The Brick House Betties get you started on four wheels through our adult Intro to Roller Skating programs taught through Cumberland Rec Centre. Through our beginner program (IRS1), you learn basic skills such as falls, plow and T-stops, derby stance, transitions, cross-overs & more. Our Advanced program (Intro to Roller Derby 2) builds on that foundation and introduces teamwork and roller derby benchmarking skills. (Please note - it is highly recommended you are able to confidently transition and perform complete stops to take level 2. When in doubt contact a coach or register for Level 1.)
Skaters wishing to play Roller Derby and join the team must undergo a skill assessment (benchmarking). The Betties will teach you to play this fast-paced, dynamic sport. We encourage skaters who are not interested in playing contact to join us as a Ref or join in our roller dance crew.
- Wrist Guards
- Elbow & Kneepads
- Roller skates with indoor wheels and adjustable toe stops recommended
You can shop for roller derby and roller skating specific gear online through our sponsor: RollerGirl.ca
Need to borrow gear to get started? The Brick House Betties have limited temporary 'loaner gear' for you to try. Once enrolled with the program, please contact us with your street shoe size. If we have them available, we’ll try to find temporary loaner skates & protective padding. Please note, this is first come-first-serve with limited sizes available. All skaters are expected to purchase their own gear. New skaters must bring their own mouth guard (available at sports stores such as Sportchek), helmet (hockey or bike is ok) & water bottle. Wear athletic clothing & bring a great attitude!
INTRO TO ROLLER SKATING
Roller Skating Level 1 (16+)
Intro to Roller Derby Level 2 (18+)
Next Sessions: Sept 2023
Cumberland Rec Centre
2665 Dunsmuir Ave,
Cumberland, BC V0R 1S0
*Safety gear, mouthguard, helmet and rollerskates are NOT provided. Please see Equipment Checklist.
The Brick House Betties always welcome transfer skaters to join our team. You will be required to do a skill assessment to determine benchmarking skills. The Brick House Betties practice September through June at the Cumberland Rec Centre, as well as do outdoor skating throughout the summer. Contact us with your skating experience and for practice details.