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HRD beginners course is about to start – sign up now!

We are thrilled to invite you to our beginners course of spring 2018! Sign up with this form or if you have anything to ask, please do contact us with e-mail: freshmeat@helsinkirollerderby.com

PRACTICE TIMES AND PLACES

Beginners course aka Freshmeat Training Program (FTP) starts March 3rd and finishes on May 17th. This course consists of weekly skating practice, off skates sessions on exercise, rules and game play. We also encourage to officiate in our weekly Sunday scrimmages, you do not need any experience: just let us know you are interested.

Weekly practice is held on Tuesdays in Viikin Monitoimitalo (Maakaari 3) at 19-20.

There will be four bootcamp trainings in Urheilutalo Vuosaari (Vuosaarentie 5).

  • Saturday 3.3. at 12.30-15.30 intro to FTP and first skating practices
  • Saturday 14.4. 15.15-18.30 rules clinic and skating practice
  • Sunday 22.4. 12.30-15.00 Minimum skills training & pack skating
  • Sunday 13.5.2018 Minimum skills test

Live games! Entrance fees are included in the course price

  • 3.3. at approx 16.30 Live games in UH & FIX Pasila (Radiokatu 22, 00240 Helsinki) with a mentor
  • 12.5. approx 16.30 Live games in UH & FIX Pasila (Radiokatu 22, 00240 Helsinki) with a mentor

The course costs 120€.

Sign up by filling in the form -the course usually fills up rather quickly.

 

Road to HRD

 

GOOD TO KNOW

We start our practices always with an off skates warm up. Prepare with outdoor warm up clothes for Viikki practices on Tuesdays.

Sunday scrimmages are at 12:30-15:00​ in Urheilutalo Vuosaari and with beginners course you are welcome to practice non-skating officiating with us. That will help you learn the rules and game, as well as introduce you to on of the important aspects in roller derby. We encourage you to take part at least two times.

Our practices and other communication is in English if there is non-Finnish speakers at the course. Please note that you can ask for translation at any time! Our communication about practices will happen in Facebook group.

GEAR

You will need your own quad skates and protective gear for the beginners course. The obligatory protection includes helmet, mouth guard, knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards. Our collaborator Jam in the Box is a Finnish roller derby store, where you can order goods online, or visit the store in Kallio. 

If you prefer to hunt for second hand gear, we recommend joining the Derbykirppis Rollaattori Facebook group.

Check out the frequently asked questions!

 

HELSINKI​ ​ROLLER​ ​DERBY

Helsinki Roller Derby was founded in March 2009 as a first roller derby league in Finland. We have three teams: HRD All-Stars plays in the top level in worldwide tournaments and is the 18th best team in the whole world, HRD Queen B’s plays in Finnish National Cup and won the gold medal in 2017, and HRD C-cassette challenges B/C-level teams in Finland and abroad and has been undefeated for their last 11 games. Last year ALpakka team was founded for recreational skating and for the intake of new skaters. We started our active junior department in 2015. We have beginner courses twice a year, and also provide excellent training for officials and referees.

We have currently approximately 100 members, who all do volunteer work for the association as well as for the teams and officiating.

We are thrilled to invite you to our beginners course of spring 2018! Sign up with this form or if you have anything to ask, please do contact us with e-mail: freshmeat@helsinkirollerderby.com

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