Crash Course – Intro to Roller Derby

Posted by on May 26, 2024

Omaha Roller Derby invites you to join our 9 week skate camp. This 9 week introductory course will expose skaters with zero to beginner skills to the game of roller derby. The course is a great opportunity for people who are interested in learning to play, want to return to roller derby after a hiatus, or are interested in learning to be an on-skates official. Skaters will gain the basic skating skills and game play knowledge to be contact-ready for Omaha Roller Derby’s 2025 season.

Skate camp will meet every Wednesday and Saturday, September 14 through November 16. 

The cost for the 9 week course is $90. Skaters will need to wear the following protective equipment when on skates: helmet, mouthguard, elbow pads, wrist guards, knee pads. Skaters must provide their own mouthguard but ORD offers a limited amount of loaner gear for skaters to borrow for the duration of camp.

At the completion of the camp, skaters will be eligible to join the league and attend regular practices. League members must pay monthly dues and purchase insurance through the WFTDA.

To register for the camp, visit Once you submit this form, a league representative will reach out to you with more information. We look forward to skating with you!

Dates & times:

September 14th – November 16th 

Wednesdays: 7 pm – 9 pm

Saturdays 8:30 am – 10:30 am


Schenzel Community Center – Hope Skate Center

2220 N 20th St, Omaha, NE 68110


$90, includes skates and gear rental (if needed)

All attendees must pay prior to lacing up their skates on night one. More information on how to pay is found in the form below.

Eligibility: All fitness levels!  All genders welcome. Participants must be over 18 years old. No prior roller derby or skating experience necessary! All you need is a positive attitude and willingness to learn.

What to expect:

You will learn skating fundamentals and the basics of how roller derby works. If you’ve always thought about playing roller derby, our Crash Course is the perfect place to get a taste of the best sport in the world. Warning: You might become obsessed.

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