Emerald City’s Recreation League 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 League” is run in 12-week sessions with practices held twice a week.

Rec Orientation:  Thursday, April 6th at 6pm at Bob Keefer Center for Sports and Recreation (formerly Willamalane). Room 250, 32nd and Main Street in Springfield, Oregon.

Next 12-Week Session Starts Monday April 10th, 

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

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

Only $150 for first 12-weeks

  • No experience necessary!

  • Ages 18+

  • 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

Emerald City Roller Derby’s Rec League FAQ

What is the ECRD Rec League?

The ECRD Rec League 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 lead 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, practice 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  for the first 12-week session.

Subsequent sessions structure.

1) Join the Emerald City Roller Derby league, $45 monthly

2) Emerald City Recreation League only, 12 week sessions – $150 at the beginning of each session

What is the attendance requirement?

There is no minimum attendance requirement for Rec League!  Come to a 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 some safety gear that can be loaned out on a temporary basis. 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 League.  Whether you’ve never skated or if you’re a seasoned derby veteran, you’re welcome to join the Rec League.

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 on the ECRD Rec League. 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 league 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 League 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 League co-ed or just for women?

The ECRD Rec League 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 League?

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