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.
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 Boom Boom McGee. We prefer you contact us in advance so we know you are coming or in case we are having closed practice.
Monday - 7:30-9:00 pm City Auditorium
Wednesday - 8:00-10:00 pm City Auditorium
** 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 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.
During boot camp, potential skaters will be assessed to determine their skill level, and is a good time for members to determine skater's attitude, availability, and work ethic to make sure they are a good fit for PPDD.
After boot camp, select skaters will be invited to become a full member of PPDD.