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Derby 101 with Southern Maryland Roller Derby
Waldorf Skating Center
Waldorf, MD
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Derby 101 with Southern Maryland Roller Derby

Derby 101 is back and we want YOU to skate with us!  We will teach you everything from putting on gear to skating safety and everything on up to cross-overs and jumps!  So come out and SKATE WITH SMRD!  All skill levels are welcome!

Derby 101 dates and times:
Date: Oct 22nd, Oct 25th, Oct 29th, Nov 1st, Nov 5th, Nov 8th
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm every Monday and Thursday for 3 weeks
Where: Waldorf Skating Center. The early bird cost is $75.
What:  Practice time includes 30 minutes Strength Training, 2 Hour Boot Camp, and 30 minutes of Off-Skates Cool Down. 6pm-9pm every Monday and Thursday for 3 weeks. Level 2 Follows upon successful completion of Derby 101 for an additional 3 weeks beginning Nov 26th.

How to sign up for Derby 101!
Southern Maryland Roller Derby Application - Please fill this out first if you have not done so already.

Derby 101 Fees - How to Pay
This Brown Paper Ticket link for Early Bird price is $75 until October 1st.  $90 after October 1st.

Bring $90 cash, check, money order, or cashiers check made out to Southern Maryland Roller Derby, Inc. ($25 fee on returned checks)

What to bring to Derby 101
Mandatory to skate at Derby 101:
Must be 18 or older.  There is no age cap.
Primary medical insurance is mandatory for all skaters and referees.  
Bring your government photo ID and primary insurance card.
Mandatory gear to skate at Derby 101.  No Gear = No Skating.  No exceptions.

Required gear:
Mouth guard
Wrist guards, elbow and knee pads
Quad speed skates ((Referees may use inline skates))

Optional gear:
Butt pads  
Tailbone guard
Shin guards
Water or sports drinks and snacks to refuel.

Additional helpful  information:
Wear tennis shoes and athletic clothing (long pants, leggings or tights are recommended to avoid rink rash).

Prior skating experience is awesome, but not a requirement.  

A high level of physical fitness is not necessary, only the willingness to improve.   Extra exercise and/or training will benefit you as an athlete.  It is recommended that you:

Visit open skates to get acquainted with your skater legs

Go outside!  Skate in parking lots, on paved trails, tennis courts and/or concrete pads.

Work on exercises that target and strengthen the quads and hamstrings, i.e., one leg balancing, squats, lunges, and donkey kicks.  

Do sit ups and squats.  Lots of them.  Build up your core and leg muscles.

There are several websites that offer rookie packages where you can get your complete setup (required gear and skates) for a couple hundred bucks.  These are just a few sites:   (use our special discount code for 15% off freshmeat packages and 10% regularly priced items when you fill out the application) (SMRD Discount code for 10% off when you fill out the application) (SMRD Discount code for 10% off when you fill out the application) or - Check out lightly used gear

There are also several facebook groups for used derby gear...usually only "slightly used."

If you have any questions on gear, please email recruiting and well get ya squared away.

We are also lucky enough to have two brick and mortar derby shops within mostly reasonable driving distance.

Derby Star Pro Shop @ 7820-E Wormans Mill Rd., Frederick, MD 21701    301-663-0007

Extra info
Websites to stay in touch

Join our Forum to stay connected with each other and the rest of the team.  It's a great place to ask about gear!!!
Join our Facebook recruit group for great clips and tips we find on Facebook

Also, dont forget to visit our Derby 101 website

We play by the WFTDA rule set ( ) and are the only competitive and ranked WFTDA league in Southern Maryland.  WFTDA's website also has a TON of archive bouts that you can watch!  Take a look and see what derby is really all about!

Watch on our main facebook page for things in the future!  We have games, events, practices that are open to the public and more coming up!  Facebook will be the place with the newest information. Be sure to turn on notifications for our page to stay up to date.


Waldorf Skating Center (View)
3410 Leonardtown Road
Waldorf, MD 20601
United States


Sports > Roller Derby

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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