Adult skaters joining at all skill levels (from never-been-on-skates to All Star, and every point in between) must attend Orientation. Orientation covers league basics, culture, dues, insurance, and meeting some people in the league.
Whether you are a brand new skater or have spent some time on wheels, our Derby 101 class teaches you the basics in a focused and supportive environment. The class, held on Sunday mornings (8-10 am) at the RCR Hangar, is taught by current Rose City Rollers players skilled in coaching newer skaters. In this smaller class format we provide targeted instruction and constructive feedback, building skills to get you rolling at full speed, including:
Note: Class starts the Sunday after your Orientation.
Our next Orientation is scheduled for Saturday, January 5th from 3:30-5 pm at the Hangar (behind Oaks Park Skating Rink), and class starts Sunday, January 6 at 8:00 am. Registration is open now through December 27th at midnight.
Get waitlisted? Please join us at the Orientation, however, know that the Derby 101 class size is limited, and space is awarded to early registrants first.
Think you’re ready to hit the track in a pack? If your skills meet or exceed those taught in Derby 101 and you’d like to bypass the class:
Step 1: Attend an Orientation (this is required for all skaters entering the league).
Step 2: Attend a two-hour on-skates assessment directly after orientation. Assessment covers MSRs skills and scrimmage-readiness. Skaters are assessed at the following levels:
Our next Orientation is scheduled for Saturday, January 5th from 3:30-5 pm at the Hangar (behind Oaks Park Skating Rink). Registration is open now through December 27th at Midnight.
Please also review the Skills & Drills section above.
Interested in being drafted to a RCR home team?
Arriving between orientations with previous skating experience?
Our next Orientation is scheduled for Saturday, January 5th from 3:30-5 pm at the Hangar (behind Oaks Park Skating Rink).Registration is open now through December 27th at Midnight.
Dues processing: please bring a credit or debit card to get started with Dues.
Interested in derby, but the financial commitment is prohibitive? Learn about our scholarship programs during orientation! RCR is committed to making roller derby as accessible as possible. Don’t hesitate to apply for a skater scholarship!
Before (or at) Orientation you will receive an email from RCR inviting you to purchase WFTDA insurance directly and sign the WFTDA Non-Disclosure Agreement (which can be done via smartphone). You must do this prior to skating (including assessments). For insurance questions or issues, email email@example.com. WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association) insurance is mandatory for ALL SKATERS.
Please note WFTDA insurance is limited and additional insurance is encouraged.
High-quality skating gear can be very expensive, and The Rose City Rollers are proud to have a Rent n’ Roll lending program. Rent N Roll charges adult skaters a monthly $25 fee to rent the following gear:
Notes: You must have a mouth guard to skate. Always. Even at your first 101 session or assessments following Orientation. Mouth guards, crash pads, and water bottles are not included in Rent n Roll.
Gear is checked in and out every practice (sorry, it all stays at the Hangar)! The monthly fee enables us to offer Rent N Roll to our juniors program (skaters ages 7-17) free of charge, so by participating in Rent N Roll, you are helping to fund the future of roller derby! For Rent N Roll questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where Can I Buy Derby Gear (Including a MOUTH GUARD)?
Questions? Email email@example.com
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