Beginner's courses

Join Kallio Rolling Rainbow’s beginner course!

Wanna play roller derby or speed skate like Erin Jackson? Coast along the Helsinki shoreline on quads next summer? Join the Chicks In Bowls and rule the ramps? Try ice-skating for the first time? Or just improve your strength, balance and footwork in good company? 

Whatever your style is or will be, Kallio Rolling Rainbow and Helsingin Luisteluakatemia will get you all set for your future life on wheels or blades! Meet the new collaboration of Kallio’s oldest and finest roller derby club and the best speed skating and roller derby coaches in town:

Skating Crash Course powered by Helsingin Luisteluakatemia

What is it?

It’s a month-long, 10 session crash course to the basic skating skills, after which you can continue to practice competitive roller derby in Kallio Rolling Rainbow, recreational quad skating with Helsinki Rebel Rollers, or speed skating with Helsingin Luistinkiitäjät or Helsingin Työväen Luistelijat. Or you can just continue skating for your own pleasure and dazzle your friends at the skating rink or roller disco.

Where and when?

The practices take place at Pasila UH&FIX Sportshall (Radiokatu 22).
October 26, at 6–8pm: Open skate – try skating and test quad skates for free!
October 27, at 9–11am: Open skate – try skating and test quad skates free!
November 2 – December 8, 2018 (10 training sessions)
The course consists of two weekly sessions, on Fridays at 6–8 pm and on Saturdays at 9–11 am.

Who is this for?

Anyone, really. Our experienced coaches will tailor the groups and the content according to the participants’ age, skills, interests and progress.

What gear do I need?

You need a pair of roller skates, a helmet, knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards. You can find everything for your roller derby starter kit i.e. at Jam in the Box. You can also try out quad skates at the open practices, and if you find your size, you can rent them for the course for extra 15€. Unfortunately we can’t have you take the skates home with you, so the gear will stay at storage at the hall. You can also rent out inline speed skates if you are a member of Helsingin Luistinkiitäjät or Helsingin Työväen Luistelijat clubs.

What does it cost?

There are several options to choose from:

  • If you are over 16, you can become a Kallio Rolling Rainbow member for a monthly membership fee of 40€. As a member you will also receive all the membership benefits and get to take part in all the KRR activities and the roller derby culture. By becoming a member you are also entitled to buy the Skating Federation’s roller derby license and insurance. Become a member here.
  • You can become a member of the speedskating clubs Helsingin Luistinkiitäjät or Helsingin Työväen Luistelijat for 40€/20€ per season (over 19 or under 19 years). As a member you can skate at the Oulunkylä ice skating rink for free during the winter season and rent out speed skates for the season. Become a member of HTL here, and HLK here.
  • You can stay unaffiliated and pay just for the skating course 40€ (+possible quad skate rental 15€). The participation fee is to be paid before each course to KRR’s account. The first course is to be paid by Oct 31, 2018.
    • Payment info: Receiver: Kallio Rolling Rainbow ry
      Account no: FI92 5723 0220 2634 33, BIC: OKOYFIHH
      Reference: 1300
      Amount: 40,00 EUR

Finally: How do I sign in?

Fill in our electronic form via this link, and we’ll get back to you with more info!

Don’t hesitate to contact our people about any questions that might arise!

Helsingin Luisteluakatemia coaches Carolien Hunneman and Ville Koivula at carolien.hunneman@luisteluliitto.fi 

Kallio Rolling Rainbow: info@kalliorollingrainbow.fi

Already a derby skater?

Have you already passed the WFTDA minimum skills & rules tests or are you just a really good skater with excellent knowledge of the rules? We are always looking for new players for our teams so join our league via this form.

 

More info about roller derby and KRR is available on our website and Facebook page. If you have any questions contact us on info@kalliorollingrainbow.fi or the form below.

Roller derby is a contact sport played on an oval track where two teams compete against each other. Points are scored by a jammer in each team by passing the opposing team skaters. Other players try to prevent the opposing jammer from scoring and help their own jammer get past opposing players.