Come and Try Roller Derby with the Auld Reekie Roller Girls! We’re excited to announce a taster day as part of the @LEAPsports #festivalfortnight! Festival Fortnight is a two week programme of events coordinated by LEAP Sports to encourage LGBTI people and their friends to find out more about what sport and physical activities are available to them, to try something new and to get more active. It aims to celebrate diversity in sport and remove barriers to participation
Roller Derby has been one of the fastest growing sports around the world in recent years; Auld Reekie is the largest and highest ranked club in Scotland, with years of experience in teaching people how to skate and play an exciting contact sport on roller skates. Come and spend some time learning about our sport – watch some footage, hear some first hand stories from our skaters and give it a go yourself! We’ll supply skates and full protective equipment.
DATE: 10th June 2017
LOCATION: Jack Kane Sports Centre
10.45-11.00 – Arrive, sign in, welcome!
11.00-12.00 – A chance to talk, ask questions, explore the sport of Roller Derby, watch some skating and hear from some of our skaters about their experiences
12.00-13.00 – Have a go on skates! Our experienced coaches will guide and support you on safe skating techniques, our experienced skaters will be on hand to help keep you upright and introduce you to you the best fun ever!
Free! With thanks to LEAP Sports Scotland
WHAT TO BRING:
If you are skating, please bring a pre-moulded mouthguard with you – you can pick them up at any sports store; just follow the instructions. If you’re taking part in the skating, bring some water and some trainers / sports socks to do a small bit of warming up first.
WHAT TO WEAR:
If you are skating please wear comfortable gym type clothing that you can move around in – shorts, leggings, joggy bottoms; remember you’ll be putting knee pads on. If you’re not skating, wear what you like!
If you want to take part in the taster skate session, please either bring your own equipment, or let us know what sizes you need on the sign up form. If you are bringing your own kit, please ensure you have: knee, wrist and elbow pads, with quad skates (not roller blades) and a helmet, along with the mouth guard!
As a sport we are members of the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association, and we welcome skaters who identify as women, including transwomen; we’re committed to inclusive and anti-discrimination practices in relation to all transgender women, intersex women, and gender expansive participants. Male-identifying people can take on roles as referees and non-skating officials. At ARRG, we constantly strive for inclusivity. People of all gender identities are welcome at this event.
This event is open to anyone aged 18 and over. There is no maximum age.