Adult Skating Program

2017 Season runs April-November

Learning to skate with the LRDG!

Learning to skate with the LRDG!

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
June 2017
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
  • Socks
  • 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 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 self-register and purchase their insurance through CRDI (click here for forms) and email the league treasurer when registration has been completed.

Skaters must purchase their own uniforms (cost varies depending on style).

Click here to view the WFTDA MinimumSkills Requirements (PDF)

Click here to view the WFTDA Skater Rules Test (PDF)

Online rules test

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Please request to join our LRDG League Group and like our Lethbridge Roller Derby Guild Facebook Page for additional announcements about practice and other events.

Roller Derby Gear Typical Costs

Roller skates

  • Starting at $150
  • Most skate packages come with indoor wheels and bearings

Knee pads

  • Starting at $40


  • Starting at $50.
  • Be sure to purchase a dual certified CPSC (single impact) and ASTM (multi impact) helmet

Elbow pads

  • Starting at $30

Wrist guards

  • 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

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