Want to skate for Boston Roller Derby? We’d love to have you!
JOINING THE LEAGUE
The Boston Roller Derby Training Camp is our official entrance program: we offer a yearly 8-10 week camp for new skaters and transfers interested in joining the league. Any beginning skater interested in joining Boston Roller Derby can apply for a space in the training camp. Skaters must be least 18 years old and have their own primary insurance before they will be allowed to begin practices. BRD welcomes any skater who identifies as female, transgender, intersex and/or gender expansive if women’s flat track roller derby is the version and composition of roller derby with which they most closely identify (see the WFTDA policy). Questions should be sent to Crüeliette Lewis, our New Skater Intake Coordinator.
New Skater Training Camp start dates will begin on September 17!
TRANSFER SKATERS who are looking to join BRD from another league can do so at any time during the year. Email SweetE, our Transfer Coordinator, for more information.
If you missed out on training camp or are not quite ready to become a full league member, consider Boston Recreational Derby, our recreational skating program. During the roller derby season, we offer either a non-contact 101 or contact 201 twelve-week class to interested rec skaters.
Registration for 101 has closed.
Our next 201 class will begin August 19.
Boston Recreation Derby classes take place on Saturdays at 9am!
You can apply for a spot in either the recreational derby program or the New Skater Training Camp by submitting this form. For more information about signing up for any Boston Roller Derby training or rec program, email Crüeliette Lewis, our New Skater Intake Coordinator.
WHERE TO GET YOUR GEAR
Roller derby is a full-contact sport played on quad roller skates, and as such, you need a full set of pads, skates, and miscellaneous gear before beginning our recruitment program. We have only a small supply of used gear that may be borrowed for new skater clinics; as such, we ask that you purchase your own equipment before the beginning of the session due to limited availability and sizing.
Since the most important factor is fit, we recommend going to The Bruised Boutique Skate Shop in Nashua, New Hampshire, where you can try on your dream skates with a knowledgeable staff. It’s skater-owned and operated by BRD alum Dee Stortion and has everything you need to start playing roller derby. They always have excellent deals for starting skaters!