Join The Green Mountain Roller Derby Community

[Fall/Winter 2023] Intro to Roller Derby Registration is Open!

Green Mountain Roller Derby is actively recruiting skaters, referees, and non-skating officials. Learn the basics of skating and roller derby at our twice-weekly bootcamp this fall. 

  • Sessions run 8:30-10pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from October 10th to December 19th. 
  • This program costs $65, with reduced rates available for those who express need.
  • No experience is necessary!
  • Join us at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex to give roller derby a try!

COVID Vaccinations and boosters required for all GMRD Participants.

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

What is Intro to Roller Derby?

GMRD’s 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. At the end of Intro to Roller Derby, GMRD Rookies will have their skills assessed to determine if they’re ready to advance into learning additional skills at GMRD League Practices.

Once passing basic skills assessments, Rookies will be invited to become a full member of GMRD League. 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.

Rookie FAQs

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.