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2024 Level 1 - Learn to skate program open!

Updated: Apr 4

Sydney Roller Derby League's skater development plans are officially open! Level 1 and Level 2 are both open for signups. Which one is most suitable for you?

LEARN TO SKATE - Level 1 autumn intake

The juicy details:

Where: Dunc Gray Velodrome, 27 Carysfield Road Bass Hill

When: Sundays 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Start Date: Sunday April 7th

Finish Date: Sunday June 9th

This is a fully gender-inclusive program.

Skaters who complete LEARN TO SKATE - LEVEL 1 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)

Don't have all your gear yet? Don't stress! We know getting into skating and a full kit is a big financial commitment, so thanks to City of Canterbury Bankstown, we now have a small "gear library" you can borrow skates and safety gear from to start off with - but please be aware, it's a shared resource, and we can't guarantee there'll be enough for everyone, so it's always better to have your own if you can!

If you'd like to ask some questions about suitable gear and how borrowing works, feel free to drop us a message on social media or email

Already feel pretty nifty on a pair of roller skates and just want to learn derby stuff? Check out Roller Derby Fundamentals with Sydney Roller Derby League, or email us for more info.

Want more information?

Check out our FAQs below, if you can't find an answer here drop us a line at

Who is it for?

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

When, where and how much are the sessions?

Do I need to know how to skate?

By attending Level 1 will I be able to join a team and play derby?

What if I can't make every session?

Is full payment required if I can not make all the sessions?

Does SRDL provide gear or will I need to purchase and/or borrow my own?

What gear did I need again?


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