Join The GMRD Family


Every Tuesday | 8:30pm – 10:00pm

At the Champlain Valley Expo Center in Essex Junction, VT

Check our Rookie Practice Facebook Events or Practice Calendar for specific dates!

GMRD Rookie practices focus on teaching new and intermediate level skaters the basics of roller skating, derby skills, and endurance. Practices are led by tenured GMRD skaters. Rookies have their skills assessed periodically to determine if they’re ready to advance into learning additional skills. Once passing 2 rounds of assessments (basic and advanced), rookies will become a full member of GMRD. This is when you begin attending league practices and meetings, you can be assigned a league job and participate in GMRD group activities and community eventsMost important of all, you are eligible to skate in league scrimmages and games.

If you’ve been wanting to try roller derby or just wondering what we are all about, there’s no better time to start than right now! Check out our calendar for other practice dates and become part of something unique.

Questions about joining?

See the Q+A, or you can email and we will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. You can also visit us on Facebook for upcoming community events, games, and more.

Helpful Resources:

How do I get to roller derby practice? Directions to the Champlain Valley Expo

Where do I park when I get to the Champlain Valley Expo? View map for parking and practice locations.