Join The GMRD Family

Winter 2022 Bootcamp Registration is Open!

Learn the basics of skating and roller derby at our twice-weekly bootcamp.
Sessions run 8:30-10pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 8 to March 24.
Join us at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex to give roller derby a try!
This six-week program costs $65, with reduced rates available for those who express need.

Masks & Vaccinations (as well as fully boostered) required.

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Vermont and will keep you updated if plans must be adjusted.

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 basic skills assessments, 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 events. After passing advanced assessments, 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.