Junior Skating Program

2017 Season runs April-November

Windy vs Gas 2Junior New Skater Registration Night

Interested in the sport of junior roller derby? Come try roller derby at our spring registration sessions. Ages 8-17 welcome.

Next junior new skater intake
April 2017
Specific dates to be announced

At each registration session you may try loaner roller skates and gear (limited adult sizes only) 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 the Junior New Skater Program

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

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 juniorderby@lethbridgerollerderby.ca or message us on our Facebook Page for information about special junior mid-season intake. Mid-season registrants must own roller derby gear to join mid-season.

Junior Skating Program Levels

In the Junior Skating Program, girls and boys aged 8-17 will learn to safely skate, then work up to teamwork and contact. The junior program focuses on 4 levels of game play (from the Junior Roller Derby Association website):

  • Level 0 (Beginners): These kids are non-contact, non-scrimmaging and just learning to skate. Most of them have never been on skates before.
  • Level 1 (Positional play only / non-contact): These players are just starting to learn the game, and how to block positionally. We place a lot of emphasis on positional blocking; it makes everyone a good player to be able to block this way right out of the gate.
  • Level 2 (Pushing, leaning, no hitting): Minimal contact, more learning of strategy of the game, playing using pushing and leaning, and learning how to hit safely.
  • Level 3 (Full contact): WFTDA standard play, with very minor modifications to the rule set. Continuing strong emphasis on strategy and game play.

New Junior Skater Program Costs and Fees

  • League membership fee: $25 (one-time)
  • Practice Fees: $400/season
  • Payments: April-June: $150, July-August: $100, September-November: $150
    • Fees include skater insurance ($80) and uniform cost ($50).
    • Payment is due by the 15th of the first month of each seasonal block

Practices are every Wednesday evening, with some exceptions. Please see our practice calendar for updates.

Returning Junior Skater Program Costs and Fees

  • Practice Fees: $370/season
  • Payments: April-June $150, July-August $70, September-November $150
    • Fees include skater insurance ($50) and uniform cost ($50).
    • Payment is due by the 15th of the first month of each seasonal block

13495381_1028650920553675_7736813906810676414_oAdditional Links and Information

Parents must self-register roller derby insurance for their junior through CRDI (click here for forms) and email the league treasurer when registration has been completed. Insurance will be paid by the league.

Click here to view the JRDA website

Click here to view the WFTDA MinimumSkills Requirements (PDF)

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

Online rules test

Connect with skaters on Facebook

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

Helmet

  • 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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