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Why join roller derby?

Do you have the passion and drive to be part of the fastest growing sport right here in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts? We have a home for you, whether it's playing on one of our teams, learning the rules and refereeing, or carrying out the many jobs it takes to produce the finest, most fun sport around.

PVRD is recruiting new skaters and officials! Join us for our upcoming Fresh Meat Nights:

  • 7:30 pm, Wednesday, March 5, 2014
  • 7:30 pm, Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Skates can be rented for $5. Loaner gear is also available for no charge; arrive at least 10-15 minutes early to get something in your size and be ready to go by 7:30.

We're a big family and we have room for you and your mad skillz.

Need more convincing?

  • "Derby was, and will always be, one of the best experiences of my life. I am so sad every day that I had to step away from it, but I had a ton of fun, met a lot of people, and made some fantastic friends who've stuck with me even after I left the derby world. I highly recommend it—try skating, try reffing, try being an NSO. You'll never regret it." —Andrew Irving (Calico Jack Wreckem)
  • "Fresh Meat Night is one night of skating/observing and learning about Pioneer Valley Roller Derby. No commitment beyond that. Unless it changes your life. It did mine." —Kat Chang (Nekomancer)
  • "I started at 51 years old and skated for 8 years with PVRD's Dirty Dozen... what is your excuse for not trying Roller Derby?" —David Ketchum (Ketchum, formerly Rollin' Redshirt)

Join Pioneer Valley Roller Derby

There are many ways to be involved!

  • Skate with us!

    As a Skater
     
    Skater requirements:

    • any gender
    • age 18+
    • regular transportation to/from practice
    • desire to be part of a team
  • Ref with us!

    As a Referee or Non-Skating Official (NSO)
     
    Officiating requirements:

    • any gender
    • age 18+
    • regular transportation to/from practice
    • self-motivation to learn the rules and get experience officiating with other leagues
  • As a Volunteer

Transfer to Pioneer Valley Roller Derby

If you currently play or have played derby elsewhere and are moving to the Pioneer Valley, contact Bazooka Joe for more information about transferring to PVRD: bazookajoe@pioneervalleyrollerderby.com

Please include in your email how long it's been since you last skated, and what league you skate(d) with.