Junior Skating Program

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Junior Roller Derby 101

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

The junior program is open to girls and boys aged 8-17. No roller skating experience is required.

To register for Junior Program:

You may pre-register here. Be sure to attend the first session to fully register for the 8-week program.

First Junior Session: Wednesday, June 7 • 6-7 p.m.

Lethbridge Curling Club: 110 74 Mauritania Rd. W.

Please arrive 20 minutes early 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 Junior Session Cost: $150

Due at the end of June 7 session. Fees include $30 CRDi Apprentice Insurance. Sessions continue Sundays from 3-4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. Full schedule is below.

Junior Required Gear

  • Mouthguard – you will not be allowed to skate without one
  • Helmet (Dual impact certified)
  • Elbow pads
  • Wrist guards
  • Knee pads
  • Roller skates

There is limited gear available for rentals, as we do not have youth sizes. Youth may try loaner gear on June 7, but it is recommended junior skaters purchase gear after the first practice as proper fit is important for safety.

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

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Please bring and wear:

  • Water bottle
  • Comfortable clothing – t-shirt and shorts or athletic pants
  • Socks
  • Provincial health care card

Junior Program Practice Schedule:

Wednesday, June 7 • 6 -7 p.m.

Sunday, June 11 • 3-4 p.m.

Wednesday, June 14 • 6 -7 p.m. 

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 • 6-7 p.m. 

Sunday, June 25 • 3-4 p.m.

Wednesday, June 28 • 6 -7 p.m. 

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

Wednesday, July 5 • 6 -7 p.m. 

Saturday, July 8 • 3-4 p.m.

Wednesday, July 12 • 6 -7 p.m. 

Sunday, July 16 • 3-4 p.m.

Wednesday, July 19 • 6 -7 p.m. 

Sunday, July 26 • 3-4 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.

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

After the 8-week program fees for the remainder of the season are:

  • August: $90 (includes $20 League Membership Fee, $20 skater insurance upgrade)
  • September-November $150
  • Payment is due by the 15th of the first month of each seasonal block
  • Season resumes April 2018

Returning Junior Skater Program Costs and Fees

  • Practice Fees: $450/season
  • Payments: April-May $100, June-August $150, September-November $150
    • Fees include skater insurance ($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

League 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 $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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