Derby 101
Derby 101 is open to beginners 18 years+ who want to learn the game of flat track roller derby.  Our 10-week sessions run three times per year.  If you’re determined, dedicated, and team-oriented, we want to hear from you! While a sports background is helpful, no experience is required.

Our next Derby 101 starts Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, for 10 weeks. The first night is a registration and gear-up night. Week 2 is the first full on-skates lesson. The final session is a skills assessment. Pass that, and you’re on to Smash Squad where you continue to work on your derby skills on your way to becoming a skater for Hammer City.

If you’re interested in joining Derby 101 or have any questions, complete our online skater intake questionnaire and we’ll get back to you and send you reminders about upcoming info and Derby 101 sessions.

Info Session
Come to our free info session on Friday, June 9, at This Ain’t Hollywood (345 James St. North, Hamilton). Drop in anytime between 7 and 9 pm, and bring a friend and all your questions. Skaters who have gone through our Derby 101 program will be there to tell you all the things – how to prepare, what to expect, how awesome it is, etc. Our awesome sponsor Neon Skates will also be there with loads of gear for you to try on.

How much does it cost?
Derby 101 is $100 plus $30 insurance.

What equipment do I need?
You will need quad roller skates, knee pads, wrist guards, elbow pads, a mouthguard, and a helmet. Check out and Neon Skates for freshmeat packages.

Smash Squad
If you already know how to play roller derby or are returning to the sport after a hiatus, Smash Squad is the place for you.  You’ll have the space to regain your derby legs alongside other returnees and freshly minted Derby 101 grads.  Smash Squad members can join regular league practices after successfully passing the current Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) skills test.

Transfer Skaters
Roll with us! If you are a member in good standing with another league, contact us and we’ll get you transitioned to our league.

Junior Skaters
17 and under? We’ve got a program for you too! Learn more.

Other Roles
We’re also looking for referees, non-skating officials, coaches, and volunteers. Learn more.