Category Archives: Bootcamps / Development


Fresh Meat

If you have EVER considered strapping on some gear and checking out the track this is your chance!! No one is too large, too small, too young, too old, too weird, too loud, or too quiet. Gapland accepts everyone and we think there is a place in derby for all of you! We are PUMPED to have you out!

What to bring:

1) Provincial Health Card

2) Mouthguard (optional) …

3) Exercise clothing (keep in mind you will be wearing knee pads, elbow pads, and wrist guards)

4) ALL of your excitement/nerves/panic/skills or lack-of/and a great attitude!

5) Water bottle

The Gapland Rollers senior ladies will be helping you out to learn the basic skills of derby and hopefully get you hooked!  If you have any equipment (helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, mouthguard) please bring.  If you do not, the league has equipment to be borrowed.

Here are a few links that may answer some of your questions:

If you have any questions, feel free to comment on this post or ask any Gapland Roller!

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Up-and-Coming Bootcamp Opportunities!

Are you looking to brush up on skills and learn some new strategy for the 2013 season? Wanting to gain some experience learning and scrimmaging under the new WFTDA ruleset?  Hoping to meet some like-minded derby individuals and to learn from some of the best skaters, coaches and referees in the derby community?  If so, make sure to check out these upcoming boot camp opportunities, coming soon to a track near you!

On Saturday, April 20, 2013, the Lil’ Chicago Derby League out of Moose Jaw, SK will be hosting The BIG HIT Bootcamp.  Further information can be found on their Facebook fan page, and registration for the event can be completed through Brown Paper Tickets.

There will also a Camp Pivotstar bootcamp hosted by the Winnipeg Roller Derby League on Saturday, April 27, 2013.  Stay tuned for more information here!

On Saturday, May 4, 2013, CRDi and Bad Girlfriend Skates are also hosting a bootcamp in Medicine Hat, Alberta.  This bootcamp will feature Hockey Honey, 8 Mean Wheeler, Mack the Mouth, Kim Janna, Cherry-oto-Fire, and Coach Lime as coaches!  More information on the bootcamp can be found here.

In the meantime, check out some great footage of Camp Pivotstar coaches 8Mean Wheeler and Luludemon, teaching Truck and Trailer Blocking at a camp in Prince George!

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