As a Player

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Joining OVRD as a New Skater:

OVRD is a competitive league committed to developing the best roller derby players in Ottawa. New skaters are given a chance to develop their skills at beginners training program, Roller Derby 101. This training occurs before you are integrated into league practice. We offer a safe and inclusive space for you to develop your skating and derby skills.

Roller Derby 101 is designed to teach the basics of roller derby to new and novice skaters. We train both players and referees. There is no obligation to join the league after you’ve completed the program. 

Occasionally people in Roller Derby 101 do so well in the program that they are fast-tracked to joining league practices once they pass the minimum skill requirements test.

All genders aged 18 and up are welcome in our league.

We’re looking for athletically minded people who can commit to a minimum of 2 practices a week and who are enthusiastic to train hard, play hard and have fun doing it.

For more info about the next Roller Derby 101 session, email

Joining OVRD as a transfer:

If you are an experienced roller derby player moving to Ottawa and want to  join our league, please e-mail us at 

Joining OVRD at practice as a visiting skater:

If you a roller derby player or referee visiting Ottawa who wants to get some skate time in while you’re here, join us at practice! E-mail us at Make sure you tell us your skating level (in roller derby 101, playing on a house level team, playing on a B team, playing on a WFTDA team, etc.) and provide proof of insurance.


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