell (Alberta-ish).

JOIN US!

In the coming months, we’ll have a sign up form for interested skaters. In the meantime, please contact us at info@calgaryrollerderby.com with the subject line “Rookie Info”.