Volunteers needed for our Early Birdy Tournament in Prescott

By now you MUST know about our big 10 game, 3 day Round-Robin Tournament being held in the National Capital Region this March: Early Birdy 2020!

We’re very excited to bring more high-level competitive Roller Derby to Prescott, Ontario as the community welcomed us very warmly in April 2019 when our All-Stars hosted a team all the way from Belgium.

OVRD is coming back to the Leo Boivin Community Centre, (444 Prince St, Prescott, ON)  the weekend of March 20-22, 2020 and we’re bringing 3 other leagues from Ontario: Royal City (Guelph), TORD (Toronto), and Tri-City (Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge) 

Seeking Volunteers:

We’re looking for volunteers willing to help out the weekend of March 20th – 22nd. If you volunteer for just two shifts of 2 hrs each you’ll get a weekend pass to watch the rest of the tournament for free! Students if you are interest in earning some volunteer hours and being part of something cool, sign-up today. No experience is necessary! We’ll work with you to figure out the best position.

VOLUNTEER FORM: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzYXSTZA9gmIa5ihphidpmaUrTHXCcnKKAmBbaCAJoUx1X1A/viewform

Seeking Announcers:

If you’d be willing to lend us your voice, and understand the rules and regulations of Roller Derby somewhat we invite you to apply as an announcer:



Roller Derby 101 – the Winter 2020 session

Ottawa Valley Roller Derby will be holding a new session of Roller Derby 101 this winter. If you think you’d like to learn to play roller derby, this is your chance!


RD101 will run on Thursday nights for 2 hours (8:15pm-10:15pm) at Hintonburg Community Centre (1064 Wellington Street West, 2nd Floor Gym) starting on January 9th through to March 26th, 2020

** There may be some exception dates and/or last minute changes to the schedule (example March Break) so be sure to look out for weekly e-mails from the RD101 Coaches to keep fully updated on the schedule **

The cost of the session is $250, which includes the registration fee ($220) and mandatory skating insurance ($30).

To be able to participate in RD101, you will need: quad roller skates, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, a helmet, and a mouth guard

Thinking about buying your own equipment?
Check Out Neon Skates (100-379 Danforth Ave. or http://www.neonskates.ca) – Neon can also help you out with skate rentals!

If you don’t have the gear you’ll need to participate in the program, email us ASAP, as we may have gear for you to borrow temporarily. We have a very limited supply of skates, helmets, wrist/elbow/knee pads.


  1. Complete OVRD’s Roller Derby 101 (Winter 2020) Registration Form
  2. Complete 2019/2020 WFTDi Canada East Online Membership Form
    • Under “League:” SELECT “Ottawa Valley Roller Derby” – not Ottawa Roller Derby
    • Under “Type of Membership you need:”  SELECT “I am a BRAND NEW SKATER wanting apprenticeship membership for 3 months $30”
    • Under “Membership Activation Date:” ENTER 01/09 (January 9th)
    • Under “Paying Via” SELECT “email transfer to wftdicanada@wftda.com” HOWEVER DO NOT TRANSFER MONEY TO THEM – OVRD will take care of sending your $30 insurance fee to WFTDi via a mass transfer for all new skaters.
  3. Send your payment of $250 to OVRD


Payment can be made by:
E-Transfer ($250)to finance@ottawavalleyrollerderby.com
Use the security question: “Who do we roll with?” and Answer: “OVRD2019”
Paypal ($256.68) to finance@ottawavalleyrollerderby.com
*Please note the total takes into account the $6.68 PayPal Processing Fees*

**If these payment methods are not accessible to you please let us know and we’ll arrange a different way.
Without insurance, you will not be be permitted to skate! **

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at rollerderby101@ottawavalleyrollerderby.com
We’re excited to have you on board. Happy skating!

Harry Potter Holiday Scrimmage – Sat December 14th

This festive season OVRD is holding a Harry Potter themed holiday scrimmage. As skaters arrive they’ll be split into either Dumbledore’s Army (white) or Death Eaters (black). They may be asked to switch alliances mid-way through the evening. This fun evening of scrimmage is open to players of all-genders from any adult league who have current derby insurance. The cost is $10 for skaters and $5 for spectators. Grab your wands and apparate at Carleton University’s Norm Fenn Gym on Saturday, December 14th from 7 to 10pm.


SKATERS: Please sign up before 11:59pm EST Saturday December 7, 2019 to ensure your spot. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTelfEG1G1ofyx_mJ_aj_En5UakiZThS574Ip6CeMkGtO4Yg/viewform?usp=sf_link  

Obviously this event would not be made possible without some incredible volunteers, referees and officials.
REFEREES, OFFICIALS, and VOLUNTEERS: Please register via the form and indicate your preferred position. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTelfEG1G1ofyx_mJ_aj_En5UakiZThS574Ip6CeMkGtO4Yg/viewform?usp=sf_link 

On the day of the scrimmage, Saturday, December 14th, skaters should arrive at 7pm with proof of insurance, and both a black and white scrimmage shirt with numbers including sleeve numbers, arm bands, or sharpied arms.

Skaters, Officials, Referees, Volunteers, and Spectators are encouraged to wear your BEST festive or Harry Potter themed gear! 

Spectators will pay their $5 at the door starting at 7:15pm. There is no longer stadium seating at Norm Fenn so please bring a lawn chair or blow up couch so you can be comfortably seated. 


  • Skater registration starts at 7pm 
  • Doors open for skaters at 7pm
  • On Track Warm-up for skaters starts at 7:10pm
  • Entrance for spectators begins at 7:15pm
  • The scrimmage ends at 9:45pm 

Make sure to mark yourself as going and to invite friends via our Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/433938133940705