JOIN DERBY 101!
Here’s where the derby world starts. Derby 101.
The following is information is for women and men who want to be skaters. It also pertains to men and women who want to be referees. Our refs also go through the “Derby 101” training in order to be safe on their skates.
WHAT THE HECK IS DERBY 101?
Derby 101 is the training process all roller derby skaters must go through before joining a team. All Derby 101 graduates will be placed on a home team.Derby 101 is our 12 week training program designed to teach you the basics skills and knowledge you need to become a roller derby player or referee.
Refs will also go through basic and intermediate roller skating skills training.
We practice hard and we give it 100%. Derby is not for the faint of heart.
WHO CAN JOIN?
Pretty much everyone! Our adult program (ladies only on Tuesdays, co-ed on Thursdays) is 17 and up. Any body type, fitness level, skill or experience is welcome. NCRD accepts anyone willing to put time and heart into roller derby. We will work with you to gain endurance, strength and balance.
After the 12 week training program, all skaters must pass the minimum requirements of on skates skills and a written test of the rules. These tests are governed and set by the WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association).
For more information, visit their website: wftda.com
Each skater is required to be insured. NCRD insures its skaters through CRDi (Canadian Roller Derby Insurance). The cost is $50/yr. CRDi offers extra insurance provided by The Pack is Here. Our NCRD insurance rep can help you chose what insurance option is best for you.
You will need to fill out the form CRDi Membership application 2015 Form C and submit your health card number. *Referees must also purchase insurance.*
CRDi Canadian Roller Derby Insurance website:
The 12 week program has a flat fee of $100. This includes the first two months at a reduced cost of $25/mo and the final month at $50. After Derby 101 is over, monthly membership is $50/month for adult females and $25/month for adult males.
Referees are crucial volounteers to the league and so do not pay dues.
Our practice facility is at the Sudbury Events Centre (19 Regent) and we bout at the Carmichael Arena.
Nickel City Roller Derby members travel from all corners of our fair northern city; Hanmer, Chelmsford, Azilda, Lively, Minnow Lake, Downtown, Wanup… we do it because we love it! There are carpool options between league members.