Roller Derby 101 – The Winter 2023 Session

We are so excited to announce that we will be running another roller derby 101 session this winter 2023! If you would like learn how to play roller derby or skate this is the perfect time to do so!

All genders ages 18 and up welcome!

Saturday for 2 hours (11am-1pm) from February 4th to April 29th.

Old Ottawa Technical High School – Mustang Gym (440 Albert St, Ottawa, ON)

Covid safety:
To do our best to ensure the safety of our most vulnerable community members, OVRD league policy is that
a) all skaters must wear masks at all times except to drink
b) all skaters must be prepared to provide proof of vaccination (3 doses) at their first practice.

All skaters must wear a helmet (skateboard or hockey, NOT bicycle), knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, roller skates, and a mouth guard. Skaters must also have knee pad covers (can be specifically made or you can use knit hockey socks pulled over the knee pad). 

Gear rentals are available for skates, knee pads, elbow pads, and wrist guards but each person needs their own helmet and mouth guard. 

If you are thinking about buying your own gear checkout our local roller derby shop Rideau Rollers or Montreal’s Lowlife MTL. You can also take a look at their stock to see examples of gear that is appropriate for roller derby and roller skating. Gear can also be bought second-hand through a variety of gear-selling groups on facebook. 

The cost of the session is $170 (not including $50 insurance fee) with financial aid available if required. No refunds.

1) Complete OVRD’s Roller Derby 101 (Winter 2023) Registration Form

2) Register for WFTDi skating insurance under “Annual Membership” ($50) though this link

  • Make sure to check “Ottawa Valley Roller Derby” as your league – NOT Ottawa Roller Derby
  • Enter 02/04 (February 4th) as the membership activation date.
  • Pay your $50 insurance fee to WFTDi

3) E-transfer your $170 registration fee to with the security question “Who Do We Roll With?” and Answer “OVRD2023”
**If this payment method is not accessible to you, or if you would like financial aid, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. **

If you have any questions, please reach out to

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