Newbies

Newbie course

★ Dates ★

Try out: Coming soon

You consider to be part of our team?
But you don’t know anything about roller skating?
Or it was back in your childhood when you were last skating?

All of this is not a problem. You will learn the most important and basic elements of skating during the newbie course. Besides the basic skating skills you also get to know the rules of Roller Derby and how to behave in a game.

All genders all welcome but you must be 18+ years old. At offical bouts the WFTDA gender statement (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association) applies saying that all transgender women, intersex women, and gender expansive participants are eligible to the game. If you are interested about a youth or men’s Roller Derby team, contact us on info@rollerderby.ch.

The newbie course offers you an affordable opportunity to find out whether you want to become a skater in our team or prefer to be a skating or non-skating official. After the course you have all possibilities to be part of our team in one or the other way.

It’s not ecessary to buy the full equipment for the newbie course. You have the option to rent the gear for little money for the duration of the course. We recommend to only buy proper Roller Derby skates after the newbie course as they are rather expensive.

At the end of the course you have to complete the minimum skills test (MST). With this we ensure that you fulfil the minimum requirements to be an official skater in the team. If you do not feel ready to take the test you can always repeat the newbie course – even twice or three times.

We look forward to seeing you soon at one of our next try out events. Usually, they take place in late summer for the course starting in autumn and mid-December for the one starting in spring of the following year. Details regarding the dates, can be found on this page later on or you can contact us at info@rollerderby.ch. Further information about the Newbie Cours can be found in our Newbie-Guide.