As a Player

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Joining RVRD as a New Skater:

RVRD is a competitive league committed to developing the best derby players in the region. New skaters or “Fresh Meat” are given a chance to develop their skills at beginner and novice training/testing before being integrated into league practice. We offer a welcoming space for you to develop your skating and derby skills.

Our Fresh Meat program is designed to teach roller skating and the basics of roller derby to new and novice skaters. We train skaters, players and potential new referees. There is no obligation to join the league or become a player after you’ve completed the program. Occasionally new or novice skaters who are interested in playing roller derby do so well in the program that they are fast-tracked to joining league practices once they pass the WFTDA minimum skill requirements.

  • No experience on quad roller skates necessary
  • We will train you to skate, stop, hit and whip safely
  • Accepting women and men 18+

We’re looking for athletically minded people who can commit to a minimum of 2 practices a week and who are enthusiastic to train hard, play hard and have fun doing it.

We offer:

  • Training in a friendly and encouraging environment
  • Coaching by some of the best skaters in the province/country
  • An opportunity to learn and play competitive roller derby, if you desire
Interested in our Fresh Meat program?

Fill out this form and you’ll be contacted via email when our next information session happens. At the Information session we’ll answer any questions you have about our Fresh Meat program and introduce you to the coaches.

Joining RVRD as a transfer:

If you are an experienced roller derby player moving to Ottawa and are looking to join our league, please e-mail us at:

Joining RVRD at practice as a visiting skater:

If you are just visiting Ottawa and you’re looking to drop in on an RVRD practice, just e-mail us at: You must have passed the WFTDA minimum skills and have proof of roller derby insurance.


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