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Learn Roller Derby


Sat 21 May 2016, 11:00am–1:00pm
Sun 22 May 2016, 11:00am–1:00pm

Where: Active Zone Indoor Arena, 30 Downing Street, Glenfield, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Open Skate Session: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: aucklandrollerderby

One of New Zealand’s fastest rising teams is welcoming all to come and join.

ARDL will be holding Open Skate sessions on the 21st and 22nd of May from 11am to 1pm, from there you can join our rookie course which starts on May 29th and involves 10 sessions aimed at developing skills for playing roller derby. These sessions are run by our wonderful coaches and supported by our team skaters. No skating experience is necessary. We will teach you from the ground up, all you need is a willingness to learn and a can-do attitude.

We will have gear available but will be provided on a first in first serve basis. Make sure you wear comfortable workout clothing (don't forget socks) and bring a drink bottle to stay hydrated.

The Gear
We know some of you have been patiently waiting for our next intake and have already gone and got skates and pads. But for those of you who don’t have your own gear, we have a couple of options for you.

There will be hire skates available for you to use until you buy your own skates. These are circa 1970 brown boot skates with orange plastic wheels. They are a means to an end! We also have a number of skater hand-me-downs that you can wear, but these are first in first served!

Option A: The fresh-and-fruity option
We have a very limited number of derby pads available for borrowing at beginner sessions. Some of these are skater hand-me-downs, and if we get desperate, some will be our skaters’ actual pads. These are always top quality pads, but they do not always smell top quality good!

Option B: The spend-a-bit-of-money option
There are a few places around town (and online) where you can buy roller derby pads. They range in price from bargain basement Cheapskates-branded pads to proper roller derby pad options. Rebel have sets available, and K-Mart is also a cheap option. These are good for while you are a beginner skater.

Once again, we do have a limited number helmets to lend out, but if you have a helmet, please bring this with you. A derby or skateboarding helmet would be great, but also a bike helmet is fine for now.

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