Monthly Archives: February 2012

Learning to Roller Skate

You want to play derby, but you don’t know how to skate. You want to try out for a team, but you don’t know how to find one. You like the idea of derby, but you don’t know if it’s the right thing for you. You don’t care about roller derby, but you think roller skating is wickedawesome compared to roller blading, but you don’t know where you can learn.

Enter CCDD’s Learn to Skate Program, the answer to all things roller skate-related.

CCDD has created a 12-week program designed to give you the fundamental basics required to skate and look like you know exactly what you’re doing. Even though the program is targeted at derby hopefuls, derby girls need to know how to skate so despite the derby feel to everything, the program focuses on helping would-be skaters become skaters. This means that even if derby isn’t in your future, you can still take part in the program and skate away in 12 weeks, stronger and more confident. Our doors are open to all derby hopefuls, to all who gain some basic skating skills and to those just looking for a fun new way of getting valuable exercise when it’s too cold to wear shorts outside. We promise a fun, friendly atmosphere, and we commit to helping you every step of the way.

Program details:

Cost: $150

Quad skate rental: $10/month

Quad skate deposit: $50

Insurance: $30 (it’s mandatory…we can’t legally run this program without it *sigh*)

Dates: March 3–May 26

Drop date: March 17 ($120 refund provided)

Those who choose to join CCDD: full members pay $50 per year in insurance, so you will only have to pay $20 to be insured until December 31. Dues are $150 every three months. Quad skate rental is $10 per month. When you purchase skates, your skate rental deposit may be applied to your quarterly dues.

Don’t delay! Sign up today.



You came to an open house.

You had a great time.

You want in.

Register here:

(Do it now.)

xo Delicate Plow’her

It’s time to try roller derby…

Learn to Skate with CCDD

On Saturday, February 4, 2012 and Saturday, February 11, 2012, the Capital City Derby Dolls will be opening their doors to anyone who wants to give roller derby a try. While there’s no doubt that it’s a tough sport, we all have to start somewhere. Starting with CCDD means a fresh start. We know you can’t play yet! Heck, we’re even clear on the fact that most people haven’t even been on roller skates before. So, we want to make it easy on you, give you a chance to get your feet wet before you dive right in.

Start by registering for our open houses. Pick one Saturday. Or come to both. Get some skates on. See what our coaches are all about. When you fall in love with it, you can register for our Learn to Skate Program. This is a 12-week initiative designed to provide you with all the fundamentals you need to in order to stay safe, get strong and learn all there is to learn about derby.


Participation fee: $10

Roller skate rental fee: $10

Must bring: helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, lots of water, smiles

*You must be at least 18 years old to participate.

Open house registration here:

See you on the track!


Delicate Plow’her

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