Learn to Roller Derby

Would you like to learn to skate on quad roller skates? Have you ever wanted to give roller derby a try? Have you dreamt about racing around the flat-track and squeezing through a pack of players or knocking someone bigger than you to the ground? Well, here’s your chance!  

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The Rideau Valley Roller Girls will be running our next introductory roller derby program (aka our Fresh Meat program) starting in May 2017. This 3-month, once a week program is designed to teach roller skating and the basics of roller derby to complete newbies. We offer a safe and welcoming space for you to develop your skating and roller derby skills before joining in our regular league practices as a player or referee. You could also to learn how to roller skate with no intention of playing or refereeing roller derby. All are welcome! Register today by emailing us at freshmeat@rideauvalleyrollergirls.com

RVRG Fresh Meat Training will be held at the Albert Street Education Centre (440 Albert St., Ottawa) on Tuesdays from 8-10 pm in May and Thursdays from 7-10 pm in June and July.  The first practice will be Tuesday, May 2nd. We allow new skaters to start anytime in the month of May, so don’t fret if you’re not available right away.

Occasionally new or novice skaters who are interested in playing roller derby do so well in the fresh meat program that they are fast-tracked to joining league practices as soon as they are able to pass the minimum skill requirements. We do, however, require skaters to have participated in 50% of the fresh meat practices before they are allowed to attempt the minimum skills assessment.

RVRG has 3 home teams with a lot of open spots on our rosters. Graduates of the RVRG Fresh Meat program who wish to join the league will be recruited to home teams and given the chance to try out for our 2 all-star teams.

  •  No experience on quad roller skates is necessary
  •  We will train you to skate, stop, hit (players only) and fall safely
  •  We are accepting adults 18 and over, all genders
  •  Must be willing to work hard and fall often
  •  Come meet new people & have FUN!

The cost is $225 — $125 due at the first practice for our learn-to-skate training, then $100 when we switch to roller derby basics. You’ll also need roller derby specific insurance which is an additional $30.

So if you are interested let us know by emailing us at freshmeat@rideauvalleyrollergirls.com.

Come on out, get fit and have some fun!

 

 

Ho Ho Holiday Co-Ed Scrimmage – Saturday December 10, 2016

RVRG is bringing back our co-ed Ho Ho Holiday Scrimmage on Saturday, December 10th from 7:00-10pm at Carleton University’s Norm Fenn Gym. This is a super fun black and white scrimmage open to co-ed  players from any adult league, who have current derby insurance. The cost is $10 for skaters (including RVRG members) and $5 for spectators. There are only 60 scrimmage spots available. Priority will be given to people from out of town.  
Sign up by filling out this form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Cw7EMFwOKIq5woyBDgEOqT5TSU3CfDENe0N0twIcwH4/viewform

On the day of the scrimmage, Saturday, December 10th, arrive after 6:30 pm with your $10 cash, proof of insurance (your CRDi card or the PDF on your phone), and both a black and a white numbered scrimmage shirt. Spectators will pay their $5 at the door starting around 7:15.

  • Skater registration is from 6:45-7:15pm
  • Doors open to the gym for skaters at 7pm
  • Warm-up for skaters starts at 7:15pm
  • Entrance for spectators begins at 7:15pm
  • The scrimmage starts at 7:30pm
  • The scrimmage ends at 9:40pm
  • Then it’s off to the after-party at a yet to be determined location.


We will be collecting clothing for Shepherds of Good Hope’s clothing program – clean, warm clothes, winter coats, and winter boots are needed.  

Spectators, Skaters and Referees, are encouraged to wear your best ugly sweater or festive gear to the scrimmage. We’re also holding a wine basket raffle – bring your toonies.

Support Staff: We’re still looking for volunteers, Referees and NSOs. If you can help out please contact Ref Union 613 at refs@rideauvalleyrollergirls.com  

After-Party in the works. Stay tuned!

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HOME TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

In the final event of the 2016 season, RVRG presents a full-contact roller derby at the Sandy Hill Arena on Saturday, August 6th!  60 Mann Ave will be the place to be when the doors open at 7pm. The last game of RVRG’s 2016 season begins at 7:30pm and you won’t want to miss a minute as the Riot Squad and Slaughter Daughters battle it out for the Home Team Championship title.

Aug6Tickets:

$10 in advance or $12 at the door.
(Kids 10 and under free. Limit 2 per adult please.)
Advance tickets are available Online rvrgAug6.brownpapertickets.com

Beer? Oh we got it. Two delicious kinds of beer from Clocktower Brew Pub will be available for sale on the slab before, during and after both games. Bring your ID and camping chairs to settle in comfortably inside the Clocktower Beer Garden. (Sorry, alcohol is not permitted in the tiered seating.)

Check out the Facebook Event to share with all your cool friends and family!

Approximate Schedule:

7pm / Doors open and the Clocktower Beer Garden begins serving!
7:30 / Championship Game – Rideau Valley Slaughter Daughter vs  Riot Squad

Clocktower Beer Garden remains open at the arena for a bit of post-game debauchery