Derby 101 Program

Our Derby 101 program (new skater intake) usually runs twice a year, for ten weeks. We’ll teach you the basics of roller skating and derby play, getting you well on your way to actualizing your inner derby athlete! 

2024 February Intake is happening!

Interested?  Have questions?   Contact us through Facebook (or Instagram @ptboareard) or via email at

At meet and greet sessions you will have a chance to talk to the league members about all things derby, have your questions answered, buy some league merchandise and learn what you need to be fully geared up for roller derby.

The Derby 101 program is $150, plus insurance. We accept cash, cheque (made out to Peterborough Area Roller Derby), or e-transfer (which can be sent to, using the password rollerderby). Insurance is paid directly to WFTDi and the forms for that can be found on their website.

Register now by filling out this form.  Your registration will not be complete until you have made your $150 payment.

Tell all your friends! Hope to see you there!

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A Little About Safety and Equipment:

Roller derby is a full contact sport and we want you to be as safe as possible. Mandatory equipment is required to participate in practices. We’ve put together a list of the equipment required to make your shopping easier, and suggested a few items that you might want to think about.

Mandatory Equipment

Helmet – Your helmet must not be too loose or too snug. It must fit snugly on your head and the best helmet to get should be made for multiple impacts.

Mouth guard – Often, when you first purchase your equipment, a boil and bite mouth guard comes with the package. These are pretty uncomfortable, but they’re good until you can get a fitted mouth guard. Check out mouth guard clinics or go to your dentist to purchase a sport mouth guard.

Elbow Pads – Choose pads built for derby.

Wrist Guards – Choose guards built for derby.

Knee Pads – Not just mandatory, they’re essential for safety and to prevent roller derby’s most common injuries. Choose knee pads built for derby.

Quad Skates – Most players choose a derby style skate over an old school boot style. Either will do, but take your time and select a skate that suits your feet and budget!

Optional Equipment

Padded Shorts
Shin Pads
Knee Gasket