** Our next 12 week ‘Introduction to skating’ course will start on the 20th March 2022 **
Contact us HERE to book your slot

Were you a roller skating obsessed kid whose (re)discovered the joy of quad skating over lockdown or are you looking to learn something completely new?

The reasons people find roller derby and join Durham Roller Derby are varied, and we love hearing why and how they found us! Here is one of our newer skaters Kathryn:


What do I need to start skating with you?

First things first, let us know you want to come, as places are strictly limited! We can hire out equipment to get you started too! But if you can’t wait and want to get your own equipment, you will need:

  • Quad roller skates – now there are skates and SKATES! Get in touch with us if you are looking to buy and we can give you a hand

Safety gear – Because safety is sexy and compulsory!

  • Helmet
  • Knee pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Wrist guards
  • Mouth guard

You can read a our new skater information pack here which is full of all the information you’ll need before attending your first session.

OK, I’m sold! So how much does it cost?

Marvellous! Your first session with us is free of charge, and then each session is £5 to be paid in advance through bank transfer or Paypal.

Where can I find out more about Roller Derby?

Check out our coaching YouTube channel for handy videos on what to expect at your first session with us, or useful skills that you’ll learn in your first weeks with us.

Many people are first introduced to to roller derby from films like film Whip It or Birds Of Prey. There are many cool videos [like this one] that will introduce you to the basics of the game. However, there is nothing quite like watching an actual game of roller derby. WFTDAs YouTube channel is a great resource to see international level roller derby! and keep an eye our our social media pages for details of local games.

Next Steps

The next step is really easy, simply subscribe to our social media channels, e-mail the coaches and lets get you rolling!