Crash Course 101

Crash Course 101 is a seven-week course presented by Ottawa Roller Derby (ORD) that teaches women (aged 18+) the basics of skating for roller derby. Our course runs twice a year, in the fall and winter, and the exact dates are announced prior to registration opening. Participants will learn basic skating techniques such as stopping, falling safely, crossovers, derby position and footwork, as well as an introduction to the rules of roller derby.

Please note that all participants must bring the following safety gear to the crash course:

  • quad skates (No rollerblades. Quad skate rentals are available, see below.)
  • helmet (bicycle, skateboard, multisport, hockey, etc.)
  • knee pads (the bigger, the better)
  • elbow pads
  • wrist guards

Register here

Quad skate rentals are available (first-come, first-served) from A limited number of quad skates are also available to rent from ORD. Please email for more information.