Adult Skating Program

2017 Season runs April-November

Learning to skate with the LRDG!

Learning to skate with the LRDG!

Adult Roller Derby 101

Interested in the sport of roller derby? Come learn the basics of skating at our 8-week Roller Derby 101 program.

The adult program is open to women and men aged 18+. No roller skating experience is required.

To register for Adult Program:

You may pre-register here (link to come) or attend the first session to register for the 8-week program.

First Adult Session: Wednesday, June 7 • 7-8 p.m.

Lethbridge Curling Club: 110 74 Mauritania Rd. W.

Please arrive 20 minutes early to be fitted for gear and to register. If you are unable to attend the June registration session, the next Roller Derby 101 session will start September 6, 2017.

8-Week Adult Session Cost: $150

Due at the end of June 7 session. Fees include $30 CRDi Apprentice Insurance. Sessions continue Sundays from 4-5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. Full schedule is below.

Adult Gear Rentals Available

$10 + $50 security deposit

Includes skates, helmet, wrist guards, knee pads, elbow pads. Limited sizes available. Security deposit will be returned when skater purchases their own gear and returns all items. It is recommended skaters purchase their own gear as soon as possible as proper fit is important for safety.

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Please bring and wear:

  • Mouthguard – you will not be allowed to skate without one
  • Water bottle
  • 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
  • Gear rental fees will not be reduced for partial equipment loans

Adult Program outline:

Here is a sneak peak at what you’ll be learning! (Subject to change)

Wednesday, June 7 • 7 -8 p.m. – introductions, fitted for gear, forward skating technique, register and pay program/rental fees

Sunday, June 11 • 4-5 p.m. – forward skating technique, forward turning technique, stepping, falling

Wednesday, June 14 • 7 -8 p.m.  – stepping, hopping, 180 turns (tomahawk), knee taps, endurance/fitness

Saturday, June 17 – Volunteer at the Hellz Jezebel Memorial Roller Derby Tournament!

No practice Sunday, June 18 – Volunteer at the Hellz Jezebel Memorial Roller Derby Tournament!

Wednesday, June 21 • 7 -8 p.m.  – forward skating technique, stepping, crossovers, falling

Sunday, June 25 • 4-5 p.m. – backwards skating technique, slalom, looking, light contact, wheel clipping, endurance/fitness

Wednesday, June 28 • 7 -8 p.m.  – forward skating technique, backwards skating technique, forward and back crossovers

No practice Sunday, July 2 (Canada Day long weekend)

Wednesday, July 5 • 7 -8 p.m.  – stepping, hopping, 180 turns (tomahawk), knee taps, endurance/fitness

Saturday, July 8 • 4-5 p.m. – stepping, hopping, 180 turns (tomahawk), knee taps, endurance/fitness

Wednesday, July 12 • 7 -8 p.m.  – forward skating technique, stepping, crossovers, falling

Sunday, July 16 • 4-5 p.m. – backwards skating with crossovers, slalom, looking, light contact, wheel clipping, endurance/fitness

Wednesday, July 19 • 7 -8 p.m.  – forward skating technique, backwards skating technique, forward and back crossovers

Sunday, July 26 • 4-5 p.m. – SKILLS TEST DAY! Come for the challenge and learn how far you’ve come!

If you have skating experience and would like to join mid-season, please email skate@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.

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

After Adult Roller Derby 101 Costs and Fees

If you have passed the basic skills, you may continue as a league member and practice with the roller derby team. Or, you may choose to become a referee or re-register for the next 8-week Roller Derby 101 session. After the 8-week program fees for the remainder of the season are:

  • $20 CRDI insurance upgrade, (self-registered)
  • August: $70 (includes $20 League Membership Fee)
  • September-November: $150
  • Payment is due by the 15th of the first month of each seasonal block
  • Season resumes April 2018

Developing to Full Skate Programs Costs and Fees

  • $50 CRDI insurance for the 2017 year, $30 for half year (self-registered)
  • Practice Fees: $400/season
  • Payments: April-May $100, June-August $150, September-November $150,
    • Payment is due by the 15th of the first month of each seasonal block

Additional Links and Information

Developing to full 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

Adult bw scrim 2League Communication

The Lethbridge Roller Derby Guild uses Team Snap as its primary form of communication.

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 $200
  • 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

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