Ottawa Valley Roller Derby is a competitive (WFTDA), full-contact, flat-track, roller derby league based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. We are an merge or amalgamation of two Ottawa-based leagues that existed since 2008: Rideau Valley Roller Girls and Capital City Derby Dolls.
We come together united to be known and respected as a fun and competitive league, safe and inclusive for all.
We are a non-profit collective run by the members, for the members. And anyone can become a member! For more information on membership, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OVRD is made up of an astonishing 8 teams! We have teams for all levels, ages, and genders.
- 3 home teams: the Centre Block, the East Block, and the West Block
- 2 W+ all-stars teams: the Ottawa All-Stars (our WFTDA Charter team) and the ByWard B (our B team).
- 1 all-gender MRDA team: the Slaughter Squad
- 1 all-gender regional team: the Party Line
- 1 Junior roller derby team: Ottawa Junior Roller Derby
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Who can join OVRD?
Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to join our league as a player, official, or coach. Anyone over the age of 16 can volunteer at one of our home games. You can find more information about how to join us as a player (new, transferring, or visiting), as an official, or as a volunteer.
What is the time commitment to being a member of OVRD?
We won’t sugar coat it — roller derby can be quite time consuming, especially if you want to play at the highest competitive level. Year round we generally have 3 practices a week, and there may be a couple of non-skating activities a month as well. While 100% attendance is not realistic and therefore not expect, we do expect league members to attend as many of these events as possible. A minimum of 50% attendance at practice is required in order to maintain your status as an active skater with the Ottawa Valley Roller Derby. Individual teams, like the All-Stars, often have even higher attendance requirements. During the Roller Derby 101 training program, you are expected to maintain at least a 75% attendance to be eligible to take the minimum skills requirement test.
How much does it cost to be a member of OVRD?
There is an annual membership fee of $60 per year to be eligible to participate in and vote on league business. In addition, all OVRD players pay league dues of $50 per month. Our dues pay for practice space rental and the purchase of game supplies and equipment.