Derby School is an 8 week course dedicated to teaching all the skills needed to play roller derby with no previous skating experience required.

Derby School participants will receive:

  • One-on-one coaching, as well as small group coaching from the 2016 International WFTDA Division 2 Champions

  • Access to safety gear & rental skates

  • A syllabus & rulebook

  • Access to the Derby School Facebook group

  • Strength, self confidence, and a supportive community

For the first class on January 8th, you will need to bring the following:

  • A mouthguard that has already been molded to your mouth

  • It is strongly encouraged that you bring your own helmet.  We have a few spare helmets but we cannot guarantee that they will fit your head.  Be aware that if you don’t have a correct fitting helmet you cannot skate.

  • Cash or check payment if you have not paid online

  • Your game face!

“We were all there at one time, learning to skate can be intimidating, but going back to the rink every week with a supportive group of newbies can be a life-changing experience. In roller derby, these people become your teammates and support network.”

Derby school training member and Blue Ridge Roller Derby All Star Taylor Chappell aka Tractor Taylor

Check out this article by the Asheville Citizen Times written about Derby School in 2017


People of any gender/identity, ages 18+ looking to make new friends and learn how to play roller derby


Smoky Mountain Sk8way, 19025 Great Smoky Mountains Expy, Waynesville, NC 28786


Wednesdays • 7-9pm  • January 8, 2020 – February 26, 2020


Ready to enROLL?:

  • $100 will be due by January 8, 2020.  PayPal payments can be made to finance@blueridgerollergirls.com with a note saying ‘Derby School’.  Venmo payments can be made to @BlueRidge-RollerDerby with a note saying ‘Derby School’.  We will accept cash and checks day of.

  • Complete this Registration Form by January 1, 2020.  You cannot attend until this form is complete.

If minimum participation is not reached Derby School will be cancelled so please bring your friends and don’t be intimidated!

If you have any questions please feel free to email training@blueridgerollergirls.com