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Level 1 - Learn to skate program open!

Updated: Jun 9

Sydney Roller Derby League's skater development plans are officially open for 2023! Level 1 and Level 2 are both open for signups. Which one is most suitable for you?

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LEARN TO SKATE - Level 1 mid-year intake

The juicy details:

Where: Dunc Gray Velodrome, 27 Carysfield Road Bass Hill

When: Sundays 10:00am - 1130am

Start Date: Sunday July 16th 10 week program Cost: $110 (plus compulsory insurance paid to Skate Victoria - $85).

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)

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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2023 Level 2 mid-year program has already begun! If you're desperately keen to join and already have some skate experience, drop us a message on social media or contact skateprograms@sydneyrollerderby

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