Everyone progresses at different speeds so it would be difficult to say. If you really push yourself and practice on your own time more than likely you’ll progress more quickly than a skater who doesn’t.
We practice on Mondays and Wednesdays. Check out Semoran Skateway’s calender here: http://www.semoranskateway.com/skating-times for public skating sessions :)
We practice in the evenings from 8:15-10:30pm. Our ideal fresh meat would be someone with a positive attitude, works hard, and is dedicated :)
Typically Sundays, but sometimes on Saturday nights as well.
“Practice involves plenty of cardio, so it wouldn’t hurt to jog or run. You’re gonna learn to fall properly, so work out your legs. Beyond that, skate and get comfortable moving on wheels. We’ll do the rest in October.”
“The workouts are similar to a boot camp-style total conditioning class. Be prepared to take lots of epsom salt baths to help with the muscle soreness because there will be days where you can hardly get out of bed. The best thing I did was skate as many open sessions as possible to work on basic things like balance on my skates, endurance, and of course dodging children for agility and plow stops.”
“Squats and cardio interval training”
“go to an open session :)”
“Work your core with ab workouts.”
-Ruby Ruff n’ Tumble
“I do planks, squats and lots and lots of crunches at home when I’m not skating.”
“Skate, skate, skate. Endurance is everything!”
“To get comfortable on your skates try wearing them while you do housework. This helps you get used to moving in different directions while getting a feel for your skates. Workout in your skates. Do planks, squats, different variations of leg lifts, and other core exercises. There are also a bunch of workouts on youtube for speed skaters that would also benefit you greatly. Really, crosstraining of any kind is beneficial - you can do soccer agility drills, speed skating strengthening exercises, pilates, yoga, biking, dancing, etc. Exercising in any form is not going to be detrimental. I also highly recommend dancing, especially if you never do. You use your hips a lot in roller derby, so being able to move them is important. When a skater is struggling with moving her hips and loosening up I usually ask if they dance - the answer is typically no.”
Come to our recruitment social and find out what we’re all about! http://www.facebook.com/events/461726367185563/permalink/464917920199741/?notif_t=like
We’ll teach you everything you need to know!
We practice twice a week at least, more if you’re on our travel team the Straight Jackettes. Most of the men involved with the league ref - sometimes we have some visiting skaters from men’s leagues practice with us. If you don’t know how to skate, but would like to the best thing for you to do is to go to the local rink, rent a pair of skates, and give it a try. Practice never hurts. We don’t require any skating experience to go through recruitment, we’ll teach you everything you need to know. Many of us couldn’t skate or hadn’t skated since we were children before we joined the league.
<3 Chainsaw Chelsea
Come hang out with us tonight from 6-10pm at Tijuana Flats in Casselberry for our monthly Spirit Night. Mention ‘roller derby’ and 10% of your purchase is donated to the league. Buy an entree worth $5 or more and get free refills on beer until the keg is tapped!