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Learn to skate this fall!

August 11, 2016

 

Want to join ROLLER DERBY?!

PBDC will be having a fall intake for both junior and senior skaters!

Fresh Meat, our learn to skate program, runs Sunday, September 18 - December 11, 2016. Cost is $120 plus $50 for insurance.

Junior fresh meat: Sunday evenings, 6 to 7:45pm, ages 7 to 17
Senior fresh meat: Sunday evenings, 7:45 to 9pm, ages 18+ including referees!

INFORMATION NIGHT:

Wednesday, September 7

info for juniors: 6:30 to 7:30 pm
info for seniors and referees: 7:30 to 8:30 pm

Location: upstairs at the Callie Curling Club (2225 Sandra Schmirler Way, Regina SK)

Come hang out with us! We'll tell you everything you need to know and answer any questions you may have. You will not need skates for this info night, and you only need to attend one night. Also, check out this page for more info on junior derby >

Fresh Meat is a training program that will teach you the basics of roller derby skating. It will start (with skates!) on Sunday, September 18 and practice is once a week.

New skaters will also want to take advantage of weekly "free skate" nights, where you can work on your skills at your own pace. Most Freshies will find they need to skate twice a week throughout the Fresh Meat program in order to pass benchmarks the first time, but go at your own pace! Lots of skaters take Fresh Meat more than once on their path to playing roller derby. We make it look easy, but it isn't.

Once you pass your benchmarks, you can skate at league practices (runs January - October; $240/year plus $50 for insurance) and be placed on a house team.

We accept skating and non-skating officials all throughout the year. Contact us if you'd like to be an official.

To become part of our league as a skater, our requirements are: 

  • Gear (helmet, mouth guard, wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, and quad skates)

  • CRDi insurance (available by filling out a form and paying the $50 yearly fee)

  • If benchmarked, pay league fees ($240/year)

  • If not benchmarked, go through our Fresh Meat program ($120; typically 16 wks) and pass your benchmarks (i.e., minimum skill requirements). 

  • Contribute to the league with volunteer time. We are skater-run!

We are really excited about our league growing! In order to help you, here are a few suggestions:

  • Get your gear now! You can buy your gear online and there are lots of suppliers in Canada including our sponsor, RollerGirl and our friends at Nerd Roller Skates, or check out this used gear page on Facebook.

  • Skate wherever and whenever you can! There are a lot of places in the city where you can skate (walking paths, parking lots, skate parks, the Fieldhouse, your basement, etc.)

  • Please stick to the basics of skating. Work on balance, endurance and stability on your skates. We don't want you to hurt yourself before your tryouts, so please do not try any hitting, jumping or anything else that may cause injury.

  • Check out "how to skate" videos on YouTube.

  • If you are looking for someone to go skating with, just look us up on Facebook. A lot of girls skate outdoors in the summer and we would love for you to join us! Just send us a message or email and we will let you know the time and the place.  

We want you to skate with us!

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