Upcoming Events

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Our 2020 season is underway! We have plenty of exciting events happening this year that you should check out below.

Level 1 Learn to Skate – from 8 March, 2020

Where? Dunc Gray Velodrome, Bass Hill [map].
When? Sundays 12:00pm – 1:30pm
*STARTS MARCH 8* – Finishes May 10 (10 week course)
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This is a fully gender-inclusive program.

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Skaters who complete Introduction to Skating are in a primo position to continue to Level 2 – Roller Derby Fundamentals, where we teach skills specific to the game of roller derby OR to begin shadowing our incredible referee crew to become a referee or Non Skating Official (NSO).

What will I need?
Quad roller skates (not in-line skates)
Helmet (appropriate for skating, sorry bicycle helmets don’t count)
Wrist Guards
Elbow Pads
Knee Pads (Ideally vert style – you want some padding in there)
Mouth guard

How much?
$200 (including compulsory Skate Victoria insurance – $80).

Already feel pretty nifty on a pair of roller skates and just want to learn derby stuff?
Check out Level 2 Roller Derby Fundamentals with Sydney Roller Derby League

Want more information?
Check out our FAQs below, if you can’t find an answer here drop us a line at skateprograms@sydneyrollerderby.com

Q. Who is it for?
A. Level 1 is open to anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn beginner roller skating skills (Level 1 is strictly non-contact).

Q. When, where and how much are the sessions?
A. Sessions are run at SRDL’s training venue, Dunc Gray Velodrome in Bass Hill on a Sunday. Level 1 is a 10 week course that you purchase from SRDL and includes membership to Skate Victoria [insurance]. The total cost of the program is $200.

Q. Do I need to know how to skate?
A. No, Level 1 is geared towards beginner to intermediate skaters, so no experience is required.

Q. By attending Level 1 will I be able to join a team and play derby?
A. Level 1 is a learn-to-skate program that is run by SRDL, but is independent from becoming a member and skater for SRDL. Level 1 will allow you to acquire the skills to try out for our Level 2 Roller Derby Fundamentals program or become a referee. If you are interested in officiating as a referee or an NSO (Non-Skating Official). Find out more by emailing: ref@sydneyrollerderby.com.

Q. What if I can’t make every session?
A. Level 1 is a progressive program but skills will be reviewed each week, so you will have a chance to cover any skills you missed. Chat to your coach if there is anything you’re concerned about. We also strongly encourage skaters to practice outside of scheduled sessions.

Q. Is full payment required if I can not make all the sessions?
A. Yes, you will need to pay for the 10-week program. We cannot facilitate a pay-per-session & the course fee is non refundable once you have started the program

Q. Does SRDL provide gear or will I need to purchase and/or borrow my own?
A. No, SRDL does not have the capacity to provide gear; you will need to source your own**

Gear You Need
– Helmet (not a bicycle helmet)
– Knee & Elbow pads
– Wrist guards
– Quad Skates
– Mouth guard

Some people also like to wear padded shorts, or purchase a Tailsaver to protect their tailbones. Some skaters also like to wear shinguards.

**We recommend visiting https://www.skaterhq.com.au/ to grab your gear

Bearing All Bootcamp – 21-22 March, 2020

• Four amazing coaches from the US and Australia
• On-skates sessions on two tracks over two days, plus off-skates/knowledge sessions
• Bare your new-found knowledge and skills in a challenge bout each evening
PLUS two dedicated Juniors sessions each day and a Juniors challenge bout on Saturday
Come and expose yourself to some fantastic derby teaching!
*Please note that this is a fully clothed event 😝

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27 Carysfield Rd,
Bass Hill, NSW
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SRDL: Learn to Skate program – from February 9, 2020

Each year the Sydney Roller Derby League runs a gender-inclusive Skater Development Program that can take you from beginner skater to playing roller derby. No matter what your experience level we have a place for you. 

Level 1 program begins March 8, 2020
Level 2 program begins Feb 9, 2020

Register your interest today at skateprograms@sydneyrollerderby.com

Read more about our Learn to skate programs here

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Northern Rivers Revolt roller derby tournament – 14-15 March 2020

Two-day roller derby tournament hosted by Tweed Valley Rollers together with Northern Rivers Roller Derby (NRRD) in Byron Bay NSW. Sydney Roller Derby League’s Snipers team took home the trophy in 2019. As the reigning champions, will we be able to retain it?

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