Still time to join roller derby!

Did you miss out on our fresh meat info night? You still have time to join us for our next fresh meat bootcamp!

We will be holding three free “come and try” sessions where you can get a taste of roller derby training. These will be held at our training venue at Queanbeyan High School. The dates and times are:

Saturday 21 February, 2 pm – 4 pm
Tuesday 24 February, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Saturday 28 February, 2 pm – 4 pm

You are welcome to come to one, two or all three sessions.

Please email to let us know you’re interested and so we can make sure there is enough loaner gear to go around and give you all the information you need. You will need your own mouthguard though.

VDL welcomes all genders to play and officiate roller derby. We have two women’s teams, a men’s team and a mixed team.

Learn to play roller derby, Canberra!

Canberra - fresh meat roller derby intakeVDL is excited to announce our first “fresh meat” intake for 2015!

If you want to play roller derby or become a referee or official, now’s your chance.

VDL is gender-inclusive and we have men’s, women’s and “co-ed” non-gendered teams. And the referees’ “Team Zebra” is of course open to anyone. You don’t need to know how to skate or how to play roller derby, we will teach you everything you need to know. You do need to be 18 or older, though.

Come to one of our information sessions to find out more and meet the trainers and skaters.

Tuesday 10 February OR Tuesday 17 February, 7 pm
Adrenalin Boardstore, 5 Leeton St, Fyshwick.

After the information sessions, there will be three free trial sessions where you can try skating with us. These will be on Saturday 21, Tuesday 24 and Saturday 28 February. Our special Fresh Meat Bootcamp begins on 14 March. (Don’t worry, it’s the fun kind of bootcamp.)

Some equipment will be available for new skaters to borrow for these sessions, except mouthguards. You’ll need your own mouthguard.

The basic gear you will need is:
Quad roller skates – derby style if possible, artistic/figure skates aren’t recommended
Knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards  – as good a quality as you can afford – your joints are worth protecting!
Helmet – rounded derby/skate helmet, or ice hockey helmet. A bike helmet is ok for the trial sessions.
Mouthguard. Important! You can’t borrow these. :) Sisu brand mouthguards are good (you can talk and drink while wearing them) but a boil-and-bite one from the chemist is ok too.

If you have any more questions, check our Fresh Meat FAQ, email us, or contact us via Facebook or Twitter.

We can’t wait to meet you!

Roller Disco – Saturday 22 November

Roller disco!It’s roller disco time! Come help celebrate diversity with VDL as part of the SpringOut festival.

At Skate Nation at 5 Leeton St Fyshwick, there’ll be a family session at 6 pm and then a grown-ups session at 8 pm. $15 at the door – includes skate hire if you don’t have your own quads or inline skates.

There will be refreshments available from Chair 67 café, the BBQ and cake stall!

Will you be hell on wheels like Cher or skating into Xanadu like Olivia (and ELO)?