FAQ’s

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

 

MESSAGE US OR SHOW UP. Yes, it’s just that simple! Email [email protected] or message our Official FB page to get in contact with someone who can help you get started. We’ll give you the run down and invite you to our next practice. We have rolling recruitment, which means no need to wait for a new skater night. Your first practice is complimentary, which allows you to give us a try without making a big commitment.


WHAT DO I NEED TO GET STARTED?

 

Roller Derby is a contact sport, so you will need safety equipment. We have loaner gear available to help you until you get your own.This is in limited supply, so it can be first come first serve depending on how many are in need of gear. You will need to supply your own mouthguard to start, because…thats gross.

You will need a helmet, mouthguard, elbow pads, wrist guards, knee pads, and skates. Until you can get a sweet pair of your own, rental skates are available so you can get started right away.


WHERE DO WE PRACTICE? 

 

All of our practices and live bouts are held at Ringing Rocks Roller Rink, located in Pottstown PA. New skaters are encouraged to show up Monday or Thursday nights. Practice starts at 7, so we do encourage you to show up a little earlier to get geared up. Doors open at 6:45.

Ringing Rocks Roller Rink – 1500 Ringing Rocks Park – Pottstown, PA 19464


HOW DO YOU PLAY ROLLER DERBY?

 

Roller Derby is an intense, face-paced, full contact sport that is not for the faint of heart but is dedicated to the empowerment and fitness of its players. Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five, traveling counter-clockwise around a track. Game play consists of a series of short match-ups (jams) in which both teams designate a jammer (who wears a star on the helmet). The jammer scores points by lapping members of the opposing team. The teams attempt to hinder the opposing jammer while assisting their own jammer—in effect, playing both offense and defense simultaneously. 

WANT TO FIND OUT MORE? Check out our schedule for the next live bout!


AGE OR GENDER REQUIREMENTS? 

 

Our league is open to any female, identifying and living daily life as a woman, 18 years of age or older. We have skaters ranging from 18-50+. So, no, you are not too old!

As for size, roller derby as a place for all body types. A larger build is harder to push around, while a smaller build may be faster. The beauty of roller derby is that ANY body can play the sport, and RRD has experienced players of all shapes and sizes. We encourage you to give us a try!


DO I HAVE TO WAIT FOR A NEW SKATER NIGHT TO JOIN?

 

NOPE! We have rolling recruitment all year round so you can start at any time. Message us that you are interested and we’ll give you all the information on how and when you can get started. We can also answer any questions you have before starting. We host New Skater Nights throughout the year so follow us on social media to find out more about those events!


WHAT IF I CAN’T SKATE? 

 

If you do not now how to skate or are terrible at it, that’s ok! We have an experienced team of coaches who are dedicated to giving you the tools to succeed. Trust us when we say that we have had many skaters start with us with little to no experience. We train up, and we take the time to teach you the skills needed to ensure the safety of you, and our skaters. We’ll encourage you be on your skates as much as possible, as the only way to master skating is to skate.