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 Roller Derby 101 program.

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

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

To register for Junior Program:

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

First Junior Session (FREE!):

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

West Pavilion, Exhibition Park 3401 Parkside Dr. S

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

Fall Junior Session Cost: $150

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

Insurance Registration:

Once you pay your fees, self-register your junior 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


Fill out your vital information. Under the “League Namesection choose “Lethbridge Roller Derby Guild JR” (under 18) . 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-sized 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.

Some youth-sized skates will be available on Sept. 6, provided by private members.

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

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Junior Program Practice Schedule:

Wednesday, Sept. 6 • 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 13 • 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 20 • 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 27 • 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 18 • 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 25 • 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 1 • 6-7:30 p.m.

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

Wednesday, Nov. 8 • 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 22 • 6-7:30 p.m.

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

Click here for fees and info after graduating from the Junior Roller Derby 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.

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.

After Junior Roller Derby 101 Costs and Fees

If your junior wishes to continue as a league member after Roller Derby 101, the following league fees 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 your junior graduates from Roller Derby 101 in the middle of a seaonal block, your dues will be prorated at $50 per month

Returning Junior Skater 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

Additional 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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