It has been brought to my attention that the following information isn’t very widely circulated… and it’s like, real important and stuff… so keep reading!!
Team Canada will be hosting a roller derby training camp on May 21st and 22nd at the The Hangar, Downsview Park (home of Toronto Roller Derby). East Coast try-outs for Team Canada (for the Blood and Thunder World Cup) will take place on Monday, May 23rd. The try-outs can be attended separately from the training camp, so one is not a requirement for the other. Tickets are on sale for both events right now!
The training camp is open to all insured roller derby skaters who have passed their WFTDA minimum skills test.
The training camp is now open to all insured skaters who have not passed minimum skills! Due to popular demand, we are opening capacity for this camp to skaters who have yet to pass their minimums. Please rate yourself as beginner when you sign up. Separate intermediate/advanced and pre-beginner/beginner classes will be offered for every time slot. All attending skaters must bring their own equiptment (skates, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, helmet, mouth guard).
Don’t have insurance? No fret! We will be selling CWRDA insurance, good for the remainder of 2011, at the event for $45. If you have recently purchased your CWRDA insurance (like, a week or so ago) but not received your card yet, we will have the most up-to-date list of received applicants available at the door, so you should be on it.
We will be running two tracks – one for intermediate/advanced skaters, and one for fresh meat/beginners!! Try-outs are limited to insured skaters who hold a valid Canadian citizenship. Proof of insurance will be required to be presented upon entry to the camp and try-outs. Coaches who want to attend camp to observe, off-skates, now have the option of registering, as well.
The training camp is $50 per day. The registration fee for try-outs will be $20. Off-skates attendance is $10 per day. The money goes to covering the costs of the training camp, and supporting Team Canada. You can attend one day, both days, only try-outs, any combination! Participation in the training camp is not a requirement for try-outs, and vice versa.
Camp trainers: Coach Pauly (of Team Canada) and Estro Jen.
Try-out testers: Team Canada coaching staff and Estro Jen.
Saturday – Training Camp – 9:30 – 7:30 + possible scrimmage afterwards
Sunday – Training Camp – 9:30 – 7:30
Monday – Team Canada try-outs – 9:30 – TBD
The tentative class schedule may be viewed here.
Inquiries can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE: You can register and pay for the training camp at our booth at Beast of the East 2011 in Montreal! Save transaction fees!
UPDATE #2: Western Canada tryouts will be happening in Calgary on July 1st – 3rd!
UPDATE #3: Online registration is now closed, but we will be accepting registration at the door in limited quantities.