PFM Roller Derby

Seattle Roller Derby Club

PFM New Skater

Learn roller derby! In order to participate in PFM practices, you MUST first e-mail the New Skater coach ( to introduce yourself and get additional information about PFM, including the location of our practice space. You can find out when the next orientation is when you email us. Please let us know your experience level and if you’ve passed the WFTDA minimum skills test (if you don’t know what that is, don’t worry about it; we’ll teach you!). In addition to the e-mail, we request the following:

  1. Be able to skate around a rink without falling or holding onto the wall (or other skaters), be willing and open to learn, work hard, have a positive attitude, and have fun!

  2. Have the following properly fitting gear: hard-shelled wrist guards, knee pads, and elbow pads, a helmet, fitted mouth-guard and, of course, your own quad roller skates with indoor wheels.

  3. Attend our New Skater practice (they are held on one Saturday and Wednesday a month; check the calendar for specifics). At these practices we’ll assess your skills and teach you the basics of stopping and falling safely for roller derby, as well as other fun drills to get you rolling derby-style. Once you’ve been cleared, you can begin attending our open practices, which are two or three times per week. WFTDA league members may skip the New Skater class.

  4. Sign the WFTDA waiver (provided at New Skater) before putting on your skates! Private medical insurance is highly recommended.

Please also read and abide by our general rules!