Join Providence Junior Derby!

Providence Junior Derby is here!

Not 18? Not a problem! We’re now offering Providence Junior Derby for interested non-conforming and female-identifying skaters ages 7-17. 

Skate for Providence Junior Derby!

The Providence Junior Recruitment Program is our official intake program for skaters 7-17 interested in joining Providence Roller Derby as competitive athletes or on-skates officials.

As part of the Recruitment Program, skaters will participate in an introductory Skills Clinic, attend Saturday practices, and attend assessments that allow them to progress to the next skating level.

The Fall 2018 Recruitment Season is starting soon! Our expert coaching team leads practice every Saturday at Teamworks (170 Jefferson Blvd Warwick, RI). 

  • September 15th – October 27th from 10 -11:30am
  • November 3rd – December 1st from 12 -1:30pm

Check back soon for registration link!

How to Join the Providence Junior Recruitment Program

To join the Providence Junior Recruitment Program, skaters should:

  • Be ages 7-17 and identify as female or non-gender-binary.
  • Have physical ability to perform skills safely (skating experience not required)
  • Have active primary health insurance
  • Own quad roller skates
  • Own safety gear, including knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, multi-impact helmet, and mouth guard. That said, no skater will be turned away based on need. Please reach out if there are financial obstacles for your junior.

Participants do not need to have prior skating experience — just a willingness to learn. All parents, guardians, and siblings are welcome to attend each practice in the viewing stands, but may not enter the rink itself during practice time.

Guardians of skaters will be asked to sign a waiver prior to the participant getting on skates.

Where to Get Gear

Here are some of the skate shops and rinks that supply gear for enterprising junior skaters:

The Bruised Boutique
210 Daniel Webster Highway
Nashua, NH 03060
(603) 204-5114
www.bruisedboutique.com

Forest’s Family Fun Center
1 Lawton Avenue
Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 824-4866
www.forrestsfamilyfuncenter.com

2nd Time Around Sports
328 Atwood Ave
Cranston, RI 02920
(401) 944-9380
www.2ndtimearoundsports.com

Other resources:

Volunteer with Providence Junior Derby!

This is the first time that Providence Roller Derby is providing a program for Junior skaters ages 7-17, and we need your help! If you can donate either financially, with a sponsorship, or your time, you’ll help us run future programs, provide free gear and program dues for scholarship skaters, put on scrimmages and games, and more.

Want to help us? Email juniors@providencerollerderby.com!