Apply for the 2018 WRDL Pride Skatership

May 16, 2018

Are you a queer person interested in joining the roller derby community? Apply for the Winnipeg Roller Derby League’s new Pride Skatership!



Launched in 2018 in conjunction with our 6th Annual Pride Double Header, the WRDL Pride Skatership was created to make the sport of roller derby more accessible to individuals identifying as members of the LGBTTQ* community, particularly those who might otherwise face participation barriers. We want Winnipeg’s queer community to know that roller derby is a space and a sport where queer people are not only accepted, but welcomed and supported!
 
 

WHAT DOES THE WRDL PRIDE SKATERSHIP INCLUDE?

One (1) selected applicant will be enrolled in the WRDL’s 2018 New Skater training program at no cost to them. This includes four-month program registration, skater insurance with Roller Sports Canada, and all required equipment (including helmet, elbow pads, knee pads, wrist guards, mouth guard, and roller skates) all paid for by the Winnipeg Roller Derby League: an estimated $600 value.

The 2018/19 New Skater training program will start in June 2018.
 
 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

FOR SKATERS: As outlined by the WRDL’s Inclusion Policy, anyone who identifies as female, trans woman, intersex woman, and/or gender expansive is eligible to skate with the Winnipeg Roller Derby League. Anyone who meets these guidelines and identifies as queer is welcome to apply.

FOR ON-SKATES OFFICIALS: The WRDL welcomes folks of all genders and gender expressions as referees. Anyone interested in becoming an on-skates official with the WRDL is welcome to apply.

FOR NON-SKATING OFFICIALS: Good news: you can already join the WRDL’s Officials Team for free! Please email freshmeat@winnipegrollerderby.com for more information.
 
 

HOW DO I APPLY?

Those interested in the WRDL Pride Skatership will be asked to submit an application explaining why they would like to join the Winnipeg Roller Derby League. Submissions will be accepted May 25, 2018 through June 15, 2018 in whatever form you feels best tells your story: written, illustrated, recorded, and more. If you have any questions about application formats please ask!

All submissions will be accepted via email to media@winnipegrollerderby.com. The successful recipient will be contacted by June 18, 2018.
 
 

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?

More information on the WRDL Pride Skatership an on our 2018 New Skater program will be available at our 6th Annual Pride Double Header on Friday May 25, 2018. You can also email media@winnipegrollerderby.com with additional questions.

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