Roller Derby - Learn to Skate Autumn 2022
20 Academy Park, Edinburgh EH6 8JQ, UK
Be a part of the best sport EVER!
Our Beginner Programme consists of:
Block 1 - FOUNDATIONS: 6 weeks from Tues 20 Sept - Tues 25 Oct
You will learn how to skate, stop, change direction - generally having fun and getting comfortable and stable on skates ready for roller derby!
Block 2 - PROGRESSION: 6 weeks from Tues 1 Nov - Tues 6 Dec
You will learn some basic roller derby moves and skills, including an introduction to full contact elements of the sport - in a safe and controlled environment
'Foundations' is open to all including those who have never skated before and 'Progression' is aimed at those who have skated before (or attended our 6 week Foundations block) and can skate, change direction and comfortably stop'.
Each Block consists of...* Weekly 2 hour on skates session every Tuesday from 7-9pm with our experienced coaches* Additional off-skates learning (delivered via Zoom and Facebook Groups) to guide you through roller derby orientation, the rules of the game, and the basics of officiating so you can choose your pathway into the sport.
We accept anyone from absolute beginners, to those who have skated a ton before - you just have to be over the age of 18.
In line with the Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association Gender Policy, all those who identify as women, trans women, intersex women and/or gender-expansive may train and compete as skaters of Auld Reekie Roller Derby if women's flat track roller derby is the version and composition of roller derby with which they most closely identify. All genders may train as skating and non-skating officials, and join as non-skating members in other capacities.
All sessions will be held at Leith Academy - please note, occasionally venue changes may be required if Leith Academy is closed for holidays or exams.
During the programme you will learn in a friendly and inclusive environment:- A basic understanding of roller derby and the fundamentals of skating- How Roller Derby is played, who is involved, game parameters and safety- Feeling comfortable on skates and confident with physical proximity to others
Please note that cancellations and refunds can only be accepted up to 1 week prior to the event start date.
Do I need to know how to skate?
Not at all! Our experienced coaches will show you the basics and keep you safe.
If you already feel comfortable and stable skatingm stopping and changing direction you might want to skip right on to our 'Progressions' 6 week course.
Do I need my own skates and safety equipment?
If you have your own kit (skates plus ptotective gear), that's perfect. If not, let us know when you sign up and we'll see if we can find the right sizes to loan you kit. We can't guarantee enough kit for everyone, but we'll try our best.
The only safety equipment you'll need to supply yourself is a mouthguard – these are necessary and must be fitted to your teeth before the Session.
What should I wear?
Wear something comfortable that you can move in. Most of our skaters practice in a t-shirt or vest top and leggings or shorts. Remember, you’ll wear knee pads and elbow pads on top, so avoid thick or bulky clothing.
What else should I bring?
Water, spare socks, and a mouthguard pre-moulded to fit your teeth. Sisu-brand mouthguards are favoured by most derby skaters but not the cheapest, so any mouthguard will do to start.
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Installation Payment - Foundations + Progression (12 week course)
Foundations Block Only (6 weeks starts 20th Sept 22)
Progression Block Only (6 weeks starts 1st Nov 22)
Full Payment - Foundations + Progression (12 week course)