Open Days & Rookie Course


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Want to try roller derby? ARDL is pleased to announce that our drop-in rookie classes for 2019 will start on this website Monday 8th April. If you can’t make it to the first Monday, no worries – we’ll be hosting a total of four intakes on the following dates:

April 8th
July 1st
August 12th
September 23rd

Our rookie scheme is for people of all abilities who are curious about roller derby and want to give it a go. The course is broken into six week blocks that are designed to take you through the core skating skills to have you ready to learn derby! Our coaches are experienced in helping all skill and fitness levels to learn to play our favourite sport. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t been on skates since childhood, or have never been on skates before. We are here to show you the basics and in time, if you let us, train you to become the next ARDL team skater!

DROP-IN ROOKIE SCHEME DETAILS Date: Starting Monday 8th April, then every subsequent Monday
Time: 6.45-8.30pm
Venue: ActivZone Indoor Sports Arena, 30 Downing Street, Auckland
Cost: $10 per session

Spaces will fill quickly and are limited, so please register your interest ASAP!


Wear sports workout clothing – sports leggings/shorts and a loose top. You’ll find that you warm up pretty quickly while you’re on skates! Don’t forget to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. And socks!


Skates and pads available to hire for free whilst you find your feet. We have a limited number of helmets so if you have your own (skate helmet or even a bike helmet) please bring!