Adult Skating Program
2017 Season runs April-November
Adult New Skater Registration Night
Interested in the sport of roller derby? Come try roller derby at our 10-week Roller Derby 101 program.
Next adult Roller Derby 101 program begins
Specific dates to be announced
At the first session you may try loaner roller skates and gear (limited sizes) and receive your first skating lesson from league coaches.
If you like roller derby after your first session, register as a league member and join Roller Derby 101.
Please bring and wear:
- Water bottle
- Mouthguard – you will not be allowed to skate without one
- Comfortable clothing – t-shirt and shorts or athletic pants
- Provincial health care card
If you own the following items, please bring:
- Helmet (bike, skateboard or hockey)
- Elbow pads
- Wrist guards
- Knee pads
- Roller skates
If you have skating experience and would like to join mid-season, please email email@example.com or message us on our Facebook Page for information about special adult mid-season intake. Mid-season registrants must own roller derby gear to join mid-season.
Adult Skating Program Levels
In the Adult Skating Program, women and men 18+ start in Roller Derby 101. There, skaters will learn to skate and the basic skills of falling, footwork and skating in close proximity to each other, while building up strength and endurance. From there, skaters move up through various levels in the Adult Skating Program.
- Roller Derby 101: These skaters are non-contact, non-scrimmaging and just learning to skate. Most of them have never been on skates before. Skaters remain in this program until they graduate from the Roller Derby 101.
- Developing Skater Program: These skaters have passed the Roller Derby 101 program and are eligible to attend full-skate practices and begin integrating themselves into practice drills within their level. Skaters learn the rules of the game through participating and watching drills and scrimmage. At this point, skaters may choose to support the league by becoming a referee, a good non-contact alternative to participating in the sport, while still being on roller skates!
- Modified Skater Program: These skaters are working on achieving their WFTDA Minimum Skills Requirements and studying for their rules test and have not yet passed all full requirements. Modified skaters participate in all drills and are aware of game rules and can comfortably scrimmage and participate in home and away invitational events.
- Full-Skate Program: These skaters have passed all WFTDA Minimum Skills Requirements and rules test. These skaters are eligible for game rosters and home and away invitational events
Adult New Skater Program Costs and Fees
- 10 week program, Wednesdays and Sundays
- League membership fee: $20 (one-time)
- $30 CRDI apprentice insurance (good for 90 days)
- Practice Fees:$100
- Total Cost: $150
Practices are every Sunday evening, with some exceptions. There is un-coached skate space available during Wednesday practice (loaner gear not available). Please see our practice calendar for updates.
Developing to Full Skate Programs Costs and Fees
- $50 CRDI insurance for the 2017 year (self-registered)
- Practice Fees: $320/season
- Payments: April-June $120, July-August $80, September-November $120,
- Payment is due by the 15th of the first month of each seasonal block
Practices are every Sunday and Wednesday evening, with some exceptions. Please see our practice calendar for updates.
Additional Links and Information
Skaters must purchase their own uniforms (cost varies depending on style).
Roller Derby Gear Typical Costs
- Starting at $150
- Most skate packages come with indoor wheels and bearings
- Starting at $40
- Starting at $50.
- Be sure to purchase a dual certified CPSC (single impact) and ASTM (multi impact) helmet
- Starting at $30
- Starting at $20
Extras that are nice to have:
- Roller skate toe covers/protectors
- Skate tool
- Outdoor wheels with bearings
Check out our sponsors for more information and prices on purchasing gear