Roller Dollz Season 7 Boot Camp

Boot CampSummer is almost here, which means it’s time for the Sioux Falls Roller Dollz Rookie Boot Camp! Here’s what you need to know to get rolling with the Dollz in Season Seven:

WHEN DOES THIS START:
Practice kicks off on Monday, July 8th at 7pm. Skating practices will continue through the summer and be held each Monday and Wednesday evening from 7:00-9:30PM. In addition, an off-skates workout will be held outdoors each Friday from 6:30PM-7:30PM in a local park (specific locations TBA).

WHERE DO I GO:
The Roller Dollz practice at the Armory Building, located north of the grandstand at the W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds (http://www.siouxempirefair.com/fairgrounds/).

WHO CAN JOIN:
For the first time ever, the Dollz are recruiting any interested man or woman who is 18 years or older to attend and complete boot camp. We do not require personal insurance to skate though it is strongly recommended.

WHAT DO I NEED TO GET STARTED?
All skaters are required to provide their own skates and safety gear to participate in boot camp. It is recommended that you budget at least $250 for your complete equipment package. Here are links to some of the pre-priced rookie skater packages the Roller Dollz recommend:

GOOD
          SinCitySkates.com, includes skates, all pads, helmet, toe-saver + skate tool + lube,
          $255 + shipping
         
(http://www.sincityskates.com/boxer_rookiepackage.aspx)

          Skates.com, includes skates, all pads, helmet, skate tool,
          $199.95 + shipping,
         
(http://www.skates.com/Riedell-R3-Black-Rookie-Package-p/dpr-rr3.htm)    

BETTER               
         
Low Price Skates, includes skates, all pads, helmet, mouth guard, toe saver + skate tool,
          $234.99 + shipping
          (http://www.lowpriceskates.com/bronze-rookie-package.aspx)

          SinCitySkates.com, includes skates, all pads, helmet, toe-saver + skate tool + lube,
          $265 + shipping
         
(http://www.sincityskates.com/rookie-deluxe_package-3.aspx)

BEST      
          
Low Price Skates, includes skates, all pads, helmet, mouth guard + accessories,
          $269.99 + shipping
          (http://www.lowpriceskates.com/silver-rookie-package.aspx)

          SinCitySkates.com, includes skates, all pads, helmet, toe-saver + skate tool + lube,
          $336 + shipping
          (http://www.sincityskates.com/vixen_rookiepackage.aspx)

NOTE: These are just some recommendations on packages that make it easy to purchase the pads and skates you need to participate in boot camp. Locally, you can source Carousel Skate (http://www.carousel-skate.com) for skates and skate accessories.

In addition, the Roller Dollz require all skaters to wear certified multi-impact hockey helmets to participate. Helmets may be purchased in a variety of online locations, or locally at Hockey Headquarters (http://www.thehockeyheadquarters.com) – make sure to ask about the Roller Dollz discount!

Remember that it is of the up-most importance to purchase quality gear that fits you correctly, from your helmet and mouth guard down to your skates!  Therefore we ask that all boot camp participants arrive on day one (Monday, July 8th) with all your gear so that we can ensure your equipment fits you correctly and make any adjustments BEFORE you start rolling. Here are some AMESOME online resources if you have specific questions about purchasing the right gear for you:

WFTDA’s Gear Up! Equipment Advice, http://wftda.com/gear-up

The Fresh Meat File, http://www.rollergirl.ca/misc/roller-derby-fresh-meat-file.html

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about equipment, roller derby or boot camp!

juliawild@rollerdollz.com