Join The GMRD Family


Every Tuesday | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

At the Champlain Valley Expo Center in Essex Junction, VT

GMRD Rookie practices focus on teaching new and intermediate level skaters the basics of roller skating, derby skills, and endurance training. Practices are led by tenured GMRD skaters so rest assured you are in good hands. Starting out you will be a rookie and will use this time to think of your skater name, learn the rules and attend practice on Tuesdays until you take your 1st skating assessment, don’t worry, it’s easy! Once you pass your first assessment you’ll move on to more advanced roller skating maneuvers (this is where the fun stuff starts like whips and hits) after all, this is a contact sport! Now that you have passed your advanced assessment you are officially a member of GMRD you will attend league practices and meetings, be assigned a derby job and participate in GMRD group activates, community events and most important of all you are eligible to SKATE in league scrimmages and games.

What are your still waiting for? If you’ve been wanting to try roller derby or just wondering what we are all about, there’s no better time than right now! Our 2017 Fall season to start September, 11th 2017. Check out our calendar for other practice dates and become part of something unique.

Questions about joining? Visit us on Facebook or See the Q+A, or you can email and we will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Helpful Resources:

How do I get to roller derby practice? Directions to the Champlain Valley Expo

Where do I park when I get to the Champlain Valley Expo? View map for parking and practice locations.