Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Learn to Skate
We would love to have you join us.
Everyone entering Anchor City Rollers that has not played with another league must complete the Learn to Skate/Fresh Meat program. The program is currently set to run 12 weeks, not including holidays.
The cost of the program is $250. This includes:
- League jersey!
- Administrative costs (pylons, pinnies, panties, tape, and first aid supplies)
- Coaching & mentorship from a staff of experienced trainers
- Monthly dues for the 12 weeks
- The money from the “dues” is used primarily for rental of practice space in which you will practice.
Each skater is responsible for registering with CRDi (Canadian Roller Derby Information & Services) and acquiring the mandatory insurance. Cost is $50 for the entire year with extensive liability and injury coverage. Check out info here: http://www.crdinfo.ca/
- Quads (old fashioned roller skates, not necessarily high ankles)
- Knee pads (if you splurge, splurge on this)
- Wrist guards
- Elbow pads
- Mouth guard
- Helmet (skate board or hockey style)
- Many people get toe guards for their skates
- People with pre-existing knee problems often find the extra protection of knee gaskets helpful
- Many new skaters get padded shorts, if you have a problem with your tail bone, or just don’t like falling on your bum, we recommend these
- Protective bras are allowed
-WHEN YOUR GEAR COMES PUT ON ALL PROTECTIVE GEAR BEFORE YOU STAND UP ON YOUR SKATES-
The league has sponsorship agreements with:
Rollergirl.ca (contact us for passwords)
- Neon Skates
- Heartbreak Boutique
- Wicked Skatewear
- Bruised Boutique
- Defiant Darlings (located in Sydney, NS)
Common beginner questions:
If you have more/other questions for us, please contact us.
Written by Denice Nicholson for Anchor City Rollers