NEW SKATER
TRAINING

ROOKIE SERIES 2020

2020 DATES COMING SOON

TRAINING
PROGRAM

Registration for the 2020-21 class will be available this summer!

Calgary Roller Derby hosts a full training program for new skaters from September through January. 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 and a break over Christmas and New Year’s.  (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 from Sept.-Jan. 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!

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”.