Emerald City’s Recreation Program is a place for a wide range of skaters to play roller derby. We welcome brand new skaters looking to eventually compete on a team as well as seasoned derby players who are looking for a casual derby experience. Our “Rec Program” is run in 12-week sessions with practices held twice a week.

Rec Orientation:  Thursday January 4th,  at Bob Keefer Center for Sports and Recreation (formerly Willamalane). 32nd and Main Street in Springfield, Oregon.

Next 12-Week Session Starts Thursday Jan 4th, 

***Need Gear?…Ask about our Rental Packages***

Want to Register Now? Fill out the Rec Program Registration Form.


  • No experience necessary!

  • Ages 18+

  • All gender inclusive

  • “No contact” or “full contact” options

  • Have fun and get a killer workout in a supportive environment

  • Contact us about referee training or to learn more about men’s derby with our brother league Lane County Concussion


What is the ECRD Rec Program?

The ECRD Rec Program is a hybrid fresh meat and legacy skater program focused on derby fun, community, and learning.  It offers a space for new skaters to learn the derby basics at their own pace and experienced skaters to have fun and play derby without the commitments of a competitive team. Practices are led by Emerald City Roller Derby skaters with a focus on learning through scrimmage-based drills with contact and non-contact options.

When do you practice?

Mondays 6-7 off-skates, on-skates  from 7-9 pm.
Thursdays from 6-8 pm.

Where do you practice?

Bob Keefer Center for Sports and Recreation
250 S 32nd St, Springfield, OR 97478

How do I register?

Click for a link to the registration form (CLICK HERE)

How much does it cost?

$75  for 6-week intro session for new skaters
$150  per  12-week session for returning skaters

Rec program skaters may also choose to become league members of Emerald City Roller Derby for 45$ a month.

What is the attendance requirement?

There is no minimum attendance requirement for the Rec Program!  Come to as many or as few practices as you would like.

What sort of gear do I need?

Quad roller skates, derby style knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, a mouth guard and a helmet. Roller skates are available for rental at Bob Keefer Center. ECRD has limited rental gear available for beginner skaters during their first rec session. Some basic safety gear can be purchased at local skateboard/ ski shops.  The closest derby skate shops are located in Salem, Portland, and Bend.

What level of skating skill do you require?

Any!  There is no minimum or maximum skill level required for the ECRD Rec Program.  Whether you’ve never skated or if you’re a seasoned derby veteran, you’re welcome to join the Rec Program.

Do I have to try out?

Nope.  Just sign up and show up!

I’d like to skate competitively.  How do I join an ECRD team?

New skaters must begin with the ECRD Rec Program. If you wish to skate competitively with ECRD, you will have the opportunity to take a series of skills assessments to become eligible to scrimmage with the league. The time it takes to become an eligible skater varies from skater to skater. Once you pass all skill assessments and fulfill all requirements to be league members you will then be added to the entry level team on the league and start to compete for Emerald City!

I’ll like to learn to be a skating official/ referee.  Where do I start?

The rec program is the place for you!  Skating officials, just like derby players, are required to pass a series of skills assessments before they can begin refereeing.  At Rec program practices, you’ll learn the skating basics you need to start your career as a zebra.  ECRD welcomes referee hopefuls of all genders.

Is the Rec Program co-ed or just for women?

The ECRD Rec Program is co-ed.  Referee hopefuls of all genders are welcome as well.  Men who pass their minimum skills and wish to play competitive derby will be asked to join our brother league, Lane County Concussion.

I currently skate on another derby league and would like to transfer to ECRD.  Do I need to join the Rec Program?

The transfer procedures vary depending on your skill and experience level.  Contact us for more information about transferring to ECRD.