Adult Skating Program

Learning to skate with the LRDG!

Learning to skate with the LRDG!

Season runs April-November

Contents:

Adult Roller Derby 101

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

Come try for FREE on September 6! Gear rentals available. See below for more details!

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

To register for adult program:

Please pre-register here. Be sure to attend the first session to fully register for the fall program.

First Adult Session (FREE!):

Wednesday, Sept 6 • 7-8:30 p.m.
(arrive 20 minutes prior for gearup)

West Pavilion, Exhibition Park 3401 Parkside Dr. S.

Please arrive 20 minutes early to be fitted for gear and to register. If you are unable to attend the September registration session, the next Roller Derby 101 session will start June 2018.

Fall Adult Session Cost: $150

Due at the end of Sept. 6 session. Fees include $30 CRDi Apprentice Insurance. Sessions continue Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. Full schedule is below.

Insurance Registration:

Once you pay your fees, you may self-register for CRDI Insurance.

You must register before the end of the day on Sept. 19, which is when your waiver expires.

Visit this link to access the digital registration form

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Fill out your vital information. Under the “League Namesection choose “Lethbridge Roller Derby Guild” (adult). Under the “Paying Viasection choose “Through home league” as your insurance is covered by your Roller Derby 101 fees. Once you have sent in your insurance information, please email treasurer@lethbridgerollerderby.ca with your name so the transaction can be completed.

Adult Gear Rentals Available

$10 + $50 security deposit

Includes skates, helmet, wrist guards, knee pads, elbow pads. Limited sizes available. Skate sizes are available in mens 5-8 (womens 7-10). 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. There is no reduction in rental fees for partial gear loans.

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:

  • Mouthguard – you will not be allowed to skate without one
  • Helmet (bike, skateboard or hockey)
  • Elbow pads
  • Wrist guards
  • Knee pads
  • Roller skates
  • Gear rental fees will not be reduced for partial equipment loans

Check out our sponsors for more information and prices on purchasing gear

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Adult Program outline:

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

Wednesday, Sept. 6 • 7 -8:30 p.m. – introductions, fitted for gear, forward skating technique, register and pay program/rental fees

Wednesday, Sept. 13 • 7 -8:30 p.m. – forward skating technique, turning, stepping, crossovers, falling

Wednesday, Sept. 20 • 7 -8:30 p.m. – Knee taps, hopping, backwards skating technique, slalom, looking, light contact, wheel clipping, endurance/fitness

Wednesday, Sept. 27 • 7 -8:30 p.m. – Knee taps, hopping, backwards skating technique, slalom, looking, light contact, wheel clipping, endurance/fitness

Wednesday, Oct. 18 • 7 -8:30 p.m. – stepping, hopping, 180 turns (tomahawk), knee taps, forward crossovers, endurance/fitness

Wednesday, Oct. 25 • 7 -8:30 p.m. – stepping, hopping, 180 turns (tomahawk), knee taps, endurance/fitness, backwards skating, forward crossovers

Wednesday, Nov. 1 • 7 -8:30 p.m. – forward skating technique, backwards skating technique, light contact, wheel clipping, forward and back crossovers

Saturday, Nov. 4 – Volunteer at the Live Free Skate Hard Invitational!

Wednesday, Nov. 8 • 7 -8:30 p.m. – backwards skating with crossovers, slalom, looking, light contact, wheel clipping, endurance/fitness

Wednesday, Nov. 22 • 7 -8 p.m. – SKILLS TEST DAY! Come for the challenge and learn how far you’ve come!

Saturday, Nov. 25 – Volunteer at the final home game of the season!

Click here for fees and info after graduating from the Adult Roller Derby 101 program

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 Roller Derby 101 session.

If you wish to continue as a league member, the following league fees apply

  • $20 CRDI insurance upgrade, (self-pay – if you purchased apprentice insurance between July 1 and Dec. 31, the upgrade does not apply)
  • $20 league membership fee
  • $100 April-May dues
  • $150 June-August dues
  • $150 September-November dues
  • Payment is due by the 15th of the first month of each seasonal block
  • If you graduate from Roller Derby 101 in the middle of a seaonal block, your dues will be prorated at $50 per month

Returning Adult Skater Costs and Fees
(Developing to Full Skate Programs)

  • $50 CRDI insurance for the 2017 year, $30 after June 30 (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

Check out our sponsors for more information and prices on purchasing gear

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