New to skating?
Skate 101, will help you conquer your skates! It’s an eight-week program, open to any gender, and is custom-designed by Kingston City Rollers to be fun, inclusive and an collaborative experience. We will teach you all the basic individual skills of skating, where you will learn to stop, fall safely, skate effectively and efficiently, find your balance, and build your confidence on skates to become a competent skater. Even if you haven’t skated before, or you haven’t skated in a looooong time, our program gets anyone and everyone safely on skates and skating.
When you finish the program, you can then move onto our Rookies program, where you’ll learn the basics of roller derby and how to play the game.
When you level up to Pre-bouting, this is where the fun really begins! You’ll learn the most important skills of all…how to beat other people into submission!
If you are keen to rule the track as a member of the Zebras (Referees), you are still required to complete our Skate 101 program.
That’s OK! We’ve had many skaters before who have never skated or only skated a few times before joining us. Being on eight wheels can be a little overwhelming and daunting, and we understand it can be pretty scary too! Our primary job is to teach you how to be comfortable with being on eight wheels safely, and to build your confidence, so that you’ll look back and say…’What was I so nervous about?’ You’ll be amazed at how quickly your skating skills develop, once you allow yourself to enjoy the experience.
You will need to have
- Derby-grade quad skates
- Basic safety equipment – helmet, elbow and knee pads, wrist guards and mouthguard
If you do not own or have access to any of the above, that’s ok, we can supply you with skates and safety gear. You will NEED to bring your own MOUTHGUARD, as we’re sure you wouldn’t want to be sharing this with anyone else!
If you haven’t exercised in a while, or never exercised before, that’s OK. Our program is designed to work on increasing your fitness and endurance, so that by the end of the program you will be fitter than when you first started. We won’t lie…a moderate level of fitness is necessary to play roller derby. The fitter you are going in, the easier it will be going forward!
The cost of the Skate 101 program is $90, which is paid upfront. If, after the first week (two sessions), you are keen to continue with the program, you will need to pay the mandatory Skate Victoria insurance which is $85 and covers you until the end of the year.
Contact us today and register for our SKATE 101 program!
We have opportunities for experienced skaters to get your skating on! From weekly scrimmages to women and mixed games, the choice is yours.
As a member of Kingston City Rollers, you will have access to:
- Some of the best training by world-renowned and experienced coaches in Australia
- Playing on women and/or mixed teams
- Socialising and relaxing with the team at BBQs, pool parties, and heaps more
That’s OK! We understand that skating with men isn’t everyone’s cup of tea! As an inclusive and supportive league, we offer opportunities for everyone to participate in the sport, no matter what their preference is. All our members are supportive of each other. We run women only scrimmages and games, as well as open gender, and making sure we have a balance that keeps everyone happy, is key.
As an experienced skater, the cost is $75 per month, or $830 per annum
Looking for something casual?
Our league understands that life can be so busy and full of responsibilities that it makes it difficult to commit to doing a sport full-time, like derby. Some of our members knows this too well, working full-time, being a parent and running the kids to their sports and activities.
As an inclusive league, we offer the opportunity to still skate and learn the skills of derby with our casual membership.
Contact us for more information about our casual membership.
Be a member of two leagues
We know that some of you just want to skate, skate, skate whether as a skater or a referee!? If you’re with a league that offers women’s only games, however, you want to skate in open gender games, why not be greedy and do both! Kingston City Rollers offers the opportunity to do just that! You’ll get in more training, and have the opportunity to play more games.
Being a member of two leagues, encourages the sharing of skills, and knowledge, which benefits players, coaches, spectators and the overall sport of roller derby.
Contact us now to find out more about dual membership or to apply.