Interested in trying out for the Big Easy Rollergirls or looking to join our Rec League? You’re in the right place! The form at the bottom of the page will get you started.
Become a Big Easy Rollergirl
We hold our annual new skater intake called Derby 101 in the fall of each year. This introductory bootcamp is designed to teach skating fundamentals while building the strength and endurance necessary to play a full-contact sport. You need no prior skating experience to participate! If you have skating experience, DERBY 101 is still a great fit for you, because it will teach you derby-specific skating skills and help to build your strength and endurance.
In addition to the introductory practices, we host a gear workshop, skater meet-and-greet happy hour, cross-training homework plan, and a private Facebook group ask questions and provide community support as you train.
DERBY 101 will run from September 25 – October 2nd and include a two day skate clinic and one day bootcamp. All sessions will be held at Skate Country Westbank from 6-8:30 P.M.
Clinic & Bootcamp Dates:
Rec is in! Rec’ing Krewe sessions run year round on Friday nights from 6:30 – 8:30. Contact us below to get started!
The Big Easy Rollergirls Rec’ing Krewe is a recreational roller derby league consisting of those who have never skated, but are interested in learning about roller derby, veteran skaters looking to keep a small amount of roller derby in their lives, and others who are looking for an opportunity for exercise and fun. All men and women over 18 are eligible to play, no matter your skating experience!
How it Works
Skill layered practices are held on Friday nights at the BERG Warehouse from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Your Rec’ing Krewe membership is good for ten practices and purchased in the form of a stamp card. The card may be used at any Rec’ing Krewe practice within the current session dates. The skater is responsible for keeping track of card and lost cards will not be replaced.
- Beginner $70/card – Beginner classes are for the first time skater
- Returning $65/card – Returning skaters continuing basic training
- Intermediate $60/card – Skaters comfortable with WFTDA minimum skills
Intermediate level may transfer into Big Easy Rollergirls after finishing stamp card and meeting league requirements. Ask your Rec trainer for more details!
What You Need
You will need quad roller skates (no roller blades), knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, a helmet, and a mouth guard. We are lucky enough to have a derby store nearby to help with all of your gear questions – The Bruised Boutique is located at 4241 Independence St #13, in Metairie. Let them know you are signing up for The Big Easy Rollergirls Rec’ing Krewe and they can help you pick gear that meets your needs and budget. Skates may need to be ordered from the manufacturer – so the sooner you stop in the better!