WE’RE COMING BACK IN 2021!
Want to join one of the fastest-growing sports on Earth? Thinking about taking the plunge into roller derby? Here’s your chance! Get a sweaty intro to all things roller derby – we’re talking learning to skate, stop, hit, and fall safely – with the Calgary Roller Derby Rookie Training Program.
Come prepared to gain some bruises…and new pals.
DATES ARE COMING SOON!
Registration for 2021 to come!
Due to COVID restrictions, CRD is postponing the 2020 Rookie Training season until 2021. Further details & updates to come in the New Year. Thank you for your understanding.
Calgary Roller Derby will host a full training program for new skaters starting in 2021. This training program prepares 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/
Classes are held on Sundays from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the West Hillhurst Community Association (1940 6 Ave NW), except for dates that land on long weekends. (Times and days subject to change.)
Can’t make the first class? That’s OK! There will be time to catch up.
The cost for pursuing your derby dreams is $200. E-mail transfer instructions can be found in the registration form.
Want to sign up? Keep your eye on this page and our social channels to be the first to know when we open up registration!
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.)
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).