PPDD seeks and accepts women 18 and older* who have a desire to become strong, athletic, and competitive skaters. To be a Pikes Peak Derby Dame you must be motivated and productive, with a desire to succeed. Practices and participation in committee work and other league events are mandatory. A willingness and ability to commit is crucial to membership with the league. Roller derby is not a hobby, it's a way of life.
PPDD members are required to attend two practices a week, on Monday and Wednesday nights. Other optional practices are scheduled when available.
Upon acceptance into the league, new members will be required to pay a one-time joining fee, first month's dues, and one year of required WFTDA insurance. You will also be subject to attendance and monthly dues requirements.
At recruit night you will go over league requirements such as practice time, committee work, event attendance, and general league information. All interested skaters will sign up to attend a boot camp which will be scheduled approximately two weeks later, and sign insurance liability release waivers. No skates or gear are required at recruit night, but there will be a "free" skate with PPDD members at the end if you'd like to bring your own skates.
For general questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are an established skater traveling through our area or from a nearby league our practices are open unless otherwise stated. If you would like to join us for a practice, please contact our Interleague Liaison at email@example.com We prefer you contact us in advance so we know you are coming or in case we are having closed practice.
Monday - 7:30-9:30 pm City Auditorium
Wednesday - 8:30-10:30 pm Skate City
** each practice will cost $5 if you are not a member of the Pikes Peak Derby Dames. **
Experienced Skaters & Transfers
If you are a skater that has missed Recruit Night, you still have the opportunity to join. Please contact Boom Boom McGee Boom@pikespeakderbydames.com for information on how to schdule an assessment or to learn about the transfer process.
Potential transfers can attend general practices for $5. Upon joining PPDD, they would have those funds deducted from their joining fees.
Preparing for Boot Camp
Interested women are highly encouraged to brush up on their skating skills before attending recruit night/boot camp as you will be required to pass a basic skating skills test in order to join the league. Skate City holds public skate sessions several times a week. Thursday night Speed Skate class is especially helpful. There is also an outdoor rink at the El Pomar Youth Sports Park. It's free and open to the public.
Download the WFTDA minimum skills requirements to get an understanding of what we will be looking for at boot camp and what will be on the skills test if you are invited to join PPDD.
At boot camp, potential skaters will be assessed to determine their skill level, and may be interviewed by league members to determine personality, attitude, availability, and work ethic to make sure they are a good fit for PPDD.
After the boot camp, select skaters will be invited to join PPDD on
a 30 day trial period. Following the period, we will
select which skaters will be invited to join PPDD permanently.
Having a strong understanding of the WFTDA rules is also an important part of being prepared to play roller derby. You can read through the rules and even take a practice test at WFTDA.com.
Skaters must pass the WFTDA rules test and the WFTDA minimum skills test before being allowed to bout publicly.
All PPDD members are placed on a home team (Danger Dolls or Candy Snipers) after 90 days from their join date, regardless of skill level or ability to bout publicly. Certain transfer skaters or returning members may be allowed to join a team after 30 days.
After team placement and passing all tests, skaters will be allowed
to skate in public bouts at the discretion of their team captains and