Beginner's courses

Start roller derby in Helsinki!

Interested in joining Kallio’s teams?

Have you passed the WFTDA minimum skills and rules test or have you developed good skating skills and rules knowledge in some other way? We’re always looking for more players in our teams, so join us by filling in this form

Interested in learning quad skating or refreshing your basic skills?

Instead of a traditional weekly beginners’ course, in the spring of 2018 we’re organising three beginners’ boot camps in Helsinki, taking you from basic skating technique all the way to game play. At each boot camp you’ll be given easy homework to take with you and practise at home for the next session. In the last session in April you’ll take the international WFTDA skills test and ta-daa — you’ll be able to play in Kallio or any other league in the world.

Boot camp and KRR membership prices

You can attend one, two or all three boot camps. The price for one boot camp is 25 euros, and you get all three for 60 euros. If you become a KRR member, you get to attend the boot camps for free. The membership fee for a KRR player is 40 euros per month. As a member you’ll get to have a say in the running of the league and to participate in our activities. You’ll get to know our encouraging and open community, where you’ll receive support and advice, and make friends to train with. You’ll also be able to work on your boot camp homework during KRR training sessions. Registrate now by filling in this form.

Skating gear, borrowing and renting

You’ll need to wear quad skates, knee and elbow pads, wrist guards and a helmet for the boot camps. You can buy roller derby equipment in Helsinki for example in the online store of Jam In The Box or second hand for example in a Facebook group called Derbykirppis Rollaattori. You can wear any pads with hard caps as protection and it’s also okay to wear a bicycle helmet in the beginning. We can lend skates and other equipment for boot camps if reserved in advance. We can also rent them to our members for a monthly fee of 15 euros. It’s a good idea to have skates on you throughout spring if you wish to practise at home as well.

Spring 2018 bootcamps

Location: UH&FIX Pasila (Pasilan Urheiluhalli, Radiokatu 22)

Coaches: Kallio Rolling Rainbow A-team players

Registration form here.

Saturday 3 Feb 2018 at 9am-2pm (+evening programme)

  1. Skating technique, basic skills
  2. Practice-based training of skills and strategy basics

In the evening we’ll watch some world cup derby together. The women’s world cup is organised in Manchester 1-4 Feb 2018. http://www.rollerderbyworldcup.com/

Saturday 3 March 2018 at 9am-2pm (+evening programme)

  1. Blocking and jamming technique
  2. NSO training and strategic tasks for Suomi Cup games

In the evening we’ll watch Suomi Cup games in the same location. Suomi Cup is a national women’s championship that culminates in a finale in 6-8 July 2018. According to the bout schedule, the games on the day of the boot camp will be Helsinki — Tampere and Oulu — Kouvola. http://www.rollerderbyfinland.com/suomi-cup/

Saturday 21 April 2018 at 9.30am-8pm

Everyone must have taken the rules test independently before the boot camp.

  • 9.30 – 11.30 NSO training
  • 12.00 – 13.00 NSOing in a practise game
  • 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break
  • 14.00 – 16.00 Practising and testing skating skills
  • 16.30 – 18.30 Practising and testing skating in a pack and one-on-one
  • 19.00 – 19.30 30 min practise game!

And finally a graduation!