Where can I park?
There is parking inside our facility. If the lot is full, there is free street parking on Federal Blvd.
My friend is interested in coming to orientation at the last minute! Can they come?
Yes! Absolutely. Have them email firstname.lastname@example.org AND fill out the form on the orientation page so we have a way to contact them. If they are unable to fill out their inquiry form in advance, there will be kiosks on hand at the facility and can be taken care of it on the day of the orientation.
Should I bring my skates/gear? How do I know what to get?
You don’t need to bring your skates or gear to orientation unless you would like a knowledgeable coach to look them over and make sure the equipment and sizing are appropriate for roller derby. During the informational session, required gear will be discussed along with recommendations on models, brands and reputable skate shops. For your first day of on-skates practice, we require you have your own mouth guard. All other equipment including skates, elbow and knee pads and helmet, are available in our loaner gear for you to use. All loaner gear is available first come first serve.
I want to purchase my own gear. Where should I go?
Sin City Skates is our go-to shop for all skating needs. They are located at in a Kearny Mesa plaza at 8280 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. #118 San Diego, CA 92111. The folks there have all been skaters in our programs and are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to skates and derby gear. Tell them you are enrolling in a Derby United program for extra discounts and perks.
I can't make it to this orientation, when is the next one?
Please check our events page for the next orientation date. They are usually the 2nd Saturday of each month unless otherwise noted.
I want to watch a game! When's your next one?
I've never seen derby in person. What are the rules?
At orientation, there will be a demonstration of a few full length jams to explain the basic rules and talk you through the basics of the game. Referees will be on hand officiating so you can see all the action! You can also see a review of the rules here, and read through our roller derby glossary. Our YouTube channel also has many videos including this one on the basic rules of the game.
I'm busy and unsure about time requirements. How many practices will I be required to attend per month?
The great thing about Bootcamp is there are NO time commitments. You put as much or little time into attending practices as you can. The more time you spend on skates and working on your skills, the faster you’ll progress. There are 4 coached practices offered per week for Bootcampers – so there is lots of flexibility for your schedule!
When are practices held?
Our instructed Junior Derby practices are held Monday (5-6p Bootcamp & 5-7p Team), Wednesday (4-5p Bootcamp & 5-7p Team), and Saturday(9-11a, Team, 10-11a Bootcamp, 11a-12p Bootcamp, 11-1p Team) depending on skill level.
I'm on a tight budget. How much does roller derby cost?
Monthly membership is $89.99 per month.