What is Roller derby?

Roller derby is a full-contact sport played on quad skates. If you’ve never seen it before, you’d better just watch this:

The course

On this 12-week course, we’ll teach you skating skills, strategy and staying safe.

As well as coaching the physical aspect of roller skating, we’ll also help you to solidify your knowledge of the sport before you take to the track. No skating experience is necessary and all fitness levels are welcome.

In 2023, the course will run every Saturday 10am-12pm from January 6th to March the 26th Sign up via this registration form. Please be aware your space isn’t secured until you have paid the £15 initial payment.

Once you’ve signed up, we’ll be in touch with more information!

Am I what you’re looking for?

Skating prodigy to Fisher Price novice, we don’t mind if you’ve never so much as looked at a pair of roller skates. Our only ask is that you are 18 or over.

No kit? No problem

We can provide the kit you need for the course, but it is first-come, first-served. To borrow kit, you’ll need to pay an upfront £30 refundable deposit for the duration of the course. You will need to buy your own mouthguard though – who wants to share those?!

How will I know it’s for me?

There’s only one way to find out! We’re also running FREE taster sessions before the course so you can come and try before you buy on the 2nd and 9th of December.

How much does it cost?

There is an upfront payment of £15 to hold your spot and this also covers the cost of your first three sessions. Subs each week after that are £5. Alternatively you can pay for the full course for £50 and save yourself a tenner!

What do I need to bring?

A bottle of water, mouthguard, sports-appropriate clothing and a can-do attitude. Roller derby can be daunting if you’re new to contact sports, but we’ll take everything at your pace. There will be tonnes of friendly faces to help you out and our first concern is always giving you the right experience to play safe, fun roller derby.

Who the heck are ORD?

Oxford Roller Derby is Oxfordshire’s original roller derby league. First strapping on wheels in 2010, we’ve been playing, promoting and protecting the sport that we love ever since. Currently we have a fantastic community of volunteers, skaters and officials. From people wanting a kick-ass hobby to those playing in the Top 40 teams in Europe, ORD is about competition, teamwork and self-empowerment.

What’s in it for me?

Bucket-loads of fun, getting fit without noticing, new pals, learning that you are smarter, faster and stronger than you ever thought, getting a cool nickname and progress pic…the list is endless.

And after the course?

Once you’re safe and have all the skills to do so, you can also join Full League practice

Sign up

Please fill out this registration form and we’ll be in touch to secure your spot.

I’m booked, what now?
Once you’re all signed up, we’ll send you some more info via email and set up a Whatsapp group so you can get to know your classmates.

But what about…?
Any other questions, feel free to drop us an email at oxfordrollerderby@gmail.com.

Categories: Get involved


Magda Auld · 30/09/2022 at 9:24 pm

When does the next course start please ? What age is it suitable for ?

Thank you

    admin · 16/11/2022 at 5:00 pm

    Hi Magda,

    We have just announced dates for taster days on 26/11/22, 26/11 and 03/12/22, plus a beginners course starting 07/01/23.

    Suitable for ages 18+

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