Excited about skating? Want to delve into the world of roller derby!? Now is the time! Experience high level training from some of Bay Area Derby’s finest skaters. Skater passes include 3 hours of on skates training each day plus free admission to our adult home team game on 2/16. This training will focus on skills and group work for beginners, and skaters will be grouped based on age and previous skating experience. Participation in contact drills will depend on each skater’s previous experience and their comfort executing basic roller derby skills. For those not ready for contact, alternate skill drills will be available!
The Gold Nugget Clinic is intended for youth skaters who are 7 – 17. You don’t have to have roller derby experience to participate but you do have to be able to skate by yourself and have all required protective gear.
Skater participants are encouraged to assess their own skill level. BAD recommends using the following guidelines:
- New: You have not played roller derby but can roller skate without the assistance of anyone or anything.
- Beginner: You have passed JRDA minimum skills, have skated in some scrimmages and/or games, still have a lot to learn on and off the track but are excited for new challenges.
- Intermediate: You have passed JRDA minimum skills, can confidently skate and scrimmage, may be on your league’s B-team but are looking to progress to the next level.
- Advanced: You have passed JRDA minimum skills, can skate confidently forwards and backwards and are on your league’s A-team.
If you need skates and protective gear (helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, & mouth guard) visit Quad Republic Skate Co. online or at 9925 San Pablo Ave in El Cerrito – a Bay Area based skate shop run by our very own Brawllen Angel and Stef Mainey.
For more details and participation requirements, please visit the ticket site.
Sunday February 16 || 2-5 PM
Single Day: Skater Pass $50